Thursday, 2 July 2020

Sandwell's Comedy "Gold"!

Regulars will know that the former Labour "leader" of bent Sandwell Council, Steve "Squealing" Eling, Jan Britton, Elaine Costigan, David Stevens, Surjit Tour and others tried to get their pals in corrupt West Midlands Police (WMP) to prosecute me for writing this blog and Chief Constable Dave Thompson's bent blues ran an almost year-long investigation via their "Complex Crime Unit", no less, in Wolvo (remember that when he is snivelling on TV about lack of resources.)

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!!!!

Being Tewsy.....

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.

* Surjit Tour remains in post.

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Saturday, 20 June 2020

Hackett Data Breach Part 2

Astonishingly the Simon Hackett saga which commenced in 2016 rumbles on but new documentation has arrived Chez Skidder!

I have written extensively on this affair in numerous posts and, for legal reasons, this post should also be read in conjuction with them. There are also certain ongoing matters which mean that there is still more to come in this grotesque and shaming series....

Given extensive coverage already I am just going to give a brief run-through of the salient facts. Simon "The Sandwell Slasher" Hackett - incredibly - was the disastrous last supremo of the Labour dictatorship's failed Children's Services Department. He lawfully came into possession highly confidential information about an adult and a child. Despite his experience of working in the charity sector and his safeguarding knowledge Mr Pissy-Pants ran straight to the then Labour "leader" of the Council (Dickhead Daz) and spilt the beans. At a political meeting (attended by a Council employee!!!!) this highly confidential matter was discussed again in front of a wider audience.

Later, The Slasher, faced a series of standards complaints including one relating to this incident. Melanie Dudley was the Acting Monitoring Officer and found Hackett guilty of a breach of confidentiality (hardly surprising as this blog has already shown that he also wrote an email to then Cllr "Roly-Poly" Rowley confirming what he had done!) For reasons unknown, Ms Dudley was unable or unwilling to decide whether the obvious breach of confidentiality was also a data breach but it is hard to imagine how it could not be.

After legal toing and froing and advice from all three "independent members" in the Standards process Melanie sent Hackett the "final report" and this is the relevant section therefrom:

Sorry I have had to temporarily remove this document.

The Slasher is, of course, a pathetic groveller and was rimmer-in-chief to the vicious Tom "Twatson" Watson MP who is reported to have become involved. Meanwhile our Mel was falling foul of the new tyrannical "leader" Steve "Squealing" Eling. Regular readers will recall the notorious Eling/Marshall "WhatsApp" feed wherein The Sp*nk Brothers urged me to give Ms Dudley "a kicking" and to poke her with a sharp stick.

It was certainly not the "summer of love" that year as Eling lashed out at his perceived enemies and he demanded that Melanie amend her report to remove the above judgment and to say that The Slasher was, in fact, innocent! Gamely she refused and was forced out of her job.

Bizarrely, she had agreed to leave the bent Labour Council in February, 2017 but she was forced out with a colossal pay-off of our money. For the period 1st April, 2016 to 3rd October, 2016 (six months) she received £482,079 - nearly half a million quid! (And she was due to leave four months later anyway....)

Note the date of Mel's departure - 3rd October, 2016. Just two days later (as the following report shows) on 5th October, 2016 emails were received - EIGHT MONTHSAFTER THE EVENT - from The Squealer himself and also Roly Poly's constant companion, Cllr Syeda Khatun. Thus a new report on 12th October, 2016 overruled Melanie's "final report" and absolved Hackett from any wrongdoing!

Chris Ward, a senior employee, also suddenly felt able to provide further evidence!

This farcical report said (a) that there was a separate report dated seven days after Melanie's departure saying there was no data breach and (b) that even though the matter was "discussed" (ie confidential information was clearly disclosed at a political meeting) this did not amount to a breach of confidentiality!!!!! WTF?????

Paragraph temporarily removed.

Sorry, I have had to temporarily remove this document!

We know Hackett is a feeble character but his behaviour and that of the likes of Eling is absolutely despicable (again!)

In the meantime, you will know from my post of 27th April, 2017 that the Office of the Information Commissioner reviewed this obvious breach and concluded that yes, of course there was a data breach! And unconfirmed reports now reach me that a civil legal claim relating to all this may have settled although it is not clear whether this was against the Council or Hackett himself.

