TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD.
I didn’t imagine when I took the slogan above that it would be ushered
in by a real earthquake of such a scale that the Express and Star is now
publishing reminiscences about it. Nor when I wrote that Wolverhampton City
and Education Authorities are seeing Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden if
they think that the League Tables of GCSE results published last night are a
true reflection of the state of education in Wolverhampton, or that other
matters in last night’s BLOG such as the lack of concern for our fellow
Muslim citizens were best brought to the attention of our citizens in this
WHO KNOWS GEORGE BARNSBY?
In fact the question of who I know is best turned on its head by asking
who knows me. I gave examples of this from my replies to people who had
either asked me for information.
Who is the secretary of the local branch of UCU (the new University
and College Union) of which I am a retired member? I do not know. No one
has contacted me but if I open a sort of question and answer bureau perhaps
I will learn.
More important is what is St.Modwen property developers doing after
their failure to take over Wolverhampton’s Eye Infirmary from lack of money
and other problems at the Dudley Zoo site. They are in real trouble, like
most property developers and our eye infirmary should revert to its previous
independent management, but where are they and who will take the initiative
in bringing them together.
Lastly, I raise again the question Who rules Wolverhampton posed by the
multiplicity of ‘regenerating’ organisations claiming to have vast sums of
money avaible to do this, but in fact in the same position as Modwen (and,
of course, the Gordon Brown government) of being stoney broke and therefore
impotent. The continued failure of the chief executive, Richard Carr, (see
BLOG Tuesday 26 Feb The Chief Executive with Nothing to Do!) to discuss this
question is not only highly damaging to his own reputation, but is probably