Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dear Diane Abbott

Did you really think you and your cronies could censor and silence us?

I see all mention of the above video has been removed from your web site today.

Isn't a state education wonderful? Let's see your opinion on it.

You socialist fuck.

update - Video censored again, or is it??

Monday, March 29, 2010

The indoctrination of our children

OUR children are being brainwashed in OUR schools by THEM.


read this

update - the video has been pulled. Shock....

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scottish Exam Paper






1. Shuggie has bought half a kilo of cocaine for large. He wants to make 300% on the deal and still pay Mad Malky his 10% protection money. How much must he charge for a gram?

2. Wee Davie reckons he’ll get £42.50 extra Marriage Allowance a week if he ties the knot with Fat Alice. Even if he steals the ring, the wedding will cost him £587. And he’ll have to start buying two fish suppers every night instead of one. How long will it be before Davie wishes he’d stayed single?

3. When Rangers play Celtic, their fans sing The Sash every 10 minutes when they’re winning and every 15 minutes when they’re losing. How many times did they sing it at last season’s Cup Final?

4. Joey and Davie stole a 1999 green Toyota 1600GL with 35,000 on the clock – and got a grand for it. How much more would they have got if it had been metallic silver, done 29,000 miles and had low profile tyres?

5. Jake the Flake and Fingers got grassed up for dealing speed. The Flake got 18 months but Fingers got 3 years. How many more previous convictions did Fingers have?
EXTRA CREDIT: Who was Fingers’ Brief?


Rugby Club…………………………….
Daddy’s Company…………………….

1. Gavin has a spare ticket for Julian Clary at The Festival Fringe. But Benji and Adrian BOTH want to go with him. How long does he cry before giving them the tickets?

2. Half of Peter’s friends say that they went to school with Ewan McGregor. Another third say they were Gordon Brown’s flat mate at University. A sixth say that their dad played rugby with Tony Blair’s dad and the rest say Sean Connery was their milkman. Only one is telling the truth, so how many friends does Peter have?

3. Todd wants to be a lawyer, but is as thick as Edinburgh Castle. His daddy is a Freemason and a QC. How long before Todd becomes the Lord Advocate?

4. Tamsin’s Personal Trainer charges £250 a week, but has sex with her whenever she wants it. Jasmin’s Life Coach charges £50 a week but has refused all sexual advances. Which one of the women weighs 19 stone?

5. Princes Street is 2467 yards long. On average, there is someone begging for money every 195 yards. You walk at 3.1 miles an hour. How long will it take if you tell them all to sod off and work for a living?



1. After Hector’s death, Archie has to pay Death Duty on Glenbogle. With 25,000 acres, Archie must pay £1.76 for the first 15,000 acres and 90p per acre for the remainder, including VAT. How many people actually give a toss?

2. An Afro-American called Zachary Obisanjo Kokobobo asks a Tartan Shop in Inverness if he has any Scottish geneaology. How long does it take to flog him full Highland dress and matching kilts for his wife and 10 kids?

3. If an Aberdeen supporter laid every sheep in Grampian Region end to end, how many people would be surprised?

4. If you caught a Loch Ness Monster 115 feet long and each foot weighed 27lbs, how much money would you make by selling your exclusive story and pictures?

5. Sorry, question 5 has been delayed by heavy snowfall and will be here as soon as the Cockbridge – Tomintoul road re-opens in the spring!

hat tip to DZ, (commenter at Old Holborn's place)

Gordon's downfall

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday music video

Well my usual weekend is about to start (work, work, work) so have a listen to one of my favourite tunes.

I'm not feeling particularly well so I haven't bothered my arse putting the world to right today. Sorry about that...

Have a pleasant weekend. I know mine is going to be a total bastard.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

No Investigation into Purcell's reign.

The new Scottish emblem

Audit Scotland, the public spending watchdog, has refused to investigate the dodgy dealings of Glasgow City Council when Steven Purcell was at it's rudder.

Glasgow East SNP MP, John Mason, wanted the watchdog to examine media reports about how contracts were awarded.

But in a letter to Mr Mason Audit Scotland stated that the council was responsible for its own affairs.

The stink seems to be getting stinkier...

Dear Minister...

Dear Minister,

I'm in the process of renewing my passport but I am a total loss to understand or believe the hoops I am being asked to jump through.

How is it that Bert Smith of T.V. Rentals Basingstoke has my address and telephone number and knows that I bought a satellite dish from them back in 1994, and yet, the Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date?

How come that nice West African immigrant chappy who comes round every Thursday night with his DVD rentals van can tell me every film or video I have had out since he started his business up eleven years ago, yet you still want me to remind you of my last three jobs, two of which were with contractors working for the government?

How come the T.V. detector van can tell if my T.V. is on, what channel I am watching and whether I have paid my licence or not, and yet if I win the government run lottery they have no idea I have won or where I am and will keep the bloody money to themselves if I fail to claim in good time.
Do you people do this by hand?

