Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The Video All Sandwell MUST See!

Hell hath no fury like a scumbag scorned! In incredible scenes at Oldbury Council House last night  ex-Councillor Dave Hosell and his "wife" (or whatever position she has in The Hosell harem), ex-Councillor Shirley Hosell, were led away by Sandwell Council security after screaming abuse at The Skidder and local community activist, Darryl Magher! After years of Jan Britton trying to bully and intimidate us we found ourselves in the astonishing position of being PROTECTED by Eling's Barmy Army "lol"!

I got one thing wrong. Apparently this ludicrous buffoon was first elected in 2008 and so was a councillor for 11 years - which says something about the voters of Newton ward! But Dave and Shirl were seen as being anti-Eling. The tyrannical Squealer then "bought" this pair by offering Dave a cabinet job - and he admitted to my face that Hosell was not cabinet material but had been promoted as a purely cynical move to bring two votes to his "side" in the civil war he had unleashed within the Labour Group.

This pair were raking in allowances of £42,262.08 when disaster struck! They were both deselected by Labour with (mostly) other Eling rimmers for the May elections. They left the Party, stood as independents - and lost.

Now he is the "mastermind" (ROFLMAO) behind Sandwell's new opposition "party" - The United Sandwell Group! The USG aka "The Dave Party" consists of the woman he openly describes as his "girlfriend", Cllr Caroline White, and some total non-entity called "Bill Cherrington" who is apparently also a Councillor (who knew?) In the infamous audio tape on the Skwawkbox website he said that Caroline would be leaving Labour and "coming over" to him. But Dave did nae qualify!

Addendum 23/05/19 - Cllr Caroline White, the "girlfriend", has contacted me to say it was, in fact, entirely her idea for the new "party" although she did, er, talk to him about it and he was "fully supportive"........

Dave has become unhinged since being booted out of Labour. He has been using social media aggressively and some troll accounts have been supporting him. He infamously suggested that Cllr Jo Hadley accompany him to a "swingers' club" which he is reputed to have attended. When asked if he would apologise for being party to the bullying of Cllr Yvonne Davies he refused calling her a "lid [sic] mouthed gutter wench" who deserved what she got!

Last night was a low key affair rather than the usual demo at the mayor-making. Unfortunately I missed videoing the first few minutes of his rant due to a technical issue (although I understand Darryl has the whole thing,) Dave rushed up with the poisonous Shirl in tow and started filming us. He seems to have wanted to provoke a physical response since he came right into our faces. He first started screaming in Darryl's face that he is a "racist". He said there were stains on my trousers from my anal intercourse sessions with Darryl (actually there usually are stains on my trews but I can assure readers that they did not originate from that activity!) On the video clip he makes this jibe at Darryl too - ie in his reference to "DNA" on his trousers. He was screaming in my face the absurd allegation that I was being "paid" by Mahboob Hussain!

The security staff were slow to react and the verbal abuse continued. Finally I got the video running. It is 5 minutes long but I promise you that it is a classic of its kind! At one point Hosell says that he will assault Mr Magher on some future occasion!

Dave has tweeted that he and Shirl gave all their allowances to good causes but when questioned have been unable to say who the happy recipients of their largesse are!

Folks you keep electing  some scum to this Council but at least you finally had the good sense to ditch this gruesome pair!



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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Statue Pay Day for Jim Cadman!

Kerching! The day has finally arrived when "Sunny Jim" Cadman cashes out on another of his statue deals. Yet again there have been no accounts produced by him showing how much he and sculptor Graham Ibbeson have creamed off during the tortuous process to erect a hideous, cartoonish-statue of three of my heroes in the hell-hole that is "Socialist" Sandwell.

The mainstream media have gone into overdrive forgetting that the people of West Brom did NOT want this piece of meretricious sh*t plonked in a dismal shopping centre. Time and time again public appeals for cash fell on deaf ears . Ask anyone now saying how much they wanted a statue of Brendon, Cyrille and Laurie whether they actually made a donation - you won't find many. And the most sickening thing of all is that, once again, Cadman is playing the race issue to promote this private business scheme (see posts passim.)

The photo below shows Sandwell Labour's grotesque racist stunt when they nicked Arts Council money intended for an arts festival to have three black men pose as the statue. Except they insisted on painting them, er, gold (which is not the colour of the statue!)




