Sunday, 9 January 2011

The Rotton Boroughs Awards 2010.

Of the seventeen Private Eye's Rotton Boroughs Awards 2010, only one went to Wales and I don't suppose there are any marks for guessing that the award would probably have something to do with Ynys Mon Council. Yes David Bowles the Interim Chief Executive was awarded "The Sir Geoffrey Boycott Dead Bat Award," which reads:
To Anglesey council’s “interim managing director” David Bowles, who repeatedly refused to tell the Today programme how much he earned. All he would say was “I’m actually employed by a private company”. Actually, he gets £1 from the council... which pays Solace Enterprises Ltd £275,000 for his services.

I'm quite surprised, as is Caebrwyn Thompson that no other Welsh Local Authorities feature in these awards; but the Welsh public authority most deserving of a Private Eye award (in my opinion) is the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board for whom 2010 has been an Annus Horribilis...as Mrs Windsor would say!

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