You have my birth date on numerous files you hold on me, including the one with all the income tax forms I've filed for the past 30-odd years. It's on my health insurance card, my driver's licence, on the last four passports I've had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out before being allowed off the planes and boats over the last 30 years, and all those insufferable census forms that are done every ten years and the electoral registration forms I have to complete, by law, every time our lords and masters are up for re-election.

Would somebody please take note, once and for all, I was born in Maidenhead on the 4th of March 1957, my mother's name is Mary, her maiden name was Reynolds, my father's name is Robert, and I'd be absolutely astounded if that ever changed between now and the day I die!

I apologise Minister.. I'm obviously not myself this morning. But between you and me, I have simply had enough! You mail the application to my house, then you ask me for my address. What is going on? Do you have a gang of Neanderthals working there? Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want to activate the Fifth Reich for God's sake! I just want to go and park my weary backside on a sunny, sandy beach for a couple of week's well-earned rest away from all this crap.

Well, I have to go now, because I have to go to back to Salisbury and get another copy of my birth certificate because you lost the last one. AND to the tune of 60 quid! What a racket THAT is!! Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot to assist in the issuance of a new passport the same day? But nooooo, that'd be too damn easy and maybe make sense. You'd rather have us running all over the place like chickens with our heads cut off, then find some tosser to confirm that it's really me on the goddamn picture - you know... the one where we're not allowed to smile in in case we look as if we are enjoying the process!
Hey, you know why we can't smile? 'Cause we're totally jacked off!

I served in the armed forces for more than 25 years including over ten years at the Ministry of Defence in London. I have had security clearances which allowed me to sit in the Cabinet Office, five seats away from the Prime Minister while he was being briefed on the first Gulf War and I have been doing volunteer work for the British Red Cross ever since I left the Services. However, I have to get someone 'important' to verify who I am -- you know, someone like my doctor...
who, before he got his medical degree 6 months ago WAS LIVING IN PAKISTAN...

Yours sincerely,
An Irate British Citizen.


Rab note. The above was copied and pasted from elsewhere because I am a lazy, thieving, sweaty sock bastard.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Chancellor, translated.

The following is from here.


After listening to the Chancellor of the Exchequer I thought I'd submit my translations. (Please note great reserve and restraint was required and my ability for temperance tested as the minutes past)

Borrowing is lower than forecast last year
We got it wrong in our predictions
Mr. Darling compares other EU countries attainment or no growth to Britain
It doesn't look as bad as it could have been
Mr. Darling talked about prospects of world economy compared with a year ago
We really want you to believe we are rising upward in the recession
Banking bonus tax raised 2 billion, which was higher than expected
We interfered in business via taxation instead not being linked directly to speculative banking but rather production
RBS, Lloyds & Northern Rock shares will be sold at right time to get taxpayers money back
We will not see return on the robbery of taxpayers' investment yet
Plans to ensure everyone can be linked to a bank account
Forced intervention both of banks and up to 1 million individuals in matters of finance for the benefit of taxation
Banks cannot continue to be rewarded for behaving badly
Wants force levy on banking to raise taxes not protect exchange of labour or services via the current currency mechanism
The car scrappage scheme has increased car sales by 30 %
We forced investment (at taxpayers expense) and interference in car sales even though we purport to be wanting green solutions
The number of claimants for benefits were lower
We jiggled the figures by increasing the burden on education thus devaluing the certificates and diplomas thereafter
Extension of youth employment guarantee until March 2012
Increased borrowing for taxpayer funded non-jobs and interference in the private sector
Help for first time buyers - double stamp duty allowance from 125K to 250K for a year
We won't steal the amount we normally do when you enter into a private sale for a home
But to do this we will raise duty to 5% on properties of more than 1 million
We will rob from the rich (that are unaware of loopholes) to pay for the above or borrow to make up the difference with interest
ISA (Individual Savings Accounts) limits will rise from 7,200 to 10,200
You will need to save more as we plan to push ahead with inflation despite what effects it has on the economy and your purchases and how prices will rise as a result
Growth will rise from 3% to 3.5%
We will force inflation through direct and indirect means to create another bubble but in the very short term it will make the deficit look good
Fuel duty to rise in stages of 1% in April then 1% in October and finally 1% in January
We will tax you but the squeeze will be slow and equally painful - We could have lowered the rate thus causing increased sales and equally revenues
Deficit will fall from 11.2% to 5.2 for 2010 - 2014, which will be in line with average for G7 economies
We've been told to reduce the deficit or we will be dropped in our borrowing rating in the world bank borrowing scheme and thus we won't be able to borrow the 160+ billion
Tax revenues for December, January and February were better than expected. VAT receipts were 3 billion higher
If we lower vat people exchange goods and services moreso than if we add taxation/robbery to fund big government
Duty on cider will increase by 10% above inflation from Sunday
We can't tax whiskey any higher, this can be used as an indirect inflationary tax for revenues and might stop some from excessive drinking but those aggressed upon may steal or choose other means as a result but we need the cash
Duty on tobacco will rise by 1% above inflation
Another indirect inflationary tax robbery used, which interferes in commerce (as does most)
No further announcements on VAT, income tax or national insurance
We would like to wait until we (might) get in office before we consider adding this robbery in the form taxation to the back's of individuals
4 billion from reserve for Afghanistan
We will continue failed foreign policies, won't justify how or where this will be spent
Ending people living in the most expensive houses being eligible for housing benefit
Although there is very low housing stock under socialised housing those who fall on hard times will have to find somewhere else to live
Long term plan to relocate 1/3 of civil servants - Ministry of Justice moving 1,000 staff out of London
It will cost the taxpayer to relocate these workers only to find they will probably be relocated back
The next spending settlement, from 2011 onwards, will be toughest for decades
If you thought this was bad - this is the calm before the storm
Banks need to lend more to small and medium businesses
We will force RBS to loan against small and medium businesses but in doing so will have to lower guidelines thus setting up bad debt rather than opening up competition properly. Another offset to this could be delayed business closures

