Archive for the ‘All Kinds Of Politics’ Category

What’s the best way to lead Swindon Council?

If the intention is to exclude the public from council business it is almost as effective as barring the doors to the council chamber, so, the irony is obvious when the leader of the council, says: “This is about people who will end up suffering when the money isn’t there. We want a partnership with Government but we’re not even invited to the table.” Tosser.

The Walcot Chronicles: Abandoned Principles Pt 2

As the £225,000 Bath University paid to SBC disappeared into Cllr Mark Edward’s Budget Black Hole, neither Cllr Mallinson or Cllr Childs uttered a single word in comment or challenge”

Abandon Principles, All Ye Who Enter Walcot Politically?

Sadly, while this political gun-slinging is going on, both councillors appear content in playing Russian-Roullette with the lives and welfare of the very residents that both claim to be ‘defending and fighting for’.

Budget Denial: A Political St. Peter Syndrome ?

“She’d just voted for a budget that would see every deprived child in Walcot paying more for their swimming but allowed golfers at the Broome Manor course to enjoy 18 holes of council tax-payer subsidised golfing pleasure without any increase in charges.”

Farenheit 451: When Swindons Politicians Attack

“Most people will get the Fahrenheit 451 reference. It is the flashpoint of paper. It is considerably higher than the political temperature at which Swindon’s conservative group flashes into a mob”

Swindons ASBO Councillors – Rod’s ‘Bluhligans’

“The behaviour of our Conservative Councillors doesn’t reflect well on them, but a few of them are secretly delighted that they have been nick-named ‘Rod’s Bluhligans’ by members of the public”

Gagged: Swindon Borough Council Chair of Scrutiny & The Chief Executives ‘Secret’ Patel Report

“Derique Montaut is not fit for purpose in my honest opinion, and he should seriously consider his position as leader of the Labour Group”

FOI: The ‘Accidental Director’ Update #1 – Council Says my FOI: “Prejudicial to effective conduct of public affairs”

“I imagine Hitesh Patel, Gavin Jones and Roderick Bluh are wondering how many of us already know quite a bit about the report, and are even now biting their nails nervously wondering if they could, or should, risk releasing a doctored version of it to satisfy the FOI”

FOI: The ‘Accidental Director’ – Swindon Council Director who ‘Didn’t Know’ about other Directorship

“freedom of information request relates to the directorship held by Mr HITESH KUMAR PATEL of Company Number:6990831 – DM56 Limited, (now known as ‘Digital City (UK) Ltd’), between the 15th of September 2009 and the 12th of March 2010″

Swindon Borough Council: Chief Executive Investigates Colleagues Secret Directorship of WiFi Firm

“Something is still rotten in the Borough of Swindon and, (as most honest people know), you can’t bury a bad smell and gangrene doesn’t go away if left untreated”

#Swindon WiFi Recovery Is 100% Miraculous

“Similarly impressive is the news that the number of user paying £5.99 a month for the not-time-limited service has increased by 100% in the same period”

Where’s Our WiFi: 3 Days Until Digital City Tells Us….

“Call me cynical but I know of an entire squadron of Digital Piggies that is fully fuelled and ready to fly”