Greater Manchester Council has since its inception been controled by the Gaybour party. Consequently in allocating funds to public spending projects in the conurbation, anything to do with ‘The Gay Village’ or the city’s ‘Gay Pride Day’ celebrations has been given far more than it deserves, projects relating to ethnic minorities have been well funded (gotta keep buying those votes) and anything that would benefit non – minority citizens is relegated to the ‘can’t be arsed’ list.
This has resulted in some problems, for example The Manchester Evening News recently ran a story about the mumber of people who complain about the state of the city’s roads. “The roads of Manchester are in an appalling state, especially around Bury. I have cyclist friends who have been hospitalised’ one resident comented on the website, “They damage vehicles. Sometimes it’s hard to know which pothole caused the damage because there are so many.
Now the case has been taken up by a street artist who as a tribute to his hero Banksy calls himself ‘Wanksy’. The graffiti merchant whose real name is not known has been dicking about for several weeks in the Ramsbottom area, spraying giant nusgers around the worst potholes. He told the M.E.N:They damage vehicles. Sometimes its hard to know which pothole caused the damage because there are so many.When I’ve finished in Ramsbottom, I’ll move on to the rest of Manchester.
He added: “I wanted to attract attention to the pothole problem and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus. It’s also speedy, I don’t want to be in the road for a long time. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem.
Speaking to Radio Manchester he said, “He added: I wan to attract attention to the pothole problem. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus. Its also speedy, I dont want to be in the road for a long time. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem. It seems to be working, judging from the Facebook fan page.
Some people may have been offended, but not as much as motorists who have had to fork out for a new tyre or face a bill of several hundred pounds for repairs to their car suspension.
And of course if it make Manchester’s Gaybour council look like knobs and aleterts a wider audience to the reality that the elitist Labour party doesn’t give a flying fuck about the concerns of ordinary voters, the protest has the full support of Boggart Blog. So here we go with a small exhibition of Wanksy’s best works. (See more at the Facebook fan page gallery – click ‘Back to album’ top left for slideshow)