This blog has recorded the history of this farce for years. Anyone interested can go back through the many posts on this subject. But let's just highlight a few things:


  1. Jeremy Peace whatever you think of the former owner of our beloved Club he is plainly a good judge of character. Slimeball salesman Jim wanted to put the "Three Degrees" statue at the Hawthorns and he hoped the club would also stump up plenty of loot. Like the canny Yorkshire folk who showed Sunny Jim the door at Leeds United when he wanted to do his Don Revie statue*, Mr Peace didn't fall for the Cadman schtick.
  2. Frank Skinner the media love to portray this guy as the face of the campaign to try and give it some legitimacy. But sources say Skinner charged his full (and very large) fee for the launch event. Skinner and his management have refused to comment.
  3. Legal Status of the Fund - I was really surprised that in this day and age a person running a private business can simply set up a fund and ask people to donate to it without having to produce a jot of evidence as to what happened to the money raised. Given that the moronic local and notoriously corrupt Labour Council had diverted £30,000 of taxpayers' money to this private business scheme and that they could not produce any accounts of where the money went I reported the matter to Sandwell Police. It will come as no surprise to readers of this blog that they did absolutely f* all.
  4. Funding - before everyone now claims they wanted this thing remember that the big fundraising events were very expensive "dinners" which the average local or Baggies fan could not afford to go to. The initial event was years ago with Skinner at Birmingham Town Hall and cost a lot of money to organise. As ever, Cadman will not say what, if any, money was raised from this event. When no-one wanted to pay for this crap work he organised a "Laurie Cunningham" dinner - not in Sandwell but in Birmingham. That flopped and had to be cancelled and so he ran a smaller event at The Hawthorns (I stood outside to report for this blog and got to say hello to Cyrille which was great!) Mr Cadman produced no accounts for this event nor details of how much was raised by the auction - where many people had generously donated memorabilia for the fund. Our friend then decided to appeal to the public (and he has had unstinting favourable coverage throughout this charade from the local mainstream media). But his crowdfunding scam also fell on stony ground as local people didn't want to line Jim's pockets and it flopped.
  5. Gordon Taylor  - as the whole project floundered an unlikely "white knight" appeared. The Times newspaper reported at the weekend that the head of the "Players' Union", the Professional Footballers' Association, were donating £38,000 to Jim's private business. The PFA is a registered charity but have refused to comment on whether they have seen any accounts for this heap of sh*t. But I must refer you here to my earlier post where I asked Brendon Batson to come clean about what has gone on with the PFA since, of course, Brendon is a charitable trustee of, er, the PFA! He has declined to comment so far on my blog and the PFA did not respond to my email. Ask again Brendon - were you, a charitable trustee, involved in the decision to grant money to a private businessman to erect a statue which included yourself? Have YOU or anyone else at the PFA seen Jim's accounts for all this? The statue may be going up today but this is not over and this blog will keep asking questions until answers are provided. I am also contacting the Charity Commission as to whether this is proper use of charitable funds.

Incidentally, the cost of this waste of bronze kept increasing throughout this scheme. The Wolvo C*suckers (aka The Express and Star) - enthusiastic cheerleaders for Cadman - reported in the autumn of last year that the cost had mysteriously increased to £220,000 but, on Saturday, The Times reported that the cost had gone up to £234,000. Ask again - where are the accounts for all this?

TO REPEAT:

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MONEY, CADMAN?

HOW MUCH DID CADMAN PAY YOU MR SKINNER?

WHY DID THE PFA PUT CHARITABLE MONEY INTO THIS PRIVATE BUSINESS, MESSRS TAYLOR AND BATSON?

Incidentally, Gordon Taylor is said to be a self-confessed "art-lover" and will presumably crap himself when he sees this effort!

(One curious thing about this statue was that two of the figures were actually alive when the project started. Jim's normal modus operandi is to find a "celebrity" stiff and start working on the family (as he did with Laurie's relatives). They naturally are flattered that their loved one is remembered and then "Sunny Jim" starts his scheme boasting of the imprimatur of the bereaved. No doubt he is scanning the papers today for the next corpse he can "commemorate". What a shame poor Niki Lauda wasn't born in Tipton!)

* Leeds flatly refused to fund the Revie statue - after a campaign by fans they gave up a couple of square metres of space for it outside Elland Road.


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Monday, 20 May 2019

Black Country Radio - An Open Letter!

Herewith an open letter I have sent to Black Country Radio which should be self-explanatory!

"THIS IS AN OPEN LETTER AND WILL BE PLACED ON THE SANDWELL SKIDDER BLOG

I have just listened to around three-quarters of the Dean Parks show featuring Sandwell Councillor Caroline White and ex-Councillor Carol Goult. My observations are:

1   I was very surprised that Dean was unfamiliar with the work of the Skwawkbox website given the massive role they have played in Sandwell politics over the last year or two!

