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Crackpot Cook cracks the claret

February 21, 2012

For some reason the odious prospect of a gloating Simon Cook guzzling a champagne breakfast yesterday was unleashed on the unsuspecting Bristol public.
All because of a letter supposedly withdrawing the TVG judicial review.
I say this is a conspiracy to deflect attention from the human rights outrages in Syria.
That and a carefully planned media campaign just before the Mayoral run in starts with the debate tomorrow.

Have seen no evidence yet that the JR has ended.

So why does the man have to start gloating over the havoc that will be caused when his beloved monster hypermarket and associated greed merchant speculations begin spewing their co2 -who knows what makes the auton tick. Premature adjudication can be easily avoided with medical help.

Whatever, Cooks failed legacy will be one riddled with suspicion and contempt. The way planning committees were changed, the propaganda and threats, dodgy handover of council assets, nobbled reports and decisions making, green belt thieving ….. (please add to list in comment section)

  1. Bobs permalink
    February 21, 2012 6:50 pm

    How many times has Cook now claimed victory in the last 3 years ?

    Does he not realise that london Judges are not swayed by BEP comment. It might be funny if he wasn’t a senior council person with significant power.

  2. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    February 21, 2012 8:11 pm

    Simon Cook has picked up on the fact that there is a campaign to link the council with a lack of sporting facilities, probably due to the upcoming Mayor referendum, and he has jumped in feet first to show this is not the case. He should be careful not to end up with “egg on his face”, but, like most politicians, he obviously has thick skin. I’m abit concerned as the rhetoric about jobs, is now for the whole of Bristol. What happened to the stadium being the catalyst for regeneration and jobs for the poeple of SOUTH Bristol?

  3. thebristolblogger permalink
    February 21, 2012 9:33 pm


    Council send out urgent press release yesterday featuring the gormless brothers – Abraham and Cook – “Council welcomes the end of the Judicial Review over Ashton Vale Village Green Status as ‘victory for common sense’”

    Only problem is the Judicial Review hasn’t ended. A judge will instead have a look at it in his own good time.

    Do Abraham and Cook think they run the High Court now? What a pair of self-important, utterly deluded plonkers.

    Might have to uncork a bottle and raise a toast to the gormless twins tonight. Here’s to making a prick of yourself …

  4. Baz permalink
    February 21, 2012 9:37 pm

    How can you slag someone off when one of the people representing yourselves is CRISPIN!!.. what an A..hole! heard him on the radio today, hes a total idiot! He confuses himself. And im neutral on this debate.

  5. harryT permalink
    February 22, 2012 8:44 am

    The TVGers will certainly get permission to switch the Applicant for the claim for underegistration of the Green. That has a 6 year time limit so anyone could still bring that claim. Plus its a plain as a lines on a map.

    Just wait for the outrage from Cook etc when the TVGers also get the Applicant switched for the remainder of the Judicial Review. Can’t wait to hear the complaints about “loopholes” “shame” “procedure” “council having done everything right”. “Just when we thought it was over”.

    Nothing like claiming victory before the final whistle. But what a bizarre way to claim victory. On a letter not either written or seen by the Applicant’s own solicitors. How did the Council have the letter and where did they get it from ? Why won’t they say ? I can guess the answer. And a clue is in the fact that it was Cook/Holt/Abraham who announced this. not a word from McNamara or the legal dept.

  6. thebristolblogger permalink
    February 22, 2012 8:09 pm

    At this stage, I’m quite happy to say the council either wrote this fucking embarrassingly stupid half-arsed letter or had it written.

    The letter is a fucking ridiculous and pointless charade that got a bit of shitty coverage from Ian Onions in the Post and from those gormless public schoolboys who haven’t got a clue at BBC West/Bristol.

    Good PR maybe but its legal purpose is nil. Cook and Holt are going to look like the dicks they are …

  7. Baz permalink
    February 22, 2012 10:27 pm

    Bristol Blogger, maybe your man had a change of heart? Or he was abused and threatened and was worried of his health or blah blah blah. From your last post you seem to be the abusive type?…. and seem to be shaking a little?

  8. bobs permalink
    February 23, 2012 12:05 am

    Lets just wait and see shall we Baz

    Let justs see about that

  9. burt permalink
    February 23, 2012 8:42 am

    Oh – turns out the Judge has already given the permission for a new JR Applicant out of time. all happened late yesterday. Permission given for it being out of time as well.

    Lets hope the new applicant’s inlaws don’t find out.

