Friday, February 16, 2007

REVEALED: The secret email from millionaire pop promoter, Chas Cole to council leader Warren Bradley, which secured the Summer Pops.

BELOW IS A VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT OF AN EMAIL FROM CHAS COLE TO WARREN BRADLEY AND COLIN HILTON. THIS IS NOT A HOAX. WE REPRODUCE THE EMAIL HERE IN FULL, BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND HAS GRAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CITY OF LIVERPOOL. THE DAY AFTER THIS EMAIL WAS SENT, THE CITY COUNCIL SUDDENLY ANNOUNCED THAT THE SUMMER POPS WAS GOING TO MR COLE.

---------Original Message------------------------
From: Chas Cole
To: Bradley, Warren (Leader of the City Council)
Cc: Hilton, Colin (Chief Executive)
Sent: Thu Feb 15 12:27:00 2007
Subject: Summer Pops 2007

Dear Warren

I am coming under increasing pressure from the Liverpool Echo to go public on the planned rescue of the Summer Pops. They confirmed some days ago their commitment to provide a value in kind contribution and they are aware that I am waiting for the Council and the Capital of Culture's commitment to provide 100K sponsorship for the event.

I had hoped that you would have been able to provide a confirmation by now, so that it could be announced this week.

Time is running out, another week passes by and the agents/acts are making their final plans for summer tours and, frankly, I fear they are losing patience with Liverpool.

In an ideal world, you would be able to provide the requested commitment and a positive quote by mid afternoon today. This would allow me to confirm with acts during the rest of today and tomorrow that Liverpool is back in the game for this summer.

In addition, we can run a positive joint story in tomorrow's Echo of how yourself, the Council and the Echo have saved the event.

If you are not able to provide the confirmation, it will be helpful to at least have a telephone conversation to gain an understanding of the decision making process and timescale.

Please give me a call on my mobile (deleted at the author's request, ed)

Kind Regards.

Chas


Chas Cole

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30 comments:

Aintree Iron said...

whoooooooaaahhhhhh! You've done it again, and it looks as though Warren Bradley has just signed up to full-time membership of the evil cabal...

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely astonishing. Literally gob-smacking.
Unbelievable.
Who do these ****ers think they are? What a cynical little stitch-up!

Anonymous said...

I bet that was an interesting telephone call !

Tori Blare said...

OMG Tony he is going to try and sue your arse off with this one!!!
Literally gob smacking, the cheek of these people!
I agree with Aitree Iron, I have always thought Warren was one of them, but this confirmation from the email to the Echo actually stating they have saved the day on the front page makes me believe that the WHOLE of the Liberal democrat Party The Halsalls and Coles involved and McElhinney threatening anyone who tries to stop them, and the ECHO are all fully paid up members of the LIVERPOOL EVIL CABAL.

Mrs Hilton said...

Who leaked the email???
Was it my husband Colin or was it Warren?
They are the only names on the email sent by Cole????

Tony Parrish47 said...

That would be telling. and i am not.

Paul H said...

Good on you Tone. Revenge must be sweet. After all, wasn't it Chas's mate the smiling assassin who unleashed all of the evil cabal stuff with his emails between Matt Finnegan and Storey? And here we have another email being published. Hoist and petard, spring to mind. I wonder if he will try and take you to the Information Commissioner for publishing his confidential email? Public interest would be a cracking defence....As for the Echo's role in this disreputable little affair, it just underlines how badly served the city is...Nothing will come of all this of course, but you deserve a medal for making their seedy little world public.

Anonymous said...

Christ knows why I should do this, but hey, I have had a phone call asking can Chas's mobile number be taken off the email. Why the **** he couldn't do this himself, god only knows. But there you go. Shows its being avidly read, anyway. Fascinating stuff too!

Tony Parrish47 said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Why should we do him any favours then?
But on second thoughts, to show our strength and to demonstrate that we occupy the moral high ground in this campaign, we will agree to remove his mobile number from the email.
Pity Chas's mate, aka the smiling assassin/Hasitall/the pops weasel, didn't show similar morality two years ago, innit?

Anonymous said...

Indeed.

Councillor Rip Them Off Bradley said...

Some of us got the number before you took it off, I bet he changes it for another COUNCIL PAID mobile.

Janine said...

I would have thought there are quite a few people inside the council and the Culture Company who now wish they had behaved with a bit more moral fibre two years ago...serves them right, i say. what goes around, comes around.

callmenaive said...

But what's wrong with all this? I don't get it - can't Cole send emails to whoever he wants?

Tori Blare said...

To callmenieve, it shows that the whole pops deal was a set up from the start, Chas Cole Warren Bradley and Colin Hilton were also in league with the ECHO, who plannd the headlines of ECHO saves the day when it was not lost in the first place, the email just shows that Cole was getting impatient to get the party started.

Anonymous said...