More to come on this in due course!

And finally, Carter's Stand-In!

I have written about the suspension of the hapless Council financial supremo, Darren Carter. It is not known what caused his sudden demise but this blog has written that whatever else he had done he should be sacked without compensation for his appalling conduct in the Suspended Secretaries affair (posts passim.) Anyway, the new "acting" statutory finance officer in one Rebecca Maher.

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Friday, 19 June 2020

Bent Labour Sandwell's Audit Shocker!

The financial year for local councils runs to 31st March each year. In recent years bent Labour Sandwell Council has become synonymous with fraud, cronyism, corruption and incompetence. Mystery still surrounds why the external auditor, accounting giant KMPG, managed to "miss" a £15 million hole in the accounts for 3 years during Jan Britton's disastrous captaincy of the Socialist Titanic.

We know there has been recent chaos under Corbynista Labour Leader "Red" Yvonne Davies (when she is actually in Sadders and not at her luxurious Herefordshire home away from the riff raff.) Richard Luckman, the head of "HR" has gone and the finance supremo, Darren Carter, has been suspended for some time (though he should be sacked immediately for his role in the wrongful suspension of the secretaries referred to frequently in this blog.)



By law, and unsurprisingly, Council's have to have a "s.151 Officer" in charge of finances but Sandwell have declined to say who that is in the absence of the hapless Carter.

But today Red Yvonne's joke outfit has confirmed that the audit is still not complete for the year ended 31st March, 2019!!!!! So fourteen and a half MONTHS after the end of the financial year the accounts have not been audited despite the Labour outfit's reputation. (A company has to file accounts nine months after the end of the financial year and is fined if it does not do so.)

In the circumstances, I have written urgently to the Minister for Local Governement and copied in the local MP's. Here is my letter:

Simon Clarke MP
Minister for RG & Local Gov
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

Cc: James Morris MP
      Nicola Richards MP
      Shaun Bailey MP
      John Spellar MP.                                                19th June, 2020

Dear Mr Clarke:

Sandwell Council - Unaudited Accounts

I am writing about the incredible and alarming situation where Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council have still not filed audited accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2019!

At present the statutory s151 Finance Officer is also suspended from duty for reasons not in the public domain.

Sandwell Council has become notorious for fraud, cronyism and incompetence - see James Morris MP’s Adjournment Debate of 25th January, 2018 which has not been acted on by the Government. Millions of pounds are flooding in during the Covid 19 crisis but who is monitoring where this money is going? Please note that it is not so long ago that £15million was unaccounted for some three years of accounts.

There needs to be some urgent independent oversight here given that proper accounts have yet to be produced for 2018/2019.

Can you please review this situation as a matter of urgency. I am copying this to the three Conservative Party MP’s now serving the Borough and, for what it is worth, the nominal MP for Warley.

Yours faithfully,

Julian Saunders

There are a couple of other issues which arise from my enquiries about this dreadful Labour shambles. Even though I am clearly involved in journalism in accordance with the legal definition Jan Britton barred the expensive "press office" from communicating with me. Any general or press enquiry was unilaterally turned by Britton and Co into a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. These shysters are then complaining to the Information Commissioner that I am submitting "too many" FOI requests!

Red Yvonne bullsh*tted me that all this would change and yet when I raised the question of the delay in the audit David Stevens converted the request unilaterally into a FOI request! Plus ca change!

(Happily, thanks to a kind soul, I hope to be in a position to mount a legal challenge on this soon!)

I also raised an issue about payments out. Again by law, the bent reds have to publish all payments made over £500. In the old days these were published monthly and then collated into an annual list at the end of the financial year which made it very easy to establish how much person or company X was paid during that year. Disgraced former Chief Exec Jan Britton stopped this annual listing and so now if one wants to see, say, how much taxpayer's money was shelled out for a particular London barrister in any year one has to undertake 12 seperate searches per annum!

It is my honest opinion that this has been done deliberately to make life difficult for the likes of me. You might think when Red Yvonne spouts b*llocks about openness that things like this could be easily amended. I asked Stevens about this but have hust been told that there is no requirement to consolidate the lists and I can bog off as the disclosure is in accordance "with the transparency code" - whatever the f*ck that is! Another triumph for LACK of transparency from Cllr Davies!

