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SALFORD MAYOR CHRISTMAS CARD HORROR
 

Star date: 24th December 2013

`LET THEM EAT CAKE'… SALFORD COUNCIL CHRISTMAS CARD

It's not often that the Salford Star is speechless but having seen this year's animated Christmas card from Santa hat-clad Mayor Ian Stewart… we are, er, speechless!

It shows the Mayor, his Deputy and the three remaining senior Council officers going into an oven and then dancing into a `gingerbread town hall'. Takes the biscuit? Let them eat cake? What is the message? We're speechless!

Full cruel yule card horror here…


OMG! What were they thinking when Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart decided to send out this animated Christmas card to staff this year?
 
At first the Salford Star took pity – maybe it was designed by one of the two winners, age four and six, of the Mayor's Christmas card competition. But no, it appears not…their's are infinitely better!

The horror e-card shows Mayor Ian Stewart along with Deputy Mayor David Lancaster, and the three Council senior officers who are left – Sue Lightup, Nick Page and Ben Dolan – coming out of an oven as, er, gingerbread people, and then dancing into a gingerbread town hall.

We're still trying to work out the subliminal message to staff who face £millions of cuts in the New Year…er, `Let them eat cake'?...

Or perhaps it's to do with the seasonal story of the Gingerbread Man`Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Man!'… But then, look what happened to him…

Whatever, it is truly gross and not to be shown to excitable children or those of a nervous disposition…

See the full animated horror – click here

Salford MetAC wrote
at 16:32:10 on 09 January 2014
"You cannot see the puppet strings" That's because there isn't any...Ian Stewart has got his hand up their arses controlling them cos they are his bitches
 
Paul wrote
at 07:29:38 on 31 December 2013
Wrote wrote at 1:54:32 PM on Monday, December 30, 2013 This was nothing to do with the mayor, it's clearly been designed by the office junior on a very low budget (and on zoro hours contract) at minimal cost o the tax payer & I can't imagine the mayor or any of the directors are particularly happy with this - in fact I know they're not. Sorry people of salford I forgot to sign it . Yours truthly and sincerely Mayor. Ian Stewart , elected dictator of salford.
 
Wrote wrote
at 19:54:32 on 30 December 2013
This was nothing to do with the mayor, it's clearly been designed by the office junior on a very low budget at minimal cost o the tax payer & I can't imagine the mayor or any of the directors are particularly happy with this - in fact I know they're not.
 
GEORGE wrote
at 07:01:17 on 30 December 2013
REMEMBER IAN STEWART WAS A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT SIGNED UP TO LETTING THE ROMAIANIANS AND BUGARIANS IN. WHAT DOES HE SAY ABOUT THAT NOW
 
Kenneth w mckelvey wrote
at 18:19:32 on 29 December 2013
Where are the people of Salford going to look for some form of help/ Massive queues at the Job Centres/ Rent Offices/ No Nursery Schools Places /No Secondry Schools Places/ Bed Tax/ Cuts in Benefits/ Cuts in Aid Centres/Cutsin Age Concern offices/ Cuts to Drop in Centres/Cuts to Citizens Advice Centres/Cuts to legal Aid/ Cuts is all we are hearing/BUT No Cuts In Anything That Concerns Politicians MPs /Councillors/ Lord Mayors/ETC/ Big Increases in Fat Cats Pay/ Bankers Bonus's/ MPs Pay/ Tax Cuts For Millionaires/ Billionaires/ ETC Then to add insult to our injury we have a gang of Self Serving Rubber heads telling us we are all in it together( THE MIND BOGGLES)
 
Margaret Tunnacliffe wrote
at 09:04:46 on 29 December 2013
Well there you go folks Ian Stewart and his cronies acting the clowns we all know they are and him being centre stage which make him the biggest clown off all.
 
mary ferrer wrote
at 09:13:47 on 27 December 2013
Just watched it. Think its time to move out of the city the nutters are on the loose. God help us,because with that lot running the city, we need bloody help from somewhere
 
Salford onion wrote
at 09:13:25 on 27 December 2013
A complete abuse and misuse of the council IT system. The three strategic Directors should be disciplined as has and would happen to workers lower down the food chain. Only 2years ago scary spicer handed out mass bollockings to council workers who shared a joke on the it system. Disgraceful,!
 
Santa wrote
at 19:42:19 on 24 December 2013
You are taking the Christmas piss aren't you Star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Surely.....No?
 
DAVID THORNLEY wrote
at 16:02:36 on 24 December 2013
I AM TOTALLY SPEECHLESS!! THE MAYOR WANTS HIS HEAD EXAMINING (WHAT AM I SAYING EVERYBODY THOUGHT THAT ALREADY!!)
 
WTF is this all about wrote
at 16:02:29 on 24 December 2013
has anyone got an e mail address for eric pickles he needs to know about the wasteage in locul government this is wrong
 
Absolutely unbelievable wrote
at 15:10:29 on 24 December 2013
What a brilliant clip, it's that good you can not even see the Puppet strings on the arms of the mayors cronies. I am sure it will cheer up those in Salford that are suffering because of mayor Stewart, too many to mention but I am sure they will all thank-you Ian.
 
Amazed wrote
at 13:44:21 on 24 December 2013
OMG how much taxpayers money was spent on producing this crap? Do the people featured not feel any shame? And third question is, can the mayor name just one member of staff who actually wanted a Christmas card from him? This is a SICK joke the mayors position is now untenable, he must resign. Now that would be a lovely present for all the staff and the people of this city.
 
P. Wilson wrote
at 13:44:17 on 24 December 2013
Ian Stewart needs an IQ test
 
steve wrote
at 13:44:12 on 24 December 2013
It's good to see hard earned tax payers money being put to good use once again, Maybe if we dunk them they will dissolve away.
 
J 1O HNY wrote
at 13:43:50 on 24 December 2013
tried to click on the moving gingerbread characters to see if i could shot them......no such luck
 
P Wilson wrote
at 13:43:42 on 24 December 2013
How much money did that cost when they are closing business's down with parking charges and shutting adult mental health services? These people are c****!!
 
Dawne Sheldrick Keating wrote
at 13:43:04 on 24 December 2013
In light of the recent fire in Eccles my first thought was of the mother and children whos washing machine set alight from an electrical fault because the kitchen is of the same design sorry but I think our mayor is a Twat
 
alan tunnacliffe wrote
at 13:42:41 on 24 December 2013
just as i always thought dickheads
 
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