Category Archives: West Country

Fw: Bristolians Against Fluoridation: press/media launch

Vowlsie forwards a picture of himself and his entry for the longest press release in recorded history. Here it is in its entirety: Press release: Bristolians Against Fluoridation (BAF) Announcing the launch of Bristolians Against Fluoridation (BAF). Following preliminary meetings … Continue reading

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LEAKED DOCUMENT!!! GOSW instructs councils to to give the RSS "considerable weight" when considering planning applications

Despite not being finalised and being the subject of a legal challenge, the Government Office of the South West (GOSW) has written to Council Chief Execs and Chief Planning Officers instructing them to give the controversial South West Regional Spacial … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton Vale, Bristol, Bristol South, Developments, Environment, GOSW, Housing, Local government, Planning, West Country | Tagged , , , | There are 8 comments

Blogga Shocka!

As one door closes another one opens … The Bristol Blogger is pleased to announce that the ink is now dry on a deal signed earlier today with Bristol United Press, owners of the Evening Post, Western Daily Press and … Continue reading

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ISiS/Southwest One

That Liddell-Grainger speech in full: Southwest One and IBM – Westminster Hall, 26th March 2008 11 am Mr. Ian Liddell-Grainger (Bridgwater) (Con): It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again, Mr. Jones. I am very grateful for the … Continue reading

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Fair cop?

The local press has confined itself to some typically soft reporting of Avon & Somerset Constabulary’s recent announcement that it is formally joining the Southwest One outsourcing initiative. Southwest One is a huge public-private partnership deal involving Somerset County Council … Continue reading

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Meet big brave Rees, hero of "the resistance"

Herr Kommandant John Rees Speaking alongside the right wing Islamist fanatic Ibrahim Mousawi at Friday’s Reichsmeeting of Bristol’s Stop the War Coalition was none other than John Rees. This nasty little goatee-bearded mini-Fuhrer is actually a west country boy from … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Bristol, Middle East, Politics, Respect Party, The British Left, The Trots, West Country | Tagged , , , , | There are 6 comments

Fancy that! Business West news

As The Blogger reported here well before Christmas, a Business West press release published verbatim in yesterday’s Evening Cancer confirms that Business West will be merging with Swindon based GWE to form an organisation, GWE Business West, “to represent the … Continue reading

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Dan Norris calendar horror

The Blogger’s sympathy goes out to the group of carefully selected unfortunates in the new constituency of North East Somerset, formerly Wansdyke. For it seems their go-getting public schoolboy Labour MP, Dan Norris, has devised a new way to get … Continue reading

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MP Dan's vanity publishing shocker!!!

Bristol Labour Party’s overpromoted public schoolboy twit-in-chief, Wansdyke MP Dan Norris has been exposed as one of the four biggest spenders in parliament after claiming expenses of £172,733 for the year March 2006 – March 2007. This compares to the … Continue reading

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Dumbwatch from the conference

Still battle is joined for the title ‘Dumbest MP in the West’. Bristol South’s Labour MP Dawn Primarolo, now a government health minister, was at last week’s Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth again showing off the impeccable left wing principles … Continue reading

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