2   At the beginning of the show I was named by Caroline White as a person who was somehow responsible for her downfall following the laddergate incident and for the plight of others. In fact this was incorrect as, once again, the Skwawkbox led the way. Indeed I am disappointed to say that I was slow off the mark and one of the last to know about the expulsions of Cllrs Cherrington and Webb. In fact I am not sure The Skidder has EVER mentioned these complete non-entities until their defenestration last week.

2   I am surprised that Dean did not ask about Caroline's "very close personal relationship" with Dave Hosell. Because he was unaware of the Skwawkbox output he was also unaware of the infamous audio tape when they were both out campaigning together. Better prep required here! Hosell was so confident he would win he stated on tape that Caroline would be "coming over to him" after the election. He meant from the Labour Party rather than in some other capacity! There was much made of her "expulsion" but at one point Caroline was, er, putting it about that she "resigned" before she was expelled. This discrepancy was not tackled on the programme. (Incidentally she was glued to Dave all evening at his table for the election count.)

2   Much was made of Carol Gault's deselection. It seems Dean did not ask her why she did not appeal to allow her to stand? She went on about FOI's (what? Labour are not susceptible to the Act) and other rubbish but it was not at all clear if she appealed and, if so, the outcome. Dean did bring up the case of Anne Shackleton. Like Carol - and Cllr Olwen Jones - she was deselected but appealed and was reinstated. As far as I know Carol didn't so the obvious question is - why not? Later in the programme both women suggested the de-selections were all about getting rid of white women of a certain age but the reinstatement of Shackleton and Jones rather undermines that serious allegation (which, again, went unchallenged.)

Addendum 21/05/19 - Carol has kindly contacted me and confirmed that she did appeal as she had only been given "flimsy" reasons for her deselection. When the appeal failed she was given no reasons. She did a FOIA request (although, as above, the Act does not apply to The Labour Party). She has now entered the Party's "complaints process".

3  Dean made a very serious and libellous allegation that The Skidder blog was "all speculation and probably libellous". I am not going to take that. The Skidder is meticulously resourced at considerable time, effort and expense to myself. I work on the same journalistic model as the BBC ie two independent sources for a story. Many stories are backed up with hard-documentary evidence. There is one politically-motivated libel case proceeding against me and that is proceeding to trial. That is well-documented on the blog but I can't say anything more about it here as I am a party to the proceedings. There has been no other libel claim against the blog (although plenty of personal threats against me). I like what you are doing and don't want to get heavy but if you are going to repeat such allegations then you really must back it up with evidence or I shall get "upset".

4   I join issue on the expressed view that former wife-beater, troll and general thug Darren Cooper was a "fabulous man".

5   If you are going to have politicians or ex-politicians on spouting about apprenticeships, employment etc surely you should have someone with some knowledge or expertise and so I am not sure why you would select Carol Gault. She wittered on about her coffee place etc and people may have got the impression that she was still a successful business person and employer. As the so-called "speculative" Skidder blog revealed many, many, moons ago that business went bust and Carol had to enter an Individual Voluntary Arrangement. The clue was in the Skidder's name for her back in the day - Carol "The Debtor" Gault. (Incidentally Sandwell Labour via Cooper and Co said that was untrue and I had made it up until I produced the actual registered court entry confirming it!!!!)

Addendum and Correction 21/05/19: An error here from The Skidder (so much for meticulous research "lol") - Carol states that the coffee shop business was a very successful business and she sold it as a going concern. The IVA was entered into later following the collapse of a business run by her husband which Carol says had been brought down by the demise of MG Rover. I am happy to put the record straight.

Jules"



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Bye Bye Britton?

One of the first major jobs for Yvonne Davies, the new Labour Leader of bent Sandwell Council, is the immediate suspension of joke "Chief Executive" Jan Britton pending a full investigation of his conduct over many years. The former Leader , Squealing Eling, said he was going to to "fish the t*rd from the pool" but did nothing. Of course, Yvonne may be waiting until after the Euro election as Britton is on his second extra pay day of the month as returning officer but this boil has to be lanced - and soon.

Even Britton deserves a fair hearing - a right he likes to deny other people - and this will all cost us money but the job has to be done. He will have to be suspended on full pay with David Stevens taking the role on a temporary capacity and a proper - and truly independent investigation - started. This should, of course, focus on whether Britton has been telling the truth when he says he has been unaware of the fraud and corruption going on - and covered-up - during his disastrous reign. If he was innocent then the next question is WHY was he unaware of what was going on under his nose and whether such apparent gross negligence deserves dismissal or some other sanction. It is hard to see how he can avoid carrying the can for what has gone on and, if he is to be dismissed, this must be without a penny of taxpayers' money "compensating" him for failure.


