Monday, March 22, 2010
Snouts in the Trough
Our intrepid investigative reporter, Mister Hitmouse, has uncovered further evidence of the sleaze ridden state of the Badgertown Council.
Posing as a representative of a dwarf lobbying firm he secretly recorded former council ministers who were willing to use their access and influence with Uncle to lobby him - in return for cash.
Stephen Bears claimed that he had successfully lobbied Uncle to stump up some cash for tree houses for the ursine community. He offered himself as a "dancing bear for hire" with total access to the honeypot.
Geoff Hoot offered to lead delegations to Uncle. The senile old owl claimed that "I have been inside Uncle's inner sanctum - and even used his toilet!"
Uncle has dismissed the claims - "They are just trying to make themselves sound important - I have never met them and would certainly not allow them to call me Unc as had been suggested!"
Noddy Ninety, the incumbent Mayor, laughed at their stupidity in being taken in by Hitmouse. "He wore the same old false beard and glasses that he always wears undercover!" he smirked.
Asked to comment, on the antics at the Town Hall, Mister Beaver Hateman remarked "The wider issue here is the question of how it is that an unelected, non domicile, entrepreneur elephant wields so much influence over the affairs of Badgertown? He does not even pay taxes in Badgertown!"