Finally, ask yourself a few questions after reading this.

1. If this form of government works so well then why are there charities picking up the pieces of people's lives that have fallen away?
2. How much taxation are you being robbed for and for what programs that you have asked for?
3. Why would you entrust your responsibilities and, as a result, your hard earned yet chipped away salaries for a government that foresees economic up turns when they neither saw the down turn nor see we are not clear of the bottom?
4. What value are you getting from financial advisor?

The policies are not sound... the figures do not add up... the borrowing continues with interest that must be paid... and each and every reader bares the brunt of these costs. The bigger government becomes the more that must be placed on the backs of the few just high enough not to seek benefits and just low enough not to know how to avoid such taxation. And Labour's phrase was A Future Fair For All? Stop the ride... I want off!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Irish have balls...

Private sector<<<[]>>>. Public sector.

Can you imagine the uproar if this happened here?

Good morning. Here is the news. Because of the budget deficit, shrinking economy and untenable level of national debt, all public service salaries will be cut by an average of 13.5 per cent, with immediate effect. The charges will appear on your payslip as “government levy”, and will apply to frontline public workers in health, education, transport and local services and also to MPs, Ministers of State and the Attorney-General.

Judges will be, for the moment, exempt, but a mechanism is in place for voluntary payment of this levy. So far 72 judges have paid up. No undertaking can be given about when, or if, take-home pay will return to former levels. The severity of this measure reflects the good levels of public pay, security and pension rights compared with the private sector. Government regrets the pain this will cause, but regards it as essential. Thank you.

I would vote for any party that introduces it into the UK.

Except Labour...

Purcell's building dept gives money to Labour

sniff sniff....

Yet more shenanagins from Glasgow.

The ex building and works department of Glasgow City Council was set up as a publicly funded LLP called City Building which competes against traditional construction companies. (Bang out of order in my opinion).

The company had paid Labour £9,000 for the privilege of setting up a stall at the Spring Labour Conference. It has now pulled out but doubts remain if the money would be refunded. City Building has spent over £50,000 hiring stalls at various Labour events over the past few years. Public money.

Glasgow City Council has now banned all it's arm length companies from having anything to do with political parties. Public money should never have been spent in this way, it's a disgrace that it has already happened.

to be fair, they had a stall at the SNP conference as well but that doesn't make it right...

You're not wanted, deal with it!!


Oh dear...

De-selected MP Anne Moffat ran crying to Labour's national executive committee after the locals in her constituency told her to fuck the fuck off because she is a lazy bastard.

And the icing on the cake?

She said the process was unfair because many of her supporters wanted a postal ballot.

We all know how much Labourites love a postal ballot...

Yeah, your supporters are so supporting they couldn't even be bothered turning up at the meeting to support you. So by my logic, your 'supporters' aren't really supporters, are they?

So, just for you Anne, is the meaning of the word 'supporter'. And 'fuck off'. (Result eleven)

Best of luck finding a lobbying job in the future...

update - looks like Labour don't want her either. Awww, wee shame.

Dear Editors. Why the silence?

It's been a while since I mentioned the Steven Purcell scandal. The information black out is still in force and the story has slipped down the pecking order in the papers, not the papers really said much anyway.

So, why have the newspapers barely touched on the story? It has everything an editor could dream of yet they have been reluctant to run with it, bar the odd grudged headline.

I received an e mail yesterday pointing me in the direction of this story, which contains some interesting pieces,

However despite allegations of drug abuse and widespread corruption in one of the UK’s largest local authorities, press comment has been surprisingly muted in several Scottish newspapers according to some commentators.

Watson told The Drum's editor, Richard Draycott, by email as this article was being researched: “Publish one word about me which is untrue damaging or defamatory and I will sue you and your publication separately.”

Is there anyone in Scotland not connected one way or the other to the story? The mind boggles.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Database Cockup Warning

From Radio Netherlands Worldwide

Socialist Party MP Ronald van Raak says local councils must check whether fingerprints in new passports are the correct ones.

