Friends and readers.
Before Sucks became the phenomenon it now is, there was nothing. No forum for those who wished to speak out without being bullied and targeted, no accountability from those who spent public money and created their own little empires, and patronising of Communities that came to expect to be used as voting fodder, and had no outlet to voice concerns and opinions that they knew would be ignored and dismissed. Bit by bit Pilton Sucks and It’s excellent big brother Edinburgh Sucks started to change all that and opened up to all what was going on in your names.
Pilton Sucks has been appaluded for it’s work on Domestic Abuse and workplace bullying, two hidden crimes that are at last starting to see daylight and be treated as the crimes they are. We have tried to make politics understandable and humorous and judging by your comments we have to a large extent succeeded. Pilton Sucks is now recognised as an important contributor to Community life, as we cannot be threatened and intimidated, we will not be silenced when we see or hear about misdeeds and chancers at work.
We have made household names out of a number of our regular characters and they have never received as much publicity as they do now, and our reliable sources tell us that a number of our noble elected members have Pilton Sucks high on their reading agenda, that’s good as they will learn a lot about what is really going on in their wards and constituencies. We have exposed those that say one thing and do another and receive taxpayers money so are therefore open to scrutiny from anyone whether they like it or not. The one’s that complain are always the one’s with something to hide, so please complain and we will expose what you are up to, however you try to cover it up.
Several people elected to public office have privately thanked Pilton Sucks for raising concerns and the humorous look at Community life. For those who read Sucks and start at first to let their belly’s rumble and decry what we print, to bad, then, instead of looking at their own practice, scream and shout about the printed word, shows clearly that all is not right and further investigation into their practice is warranted, and we at Pilton Sucks are beautifully placed to do just that. We are well aware that even within a Communtiy such as North Edinburgh, there are one or two projects that receive public money but want as little to do with the public they are supposed to serve as humanly possible.
Oh yes lip service is paid to the punters but the reality is quite different, and we have testimonies from a number of individuals which show exactly that. And dear friends that is exactly the purpose or one of them of Pilton Sucks, for as we have already said before Sucks there was nothing and nowhere for individuals to voice their concerns and expose malpractice, fraud and expolitation of Communities. Now there is and we take every concern seriously, do our own research and then let our wide and growing readership decide for themselves what the reality of the situation is.
Sucks has it’s own sources and people we can talk to, and our associates who write the posts are given a free hand. Sucks has no owner nor any single author, it belongs to no-one and everyone. We also have heard names bandied about over who Pilton Sucks is or are. Pilton Sucks was founded by a group of disenfranchised individuals who had seen corruption and the jobs for the boys industry, and who also wanted to make the writing humorous and the characters real. No-one actually realised how big it would be with an offer now on the table to collaborate on a major piece of work.
We have and will continue to bring out into the public arena information that others would rather you didn’t know. We have been picked up by Channel 4 on a couple of occasions and we are aware that the media both local and national take a peek at us now and again as even they cannot get to the parts we can. The one continuing growth industry in Communities like North Edinburgh is the poverty industry where jobs have been created, not for local people, couldn’t have that could we, but for the few who do quite nicely thank you very much. They grace us with their presence while they milk the public purse and then by words and deeds prove how unworthy we are to receive their gift of patronising.Of the millions of pounds of public money that has been spent in North Edinburgh, how many local people have benefitted through employment, answers on the back of a stamp.
The biggest travesty and yes disaster was the blindness of not having a local Labour agreement when the development of the Waterfront was first muted. Yes there were jobs but none for the locals, the undesirables who watched and waited for some scrapes from Labours table. None came. We have the tee shirt and written the book on how we were conned and continue to be, so those who decry Sucks and sites like ours but not as good as, watch out for you will get away with nothing, and neither you should. So cry and moan like babies Sucks is on your case.