Monday, October 29, 2012

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Mayor’s £650,000 offer to keep gay pride in the pink

Hello cowboy: Boris Johnson complete with stetson at a gay pride march
Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Community groups have been asked to bid for the right to run London’s gay pride celebrations for the next five years under a scheme announced by Boris Johnson.
The Mayor has pledged £650,000 in grants to the successful bidders and hopes a more professional tendering process will avoid the last-minute disasters of this year’s event.
Under the new process, the winning bidder will run the Pride celebrations for five years with a grant agreement from the Mayor of £500,000.  The fee for using Trafalgar Square will be waived and an events officer would be assigned to the project, taking the total sponsorship to more than £650,000.
The event was plunged into chaos this year when a huge funding shortfall meant the celebrations were scaled back at the last minute, with no floats allowed on the parade, no formal street party and an earlier finishing time of 6pm.
Community groups and businessmen blamed chronic mismanagement and the entire board of Pride London resigned last month, leaving next year’s event in limbo. Pride celebrations in the capital have been running for 40 years, organised by an elected board, but have frequently run into financial problems, in-fighting and other problems.
The London Assembly’s oversight committee has launched an inquiry into how £100,000 of taxpayers’ money was spent on Pride this year.
Mr Johnson said: “London’s Pride celebrations are a key event in our city’s cultural calendar.” Not-for-profit community organisations have been asked to submit expressions of interest to the Mayor’s office.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor/mayors-650000-offer-to-keep-gay-pride-in-the-pink-8225631.html

NWN: Nice to see the Tory parties priorities ! 

11 comments:

NWN Admin said...

Was a D notice put on OPERATION ORE ?

Anonymous said...

A Point Of View: China and multiculturalism.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20083309

Anonymous said...

Turkish and jewish idiot yahoo, Boris Johnson, will be 'coming out' soon.

Anonymous said...

Arch Paedophile Jimmy Savile was a devout Zionist and an Israel supporter.

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/arch-paedophile-jimmy-savile-was-a-devout-zionist-and-an-isr.html

Anonymous said...

Savile was anti nazi league too.

Anonymous said...

NWN.

Can the NF Deputy Chairman, Kevin Bryan, actually spell?

I have seen a few of his posts on a few websites. Makes grim reading.

I really don't know why, or how, the National Front puts up with him.

He could not even get a C grade at the current GCSE standard.

Anonymous said...

This is nothing to do with this thread but so called nationalist jefrey Marshall who has recently been helping out Dave Jones in his todmorden by election has been defending both savile and glitter on a face book page.
I dont know a lot about Marshall but here is one of his posts.
Jeffrey Marshall: Groupies fucked celebrities without getting paid because it was the age of Free Love. Now they want a pension like everyone else, courtesy of the taxpayer. We should stop this happening by insisting on justice for Savile who can no longer defend himself.

Anonymous said...

Gri££in and the pink bnp would love the chance to join in this and show the country what a gay time bnp could have.

Anonymous said...

You have to keep an eye on K Bryan as he has been known to help himself to funds. He is also called a grass by some people not sure why.I'll ask around.

Anonymous said...

Gri££in and the pink bnp would love the chance to join in this and show the country what a gay time bnp could have.

Griffin does have a dont ask dont tell policy ooh err missus.

Anonymous said...

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