We repeat his unsubstantiated words here for your delight:
Do your really think “We’ve no idea if any of it’s true but here’s the text we’ve lovingly copied……” Counts as a disclaimer? If you claim to be journalists you should check your facts before just reproducing what some idiot with an axe to grind is saying.
Gary Hopkins does NOT own a home in Spain. He was NOT an undischarged bankrupt when he first stood for election (if he had been he would have been disqualified).
As to the planning stories, surely as a Councillor he should be representing residents complaining about an unauthorised change of use of a premises to a car wash? or is it OK to do this illegally in Knowle but not in the more affluent Gloucester Road (where a similar enforcement case is also pending).
Just think before you repeat unsubstantiated rumours word for word!
Still, good to know that Steve has lost none of his famous attention to detail since losing his seat on the council by a single vote… Apart from reading but not fully understanding the bit where we clearly state “We’ve no idea if any of it’s true”.
A fascinating vehicle has appeared cruising around Knowle dedicated to that legendary local loudmouth, Lib Dem councillor Gary Hopkins. It’s certainly an interesting addition to the local elections but what does it all mean?
We’ve no idea if any of it’s true but here’s the text we’ve lovingly copied from one of its posters anyway:
THE TRUTH ABOUT BULLY BOY HOPKINS
1) HE HAS DUBIOUS LINKS TO A COMPANY CALLED LANDVEST. A COMPANY BASED IN THE ISLE OF MAN – A TAX HAVEN. THIS COMPANY IS BUYING UP LAND IN KNOWLE AND SELLING IT ON TO MAKE HUGE PROFITS.
2) HOW DOES A LOCAL COUNCILLOR GET TO OWN A LUXURY VILLA IN SPAIN?????
3) MR HOPKINS IS A LIAR HE APPROACHES CONSTITUENTS AND GETS THEM TO LIE TO FULFIL HIS OWN AGENDA. HE HAS LIEDBY STATING THE LABOUR CANDIDATE LIVES IN TOTTERDOWN WHEN IN FACT HE LIVES IN KNOWLE” DOES MR HOPKINS NEED A SAT NAV OR AZ OF BRISTOL?
4) FACT MR HOPKINS HAS BEEN SEEN LETTING HIS DOG FOUL REDCATCH PARK. DOES HE CLEAN UP THE EXCREMENT? NO!
And here’s a close up photo of one of the posters – happy voting!
Some suitably ghoulish vintage Lib Dem shenanigans courtesy of ‘everyone’s favourite bully’, former chair of Bristol Labour Darren Lewis – you may need to explain to any small children that these people actually used to RUN THE CITY!
Right, polling is now open – and will remain open until 5pm, Monday 4 November 2013 – so now is the time to choose the portrait which you think best encapsulates Bristol City Council’s GARY HOPKINS, Lib Dem councillor for Knowle.
There’s a £5 bag of meat (or meat substitute) at stake for the artists, so please poll responsibly…
‘Kind But Still’, Councillor Gary Hopkins, ink and brush, 2013, Jeff from Bedminster
‘Local Taxi Driver’, Councillor Gary Hopkins, ink, 2013, Durston Fletcher
‘Public Waste Of Considerable Space’, Councillor Gary Hopkins (1), digital composition, 2013, @Eastville_Ern
‘Meat Zeppelin’, Councillor Gary Hopkins, watercolours, 2013, @guriben
‘Gary’s Doghouse’, Councillor Gary Hopkins, ballpoint pen, 2013, @guriben
‘(Untitled Gary Hopkins Portrait)’, Councillor Gary Hopkins, photograph of spraypaint, 2010, Steve Loughran
‘No’, Councillor Gary Hopkins, watercolour & crayon, 2013, guriben