Tag Archives: Stephen Wray

World Cup bid manager can't add up!

Serial money wasting buffoon, Stephen Wray, the unemployable idiot the Lib Dems put in charge of our World Cup bid can’t add up. His bizarre press release sent out at the dead of night on Friday clearly says: Costs to … Continue reading

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£10m World Cup cost shocker!

Let’s briefly cast our minds back to those heady bright days of summer. Especially those July days when local journalists sipped Champagne, at our expense, in the suitably genteel surroundings of the Bristol Marriott while Jan and Simon and Stephen … Continue reading

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Blog of the week

It’s been a good week locally for mentalist blog posts. The Blogger’s own balloon dueling effort rather pales into insignificance alongside the Green Bristol Blogger’s ‘THREE DIE IN BANKSY QUEUE‘ extravaganza today and Charlie’s fascinating insight that if you were … Continue reading

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The Banksy Balls effect

Despite my, quite frankly, show stopping appearance in – arguably the best book ever – that critically acclaimed seminal work Home Sweet Home by Steve Wright, published by Tangent Books and available here and in all good book shops, I … Continue reading

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World Cup footBALLS: jolly news

By our Chief Football Correspondent, Sell Outter See the Evening Cancer on Tuesday? Unfortunately its World Cup “fluff” piece of the day wasn’t considered worth putting on their internet site … But essentially it was about a World Cup jolly … Continue reading

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The risky business of democracy …

Leafing through the city council’s Corporate Risk Register (pdf) today musing about maybe getting out a bit more proved to be more interesting than planned. Basically this register is a list of things the council’s doing that could go badly … Continue reading

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World Cup footBALLS: part one – business case?

By chief sports writer, Sell Outter Has the Evening Cancer realised it might have made a mistake believing senior council officer Stephen Wray’s absurd estimate that £100m could come into the city as a result of a successful World Cup … Continue reading

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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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