Tag Archives: Paul Barnett

The Banksy Balls effect

Despite my, quite frankly, show stopping appearance in – arguably the best book ever – that critically acclaimed seminal work Home Sweet Home by Steve Wright, published by Tangent Books and available here and in all good book shops, I … Continue reading

Posted in Banksy, Bristol, Culture, Cycling City, Economy, Lib Dems, Local government, Politics, World Cup 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , | There are 6 comments

EXCLUSIVE: Caplan ousted in night of the long knives at Council House

Ding dong the witch is dead! But will he be unable to confirm or deny it? It seems Simon Caplan has been fired as head of Bristol City Council’s PR department in a mass clear out of officers that also … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Local government, Politics | Tagged , , , | There are 16 comments

Overspend watch

Whoops! They’ve done it again! Looks like Bristol City Council have screwed up another capital project. This time it’s the £20m Colston Hall foyer project that’s still ten months from completion. Here’s the relevant bit of the report (pdf) from … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Culture, Developments, Local government | Tagged , , | There are no comments yet

Local media assisted departure from reality of the week

Paul Barnett, the city council’s unpopular and unwanted head of Cultural Services appears to be back at his desk and spouting his usual brand of complete and utter nonsense to the Evening Cancer. Trailing the fact that the city council’s … Continue reading

Posted in Abolition 200, Bristol, Bristol Evening Post, Local government, Race | Tagged | There are 2 comments

Will our new museum be Bristol's very own chamber of financial horrors?

Blimey. It looks like Bristol’s Tories have finally woken up and decided to start acting like an opposition after six months of pointless fawning over Labour’s Bees-Holland-Hammond council leadership triumvirate of proven incompetents. They even appear to have bothered to … Continue reading

Posted in Bristol, Conservatives, Developments, Harbourside, Labour Party, Local government, Politics | Tagged , , | There are 6 comments