Step forward Labour candidate for Easton Mohammed Arif who along with his agent Terry Cook has spent the day delivering a leaflet around the ward with a headline: “Bristol-Bath Cycle Path: Labour action, Lib Dem excuses”.
The story finds Labour taking credit for saving the Railway Path from becoming a BRT route and is accompanied by a photo of Arif, his councillor colleague Faruk Choudhury and an unidentified group of campaigners.
Alas, it seems the pair of spivs Arif and Cook are a pair of stupid, insensitive twats too. For starters the photo features Greenbank environmental campaigning legend Pete Taylor, who sadly died a few weeks ago and – to say the least – was no fan of the Labour Party.
Others in the photo include the Green Party candidate for Easton, Katie Buse, a major challenger to Arif, while the rest are from the ‘Keep the Bank Green’ group who have been fighting the Labour administration’s efforts to sell off protected park land on the Railway Path to property developers.
The photo has nothing to do with BRT on the Railway Path and is full of people who loathe Bristol Labour and the local businessmen, slum landlords and property developers it now stands for.
Oh and it’s called The Bristol and Bath Railway Path not Bristol-Bath Cycle Path as the former Cycle City Champion Terry Cook has called it. Cretin.