16 shades of Robin Wales

25 Nov

16 shades of Robin Wales

The current issue of the Newham Mag contains an extraordinary 16 pictures of the Mayor.

Even by the Mag’s Pravda-like standards, this must be some kind of record.

Could there be an election coming up, I wonder?

4 Responses to “16 shades of Robin Wales”

  1. Birdman November 28, 2013 at 09:20 #

    The Newham Mag has long been a propaganda sheet and no-one in authority cares. That includes that idiot Tory Minisiter Pickles who said he would put a stop to such local authority magazines. The very unphotogenic Sir Robin knows this, but note that in the run up to the local election there will be no photos of, or articles by, the Mayor or Councillors as they know it would be open to challenge if used during the statutory election period. Thus proving they realise and accept the magazine is used the rest of the time for party political reasons.

    This is a great shame as politics aside, the magazine is well produced and informative. However, if you strip out the lies (constant mention of free events etc), the puff pieces for councillors who are barely literate, the constant promotion of Sir Robin in the North Korean style etc, it would be a slim magazine that would only need to be produced once a month thus saving a great deal of money.

  2. Kevin Mansell December 2, 2013 at 19:41 #

    Suspect Mayor is most photographed man in world after Kim Yong Un and Beckham!

  3. Kevin Mansell December 2, 2013 at 19:48 #

    I thought a good example of the Peoples’ Daily -like tendency of the Newham Mag was the comment that at the Armistice Day Commemoration Ball the participants “…were dancing respectfully..” ( so as not to besmirch the memory of the fallen?) During the blitz , my then single Mum and Dad went to dances every Saturday night and I’m pretty sure they didn’t dance”respectfully” despite the daily carnage around them! How stupid and nauseating can this sick military besotted municipal culture get?

    • Birdman December 4, 2013 at 13:13 #

      I attended a rememberance day service at West Ham Church a few years ago where local councillors before the service were acting in a loud boorish manner in the Church, near to the memorial plaques. One of them was commenting on his good friend Sir Robin Wales, saying how he (Sir Robin) had got rid of his glasses by having eye surgery, and he now needed to get his teeth done so he didn’t look like a gerbil! This particular councillor was very loud, thought himself funny and showed no respect for his surroundings. The council employee who accompanied Sir Robin to the service, spent the whole service loudly chewing gum and was no doubt getting double time . I was disgusted with all their behaviour and thought then that many of the civic dignitaries were there for the photo opportunity not out of any respect for the fallen and those who serve.

      In other parts of the Country great pains are taken to take the politics out of rememberance, and the local press are also restrained. It is a great shame it so different in Newham.

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