Info Please...

Genuine enquiry - can anyone tell me what the "Service Improvement" team actually does and how many of them there are? One employee tells me that "this is a team of employees that no longer have substantive posts and are found unnecessary work to do rather than make them redundant. The team organised Jan Britton's staff recognition events and other equally pointless undertakings." Surely not? Let me know please folks!

And what has happened to non-entity Labour Cllr Sue Crumpton. Some say she has "retired" and got the hell out of the sh*thole Borough asap, moving to Wales. She has disappeared from the list of councillors on the SMBC website and the field has been reduced to 69 from 72 with two other comrades now dead. Anything anyone?

Get Well Soon - Peter Lowe

Sorry to hear that Pete Lowe of the Warley League has been unwell - not Covid-related. (He has had to endure a lot recently as Red Yvonne pressed on with the proposed destruction of Lion Farm Fields.) All the very best from The Skidder team and, I am sure, from all football-lovers throughout the Borough!



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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Fly-Tipping, Arse-Slapping, Gravediggers and More....

Many employees of bent Labour Sandwell Council were too scared to contact me during the brutal Jan Britton regime. But many bravely did - sometimes anonymously - and provided key information for stories in this blog. Alas, right from the off, Labour Party and trade union turds sent me false information in an effort to entrap me and cause me to write false stories which they could then discredit. This is STILL going on.....

I know that some employees have written, emailed or phoned and then been surprised when their valuable info has not appeared in print. But, like any journalist, I have to be very careful and check things out with my team very carefully (even then things can go badly wrong and I stand on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to a clever QC!!!!) Sometimes it is easy to spot the con. Sometimes allegations are supported by documents or other verification. But in the grey area in-between I have to try and back the story up by patient investigation.

And don't forget that the sleazy Labour Council itself has a track record of simply lying to me and, for example, refusing to hand-over documentation via Freedom of Information requests etc in an attempt to bury bad news.

Readers of this blog will recall the Head of Legal finally being forced to hand-over video evidence without telling me that a small section had been edited out. There were episodes such as me being urged to contact a gravedigger who had worked for our old friend Paul Reeves's private company and it being a set up so that my call was recorded and then passed by a union rep to one of the Council's most notorious solicitors!

Addendum 19/06/20:  The plot thickens as a Mr Alisdair Morrison was involved in this affair which is very mysterious as he works for STAY at bent Sandwell Council?


Recently an anonymous source alleged that an employee of interest (who had been named as being allegedly involved in the stolen tractor affair) had slapped a female employee's arse in the office. Curiously someone backed this up and another source had hearsay evidence of the "incident". I am now assured by David Stevens, the Council's replacement for Britton who refuses to confirm or deny his alleged business interests, that this was all totally untrue. (This was a fairly sophisticated attempt to set me up since a story was "put about" so that it was not just the tale of the original mischievous informant.)

Some of you good folk also (wrongly) think I conceal stories because of affiliations with certain persons. I recently received a letter (always a good safe way of getting in contact - address below) alleging that I had not written about the Dave Haywood affair due to my purported closeness to, wait for it, Cllr Liam Preece! Firstly, I did mention Dave's curious and seemingly unwarranted departure in this blog but was met by a wall of silence. "Red" Yvonne Davies, the current Labour Leader of bent Sandwell, will tell you that Cooper and Eling gagged all departing employees with confidentiality agreements which she and her comrades very willing allowed to happen. I did attempt to speak with Mr Haywood without success. And I was aware of the seeming lack of activity by his union when management were doing their worst! Secondly, I was unaware of the identity of some of the key players in the saga and some of the intricacies of the saga. Further info very welcome! Thirdly, I do not have a close or any other sort of relationship with Cllr Preece (whose weakness and grovelling to the likes of Twatson have greatly disappointed me.)

Information occasionally comes to me very late. This is often because some folk are so scared of the bullying by a Labour Council that they wait until they have left before spilling the beans. Alas, this does tend to make it harder for me to investigate matters....

One interesting story came to me belatedly from various employees - some of whom even gave their names. Unfortunately their employers say they too were lying, presumably in an effort to cause me trouble. I was told that Britton's bent paid service wanted to highlight the problem of fly-tipping and so they themselves dumped rubbish in the Wellman Building car park (opposite the Kremlin) which was duly photographed.

