Yes you read that correctly.
It’s totally unprecedented but normal democratic procedures at the council have been suspended on the personal orders of unelected Chief Exec Jan Ormondroyd and unelected Wig-Wearer-in-Chief Stephen McNamara in order to force through the city’s bid to host World Cup games in 2018.
The council is currently claiming that hosting the World Cup will cost around £17m. But in reality they have no idea and by agreeing to host the games they’re putting our money at the mercy of FIFA who will simply impose any conditions they like and expect us to pick up the tab.
The Blogger reckons that hosting these World Cup games will cost us – at a conservative estimate – at least three times the Mickey Mouse estimate of £17m claimed by Ormondroyd and her bureaucratic cadre on Friday.
Believe me, this World Cup crap has the potential to make the Bath Spa debacle look like a small mishap with your credit card over Christmas.
There’s further information and discussion about this latest development over on Charlie’s blog.