  10. bobs permalink
    February 23, 2012 1:28 pm

    Has anyone said “send the diggers away again” yest

  11. February 23, 2012 5:52 pm

    Bunch of smug geezers now with half a doz eggs on faces.
    Why would anyone pre-judge the JR outcome on the basis of a dubious letter of unknown origin dished out by the Cooks propaganda team?
    Time to mothball those JCB’s again.

  12. thebristolblogger permalink
    February 23, 2012 6:38 pm

    Anyone seen Dickie? I’m a bit worried about him. I fear he may spontaneously combusted earlier today as the news came in …

  13. thebristolblogger permalink
    February 23, 2012 9:12 pm

    For Godssake keep those diggers on standby. The council’s appealing next week:


    At the Chambers of The Rt Hon Lord Justice Burton-Shagsnort, the Royal Courts of Justice.

    Present: Rt Hon Lord Justice Burton-Shagsnort (presiding) and Stephen McNamara (for it is he) in full Bristolian legal regalia of rat hair wig and lycra cycling suit, brandishing his ceremonial toothbrush of office.

    MCNAMARA: Sire, I forthwith without prejudice wish to lodge unto you an urgent appeal posthaste.

    BURTON-SHAGSNORT: (yawns) About what?

    MCNAMARA: It’s in relation to your monstrous and infelicitous decision to allow a judicial review of the registration of land belonging to my good friend and generous benefactor, Sir Steven Lansdown of Tax Haven. Undoubtedly the warmest, kindest human being to have ever walked this Earth and desired to concrete it over.

    Indeed, might I be so bold as to ask whether I can wheel in a small choir of children to sing a passionate ode of joy to Sir Steve?

    BURTON-SHAGSNORT: Permission denied. I’m a High Court judge and I am therefore the warmest, kindest human being in this room not some vulgar west country oik of an accountant with pots of new money. Now get to the point Mr McNamara. What are the grounds of your appeal?

    MCNAMARA: Abuse of correspondence m’lud.

    BURTON-SHAGSNORT: I see. Are you referring to the correspondence before me that’s been poorly redacted by your Mr Holt to disguise the truth of the matter?

    MCNAMARA: No m’lud. I refer to further correspondence.

    BURTON-SHAGSNORT: Really? And where is this further correspondence?

    MCNAMARA: Oh it doesn’t exist in the temporal sense as such m’lud. But it’s understood by my good self, Mr Holt, Councillor Cook de Books and others to contain the absolute proof positive that the original claimant was a man of good character who desired nothing more than to have a great big red shed for the playing of lower league football at the bottom of his garden. Moreover it also proves he’s never in his life heard the term ‘Town Green’.

    Our evidence is compelling do you not think? And entirely compatible with the legal principle of Otib logical infalliblus.

    BURTON-SHAGSNORT: I’ve never heard such a load of embarrassing bollocks in all my life. Appeal denied. Now fuck off back to Bristol Mr McNamara and while you’re at it take Mr Holt’s stupid, misleading redacted letter and shove it up his backside would you?

    Then I’ll see you in three months time Mr McNamara when you can come back and defend your stupid committee’s stupid indefensible decision. And make sure you bring a cheque book. You’re going to need it …


  14. Richard Lane permalink
    February 23, 2012 10:29 pm

    Billy Blagger

    I’ve gone nowhere, I’ve not shouted and I won’t, not until the diggers go in.
    Thanks for your concerns though.

    Have you read about the fine upstanding judge yet?

  15. Richard Lane permalink
    February 23, 2012 10:35 pm


    Be very careful. Shortly you will become a lying son of a gun and ridiculed by complete morons, that happen to believe what the other morons say, back up each others lies and twist your statements.
    Don’t whatever you do, cross swords with biggus bloggerous the giganticus prickus, who likes to use latin terms..

  16. Richard Lane permalink
    February 23, 2012 10:54 pm

    Anyone for ommelette?

  17. thebristolblogger permalink
    February 24, 2012 8:28 am

    Phew. Dickie’s back, he’s safe and he’s rambling … Business as usual.

  18. bobs permalink
    February 24, 2012 8:31 am

    So – today the Truth is out about the compromise letter.

    How are Bristol City Council going to get themselves out of this one. not only did they know about evidence of duress, they hid the evidence and thern crowed about the rest of the contebnts of the letter.

    Cook and Holt should have been calling the :Police not opening bottles of wine to celebrate.

    This is their mkost SHAMEFUL act yet

  19. bobs permalink
    February 24, 2012 8:36 am

    Sorry about the typing.

    Too shocked by what Bristol City Council have done !!!

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