Well Done Joe The Printer

Mr Monkey tips his hat to Liberal Democrat councillor Joe Abbott for confirming what most of us already know; On View, the council’s spin machine magazine is a waste of money.

According to this piece in the Shields Gazette, Malcolm Fanzine, CLICK HERE councillor Abbott welcomes the proposal to reduce the number of the council’s On View magazines published each year from six to five – saving £20,000. But he reckons the council should reduce the number further and said: “Why not make it a quarterly? Many residents put it straight in the bin anyway.” 

Seems the Liberal Democrats have realised that On View is nothing more than an expensive  ‘hobby horse’ for Irene Lucas and at the same time she’s allowed it to become the ruling Labour group’s unofficial magazine. How else can you explain why every edition is swamped with articles and photographs of Labour councillors, activists and their relatives?

Mr Monkey reckons that councillor Abbot deserves credit for his comments but thinks that he didn’t go far enough – come on Joe it’s time to bin On View for good.

Spending £120,000 per year on council and Labour party propaganda is unacceptable when the same people are proposing to hike the cost of meals provided at luncheon clubs and daycare centres from £2.80 to £3.80 and also plan increasing the cost of council home-care services from £9.80 to £10.80 an hour.

This chimp wonders whether anybody in the chief executive’s or leader’s office has a conscience?


5 Responses to “Well Done Joe The Printer”

  1. 1 Hassan
    17/01/2009 at 17:36

    It’s a bit rich coming from someone who doesn’t mind spending a small fortune on his own printing simply to use as propaganda throughout the ward, or to send to councillors, executives, and media people throughout the North East. (My friend, sometimes you give too much away)

    You play the same game except you don’t use MY money!

  2. 2 Hassan
    18/01/2009 at 09:48

    Raul old friend, I will not be silenced like some insolent child!

    You have offended me with deleting!

    You complain about council spending fortune on magazine but you are propagandist too spending your own money to stick your thoughts down our throats. You play the same game in Beacon and Bents.

    You tell me to keep my son away from school and march to Town Hall and support the Hamas bobmers, I say NO!

  3. 3 MrBaboon
    18/01/2009 at 20:15

    HI Mr Monkey, I suggested they offer an email version….why not give us a choice on one of the many letters they send out ?? As you correctly say it ens up in the bin.

  4. 4 Joe Kidd's personal Sat Nav
    18/01/2009 at 20:29


    Hassan goes from perfect English to pigeon english overnight!

    Shurely not some Labour party stooge trying to pretend to be a member of the ethnic community to smear one of the borough’s most popular councillors, I hope?

    Investigate their IP addresses, Monkey.

  5. 5 Mr Monkey
    19/01/2009 at 07:32

    Good point about the IP addresses. Once I have the information the person’s details will make interesting reading.

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