Britton was the arse-licker supreme of Cooper, Eling and Hussain. As such he was directly involved in the bent deal to destroy The Public. Last year, The Skidder received a redacted email clearly showing that Britton, Cooper, Eling and Hussain was secretly in discussions with Val Bailey of Sandwell College and so I out in a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. (I should say here that there are widespread but unproven rumours that Tom Watson MP had also been in detailed secret negotiations with Bailey to destroy the place. I repeat that these are totally unproven.)

My FOI which started:

"On 25th January, 2013 Jan Britton wrote an email to unknown recipients: "Just so you are aware, Val Bailey of Sandwell College has asked me not to raise The Public at this afternoon's meeting - because she hasn't yet discussed it with her Governing Body, who will be present at the meeting."

You will see that apart from admitting that the secret email was sent to the Three Amigos Britton's bent paid service have blocked any proper response to this although they do admit that  Jan Britton was lying to the College about an alleged interested third party when there wasn't one.



And as part of the bent deal Jan Britton was forced onto the Board of the College!

And talking of the Three Amigos....

JAN BRITTON and WRAGGE'S

What is it with Jan Britton and Wragge and Co (now Gowling Wragge)? Anyone remember another mega-Sandwell disaster - the multi-million pound fiasco of the BT Contract. The comrades had their pants taken down good and proper again whilst boasting about another "world class" deal. Of course, the whole thing went pear-shaped (and there is still a question about a £15m "hole" in the accounts.)

Having f*cked everything up Labour decided they needed to get out of a fifteen-tear contract early. And they needed expensive solicitors to sort out the mess. And so, of course, they put the matter out to tender. No, only joking, they went to Jan Britton's "go-to" firm, Wragge's! But this was going to costs and so the normal procurement rules had to be waived (yet again). And so Cllrs Cooper, Eling (the "money-man") and Hussain signed an exemption form to dodge the rules. But get this - Jan Britton's bent paid service have "lost" this document. Allegedly "extensive" searches have been made of the physical and electronic filing systems in Britton's circus and zilch, nowt, nothing!

At least one record is still in existence - Wragge's were made over HALF A MILLION POUNDS to sort Labour's pathetic deal out. £585,357.90p to be precise. I don't seem to have read about that in the "peer review" that Britton keeps boasting about!

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Saturday, 18 May 2019

The Sandwell Slasher P*sses Off!

Simon "The Sandwell Slasher" Hackett will not be in the bent Labour Sandwell Council Cabinet from next week. He is the second of Tom Watson's principal puppets to come off the politburo with "Two Homes" Hackett following the example of Cllr Paul "The Cipher" Moore. The influence of the vicious, bullying, Watson in the affairs of the corrupt Council have been toxic and so, on the face of it, this is encouraging news for the new regime....


I have never been able to figure The Slasher out. On one level he is quite personable but he seems to be easily lead. He has slavishly followed Watson, Cooper and Eling and said absolutely nothing about the fraud and corruption at Sandwell whilst he has been sitting in the Cabinet. He has been mired in a string of controversies himself some of which will be reported on later this year as there are still ongoing matters pending "resolution". There are questions still about the council housing arrangements of his alleged friend Jxxxx.

It is interesting that he and Watson have been vociferous campaigners against the proposed sleeper factory at Bescot. Of course, Watson has form with eg The Public for saying one thing publicly whilst doing the opposite behind the scenes. Maybe Watson is about to do an "about turn" and make his boy look a complete fool?

[The Skidder applies onion to his eyes]. Here is his valedictory tweet:


Of course, the above touches on the colossal Sandwell Labour FAILURE of FAILURES during the Cooper/Eling/Britton era - the shocking calamity that was Sandwell Children's Services! Whilst children have been raped, buggered, neglected and physically/mentally abused Hackett presided over Ofsted "Inadequate" review after Ofsted "Inadequate" review despite his sickening statements of how much "progress" the shambolic Service was making under Labour.

Such was the level of incompetence from Britton, Hackett and others that the Government has had to intervene and put the whole stinking mess into a separate Trust (which huge salaries for the top brass). Still it is good to hear that The Slasher "enjoyed" his part in the most monumental municipal f*ck-up in the history of Sandwell!

The rumour is that this fantasist is taking a job with Sandwell College (where, amazingly, Jan Britton is on the Board of Governors - a legacy from the corrupt Public deal.) If this is true, at least he will be able to bring his special skill-set in failing Ofsted inspections to the party "lol".

Remember this? Watch this space...


Hopefully Gavan - another Watson marionette - will also be out of the inner circle by next Tuesday. Obviously it is a bit of a bad time for Remoaner Watson. He has alienated large numbers of people in the Labour Party as he tries to bring down the Marxist moron, Corbyn. The trial of his fantasist friend "Nick" is underway. The credulous Watson used his stories to harass people - even to death.

