Saturday, November 01, 2008

Brian Souter, Ann Gloag, Stagecoach, Arthur Andersen, the CIA, Gay People

Brian Souter, boss of transport company Stagecoach.

1. Brian Souter and his sister Ann Gloag run the UK based transport company called Stagecoach.

Souter and Gloag are members of an American-based fundamentalist Christian church, the Church of the Nazarene. (BRIAN SOUTER - News )

Souter once worked for the American firm Arthur Andersen, which reportedly has had links to Enron and the CIA (aangirfan: Halliburton, Andersen, Enron. / Enron .)

A Stagecoach London vehicle, operating London Buses route 30, was destroyed in the 7 July 2005 London bombings.

2. Is Stagecoach boss Brian Souter gay?

Brian Souter has campaigned strongly against gay people. (Millionaire funds anti-gay law campaign)

Research by US psychologists suggests that 80% of men who are homophobic have secret homosexual feelings. (Bigots are buggers)

In tests conducted by Prof. Henry E Adams of the University of Georgia, homophobic men who said they were exclusively heterosexual were shown gay sex videos.

Four out of five became sexually aroused by the homoerotic imagery, as recorded by a penile circumference measuring device - a plethysmograph.

Prof. Adams says his research shows that most homophobes "demonstrate significant sexual arousal to homosexual erotic stimuli", suggesting that homophobia is a form of "latent homosexuality where persons are either unaware of or deny their homosexual urges". (Bigots are buggers)

3. In 1998, William Barry Hinkley, one of Souter's most trusted buddies, was appointed by Souter as chairman of Stagecoach's UK buses division.

Then Hinkley was arrested 'for soliciting gay sex' in Houston, Texas. (Stagecoach director in gay sex case.)

4. We don't like Stagecoach.

Our recent journeys on Stagecoach buses have revealed that they are uncomfortable in the extreme - lack of legroom, absence of seat belts or broken seatbelts, sometimes rude and sometimes dangerous drivers.

(Bus service problems continuing, say travellers / Any deep recession may see Stagecoach go off the rails)

Ann Gloag -

5. The Scotsman, 1 November 2008, tells us about Souter's sister, Ann Gloag. (bitter divorce.)

Gloag, the daughter of a bus driver, is described as being 'tough as nails'. (
Jonathan Gloag.)

She lives in a castle and has a £50,000 numberplate on her Bentley.

She was divorced from her husband Robin Gloag.

Brian Souter and his sister Ann Gloag put Robin Gloag's bus firm, Highwayman, out of business.

They did this by cutting bus fares on their own buses to rock bottom.

6. Ann Gloag had a son called Jonathan.

When Jonathan attended university, Ann gave him only basic living expenses and he had to drive a bus at weekends to make ends meet.

Jonathan committed suicide in 1999.

A STAGECOACH BUS 2 . Stagecoach has a 49% stake in Virgin Trains.

7. Ann Gloag, one of the richest women in Scotland, has a fence to protect her castle and her 23 acre estate in Perthshire.

Originally the fence 'was erected without planning permission'. (Tycoon's home security 'is vital')
She launched a legal bid to ban the public from part of her estate.

She wanted an exemption from right-to-roam legislation.

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 came into effect in February 2005 and gives a statutory right of access to most land and water, so long as the right is exercised responsibly.

8. Comment from the public:

"I was on a Stagecoach bus once ... and it was rightly named ... cos it was staffed by a bunch of cowboys who drove the buses like they they were being attacked by a band of marauding Commanche warriors firing arrows at them in a terrifying chase all the way down the M1." By Rubbersnap

9. Stagecoach Group plc has operated buses, trains, trams, express coaches and ferries.

The group was founded in 1980 by the current chairman, Brian Souter, his sister, Ann Gloag, and her now ex-husband Robin Gloag. The group is based in Perth, Scotland and has operations in the United Kingdom and has had operations in North America and New Zealand.

Stagecoach has often found itself 'on the wrong side of the Competition Commission and faced sharp media criticism over its predatory approach to smaller operators.'

'Bitter "bus wars" broke out in towns and cities throughout Britain as Stagecoach took on the local competition, often forcing the competitor to abandon traditional markets and sometimes causing the collapse of smaller operators.

'This was through aggressive pricing and timing, often running more buses on a route than necessary and just a few minutes ahead of the competition.'


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