"Geoff is 45 years old, but a freak accident with a pickled gherkin left him with the mind of an American. It's very sad" - John Sainsbury

‘BathGate-Gate’ – Swindon’s Conservative Cllr’s Call This ‘Industrial Espionage’

“Determined to make things worse for themselves, Swindon’s Tory’s are determined to put themselves back on the National media stage as they ‘hunt down like a dog’ the person that ‘Buggered Bathgate’ for them”

FOI requests received by West Lothian Council Regarding Digital City (UK) Ltd & the Bathgate WiFi Project

Members of Swindon Borough Council say they are seeking to determine the identities of correspondents who have contacted West Lothian Council in relation to Digital City (UK) Ltd and its recent involvement with the Bathgate WiFi scheme.

Rod’s Bluhnderbirds Wishing For A WiFi’asco Rescue

“Swindon cannot save those who aggressively resist being saved, but it can save itself from them.”

Denials, Defaults & Defamation- Swindon WiFi’asco Down, But Not Quite Dead

“If this is to be a battle of wits, it looks like the first three Conservative politicians on the battlefield have arrived completely unarmed”

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”