Fingerprinting has been obligatory for Dutch passports issued since September 2009. The prints will later be stored in a central database.

Mr Van Raak says there is a significant chance that the fingerprints in your passport belong to someone else or that they will be not recognised by the system. The prints are not checked when they are issued at a town or city hall.

Speaking in a radio interview, the Socialist MP warned that innocent people are at risk of being misidentified as criminals or even terrorists. Apparently, six percent of fingerprints kept by the police are incorrect.

Now, how long have fingerprints been is use by Police forces worldwide?

60, 80 or 100 years and still 6% of them are wrong.

So how any of the DNA samples registered in Big Brother's Humungus Database of The Unwashed are wrong? I don't know but I think it is not insignificant, bearing in ind the human element. It is always the human element which is often sub human in their application to the bumnumbing boring bits of routine.

We already know that this administration couldn't be trusted to run a chain letter successfully and have leaked more of our personal data than the Chinese could hack.

Yet they also want to give access to our medical data to that pimply youth sitting somewhere in Interbreeding Central County Council!

I smell a clusterfuck acoming; organs incorrectly removed and transplanted, grannies being locked up for armed robbery and bank accounts being looted, all at the touch of a button.

Friday, March 19, 2010

For John Mann MP

Tell me about the money, John

John Mann MP gets a bit touchy when he asked about an expenses repayment he made of £2,395.02

He says he claimed it on the wrong forms, and can't be arsed to reclaim it.

Every time somebody asks him about it, they're threatened with a libel action.

So, how about it, John, sue me if you like, but tell me what the money was for.


Rab note - To my fellow bloggers, cut and paste and put on your blog! He can't 'sue' us all.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The TRUE John Mann letter.

click to enlarge
(thoughtfully composed by Gotty)

Modern nursery rhymes

I can't be arsed writing anything today. I'm tired, (back at work after two weeks off), my knee is fucking killing me, (work related wear and tear probably) and I'm feeling crabit.

On the upside I managed to replace the headlamp unit on the car. (Monster in Law had a 'wee bump' the other day. She's now limited to using her broomstick).

So, from the Daily Mash, have some Modern British Nursery Rhymes.

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor doggie a bone,
When she got there the cupboard was bare because she had spent 13 years creating public sector non-jobs for people with worthless degrees. So the poor little doggie shat in her bed

RUB a dub dub, three men in a tub - Which is a perfectly normal domestic arrangement and exactly the same as a mummy and daddy who are married. Now here's a cartoon that will educate your five year-old about how three men can have sex with each other at the same time. In a bath.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses, And all the King's men
Did not have enough helicopters to put Humpty together again and anyway it's a waste of time because it is a vicious tribal dispute that will continue long after we have been forced to withdraw.

Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, but it will cost you £1.20 a bag because of the government's latest hike in wool duty and the fact that sterling is now worth less than the Albanian Lek.

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
By the way, the chief medical officer says that amount of treacle is really bad for you and that excessive treacle eating is costing this country £14bn a day in lost productivity and exploding children.

More here

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Something to cheer you up.

Thanks to BigRab of the Ben Lomond Free Press

What a w*nker!!

'By sending this letter, I have indeed confirmed your allegation'
click to enlarge

Yet another Labour MP full of his own self importance. The prick.

Full story here.

Quango bung Labour some dosh.

'For you, Comrade. A gift from the unsuspecting Glasgow taxpayer'

The Glasgow quango set up by the city council which has been implicated in the Steven Purcell scandal has donated £2000 to the Labour Party.

Labour's political opponents are urging the Labour party to return the donation.

How they think they can get away with it is beyond me. It's basically a council giving the Labour party public money as a donation, which is strictly against electoral commission rules. Party officials can be jailed for up to a year. (Never going to happen).

The fact that a previous council department can be changed into a company owned by a council and bank rolled by the tax payer whilst competing with traditional private companies is a scandal in itself.

Crammed full of Labour cronies this company needs disbanding.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More 'charity' and 'experts' crap

'B' is for 'Bed'

I'm sure Glasgow Council Tax payers, (well, the small percentage who are not on benefits), will be delighted to learn that they are to pay for some more nonsense.

Due to the fact that parents seem incapable of doing any actual parenting, probably due to the decades of nannying from the state, schools in Glasgow are now to teach the future neds how to sleep.

Yes, how to bloody sleep.

Seems that the teens of today have to many gadgets keeping them awake at night. Here's an idea, try being a sodding parent and stop expecting everyone else to do your job.


update - I see the Daily Mash has beat me to it.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Public sector (non) jobs

Purcell Quango under investigation

The plot thickens??

City Building (Glasgow) LLP, a construction firm set up by Steven Purcell when he ran Glasgow City Council, is to have its accounts independently audited because it gave £10 million of work to a company run by Willie Haughey, the Labour party’s biggest donor in Scotland.

In 2007, City Building awarded a couple of large contracts to City Refrigeration Holdings UK, owned by Mr Haughey. He has donated at least £1.1 million to Labour since 2003, according to The Herald newspaper.