And one of the many young women who have actively "served" the Honourable Member was having a none too subtle dig at her former shag-partner via Twitter recently. (Unite workers previously lavished money of Watson before he fell out with them and Comrade Len - the happy members of the GMB and USDAW now voluntarily give over their dues to the thuggish brute.)




I recently put this photo of Watson on Facebook which shows the hateful man before his diet and holding his specially-made feeding tube. Food could be poured through the brass device straight into his gob. This had the advantage of also stopping his lies and bile spewing out!



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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Twelve Councillors Who Cost You!

Thick and/or moronic. Yes I am afraid to say that many of your elected Labour councillors are not the sharpest tools in the box as shown here many, many times. But that is what the people of Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") seem to want and so the rest of us can all have a laugh as they reap what they sow!

In my last post I told the sorry tale of the Planning Committee as they ignored the advice of their planning officers and listened instead to one of their own committee, Cllr Piper, slagging off 12 interrelated planning applications:


Under the old leadership, of course, Piper also chaired the licensing committee despite walking into a pub and shouting a nazi-related slogan at two customers! Hopefully, the new leadership has taken note! (Coming soon on The Skidder: "Yvonne - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!")


I have now been able to study the order for costs made against the Council and which we, as taxpayers, will now have to pay. The Planning Inspectorate was absolutely damning about this - out of control - authority!

Costs do not "follow the event" in planning cases unlike most civil hearings. Costs may be awarded "where a party has behaved unreasonably and the unreasonable behaviour has directly caused another party to incur unnecessary or wasted expenses in the appeal process."

The comrades are entitled to take into account objections but must have objective evidence (not apparently supplied by Piper) before overruling professional planning officers.

If I may digress a moment, I regularly ask councillors attending meetings about items of the agenda. Countless times I have been met with a response such as "No idea - I haven't read the papers." Don't forget that the vast majority of this lot get "special responsibility payments" on top of their basic allowance to sit on committees etc. Yes, many are as thick as mince and lazy but is it too much to ask for them to read stuff BEFORE meetings? I should add, of course, that this is another hangover from the Cooper/Eling years when these unthinking morons were simply prepared to do as they were told by the Dictatorship and just had to follow the voting pattern given to them....

The Inspector said that Councillors could reject the advice of their officers "provided that a case could be made for the contrary view." 

Although the 12 applications were interrelated this particular bunch also made the fatal mistake of deciding one case and applying it to all the others. This laziness by the Committee members meant that the refusal was in absolutely identical terms for 10 of the 12 rejections!

We have seen a million times that Jan Britton has presided over astonishing incompetence during his tenure as the joke "Chief Executive" (although, hopefully, the new leader will give early consideration to his future.) Britton ordered staff in 2012 to ignore their own professional judgement and their consciences and blindly submit to the will of the elected members. No wonder disaster ensued!

The Planning Inspector pointed out that once the matter proceeds to appeal it is for THE COUNCIL to "provide evidence to substantiate each reason for refusal". But once the Committee had made the decision and in accordance with the Britton doctrine the bent paid service could no longer be bothered with these cases. The costs decision states "the appeal evidence submitted by the Council justifying its decisions is extremely limited and lacks detail...." Reading between the lines of the decision it appears that Britton's bone-idle crew did no work on this but simply told the Inspector that the Councillor's had relied on their "local knowledge"! (This in itself is a joke as some of the comrades are so parochial they don't know anywhere not in their own ward!)

The judgement of the Committee "needs to be supported by evidence to support each reason", said the Inspector and continued, "such evidence has NOT been produced by the Council." She continued, "in failing to provide sufficient evidence to justify its decisions, it [the Council] has behaved unreasonably and this behaviour has led to unnecessary expense during the appeal process. For this reason....FULL awards of costs are justified."

Another display of appalling lack of professionalism from Jan Britton's enfeebled service!

The costs are to be calculated and agreed if possible. The Councillors don't have to pay them - you and I do! Great isn't it in Sadders?

The 12:

Piper (who presented the objections to his own committee); Elaine Costigan (see below); Luke Giles; Rajbir Singh; Susan Eaves; Paul Sanders; Susan Downing; Julie Webb; Jackie Taylor; Pam Hughes; Roger Horton & Keith Davies (the latter pair are no longer on the Council).

La Reine Est Mort?

It astonishes me that folk equate the constant flapping of the mouth with diligence and/or expertise. One thinks of serial done-nothings like Jerry "Jeremy" Corbyn and Jess Phillips. And locally, of course, the leader of the pack in the gobsh*te stakes, Queen "Inane Elaine" Costigan.

