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Mayors Vote which way for Bristol?

May 2, 2012

Must be bored with mayor propaganda by now-lets get tomorrrows dodgy referendum out of the way.
Its not often we get a referendum.
Remember the Irish ref on the Euro? The Irish gov didn’t like the result so they had another which got just enough spin for a yes, bet they wish they’d stuck to the peoples first choice.
On that note when Bristol votes no anticipate a further series of referendiiiiii till camoron gets what he wants and inserts a tory toff as mayor which will be as popular in this city as a red hot VAT compliant pasty will be to him inserted up his backside. Had to give that joke a second chance.

Anybody have a clue what that slightly orange looking chap in a suit is waffling on about -the new mayor bringing in £1billion in sub-prime credit card jackpot loans to dish out to his old SWRDA and Business West mates??

  1. thebristolblogger permalink
    May 2, 2012 10:26 pm

    The orange bloke is my old mate Colin Skellett – the Merchant Venturer who made a packet three times in about 10 years out of Wessex Water. Once when Thatcher gave it away to him when it was privatised. Once when he sold it to Azurix/Enron (and joined the board!) and once when he sold the dodgy Enron vehicle on to Malaysians YTL sharpish in 2002.

    He also managed to get arrested in 2002 when an unexplained £1m was discovered in his bank account. This was later explained away as a CONsultancy fee paid in advance by YTL to Skellett. What else could it possibly have been?

  2. May 3, 2012 8:01 am

    So he’s heading up the new enterprise partnership. Has been past master of the Merchant pirates and slave traders which is like an unofficial mayor for the top business blokes so can see why he fancies the job.

    More interesting for me in the vote today is not yes or no but how many turnout. London 2008 had 45% overall with some areas as low as 26%.

  3. May 3, 2012 8:11 am

    And poor old Salford could only muster 18.1% of the 170,000….for the resounding 56% yes…

  4. Paul Bemmy Down permalink
    May 3, 2012 3:57 pm

    I know postal voting has been linked with large scale fraud, but I was surprised that I did not have to take my Polling Card with me to vote. On asking what was to stop me voting on anothers part, the only answer I was given was that I would be committing an offence. That would be pretty obvious, but would I have “got away with it”. My guess is yes.

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