Such was the threat I posed to the West Midlands that a "Gold Group" was set up chaired by an Assistant Chief Constable. Bizarrely the investigating officers (two of whom tried to fit me up in a taped interview with my solicitor present!!!!!) attended at least one "Gold" meeting with the CPS also there and where Sandwell Council's Monitoring Officer (presumably Surjit Tour*) and a firm of Solicitors, Wilkins Chapman who were supposed to be, er, investigating The Squealer and Richard "Tricky Dicky" Marshall, were also present. Why? WTF was going on?
Alas some councillors and at least one former employee gave evidence to the bent blues AGAINST Eling and Marshall. But I have only just heard a "funny" story about this. One individual gave a lengthy statement seeking prosecution of The Squealer. This was incomplete but the Complex Crime Unit was p*ssed off that far from the statement being against me it disclosed what Eling was up to. They said they would meet the person again to conclude matters (though, save for the meeting below, they never did.)
Suddenly Wolvo contacted this person and said that they had prepared a statement from the (incomplete) information given so far but needed a signed statement "urgently" since there was going to be a "Gold" meeting. Indeed such was the haste in all this that a female detective was sent from Wolvo at the weekend to meet the person in the Co-op Car Park at Hill Top, West Brom. During this tryst, the informant pointed out to the officer a drug deal going on just feet away. The fearless detective declared that she was far too busy to deal with actual criminality and just wanted him/her to sign on the dotted line. Utter police contempt for local people but pure comedy "Gold"!
Toby Lewis and Lisa McNally
Mystery surrounds the fate of Toby Lewis, the Chief Executive of Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. Speak as you find, he has been a breath of fresh air in responding to me after the appalling behaviour of Sandwell Labour with their paranoia and aggression.
A couple of weeks ago Mr Lewis suddenly posted on Twitter the word "Scum" before quickly taking the post down. Yesterday this senior NHS employee and our friend Lisa "Super Mc" McNally, Sandwell's Director of Public Health, both thought is was appropriate to their positions to quote a tweet which read, "What utter bollocks." Maybe I'm old-fashioned but I expect very highly-paid professionals dealing with the most serious health crisis in modern history to promote important health information rather than to spend their time publicly approving abusive messages.
Mr Lewis has been a cheerleader for the disastrous PFI contract to build the new hospital in Smethwick (as were the late wife-beater Darren Cooper and most of his "socialist" comrades.) Of course, as with all things connected with poisonous Sandwell, that all went t*ts up and it has been deemed far more important to find the money to crack on and build an unwanted white elephant swimming pool down the road rather than finish the hospital. You have to get your priorities right....
At the end of last week very lurid stories started to circulate about Toby Lewis and I wrote to him. He categorically denied that he has been given the push and says he is off work for health reasons. He is continuing to tweet away but the allegations have been coming in thick and fast today. One correspondent even states that the name plaque has been removed from the door of his office!
Whatever the position, it is incumbent on the Trust to get a grip on this as it is wholly inappropriate for such stories to be circulating in the middle of a national crisis. Is his departure true or, to borrow a phrase, "utter bollocks"?
Meanwhile Super Mc has been blocking loads of people on Twitter including myself. This hitherto assiduous self-publicist (who took time out from Covid duties to "courageously" make a video about her own seemingly very serious mental health history) appears to have a thin skin...... At least she has the unstinting approval of Red Yvonne - and, perhaps more worryingly, of the ludicrous Jedward!!!!
OK I have to confess that I have not researched this in tremendous detail but I am surprised that no-one - including several councillors - have been able to confirm to me whether the John Tew who was appointed by the bent Labour Council as an "independent person" is indeed one and the same person as the John Tew who, as Chairman of the Governors of dismal Sandwell College, f*cked The Public and, depending on one's viewpoint, the people of Sandwell.
The "independent persons" are most notably asked to "police" standards investigations to decide whether councillors have been in breach of the rules. Obviously Labour control all this and so need people who are pliant or, at least, gullible.
Surely one of my readers knows whether "independent" John Tew is one and the same as the John Tew who played a starring role in one of Sandwell Labour's major scandals? I pointed out that if they were one and the same then this was more blatant corruption by the comrades and wholly unacceptable. Further, the College John Tew has had extensive dealings with a number of councillors individually and so how could he possibly be described as "independent." (He has also had other roles in the area which will have brought him into contact with The Dictatorship - although he is a rich bloke who I believe lives in Sutton Coldfield rather than the sh*thole Borough.)