City Building replaced the council’s building services in 2006 and was established as a “tax-efficient trading unit”, allowed to bid for construction work beyond Glasgow. It turns over £180 million and employs about 2,000 people.

Its managing director, chairman and board are all linked to Labour - one executive is Lesley Quinn, who was once the general secretary of the Scottish Labour party, the newspaper said.

City Building has refused to make public the City Refrigeration contracts, despite more than a year of freedom of information requests from The Herald. It claims the awarding of the contracts was done in such a unique fashion that it is a trade secret and is exempt from freedom of information laws.

Details of the contracts are “commercially sensitive” and cannot be released, according to City Building on Sunday.


Police to investigate Purcell scandal

Strathclyde's finest prepare to roll up a trouser leg.

In the news today, Strathclyde police are to be asked to investigate the 'goings on' leading up to the resignation of former council leader, Steven Purcell.

Perhaps it would be prudent that another police force is asked to investigate rather than Strathclyde.

Just saying....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Quango-tastic Glasgow style

You may have noticed today that a quango in Glasgow (City Building) has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The ex council department, which was made into a quango by Steven Purcell, is led by it's managing director Willie Docherty.

Mr Docherty is married to Glasgow City labour councillor Sadie Docherty.

A couple of years ago Mr Docherty was featured in the Glasgow Evening Times declaring a bit of construction industry megalomania...

...."By the time of the Commonwealth Games, we will probably be the dominant construction force in the West of Scotland," says Docherty....

Not bad for an ex council department turned into a publicly funded business which is now competing against the traditional construction companies. You know, the ones that built themselves up over generations using investors etc. They weren't lucky enough to be given shedloads of cash and a leg up by pals dishing out the contracts.

City Building were fortunate enough to win the contract to build new premises for City Refrigeration, who had to move to make way for the new M74 extension. City Refrigeration boss
Willie Haughey received over £16 million in compensation for the trouble. (Other businesses also received compensation). Mr Haughey has donated over £1 million to the Labour Party since the end of 2003.

Mr Haughey is a member of the much publicised 'Team Glasgow', which was a pet project of Mr Purcell. The key initiatives of the project included -
  • Buy land and any unsold houses, finish any unfinished housing developments
  • £36M Better Glasgow fund has been set up for regeneration work
  • Empty schools will be turned into new business academies
  • Council will offer smaller businesses loans at low interest
  • Developers can pay for land once the economy recovers

Mr Haughey has today denied 'helping out' Mr Purcell. He is also a football fan.

Small world, eh?

So, who's telling porkies?

pork pie = lie

From the Sunday Herald -

Labour’s biggest Scottish donor has vigorously denied helping former council boss Steven Purcell flee the country after he suffered a breakdown and admitted taking cocaine.

From the Sunday Times -

NINE days ago Willie Haughey, one of Labour’s biggest donors and an ally of Gordon Brown, was spotted at a secret crisis meeting in a pub car park in the south of the Glasgow. He was flanked by two smartly dressed businessmen. Nearby, a plump man sat in a car, clearly agitated.

Make of the above what you will...

update - Have a look at what aangirfan has written

Purcell Quango Troughers

It's never ending....

.......City Building – previously a department of the local authority – allowed salaries for senior managers, some closely associated with the Labour Party, to balloon after it became a much-feted "arms-length" company wholly owned by the public......

.....Scotland on Sunday has learned that City Building executives:

*allowed the wage bill for senior staff to more than double from at least £730,000 in 2007 to at least £1.5m in 2009, in the first two full years of nominal independence from the council;

*approved a vehicle leasing scheme that allowed executives to rent luxury cars, including Mercedes Benz, from the business;

*spent nearly £20,000 in a single year on 18 dinner events, 11 of which were attended by Labour councillors;

*took a table at the cost of £2,000 at a Labour Party fundraiser, where it entertained senior Labour figures, including Scottish leader Iain Gray and his wife, despite long-standing conventions that public bodies do not make contributions to political parties.

*agreed a salary hike from at least £110,000 to at least £140,000 for Docherty.

link to full story

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Glasgow City Council Washing Powder

Now with added silence.

(Remember to hang out to dry....

Thanks to Ollie Cromwell for the pic

Steven Purcell. Pressure mounts.

SNP councillor Billy McAllister has written to the chief executive of Glasgow City Council George Black.

Dear Mr Black,

Given both recent revelations and developments circulating in the local and national media, note that I wish to call upon on your office to instigate a full investigation and/or a public inquiry regarding recent decisions reached under the auspices of former council leader Steven Purcell.

I would specifically wish your office to investigate:

1) Why David Lyons and associates were allowed to hold and benefit from a legal occupation and credit upon the site of the GCC land at Balmore Road?

2) Did the perimeter fence which the above party installed on the site comply with necessary and required GCC planning permissions?

3) Regarding Chirnside Community Initiative, as reported in the media at the time, the director of culture and leisure was quoted as stating that she had attempted to close the centre due to concerns raised but that a senior councillor overruled her attempt. Who was that councillor?

