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SALFORD MAYOR IAN STEWART WINS CHICKEN AWARD
 

Star date: 8th January 2013

SALFORD MAYOR IAN STEWART WINS CHICKEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Ladies and gentlemen, the annual Salford Star Mary Burns Awards are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past 12 months. This includes fowl play and a new Awards category…Chicken of the Year.

Up for this Award was every single Labour Party councillor who won't stand up in public against Mayoral decisions that they are not happy with. But the winner by a mile was their half cocked chief. Ladies and gentlemen prepare your rotten eggs for the winner of the Salford Star Mary Burns Award for Chicken of the Year…. Mr Ian Stewart!!!

Full details here…


Salford Star Mary Burns Award
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THE SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS

Category: Chicken of the Year
Winner: Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart

Following his George Bush `Read My Lips' Award, Ian Stewart picks up a second gong in this annual online glittering ceremony.

Eight months into his reign as Mayor of Salford and still Ian Stewart won't be interviewed by the Salford Star. This saga dates back to October, when, after six months grace from being elected, the Star thought it right to question the new Mayor's record and ambitions. Unfortunately Mr Mayor wasn't having any of it…

We are extremely busy trying to protect the most vulnerable members of our Community" etc etc... "I will ask my office to get in touch with some suitable dates…"

To date there's been nothing. Except underhand remarks, accusing the Star (although not directly, of course) of "lies" and "misinformation". We even wrote him an open letter – but, pathetically, no reply was ever received (see here).

Maybe Mr Stewart doesn't like the fact that the Star is printing details of his financial dealings – pay offs from Parliament (see here) and an income from his tax payer funded second home (see here).

Maybe Mr Stewart doesn't like the fact that the Star has launched a countdown to get rid of the Mayoral system that breeds arrogance and contempt from those in power (see here for feature and see the countdown clock on the Star front page)

Or maybe he and his new communications spin doctor/journalism expert, Matt `I once wrote for the Manchester Evening News' Finnegan, believe that by trying to ignore and isolate the Salford Star they can pretend all is well is Salford.

Whatever, the point is that by not allowing himself to be accountable to the media, Mr Stewart is either acting like some sort of despot after a coup – or a chicken stuck in a coup…

Until Mr Stewart decides to face up the Salford Star, he will forever be crowned the chicken. So ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, prepare your rotten eggs for the winner of the inaugural Salford Star Mary Burns Award for Chicken of the Year…

Salford City Mayor… I-a-a-an St-e-e-ew-a-a-art!!!

Applause…

If Ian Stewart, or his `communication supremo' would like to make a thank you speech please fill in the Comments box below...

See Other Salford Star Mary Burns Award Winners...

Unfortunate Website of the Year: Visit Salford – click here

Salford Folly of the Year: Greengate Square – click here

Fiddling While Rome Burns: Salford Council – click here

The George Bush `Read My Lips' Award: Ian Stewart – click here

Readers Award for Disdain for Salford Working People: Creative Tourist - click here

 


 

Insider wrote
at 07:45:57 on 09 January 2013
Well deserved! Ian Stewart and Scary greedy Spicer dont even speak to their own staff just in case they get challenged about the council's dodgy dealings. Well done Salford Star without you the public of Salford would have no idea abou this useless coucnil.
 
Winston Smith wrote
at 15:49:04 on 08 January 2013
Probably the most deserving award so far, and the most significant. The Salford Star puts forward important and relevant political questions, albeit in a 'robust manner' and gets ignored. Yet these slimeball party politicos fall over themselves to kiss tabloid arses (y'know, the ones who hacked the phone of a murdered schoolgirl, accused Liverpool fans of pissing on their dead friends, etc, etc, etc). Sheer cowardice. Or hypocrityshitpants as the mayor might say.
 
Corrupt hellhole UK resident wrote
at 15:48:42 on 08 January 2013
Richly deserved . What an ignorant and arrogant shite Mayor Greedy is . The sooner we get rid of the mayoral system , and all the Nu-liebour shites who have reduced this city to rubble , the better for us all .
 
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