Friday, February 16, 2007



Chas 'show me the money' Cole has ridden to the rescue and is bringing the Summer Pops back this year - but to Aintree racecourse!
The council taxpayers of Liverpool will now be paying £100,000 for an event which will be held outside the city's boundaries in Sefton.
(Isn't it illegal for the council taxpayers of one local authority to subsidise events outside its own boundaries? ed)
All the claims that Liverpool's economy benefits from the Pops now fall at the first fence. Concert goers will simply drive to Aintree, watch the gig, and get in the car or coach home.
Result: virtually zero benefit to Liverpool's economy, bars, clubs and hotels.
Millionaire Cole's CMP Entertainment, which has taken more than £3million from council taxpayers so far, is taking another £50 grand from the city council and £50 grand from the Culture Company to stage the slimmed down event this year.
The event will be held this summer in a new equestrian centre at Aintree which, amazingly, has still not been built and which has no other customers. ( Groooaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnn, ed)
But what this sorry little saga demonstrates most of all is how completely shambolic the city council now is.
First the Pops was on, then it was off, now it's back on again.
But not in Liverpool!
Who exactly is supposed to be in charge and what do they think they are doing?
As we have said before (about the Culture Company,ed) they couldn't run a piss-up in a brewery.
What has been the tender process that has been observed in this process, which is costing us the city £100,000?
What other tenders have been received?
Where was the tender process advertised?
And what role did elected members have in choosing the successfull contractor?
You have been well and truly stuffed again, Councillor Bradley, haven't you?
Outwitted at every turn.
Convenient that Chas finally got it, isn't it?
And what role has the smiling assassin Halsall had in all this?


The Electorate said...

Who are you going to vote for in May?

phnatom flinger said...

I seem to recall that last week CMP wanted a £700,000 subsidy to run the event, now it looks like they can do it for 100. Lordy, that's some difference isn't it?

How the council use Ripa to spy on you....

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