"Inane" has been putting out tweets suggesting that her career on the Council's Cabinet (ROFLMAO) is coming to an end. But some deluded individuals tell me, "Oh but Elaine works so hard." She may do to further her own position but, as above, where is the empirical evidence to support this subjective drivel? Not in her attendance at the Planning Committee that's for sure (although she made certain she was there for "that" infamous meeting where her friends at KTC Edibles had their retrospective application approved!)

In the municipal year, 2018/19 Costigan was absent for the April, June, July, September, November, January, February and March meetings. She attended in August, September, October and December.

Thus the supposed stakhanovite managed to turn up for just 33% of these very important meetings for 100% of her special responsibility payment for being on the Committee. Take note Wednesbury folk before you try and p*ss down my leg and tell me it's raining!

And Finally..

Does anyone know anything about an allegation that Jan Britton's ex-special friend (formerly) at Waterfall Lane was allowed to use a SMBC vehicle when her partner's was in the garage?

Who was the person who borrowed a car from Waterfall Lane for "work purposes" but returned it with a child's car seat still in the back?

Who was the employee in taxi licensing who sent a DBS check to the wrong person?

Who runs the "Warley Labour Party" Facebook Page?


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Saturday, 11 May 2019

Piper, Zorro and Lots Moore....

Blimey - it's hard to keep up with Sadders at the moment! But let's take a look at some of the news plus some new information about old "favourites".....

COMRADE PIPER

I had a strange exchange with the wealthy but allegedly Corbynista Piper recently (and no, I am not talking about when this Chair of the Licensing Committee walked into the Oldbury Wetherspoons and shouted a Nazi slogan at myself and another person!!!!)


On 1st March I wrote to all councillors in the rotten Borough asking a series of questions about Labour's bent deal to develop a huge greenfield site at Lion Farm. I asked them to make efforts to seek the answers to my questions. Piper was the only one who replied but was trying to stifle discussion on this corrupt transaction, stating:

"Members of the planning committee, as I am, would be well advised not to make any public pronouncements on this issue because should they do so the developer could claim they had pre-determined the application and therefore could be excluded from voting on the application.

"Similarly, since the application would be outside of existing council policies, should planning decide to grant approval, the decision would go to full council and all councillors would have a vote on varying council policy in respect of the application. Public pronouncements by elected members on the desirability or otherwise of the development could also bring a claim of determination."

Of course, Piper may parade as being left of Lenin but he was awarded the Order of the Brown Nose, First Class for his constant rimming of ex-Leader Steve "Squealing" Eling who was instrumental in granting the original Lion Farm Option and then a new one or variation of it in 2017/18. And Piper himself was at the infamous Audit Committee that sought, retrospectively, to polish this turd (you know the one - the meeting that was to be live broadcast but someone conveniently "forgot" to switch the tape on!!!!) Now he wants to shut everyone up where there is a multi-million pound scandal!

In a sense this is all ludicrous - of course councillors must investigate a corrupt deal and a planning application which, if ever passed, will cause massive damage to the existing retail offering in the six towns of Sadders! And we all know the political reality in the Dictatorship - there is considerable political interference in the planning process and if the Labour High Command say they favour a deal then the sheep will be ordered to support it. One kind correspondent provided me with some statistics (I have not personally checked the figures but the writer is normally highly reliable). In the five years between 2013 and 2017 the planning committee rejected just 4.5% of officer-recommended applications. Of course, the figure comes down to zero for the pet projects of the sleazy "socialists".

Despite the corruption at Sandwell Council the comrades have, generally speaking, managed to declare interests at meetings. If there is a conflict of interests it is customary for them to leave the room when matters are discussed and votes taken (a notable exception being Elaine Costigan and the planning application of her pals at KTC Edibles [posts passim]). But what happened with the eleven inter-linked applications for bed-sits in Bearwood Road (application DC/18/61844 and others)?

The SMBC website says that there were no declarations of interest declared from the attendees including Cllr Bob Piper. When the eleven cases were discussed the record states - with no specificality - that "members indicated that they had been lobbied" though no "member" left the discussion. Then, "on behalf of his constituents" Cllr Piper put forward a list of no less than 11 objections. 

The record makes no mention whatsoever of Cllr Piper leaving the room for the votes and all eleven applications were then refused. It must be assumed from the record that Piper actually voted against applications where he had addresses his own committee with multiple objections! (See addendum below).

So Piper says that comrades can say nothing about the bent Lion Farm deal but actually fights eleven planning applications in his own ward and then votes to reject them! WTF is going on here?