All in it together allllll along!!

Anonymous said...

keep going tone

Mrs Doctor McDog said...

What the hell goes on in their world?

There are people in Liverpool without basic provisions and forced to live in squalor, yet these knob heads just continue with their jobs for the boys lets cover it all up champagne lifestyles.
Liberal Democrats of Liverpool should ALL be ousted and not allowed to stand again as a councillor or be able to influence the Government in any shape or form!
Chas Cole is a business man so one expects skull duggery from him, however, the rest of them Hilton Bradley, Storey, All the DOGS and the smiling assassins and the whole lot of the culture gang, also of course the little MIDGET himself, they were,some still are,ALL,paid by LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL TAX PAYERS!!!!
Why do they continue to avert justice?
Why do my friends and I pay council tax, so the Liberal Democrats can then squander away this money, on jaunts to Cannes, paying thousands of pounds in Blackmail money to Henshaw, getting themselves nice company cars and a poo sheild to keep them clean, closing valuable care homes for the elderly such as Venmore House in Anfield, paying millions of pounds for services, via Liverpool Direct Limited, that already belong to us, and then they give themselves a nice jobs for the boys pat on the back and a 20% performance related bonus to boot.
IS THAT REALLY THE REASON WE ALL PAY OUR COUNCIL TAX???

ratepaying sucker said...

To Mrs Doctor McDog and Tone and Tori of course

Spot on - Do we have to continue to pay Council tax to fund this ugly Mafia? or can we become conscientious abstainers?

city tax payer said...

Why am i paying for an event in another borough?

ratepaying sucker said...

Why am I paying for an event that I cant afford to go and see myself and Evil Cabal Council gangsters and entourage get first choice on all the cheap tickets (subsidised by me) anyway ?

Gwladys is still logging in said...

Absolute cheek.

'I'm coming under increasing pressure...' so I'll just pass it on to you.
How dare a pop promoter put pressure on the Leader of LCC? I think we all have a fair inkling by now.

Tony Parrish47 said...

good on ya gwlad. such loyalty must be rewarded with a nice glass of something, next time you are in town.

MILDRED said...

Will the revenue that is created by this event for the pubs and restaurants etc in Sefton, be of any benefit to the Liverpool Council Tax payer?
Will a percentage of the revenue made be paid to Liverpool City Council.
Will this save my mother from going into a private home?
Will she get her home help to prevent that?
Will the City generate employment on our doorstep?
Or will it be made easier for Sefton residents?
Do I get a tax rebate for having to travel if I want to go to the Summer pops?
Will ALL Liverpool residents be given a ticket for the concert of their choice, to make up for it?

What exactly will I, a Liverpool Council Tax Payer, get out of this???

pleased for them said...

To Mildred

You will get the satisfaction of knowing that senior hard working council members, officials and their friends and family have had the opportunity for some respite from all their good deeds and had some jolly nice nights out, some (family) may even have the opportunity to perform on stage themselves as part of the show, others (friends) may even have made a tidy few bob out of it.

Gawd bless em

Joe S said...

Bradley is totally out of his depth. if not corrupt. his lengthy letter to the daily post this sweek was a joy to behold. he went out of his way to try and answer the blog, without actually mentioning the blog. and he threw a smokescreen over the decision to give cole 100 grand without of course explaining why he wasn't giving 100 grand to the other two bidders.
strange that no one has replied to the dpost letters page yet....
bradley is inexperienced and a fireman, he does not have the cleverness to frustrate or sort out the cabal. he just panicked and thought, shit we must get something to replace the pops. he didn't think it through or realise the dangers of giving it to cole again. he has probably irreparably damaged his reputation in one fell swoop. there is already a lot of chatter about storey coming back, godhelpus.

Anonymous said...

also bradley seems to think he has done everyone a favour by saving the city council 500 grand in the original bid. why on earth should the city council be subsidising any pop promoter at all? it's mad. it could only happen in lpool.and then bradley thinks he has done us all a favour by not spending 500 grand but 100 grand instead. is he out of his mind? or just stupid?

Anonymous said...

also bradley seems to think he has done everyone a favour by saving the city council 500 grand in the original bid. why on earth should the city council be subsidising any pop promoter at all? it's mad. it could only happen in lpool.and then bradley thinks he has done us all a favour by not spending 500 grand but 100 grand instead. is he out of his mind? or just stupid?

Coca Cola said...

HOW MUCH IS THE COUNCIL CHARGING COLE TO USE THE SUMMER POPS BRAND AND LOGO?

Anonymous said...

Warren may not be the brightest bulb in the lamp but hes certainly brighter than many other of our elected leaders (no names mentioned) and various board members of CoC.

Ample opportunities for Cabalists to play them like the instruments they are.

Who are you going to vote for in May?

Tori Blare said...

Does this now mean Bradley is saying it is ok to cut Social Care and Housing?

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

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