Monthly Archives: November 2008

Completely illegal Bristol City Council try-on of the week

Comes, not unsurprisingly, from Heather Tomlinson’s intellectually vacuous education department. Local Campaigners trying to save the extremely good and popular Sefton Park School from congenital school wrecker, Peter Hammond’s factory-style expansion plans have recently resorted to using the Freedom of … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley, Bristol, Bristol West, CONsultants, Education, FOI, Labour Party, Local government | Tagged , , , | There are 5 comments

RED TROUSER GATE: the Cabinet questions

Here’s the answers to Ashley Fox’s questions to Cabinet on Thursday regarding the Railway Path land sell-off. The Blogger’s comments are in red. It’s certainly a fascinating insight into the quality of governance we’re getting: Questions from Councillor Ashley Fox … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol and Bath Railway Path, Bristol East, Conservatives, Cycling Demonstration City, Developments, Easton, Environment, Labour Party, Local government, Merchant Venturers, Politics, Transport | Tagged , , , , , | There are 16 comments

Let them eat cake

Council PR Carole Caplan’s latest pile lands in the inbox: A high-profile conference exploring how Bristol’s prosperity can grow and be shared by everyone in our city is to take place next week. Nice use of the word “share” here. … Continue reading

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You decide: should Kerry McCarthy MP kick the Director of First Bristol in the bollocks?

Bristol East MP, Kerry McCarthy has just announced on her blog that she’s “seeing Mr First Bus tomorrow, with Dawn Primarolo”. I assume she means this week’s Managing Director of First Bristol – our excremental bus provider – Justin Davies. … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol East, Labour Party, Politics, Transport | Tagged , , , | There are 26 comments

Local MP: People on benefits "lack social skills" and don't know "what is right or proper"

Labour’s Bristol East MP, Kerry McCarthy, has been getting a bit of useful publicity from her slightly obscure attacks on the Jeremy Kyle Show made in Parliament yesterday. She has continued her old-fashioned Tory-style moral crusade on this less-than-urgent matter … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Bristol, Bristol East, Labour Party, Media, MPs, Politics, The British Left | Tagged , | There are 38 comments

All must have prizes

More great award season news and thanks to Ecoughnut for spotting it. “Carboot Circus in Bristol has been named the best shopping centre of the year – despite being open just two months,” thunders today’s Evening Cancer. “An international panel … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol Evening Post, Broadmead, Developments | Tagged , , , , | There are 9 comments

Content is king?

Lib Dem leader Barbara Janke’s got a lot to say on her new website.

Posted in Blogging, Bristol, Clifton, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics | Tagged | There are 15 comments

RED TROUSER GATE: If Bristol City Council made lager …

If there’s ever a competition to find the crappest investigation in the world. Ever. Then Bristol City Council should enter their Complaints Manager, Tim Sheppard’s absolutely pathetic attempt to investigate the circumstances of the sale of Railway Path land at … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Bristol and Bath Railway Path, Bristol East, Cycling Demonstration City, Developments, Easton, Environment, Local government, Merchant Venturers, Transport | Tagged , , , , , | There are 17 comments

Local MP receives minor award for blogging that's barely worth mentioning really

Frankly unbearable levels of smugness over on Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy’s blog today after she was given some Mickey Mouse award only open to MPs for her blog. Since the news yesterday she seems to have given up any … Continue reading

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City of green syphilis

by Keren Suchecki Bristol has been named the only UK city short-listed for the European Green Capital award – news met with utter incredulity by most residents. Bristol used its much-waved parks and green spaces strategy to bolster its bid. … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Environment, European Green Capital Award, Global warming, Local government, Politics, Recycling, Temple Meads, The Centre, Transport | Tagged , , | There are 17 comments