"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "


Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009


""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."


Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Monday, May 14, 2007

Shock Horror - Gubment wastes tax payers money

The expertly coiffured and insufferable Ben Bradshaw, despoiler of North Sea Fish stocks and much else, who is now called Minister for Local Environment Quality, announced today the squandering of yet more tax payers funds on paid-for advertising to support campaigns preventing chewing gum litter.

The improbable Chewing Gum Action Group will sponsor "awareness raising campaigns " in August and September this year, using exciting new campaign visuals, exciting new poster-adverts, and supported by exciting wider campaign activities in each successful local authority blah..blah ... blah blah...

BB says of the 16 councils selected for this exciting campaign from the 40 who applied that ," I hope they will make the most of the opportunity this campaign offers to change behaviour by tackling irresponsible disposal of chewing gum in their areas."

Change behaviour ? You bet it will ..

1. Remind the chewers to buy more of the wretched stuff (examine carefully who sponsors this absurd fucking campaign)

2. Send Council tax-payers apoplectic

For two entertaining, informative article see 24/5/05 - On the Spit Fines and 29/02/04 - Sticky Deposits, Spit or Swallow?
The costs of this behaviour changing exercise ? Coyly, Ben Bradshaw Chewing Gum Czar fails to mention. The number of people fined for spitting chewing gum ? Not available.

The picture is of "Gum Girls" distributing free exciting pouches for the public to collect, store and carry their chewed and spat out masticatory effluvium... in Piccadilly, Manchester from last years ...wait for it ... "exciting and successful campaign".

Famous Gum Chewers in History

Alex Ferguson, Manager of the most wonderful foortball team ever, Premiership Champions 2007/7, FA Cup Winners 2007.

4 comments:

Stef said...
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Stef said...

Let's try that again

spoilsorts...

www.flickr.com/photos/rahid1/sets/286517/

Shutter said...

or here
http://tinyurl.com/3yszoz

even

..one glass of Horlick's too many ?

Shutter said...

..and more on the obsessive minituarist

http://tinyurl.com/2rtq26

http://tinyurl.com/7b4ht

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish