It looks like a member of the Conservative Party is in the frame for the Bristol Blogger’s much coveted ‘Bristolian of the week’ award after a fine piece of plain speaking to the complete loonies currently running things down at the Council House.
This new Lib Dem Executive Member for Low IQ, Efficiency, Value for Money, BOGOFs and Gin-Soaked Waffle (are you sure that’s his title? Ed.) put forward a motion to the full council of such astounding meaninglessness it’s had virtually the whole city scratching their heads wondering (a) what this wealthy twit is talking about and (b) what on earth he’s even doing in the Council House let alone sitting in the cabinet.
Anyway, the rest of the Lib Dems finally noticed today that Biggles’s motion was unmitigated shite and liable to turn their party into even more of a complete and utter laughing stock if it got publicly discussed and forced him to urgently withdraw it.
Undeterred by any conventional understanding of good sense and possibly already on the Bombay Sapphire, Biggles then fired off this email to all and sundry:
Just to say that my Motion entitled Social Entrepreneurship has today been withdrawn.
Discussions with officers has resulted in our intention to proceed sub-council with a “Transforming Democracy” agenda augmenting Social Entrepreneurship through the Customer Excellence Programme.
Currently, Kate Hartas is drafting a press release for circulation to Steve Hilton (eDemocracy), Stuart Long (ICT), Philip Higgins (Corporate Consultation), and Rachel Boast (Democratic Services) for a meeting in 2 weeks’ time and then the Group for wider consultation before release, if/as approved by the Leader.
Janice, grateful if you would coordinate a date for Kate Hartas, Steve Hilton Stuart Long, Philip Higgins, Rachel Boast and I to meet on this within about 2 weeks, ideally if possible a Wed afternoon.
A draft Social Entrepreneurship/Transforming Democracy press release will be available shortly for wider consideration.
With best regards
Cllr Mike Popham
Which in turn drew this email response from Conservative Councillor Ashley Fox:
Please could you explain what you are trying to say in the second paragraph of your email. I have read it carefully but have no idea what you mean.
I’m afraid you sound as if you’re talking complete bollocks.
Couldn’t have put it better myself.
And you can’t help wondering what if a few more people started speaking this simply, accurately and directly down at the Council House? Could a whole lot more be achieved?
Hat tip: James Barlow