4) As you are aware, for nearly a year I have continuously attempted to add a motion to the full council agenda focused upon tackling serious and organised crime. Mr Purcell obstructed all attempts. Why was this?

5) A recent crime summit was held in the chamber. Mr Purcell was invited but did not attend or acknowledge. Why was this?

6) Can you confirm if Mr Purcell was approached, contacted or interviewed by the police at any point in connection with these allegations and if so, by whom was the information know.

As you can understand, I am concerned that council decisions were made whilst Mr Purcell was allegedly under the influence of chemical substances.

I look forward to your responses.

Councillor Billy McAllister

CC: Audit Commission Scotland

Friday, March 12, 2010

Health Service Hand Jobs!

Oooooo Matron!

A certain Panda pointed me in the direction of the following story from Holland. I was most interested in the comments made by the boss of the health care company.

Can you imagine the uproar in this country?

Even worse, could you imagine the waiting times for an NHS hand job! You'd end up like this chap by the time your appointment arrived. The consulting room would look like a milk float had crashed.

A Dutch healthcare union has kicked off a campaign to brace nurses and other caretakers against sexual requests made by patients. Its motto: “I draw the line here”.

The campaign instigated by the union named Nu’91 comes as a reaction to a recent incident between a 42-year old man and his new 24-year-old home caretaker. A muscle disorder has left the man unable to move anything but his mouth and eyes. The man asked his new caretaker, a student, to relief him of his natural urges, saying that his other seven caretakers did the same for him. The young women saw two of her colleagues do so indeed. When she refused, her patient called her unfit for healthcare.

The union was most shocked by the reaction of a care dependents interest group, Per Saldo. When the incident became public last weekend, Aline Saers, the group’s managing director, expressed sympathy for the man. “They are free to ask,” she said. “You are free to refuse.”

Saers has since said she had not meant to condone the man’s request. “Sexual services are not part of a caretaker's tasks,” she explained.

A client can discuss his sexual needs with a caretaking agency, Saers said, so that it can call upon a specialised escort agency – legal in the Nehterlands - for instance. “Sexual help can be so soothing. Some municipalities arrange it,” Saers added.


More Purcell stuff.

Job on a quango if you can guess the pic.


Go read.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

E mail the BBC trust!

image courtesy of G.O.T

What fun!

Some delusional fuck-wits have set up a site in order for gullible folks to e mail the BBC trust urging them not to make cuts at the BBC.

But it appears that the e mail script can be adjusted!

Go on, you know you want to.... HERE

Steven Purcell's PR boss complains about the press

Jack 'Max Clifford' Irvine

The 'big boss' of the media management company hired by Steven Purcell, (who is picking up the bill?), Jack Irvine has made a complaint against the Sunday Herald over their criticism of his involvement with the Steven Purcell scandal.

Is this another warning shot across the bows of the media?

It seems to me that Purcell's pals are desperate to keep a lid on what actually happened, who was involved etc etc.

Why Purcell thought he needed a company like Media House is beyond me. It just adds fuel to the 'something to hide' fire.

Note to Steven and pals. This isn't going to go away.

Ozzy Air Traffic Control

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

See what we can do?

Bolton smoking ban landlord freed from jail

Nick Hogan
Nick Hogan lost his job after he was convicted of breaching the ban

A former pub landlord who flouted the smoking ban has been released from prison after a campaign to raise funds to secure his release.

Nick Hogan, 43, was sentenced to six months for failing to pay fines for smoking ban breaches at his two pubs.

Hogan, of Chorley, was found guilty of breaching the smoking ban at the Swan and the Barristers pubs in Bolton.

More than £9,000 was raised by well-wishers to pay off his fines and he has been freed after 11 days.

The original hearing was told that on the day the ban came into force he organised a "mass light-up" in the two pubs.

The smoking ban has cost me my pub, my job and my liberty
Nick Hogan, released ex-landlord

He was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £7,136 in costs.

His wife Denise, 53, said that following the conviction her husband lost his job and was unable to keep up with the £125-a-week fine payments.

The campaign to pay Hogan's fines was launched by blogger Anna Raccoon with the help of fellow libertarian blogger Old Holborn, who set up an account so people could donate online.

Within 36 hours more than £5,000 had been raised and by the end of last week donations totalled more than £9,000.

Fines paid

Mr Hogan was released from HMP Forest Bank in Salford earlier, after the sum owed was handed over in cash to the authorities.

Mr Hogan said: "I'm devastated to be sent to jail.

"The smoking ban has cost me my pub, my job and my liberty.

"I'd like to thank everyone who donated money to get me out of jail, and all the well-wishers who sent me cards and letters while I was behind bars. I can't thank them enough."

Simon Clark, director of the smokers' lobby group Forest which supported the campaign, said: "We don't condone people breaking the law but we do condemn the draconian nature of the anti-smoking legislation that has resulted in a previously law-abiding man losing his business and going to jail."

