£4.5k of taxpayer's dosh goes to 'psychic academy' for crying out loud

27 March 2009

Do you live in or around the Porthcawl area in Wales? You probably work hard don’t you, trying to put bread on the table even though there’s a recession on? Yeah, thought so.

Please don’t try to get too angry then, as we share with you the joyous news of Paul and Deborah Rees, also of Porthcawl, who have been handed a £4,500 grant of taxpayer’s cash to help set up their business as professional mediums. Yes, seriously.

They’re in the process of launching the Accolade Academy of Psychic and Mediumistic Studies from their home and the Welsh Assembly Government and Department for Work and Pensions’ Want2Work grant is just what they need to help get them going.

Paul has tried to justify the grant by saying, “What I would say to people who feel their tax money has been wasted is, if they lose a child, if they lose a mother or father, then they will go to a medium to get peace that their child has passed safely and is in a better place.”

“People who have lost mums and dads or a child deserve all the respect in the world in their grieving and deserve a medium who can give them respect.”

He then pulled his cloak over his face, cried “Mwhhhaaahaaahaaahaaaa!!” and disappeared in a puff of smoke, off to carouse with the dead in some invisible netherworld. No, of course he didn’t – but he’s still sitting on £4.5k of your money so it’s hard to try and make too many jokes about it all.

[WalesOnline] via [Bad Science]

13 comments

  • The B.
    What I would say to people who feel their tax money has been wasted is, if they lose a child, if they lose a mother or father, then they will go to a medium to get peace that their child has passed safely and is in a better place.” So, he won't be charging for this service then? It will all be coming out of the 4.5k?
  • acecatcher3
    i knew u were going to write this article
  • Martin
    £4.5K is peanuts compared to some of the grants given out to just as stupid schemes. Let's hope she spends some of it on dentristry.
  • Rich
    "Let's hope she spends some of it on dentistry." Fantastic comment!! LOL
  • Gus
    at acecatcher3. are you a medium? LOL
  • Darren W.
    has she got fangs?
  • gityerkneedahn
    Don't know about fangs, but she could eat an apple through a letterbox... neighhhhhh...
  • acecatcher3
    sure am gus haha!
  • magicbeans
    i want money for my invisble shop
  • siemo
    Well, at least he has some nerves to explain it.. Unlike some fat bastards, eating their pies in front of their 50" plasmas funded by my taxes..
  • dan m.
    what invisible shop magic beans..u tryna be clever eh..cos ur not
  • Chopper
    So now we know where 4.5k of the 190k of tax payers money is going to. Retards like this...
  • Want B.
    [...] could help introduce policies and/or assets, instead of spending taxpayer’s dosh on psychic academies and public ad campaigns that don’t work. If other airports around the world can do a fairly [...]

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