And the upshot? The developer has now successfully appealed the matters at the Planning Inspectorate leaving SMBC (ie us, the taxpayers) with a "hefty" but undisclosed legal bill (as reported by Piper's personal friend, hard-left "journalist" George Makin). The most arrogant man in Sandwell (counting The Squealer as a Derbyshire resident) says one thing but does another. And, dear friends, you are picking up the tab!

Addendum 12th May, 2019 - Piper has been on to say that as the minutes say that he "represented his constituents" this makes it totally clear that he had effectively recused himself from the committee at that stage. He also says that he did NOT vote when the applications came to be decided. That is NOT said in the minutes which are totally silent on him recusing himself from the vote. The minutes were approved at the next Planning Committee on 5th September, 2018 including by one Cllr Bob Piper!

ZORRO LOSES IT!

With the possible exception of Paul "Heathcliff" Sanders (coming to a necropolis near you...) there can be few more laughable characters on the bent Labour Council than Peter "Alberich" Hughes (who calls himself "Zorro"). His gold medal-winning feats of arslikhan of the Council's leadership are a sight to behold (only watch the back tapes if you want to be sick all over yourself) and the day he stormed out of a meeting with WM Mayor, Andy Street, dragging his harem in tow, will live with me til my dying day "lol"! His behaviour at the Remembrance Day commemoration a couple of years ago and "that" infamous night at the rugby club are the stuff of Wednesbury legend.

In a poor quality shot here he is glaring daggers at folk in the public gallery at the Oldbury Kremlin:



We know that he was pushing the crazed "Wednesbury BID" scheme through [post passim] and that ended in disaster when the vote for it was rigged and declared to be unlawful! But until yesterday, there was no direct evidence of him having anything to do with the shenanigans at Wednesbury Celebrates when Cllr Elaine "Queen Inane" Costigan was treasurer and where there has STILL been no public accounting for the monies held by that organisation. Where's the f*ing cash gone Elaine?

This blog recorded a whole host of "problems" with Wednesbury Celebrates. Although it was allegedly an independent organisation it was actually - and, mostly, secretly - backed by bent Sandwell Council.

But two emails have come into my possession showing Costigan and Hughes using their personal email accounts to communicate with an employee (now left) of the Council:



I wrote to the absurd "Zorro" yesterday:

"Journalistic enquiry - Can you please tell me your involvement in Wednesbury Celebrates in 2013? Why did you have a copy of its constitution? Why did you send that document to SMBC (via private email)?

Reply:

"No comment and do not harass me again on this or any other matter."

I pointed out that, as a journalist, I was asking valid questions and giving him the chance to respond to which this weirdo replied:

"Taking account of your history of contact with me over a considerable time [eh? Like what?] I consider you to be a harasser and a stalker as defined by legislation, and as such this could be detrimental to my physical or mental health." 

Then in red:

"Do not contact me again as I will not reply further, amd will consider any futher unsolicited correspondence or contact from you to be further evidence of harassment/stalking".

This is, of course, a well-used Sandwell trope where any question a councillor does not wish to answer leads to am accusation that the interlocutor is guilty of "harassment" "lol". Needless to say this babyish prat has totally failed to answer the questions put to him!

Zorro brags of what he perceives to be his "status" at the end of his emails:

"Chair - Budget & Corporate Scrutiny Board (Sandwell SMBC)
Chair - Overview and Scrutiny Committee (West Midlands Combined Authority).

A slight pause whilst I p*ss myself laughing - but "Mr Scrutiny" is not very keen on, er, "scrutiny"!

As ever - over you to folks. All info on Peter Hughes's involvement with Wednesbury Celebrates very welcome.

On a related subject my enquiries continue into "The Knights of Wednesbury". I have received a couple of very interesting letters and assure the authors I am "on the case". In the meantime I have been given names of people allegedly connected with the secretive organisation - Jill Turner, Spencer Thrower, Helen Thrower (also known as Helen James?) and Tony Baker. If any of them would like to contact me and set the record straight that would be helpful as would information from anyone else with info!

LETTERS

My contact details are set out below but I have been getting a few interesting letters recently. If you do not want to phone or email write to me at Jules Saunders, 11 Chelworth Road, Birmingham B38 0BG. If you wish to remain anonymous that's fine.

As ever - small donations welcome to keep this blog going!

LAST POST

In my last post "Those Who Wates..." there is an amendment about the SMBC fairground contracts.


LESS OF MOORE!

Political earthquakes continue to shake Sadders and there is finally hope that the evil influence of London-based remoaner Tom Watson MP over the bent Labour council is finally waning. The unsuccessful "Nonce-Finder General" and, to a slightly lesser extent John Spellar MP, have held the pathetic local councillors in their thrall for many years and done massive damage to Sandwell.

