MAYORAL ELECTION: COCK & BALLS

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The BRISTOLIAN has been running stories on and off since 1827. Same old shite really – POWER, CORRUPTION, LIES, THEFT, NEPOTISM AND DECEIT.

One editor in the 19th Century even ended up in the nick for fucking LIBEL would you believe? So it’s pretty fair to say that Bristol and this country have not changed much.

By the time you read this you’ll be electing another pissant (or perhaps the same pissant) as Mayor of Bristol after they’ve made all sorts of promises about housing, transport and whatever else they think will make you vote for the twats.

If anything’s really changed since the 19th century, it’s for the WORSE. Day after day we hear more and more about the state we’re in. One in five kids turning up at school underweight and malnourished. Whose kids? Our fucking kids!

The elderly are dying of COLD or HUNGER. Over 100,000 people in the West Country are reliant on FOOD BANKS. One third are children. Thousands of families go without benefits because they are two minutes late for an appointment with the government.

More people are homeless in Bristol now than any time since the GREAT DEPRESSION of the 1930s. Libraries, swimming baths and children’s centres are closing. The local NHS is cut to the bone. Even doctors are striking over conditions.

Meanwhile we work ’til we drop, get our pensions ROBBED and live in perpetual debt. All the while working on zero hour contracts for TYCOONS buying big houses, flash cars and yachts off our backs.

But we’re all in it together! Are we bollox! The gap between rich and poor is the largest in living memory. Bigger than when Queen Vic lorded it over the Empire.

The Panama Papers and the rich and powerful avoiding tax are the tip of the iceberg. Bankers are getting their bonuses again. And all the local politicians – Tory, Labour, Lib Dem, Green – tell us they’re POWERLESS to stop the austerity measures screwing up our lives.

Really? Is that true? Were politicians in Bristol “powerless” when they voted through a 20 per cent pay rise for council bosses last month? Were politicians in Bristol “powerless” when they kept their gobs shut about the 50 council homes flogged off to property speculators in the last year?

Were Bristol’s politicians “powerless” when they waved through Mayor Crook’s BENT Green Capital accounts? Are they “powerless” to stop our librarians getting shafted? Are they too “powerless” to mention our local academies are run by SPIVS chasing a fast buck?

Are they “powerless” to ask why the mayor’s daughter is being handed hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money? Are they “powerless” to DEMAND the streets are cleaned? “Powerless” to ask why public documents are suddenly SECRET? “Powerless” to ask why their useless housing department can’t answer a bloody phone?

Our politicians are not “powerless”. They’re IDLE, PATHETIC and WEAK. Voting for any of them is a waste of time. They will not help you or your family or your friends. They will help themselves whilst kowtowing to thieving corporations.

Once elected, local politicians will give away the power we give them and hand the running of the city to ELITIST council bosses on big wages working to the instructions of the Tories in Westminster. The politicians, meanwhile, will keep their heads down, enjoy the perks of office and simper that they’re “powerless”.

So what is to be done instead? Because if we don’t do something sharpish, we’ll all be well and truly fucked.

We need to get organised as a city NOW. We need to UNITE the city and start FIGHTING the Tory government in Westminster. We must CHALLENGE the property speculators and off shore property owners in Bristol. We must STAND OUR GROUND against greedy CAPITALISTS making money out of privatisation of public services. We must DUMP the politicians who say they’re “powerless”. We must REJECT the thieving bankers dumping debt on us. We need to fight back.

Organise. Prepare. Kick off. They’re coming for us. We must get after them. Sticking an ‘x’ in a box every four years just isn’t working any more.

6 thoughts on “MAYORAL ELECTION: COCK & BALLS

  1. Miles Taylor

    COUNCIL’S PAY POLICY STATEMENT 2016/17

    Against

    Cllr G HOPKINS
    Cllr T KENT
    Cllr G MORGAN
    Cllr M WRIGHT
    Cllr H JAMA
    Cllr R TELFORD
    Cllr A STAFFORD-TOWNSEND

    All 7 up for re-election.

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  2. Ian Quick

    Although Mark Wright and Ani Stafford Townsend voted against the pay rises (which for me is a no brainer) they’ve been absolutely useless as far as residents of Quay Point are concerned.
    The council have allowed Crest to build flats next to ours well outside of The Council’s own guidelines where flats were never in the original plans.
    There was also no justification for the build since it’s all unaffordable housing.
    This new block is less than 8m away with principal facing windows.
    The Council’s remedial action for this is to offset the windows (which hasn’t happened) and put in one way glass (or pervert’s glass) in the new block.
    None of these measures will deal with the issues of light and the fact that people’s properties have been devalued and Mark and Ani have been absolutely fecking useless with Ani being too busy to even respond to our emails and Mark just acting like the wet lettuce that he is.
    If you’re going to vote, don’t vote for the establishment parties for feck’s sake.

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  3. Johan

    Vote for Marvin if you want more of the above with even less being done!
    Vote for Marvin if you want all of his ‘promises’ broken!
    Vote for Marvin if you want an even bigger wankshaft in power!
    Just don’t vote for Marvin if you’re Jewish…It’s probably not in your best interests.

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    1. Daniel

      “Just don’t vote for Marvin if you’re Jewish…It’s probably not in your best interests.”

      Well Johan, thank you for your advice for the entire Jewish community of Bristol. I’m taking it you are not jewish, but seem to think you are qualified to advise Jews about their best interests. It seems most likely that you are a horrible racist who is happy to slander Marvin Rees as an anti-semite with no evidence.

      Go crawl back into your hole you slimy piece of shit. Faking concern for racism as a political tool is truly loathsome.

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  4. Mark Wollacott

    The key word here is “greed.” No matter whether they are capitalists or socialists, business owners or civil servants in the council, greed is the problem. Don’t be against capitalism because it’s different from plutonomy – see a recent documentary on Noam Chomsky if you have Netflix. We need to drive out venal self-interest and greed, and elect people – no matter their party (but I’d prefer to have a new party started here in Bristol) – who will do their best for the city.

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