From the BBC. Yes, I know. I can't believe it either...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Burnistoun - funny.....

Purcell - Council closes ranks

Glasgow City Council, earlier today.

"Nothing to see here, move along," seems to be the collective response from the city chambers, (aka The Kremlin).

Pressure is mounting, apparently, for the council to set the record straight. But true to form, denial that there is more to the scandal seems to be the party line.

There is no way on this Earth that any one connected to the council or the story will volunteer information. It's too big, involves too many people from lots of backgrounds and goes back decades. Those who believe that what has been in the press over the last week is the full story is delusional. Labour councillors in Glasgow who deny any knowledge of what has been going on are liars.

Perhaps the denials and closing of ranks are to be expected. After all, little empires have to be protected. Money tucked away. Backs need to be scratched. Maybe it's so endemic within the west of Scotland those involved think that it's par for the course, what they are there for.

And as for the media and the Labour party. What a joke.

Not a peep from the official Labour party. Not a peep from the left side of the blogosphere. Not a plaudit for the 'bright young thing' of Scottish labour. Silence...... speaks volumes.

The media in Scoltand grudgingly reported on it. The bare bones thrown to the masses, nothing else. The BBC were by far the worst. The story being buried quickly down the web site, ending up in the small regional part of the Scottish news page. I can only conclude that their socialist masters gave them instructions.

Steven Purcell is but a sideshow in all of this. Anna Raccoon has also written on this subject. I suggest you read it.


courtesy of GOT

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gadget launch - International Women's Day

To celebrate today, (International Women's Day), Apple have launched a gadget aimed exclusively at women and I am honoured to exclusively reveal to you all the ......................

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A topical Saturday night tune.

Three line whip?

The silence from the leftie side of the blogosphere about the goings on this week is simply deafening.

I wonder if a three line whip has been in force?

Just asking...

A Three Line Whip is a strict instruction to attend and vote in a particular way, breach of which could have serious consequences; binding for both attendance and voting. Non-attendance permission can be given by the whip, but a serious reason is needed. Breach of a three-line whip can lead to expulsion from the parliamentary political group in extreme circumstances, and may lead to expulsion from the party. Consequently, three-line whips are generally only issued on key issues, such as votes of confidence and supply. The nature of three line whips and the potential punishments for revolt varies dramatically among parties and legislatures. The phrase a 'three lined whip' has been adopted into the workplace with employers often putting a 'three lined whip' on meetings.

Where's Wally?

George Square...

Rumours say that Mr Purcell has 'fled the country' during the night.

Papers should make interesting reading tomorrow...


update - He's away 'down under'

Friday, March 5, 2010

Who's been a naughty council then?

Can you see the cracks appearing?

Steven Purcell packs it in!

Serving at a MacDonalds near you, real soon...

Wow, what a week.

Monday - leader of the largest local authority in Scotland.

Friday - Unemployed

Can you hear the well wishing and plaudits coming from the lefties? No, neither can I.


With thanks to Eagle Eye Mark

Micro-chipped wheelie bins....

Coming next, bins with the lids glued shut...

Micro chipped wheelie bins are coming!

The first pay-as-you-throw rubbish scheme is to be launched this year, raising fears of nationwide bin taxes.

Under the controversial plans, binmen will weigh each household’s weekly rubbish, with the council paying cash ‘rewards’ to the least wasteful homes.

Daily Fail

Roy Hobbs, from Doncaster, said: "Most weeks I'll throw away 28 Alphabetti Spaghetti tins, a dozen empty bleach bottles, three bags of feet and a copy of the Daily Mail which I've covered in yellow highlighter and exclamation marks.

"I know I should probably stop reading it. But I can't."

Daily Mash

Guess where they can stick their micro-chips...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Charlie says....

Glasgow City Council officials had been set to say that former leader Steven Purcell quit because of a "chemical dependency", it has emerged.

Mr Purcell resigned on Tuesday citing exhaustion caused by the burden of his responsibilities.

The council statement was abandoned after officials agreed with Mr Purcell's lawyers that they should not mention his personal issues.

His spokesman said claims of a chemical dependency were without foundation.

He added that the issue was now in the hands of Mr Purcell's legal team.

The 37-year-old is recovering after being treated at a rehabilitation clinic in the Borders at the weekend.

Castle Craig Hospital describes itself as "one of Europe's top rehab clinics" and provides inpatient treatment for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

It has also emerged that the former council leader was reported missing from the rehab centre on Sunday, but returned a short time later.

Exhaustion and stress

It became apparent over the weekend that Mr Purcell would be standing down as leader of Glasgow City Council.

An official announcement of his resignation was made at a meeting of the Labour group on Tuesday morning.

A PR firm appointed by Mr Purcell issued a statement on Wednesday saying the former council leader was recuperating with family, and asking the media to allow him time and space to recover to full health.

It has since emerged that lawyers acting for Mr Purcell have complained to the Press Complaints Commission about what they said was "harassment of a sick man".