Only the other day I speculated that Watson's lead puppet, Paul "The Cipher" Moore, was likely to stay in the Cabinet after the new leader is crowned on Monday. But rumours started to seep out that Moore was resigning from the Cabinet AND from his employment with vicious bully Watson. 

Yesterday the excellent "Skwawkbox" website called it - and here is their story:

https://skwawkbox.org/2019/05/10/watson-right-hand-man-resigns-from-job-and-cabinet-sign-of-collapse-of-w-mids-right/

I will be delighted to be proven wrong. Moore is a weird character completely up his own arse. I am not sure I have met such a relatively young person who is so completely humourless! A correspondent yesterday said that although this seemingly inadequate person liked to "cut the big" in the Council he was completely enslaved by Squealing Eling. The suggestion was that he has not got the powder and shot to do anything independently without instruction from either Watson or Eling.

Skwawkie has done excellent work in exposing Watson, Spellar, Eling and Co in Sandwell. If he has called it right on this one it will be a happy day indeed for Sandwell. Alas it probably comes too late to stop the crazed paddling pool project but The Cipher was also pushing through Eling's plan to destroy Lion Farm Fields and there is ample opportunity to stop that in its tracks!

Depending on the leadership election on Monday the Cabinet future of another Watson rimmer hangs in the balance. There is every chance that Bill "Yellow" Gavan will be out too!





PUTTING SMETHWICK ON THE MAP!

We have seen that your Labour representatives have now committed you to a multi-million pound bill for the new Commonwealth Games paddling pool. Increasingly information is seeping out that these t*sspots have not planned anything about this project and have simply agreed to host the post-imperial event for the alleged "kudos" it will [not] bring to Sandwell. 

We saw that rather than plan where a leisure centre was actually needed Eling, Moore and Co cast about for any old site that could be developed quickly. Although they and all but three of the full council, decided to destroy Londonderry Fields they had considered 8 other sites including one miles away at Warley Woods!

Fair play to Linda Horton (and you don't often hear me say that) but she objected to the project and especially the traffic problems likely to arise from using the unsuitable "chosen" location. But the comrades waived it through knowing that you will pick up the tab. Moore and "Yellow" blustered that everything had been taken into consideration and would be fine. And so local residents were bemused to see a traffic counting device being placed near the soon-to-be-destroyed green space! They have started investigating traffic flows AFTER already agreeing to this sh*te!



Part of this multi-million pound rush-job are the alleged "legacy" benefits. Sandwell Labour have not put the operation of the centre out to tender but gifted it to Sandwell Leisure Trust. Having committed a huge amount of your cash for this you would expect that the "legacy" provisions would also have been meticulously planned but fat chance of that from Jan Britton and Co. And now it turns out that they have agreed this crazy white elephant without any plan at all! All staff have now been written to with this load of b*llocks asking for ideas FFS!

"Be part of Sandwell's legacy .

As you know, plans for the £60 million Sandwell Aquatic Centre were approved last month.

The new leisure centre at Londonderry Playing Fields in Smethwick is also set to host the swimming and diving for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.This is great news for Sandwell and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring unprecedented tourism and visitors to Sandwell, as well as creating jobs and apprenticeships and opportunities for local businesses.

To ensure Sandwell makes the most of these opportunities, we are running a series of staff focus groups to give you the chance to share your views on the lasting impact of the Games and the aquatics centre and how they will benefit the community for years to come.

The focus groups will be used to create a legacy plan, enabling a greater understanding of how Sandwell can generate the greatest benefits for our communities and achieve our 2030 vision.

Focus groups will take place on an directorate-by-directorate basis.


Places will be allocated on first-come, first-served basis, however, if demand for attendance is extremely high the Sandwell Aquatics Centre Project Management Team (PMO) will arrange further dates to ensure everyone can participate."

This is risible even by the standards of these plonkers!

I have already mentioned that Paul "The Cipher" Moore was metaphorically masturbating when he told the Labour sheep that this farce "would put Smethwick on the map" "lol"! But the millions who only know it as a racist hell-hole once visited by Malcolm X now already have this information courtesy of the final episode of Line of Duty and he could have saved your dosh!



Yes, a crime-ridden dump replete with bent cops supporting a corrupt dictatorship welcomes what's left of the British Empire! Oh, if only AC-12 would come and sort this shower out.....

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LEGAL NOTICE (Version 1 from 23rd January, 2019)

Every now and again we make a genuine honest error and get something wrong. If an error in the blog affects you please email thesandwellskidder@gmail.com and we shall use our best endeavours to make appropriate corrections forthwith.

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