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Monday, 4 March 2013

CULTURAL CLAPTRAP



Dear old Nick Paget-Brown is a jolly nice chap. 
He is assiduous in being seen to earn his £55,000 a year as a councillor. 
However, when officers force him to put his name to this sort of pretentious claptrap one has to wonder whether he is completely detached from reality. 

This patronising 'talking down' to residents is precisely what infuriates them. It's clear Donna Pentelow, culture boss, is empire building and has dragooned Nick to aid her ambitions. 

Residents of the Royal Borough are, in the majority, educated, cultivated and well travelled. 
On their doorstep they have access to one of the most cultured cities in the world. 

They do not need their hard earned taxes wasted on any little cultural frippery that attracts Donna's attention. It is time to pull in the horns and focus taxpayers' resources on things and people that matter....like the elderly, the ill and the disabled.

Wasting hundreds of thousands of pounds on stuff like the NOUR festival, Opera Holland Park et al demonstrates a total inability to prioritise.

Read this claptrap: it is truly silly and embarrassing.

41 comments:

  1. Oh dear, it really is clap trap. And I write as one who quite appreciates what NPB does for the arts locally.

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  2. NPB is not jolly or nice. In common with most of his colleagues, his greatest talent is wasting the public's time and money. His latest pronouncement is typical drivel.

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  3. Tired Tory Councillor4 March 2013 at 22:50

    I agree with 22.09. Dear Dame, you really wish to think the best of people, but NPB is a truly stupid and vacuous person who will promote anyone's work if they flatter him enough.

    Sad - and dangerous - but true.

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  4. Tired Tory Councillor
    How dare you!! The Dame has been asked by the "Prime Minister' to promote Nick as 'Culture Champion'. In return, the Prime Minister has promised the Dame she can be a judge at the next Bursary Award.

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  5. Tired Tory Councillor5 March 2013 at 09:39

    You take sarcasm to the edge of credibility, I will call you Dame Tease.

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  6. One hesitate's to correct the Dame, but if Pooter is Prime Minister, NPB is surely Culture Secretary. They certainly inhabit a parallel universe.

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  7. "Read this claptrap: it is truly silly and embarrassing".

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