The former council leader's advisers said he was suffering from exhaustion and cited stress over the preparations for the Commonwealth Games and troubles at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) among the reasons for his departure.

Proceedings to choose a new leader will begin later in the year, probably after a general election.

Until then, the role will be filled by Mr Purcell's former deputy, Councillor Jim Coleman.


I'm sure there is more to come....

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Get a hold of yourself, Glasgow.

I like Glasgow, well the city centre anyway. I was there yesterday for a couple of hours. It has many fine buildings and venues, top class museums and a great night scene.

But, to be honest, they are nothing but shiny baubles strewn on a dung heap.

From the city centre walk in any direction for thirty or forty minutes. The city shakes off it's fancy clobber with every step and pulls on it's real, everyday clothes, the string vest and manky bandage of one of it's most famous residents. The real Glasgow shows itself within spitting distance of the fancy shops and restaurants. It's a disgrace.

What you will see is the result of decades of Labour neglect and mis-management. Preening arseholes strut about inside the city chambers as if they are someone important. They don't need to try to hard to be elected, anything with a red rosette attached is practically guaranteed to win.

They see it as their God given right. Their destiny. A union man twenty years ago would climb the greasy pole of local politics, eager to grasp the glittering prize of a council seat. Name in the paper, a fancy title on some sub committee or other and they're set for life. A backhander here, a tax payer funded 'fact finding' visit there. It's a grand life.

It's easy to be a Glasgow politician. No need to actually do anything. Just point at Edinburgh and shriek 'they hate us, everyone's against us'. The local press lap it up, as they are told to do.

Cronyism is endemic. Jobs for the boys galore. This quango or that quango, take your pick big man. Plenty of expenses to be claimed. Fill your boots. It's your birthright after all...

And the good people of Glasgow accept it.

The bloated, ruddy faced, borderline alcoholics living the high life courtesy of the Glasgow tax payer shit on the faces of the people they are supposed to represent. Ex Speaker Martin is the pinnacle of this attitude. Like a bad case of scabies they infect councils all over the west of Scotland, building little empires where no dissent will be tolerated.

And the people keep voting the parasites in, time after time.

Look around you, voters. Look at your streets, your communities. Are you happy with what you see? Happy living as if you are a 'victim'? Happy being shat on year after year by the bastards you elected?

Good people of Glasgow, (and the west of Scotland), get a hold of yourselves.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Labour's 'blue eyed boy' resigns

Coke is it!
(random advertisement. Honest...)

The leader of Glasgow City Council, Steven Purcell, has suddenly resigned his position declaring medical reasons, (stress). Apparently he is now hospitalised. I wonder if it is an NHS hospital or private clinic?

Rumours abound that he mixed his high pressure job with a 'hectic lifestyle', particularly after leaving his wife and declaring his preference for man love.

It would also seem that after the SPT scandal the other week, someones bluff has been called.


A news blackout is in place at the Kremlin and a PR company has been hired by Purcell. I wonder why?

Monday, March 1, 2010

One Man said NO! He needs our help.

This man said no. If we all said no then 'they' could not do a thing about it. Enough is enough.

Read the story here. Video from Freedom-2-Choose.

Donate to the cause using the link on the sidebar. Every penny counts.

Update - The sidebar link has stopped working for some reason. Amble over to Holborn's place and click the link there.

Horrible Dragon Threatens Council Worker Fantasy Land

From the excellent Daily Mash...

A LARGE, terrifying dragon is threatening the magical kingdom of massive pensions where no-one ever gets fired.

'Let us cheer ourselves with the Tale of the Massive Golden Pension'
The fearful citizens of Council Worker Fantasy Land say they will surely be burned to a crisp by the fire breathing monster unless they receive urgent anti-dragon money from the people of the Real World that exists beyond the buttercup meadow and the four star country house hotel where the magical training days are held.

Since 1997 Council Worker Fantasy Land has been the happiest place in the world, where grade two fairytale princesses and thousands of badly educated left-wing elves live happily alongside magical dwarves who are not allowed to move your wheelie bin more than 38.3cm.

But now the fearsome dragon that has eaten more 300,000 townsfolk who actually had to work for a living, could ravage the blissful community and its enchanted ability to tell other people what to do.

Roy Hobbs, the £225,000 a year chief executive of Council Worker Fantasy Land, said: "Help us o good and generous people of the realm where bad decisions have actual consequences.

"We have spent all our money on magical diversity training and surely now the dragon will eat 170,000 of us for his tea, which by the way does not contain five portions of fruit or vegetables and leads us to question his ability to raise young dragons."

Helen Archer, a gay and bisexual outreach princess from Doncaster, said: "Good sir, I am most terribly afraid the great dragon will use his massive talons to claw at my seven weeks of enchanted holiday entitlement and force me to justify my magical existence.

"Forsooth I shall have to leave this realm and travel beyond the chestnut wood and the babbling brook and end up working for Carphone Warehouse."

She added: "And by the way, every time you smoke a bewitched tobacco stick in a tavern doorway an enchanted pixie dies of fairy cancer."