I think I might be getting "warm" though since I came across a recent snippet which, for legal reasons, I can only allude to tangentially. Suffice to say that there has been a major investigation going on into a Labour Councillor. An "outside body" is also involved concerning the same person who is definitely known to the College John Tew. I warned the outside body that the "independent person" was, probably, anything but in the normal sense of the title. Now Chief Executive David Stevens (who refuses to disclose his own business interests) has stated that the Council's own investigation (which has dragged on for months even before the Covid crisis) has been delayed due to "a potential conflict of interest involving the Independent Person." YOU DON'T SAY? FFS!
A new "independent person" - presumably with a long brown-tongue - has apparently been chosen (anyone know who?) but it is not clear whether they have been as Tewsy as the comrades were with the earlier appointment!
Costigan Turns Left!
I would prefer to drink my own urine (or Carling Black Label) than spend 5 minutes in the company of Cllr Costigan but, fair play, she is a comedy act and never ceases to amaze. The "Queen of Wednesbury" was a Tory before switching to Labour where she was very much on the side of the former rebel contingent before she switched sides again and became a major Eling-rimmer. Hardly a model of fidelity - politically.
The likes of Cllr Bob "Seig Heil" Piper and John "No DSS Socialist Landlord" Edwards try to slur me as a neo-libertarian but I am pretty sure that using most determinants I am more "left-wing" than Inane Elaine. Which makes it all the more puzzling that she has been bigging up Sandwell Labour's rising star, the very hard-left Andrew Scattergood.
Scatters is a Fire Brigade Union official and slavish follower of the Trotskyist "Momentum" sect which, with their imbecilic guru Jeremy Corbyn, crashed so spectacularly last December. Lefties tell me that he is has all the attributes of the unthinking zealot and works assiduously for the destruction of capitalism and a repressive communist-style future. Thus he works tirelessly for the revolution and is said to be ruthlessly efficient (although that may not mean much if judged by Sandwell standards.) He has been doing good works during Covid although this was all somewhat tarnished when his mouthy Goth friend started laying into Red Yvonne!
Costigan, on the other hand, sports what purports to be a Gucci bag and frequently boasts about her successful businessman son - showing photos of his Marbella Penthouse, his Porsche etc. Her only visible effeciency has been confined to self-promotion.
The hard-lefties loathe the military and the police whereas there is nothing Inane like more than (metaphorically) sucking a big blue helmet as the constant stream of photos of her with various local cops testifies.
This week Scatters was elected [note elections will be abolished come the revolution] to Momentum's supreme Soviet. the National Coordinating Group - a body that is as far from Costigan's power bases (Friends of Brunswick Park, Wednesbury Celebrates, The Sh*tes of Wednesbury, the Sons of Rest etc) as it is possible to imagine. And yet Costigan rushed to offer congratulations to Sandwell's new Tribune of the Left.
All very odd. Her Maj is a stranger to altruism (aside from her infamous boxes of sweets and biscuits for diabetic pensioners etc) and so one cannot help wonder what game she is playing now.....
Can You Help Vika?
In the strange world of Sadders Cllr M Y Hussain - Billa - has dreams of leading a coup against Red Yvonne and has mysteriously allowed Messrs Bash and Vika Khan to "promote" his interests.
Alas Vika's knowledge of Labour history is somewhat lacking and he needs your help. He usually manages to conceal his ignorance by abusing people and anyone who disagrees with him is automatically branded as a "racist".
Yesterday he was singing the praises of the aforementioned disaster, Jeremy Corbyn, but was challenged to name a single Act of Parliament introduced by or promoted by the sinecure socialist since he started sponging of us taxpayers in 1983. Vika surveyed the 37 years of dismal failure and answered, wait for it, wait for it, "anti-terrorism" - Boom, Boom! as Jerry's friends in the IRA, Hamas, Hezbollah etc might say!
Whither Lion Farm Fields?
I have continued to work behind the scenes on the bent Labour Lion Farm deal. Unfortunately a Tribunal hearing on the documentation disclosed by SMBC has been delayed due to the Covid crisis.
In the meantime, Red Yvonne (who lives far away from the socialist sh*thole of Sadders in a delightful Herefordshire cottage surrounded by woodland) refuses to pull the absurd deal despite the collapse of retail across the land.
But there are mutterings from a number of comrades that the shopping development is a dead duck (and not the sort floating dead in posioned ponds throughout the benighted Borough.)
The question is: what happens next? Can I invite readers and interested parties to contact me with ideas based on the football pitches remaining as the "anchor" use for the site? I know from meeting and talking with locals that people had ideas in addition to the football precence and now is the time to start putting a plan together! Contact details below, as usual.
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