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REVEALED: £2m cuts for the city's most vulnerable

While our idiot councillors and idiot senior council officers write out a blank cheque to an international Swiss gangster operation for something between £17m and £40m – depending on who you want to believe – to host four football matches … Continue reading

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World Cup: the state of our democracy watch

How cities bidding to host the 2018 World Cup have used the local democratic process: Newcastle Report to Cabinet on 15 July along with publication of 139-page Outline Bid SubmissionUpdate Report to Cabinet on 11 November Final Decision to be … Continue reading

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FIFA World Cup™ balls

From the Fifa.com website earlier this week: “Fifa President Joseph S. Blatter is using the FIFA World Cup™ qualifying matches to urge footballers around the world to show ‘More fair play, please!’ Blatter said: ‘Fair play should come before anything … Continue reading

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World Cup footBALLS: parklife

Still wondering where this £100m in revenue the city council reckons can be made from hosting a World Cup is actually going to come from. We already know that all the big money from TV rights goes to FIFA, not … Continue reading

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Blattered!

“For the game. For the World.” Rich with symbolism, this. Just a shame the old bastard didn’t break his neck.

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World Cup footBALLS: doing the math

“The World Cup could pump up to £100 million into Bristol’s economy if the city becomes one of the football tournament’s host cities,” the Evening Cancer assured us last month. Could? If? These are conditionals aren’t they? So where did … Continue reading

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