It’s not all austerity doom-and-gloom in Bristol – at least not if you are LORD MAYOR FARUK CHOUDHURY.
The Easton councillor has enjoyed swanning around in his expensive red robes and fancy tricorn hat since being voted in by his Shitty Hall pals last May.
But with his term as Mayor coming to a close in a few months, it seems that the sword-wielding ceremonial head of Bristol has let the outdated trappings of office go to his head, even as hundreds of council staff wait to learn whether they’re getting the chop under the £90 million-worth of budget cuts expected soon from the real Mayor, Fat-Fingered Fergo.
Yes, Lord Mayor Choudhury has greenlit the £112,000 cleaning of organ pipes at his own personal church, the council-owned St. Mark’s Chapel at the bottom of Park Street!
Whether people in his ward think that’s a good use of the salaries of three or four workers will be clearer when he faces reelection next year…