Step forward Green Bristol Blogger, Chris Hutt …
Despite the red trousered public school twit being out of the country prancing like a tit around Europe on his August Grand Tour, there’s no respite for Cancer readers from George Ferguson’s tedious and self-regarding By George column.
Instead George takes the opportunity to lend his er, usual unique reflections on art, life, culture and any other snooty bollocks he can think of off the top of his head a certain wanky European flavour.
Last week the red trousered low carbon, fuel-efficient bandwagon rolled into the Italian city of Siena where George witnessed the famous Il Palio horse race. Obviously impressed, the city’s greatest living columnist immediately began musing, as usual, at great length:
Could we introduce the equivalent of the annual Siena Palio to Bristol? There are many such equivalent traditions in other cities of Italy and Europe.
They are clearly a strong catalyst for community cohesion and identity as well as a major magnet for tourist income.
When we planned ‘Harbourside’ I suggested we built in a special Bristol annual event of an equivalent nature – without cruelty to animals.
Maybe it could have made a virtue of great skateboarding or rollerblading skills – or better still made use of the water?
All ideas are welcome for an annual Bristol event that would harness community rivalry and bring people from far and wide to visit our very special European city.
Cue Mr Hutt who appears in the comments with this little suggestion:
How about an annual contest between developers to see who can get the most toadying support from the City Council for proposals to incorporate public parkland into their developments?