Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Purcell prearing for Commonwealth Games failure?

From glasgowLost:

Purcell prearing for Commonwealth Games Failure?

Just weeks before Culture and Sport Glasgow board member Steven Purcell leads a Glasgow City Council delegation on a massive £100,000 junket to Sri Lanka, glasgowLOST can exclusively reveal that Glasgow City Council has registered and recently renewed a number of domains linked to a possible bid for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The junket to Sri Lanka will include Purcell and 45 other delegates to see if Glasgow will win the right to host Commonwealth Games in 2014. Also included in the party of the privileged is former First Minister Jack McConnell's wife Bridget, who is of course the ill-qualified chief executive of Culture and Sport Glasgow. Yet another Culture and Sport Glasgow board member joining in the free festivities will be Councillor Archie Graham.

The huge bill for the jaunt, which will be met out of a £5 million bidding kitty, will include an estimated £30,000 bill at the exclusive, five-star Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo.

Openly Purcell and his cronies have been ultra-confident about securing the Games ahead of Abuja in Nigeria, but gL can reveal that plans have been going on behind the scenes to prepare for the possibility of Glasgow joining the bidding process for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, should Glasgow lose in Sri Lanka. Central to this planning has been the registration and recent renewal of the following domain names:


While acknowledging that winning the Commonwealth Games bid in 2014 would have the potential to deliver some positive benefits for Glasgow, it looks increasingly likely that those benefits will not filter down to either the people of Glasgow, or small- and medium-sized businesses in the city.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

interesting to say the least . the info of the registry of domain names certainly doesn't show confidence in the vote in Columbo. Lets face people with a common background how want to take the wealth out of commonwealth and those people are in the developing commonwealth LOL