Friday, 16 November 2007

"Statue forger jailed for art con"

I ask myself, who's the actual f***ing villain of the piece...

... the local council who creamed off £400,000 of Council Tax-payers money to give to some totally unqualified jobsworth to spend on 'works of art', or the dedicted husband-wife-son team who fleeced them?

7 comments:

Umbongo said...

No criminal prosecutions for this load of bollocks. Just £700,000 of taxpayers' money flushed down the toilet of modern "art".

teeni said...

I often wonder about these things myself. Things that cost that much money really need thorough investigating before they are purchased. Taxpayers have enough to worry about without others foolishly spending their hard earned money.

Longrider said...

Clearly they didn't check the provenance. So, not only are the local council prepared to squander taxpayers' money (and, doubtless, demand even more come next March), they didn't bother to properly check that they were buying the genuine goods.

Taxpayers have enough to worry about without others foolishly spending their hard earned money.

That, teeni, is what politicians do. It's their raison dêtre

Mark Wadsworth said...

Umbongo, exactly. Your crime is just as bad the one I posted about.

The Creator said...

You are missing a key point here.

Speaking after the hearing, Stephanie Crossley, assistant director of adult services at Bolton Council, said the council 'had carefully followed established practice in buying the statue.'

So that's all right then, no?

That said, what are 'adult services'? What does Bolton have the rest of the country is missing?

Mark Wadsworth said...

I think that was my point - whoever spent the money was clearly not qualified to identify a legit Egyptian statue, even assuming that this is the sort of thing councils should spend money on.

The Creator said...

Sorry, obviously trying to be a bit too clever. I was laughing at the silly old baggage. The notion that Bolton's 'adult services' follows 'established practice' in buying forged works of art seems a perfect encapsulation of the deranged world these lunatics inhabit.