It seems that The BRISTOLIAN‘s story about Assistant Mayor Gus Hoyt’s hypocrisy over people who live in ex-council houses – which we EXCLUSIVELY broke last week in issue #4.13 (OUT NOW at all good stockists!) has stung the Right Honourable Halfwit for Mueslibelt (East)…
After Bristol 24-7 got in touch with him for a follow-up piece, he had some sort of a fizzy-mouthed fit in which he came out with nonsense such as:
I regret that it is necessary to make [this statement] but the recent article in The Bristolian is full of innuendo and therefore has to be refuted.
Except, of course, it’s not ‘innuendo’ to state facts, and you can’t ‘refute’ facts by admitting them!
In September 2012 Gus Hoyt bought a family-sized flat from Bristol City Council.
Gus Hoyt paid cash for it – £186,500 with no mortgage.
Gus Hoyt does not deny either of the facts above. Because they are facts!
We look forward to seeing Augustus Bendy-Truth’s promised “public statement” sometime soon on the Bristol Green Party website…
Edited to add:
That Augustus Hoyt statement in full is now up (and definitely not hidden away on a dusty, forgotten part of the Bristol Greens’ website where even fewer people go than the ‘News’ page!)