News that Gorgeous George now has a dream team cabinet complete with Labour Party members has been met, on the whole, with barely stifled yawns across the city.
However, here at The BRISTOLIAN, we’re rather excited by the appointment of Labour Deputy Leader MARK ‘BEAR’ BRADSHAW as George’s transport supremo, as he has long had a penchant for crap ideas, political ineptitude and panicked u-turns as good as any in Bristol.
After all, this is the man who just a few years ago not only decided that BRT was the transport solution the city really needed, but then proposed to run the useless bus service up the Bristol and Bath Railway Path – the one genuine world-class cycling facility we have! This resulted in a world-class about-turn from Bradshaw when virtually the whole city, with the exception of FirstBus and Bradshaw’s own USELESS transport officers, told him where to stick his plan.
And now Bradshaw’s back – and guess what? He’ll be fronting the latest version of the BRT fiasco for George. And this promises to be very interesting as Bradshaw is now on record as saying that BRT is “A LAME DUCK PROJECT WITH VIRTUALLY NO SUPPORT”!
So that’s both the Mayor and his transport supremo against BRT. Now just sit back and watch the pair of them execute a perfect 180 degree u-turn and deliver the expensive and unwanted white elephant…