Further, the Sandwell Council van depositing the rubbish hit the metal height barrier going into the car park and sustained damage. Informants alleged that this too was covered up with a manager saying the van had been damaged by "yobboes" whilst parked-up overnight.

Where employees have been too scared - with good reason - to use the whistleblowing procedure themselves I have anonymised their complaints and made them for them. I did so here and now Neil Cox, an employee flying-up the greasy pole entirely on merit and not due to his close association with Messrs Stevens and Lackenby (actually I have heard good things about him which is rare in matters Sandwell), has investigated.

It seems the incident happened way back on 6th January, 2015 at 8.30pm. (The time is given even though SMBC say there was no CCTV of the incident.) The investigation states:

"It is clear that an incident took place involving a fridge being left on the car park of the Wellman building by the Facilities Management Team which also resulted in damage to a Sandwell MBC vehicle.

On the following day the Manager of the Facilities Management Team, on becoming aware of the incident, issued instructions to remove the fridge immediately and made the Officer involved that their actions were not acceptable and reminded them [sic] of the expectations around their future conduct."

But it is denied that there was any lying about how the vehicle damage occurred and it is said that the vehicle collision report (which has not been supplied to me) confirms that the vehicle was damaged entering the car park.

The "Governance Team" of SMBC stuck two fingers-up to me effectively saying that that my informants are liars: "on the basis of the details outlined above it appears the information you have been provided with in relation to this matter are inaccurate."

But hang on a minute. Apart from the business about the cause of the vehicle damage there are some more questions to answer here! Various people named Richard Amos as the boss of Facilities Management involved in this and he describes himself as "Facilities Management Premise [sic] Lead" since April, 2014. But whoever the "Manager" referred to above is, he or she seems very lenient! Is it normal for staff to unload fridges overnight into the Council car park and to damage a Council vehicle costing taxpayers money for repair and simply get a ticking off? Given the vicious bullying of the Britton regime this seems unlikely to say the least.

And Cox's investigation does not say WHY one or two members of staff dumped a fridge in the car park at 8.30pm? Cox appears to be saying employees are lying about this being a scam to highlight fly-tipping. The only other likely scenario would be for the one of two members of staff who did this wanting to use the van for illicit personal activities overnight but surely having damaged the vehicle they would have tried to recover the fridge before fessing up to management? Who was the dickhead driver (and mate?) who crashed into the barrier?

The wording of the Cox report is ambiguous as it refers to the "Officer" (singular) who dumped the fridge getting a slap on the wrist but also refers to "them". My informants say there were two in the van. I am sure if there was only one Amos or whoever it was gave him/her suitable manual-handling training "lol"!

Red Yvonne's team don't say why any of this happened and don't say how much the damage cost to repair. She has recently been on Twitter saying that anyone caight fly-tipping in Sadders will be fined up to £400 but staff can apparently act like this with impunity? Is Red saying it was the employees own fridge being dumped or someone else's?

I sat in a room with her and Stevens when she said there would not be a return to the disastrous behaviour of the Britton era but added the caveat that I would get "anything I was entitled to". Which is sh*t like the Cox "investigation" above shows (plus she is spending thousands on fighting Freedom of Information Tribunal cases.) She is carrying on exactly where Cooper and The Squealer left off....

College's Labour Party Con

Recently I wrote again about the bent deal whereby the sleazy Sandwell College agreed to rent space from the Labour Party as part of the fraudulent deal to gift them The Public building rent-free. This week they have served a planning notice for change of use to make the building an "education centre" in addition to The College opposite AND the huge Public building! This looks like Labour being skint after the Corbyn catastrophe last December and trying to raise dosh but how can it be right that the taxpayer is funding a political party? Why aren't the new Tory MP's all over this?

All Hands On Deck!

Red Yvonne's team have delayed a response to a FOI request about some of her bizarre claims during the current crisis which also included my question about the anecdotal claim of significant abstenteeism by staff during the Covid crisis (on full pay, of course.) I'll let you know the response when it eventually comes. Yet news reaches me of all the stops being pulled out to rush through the sale of a council house under "right to buy" to a local resident aged in her nineties. 

Clearly an urgent priority - especially as I am told the resident is the mother of a Labour Councillor..... Anyone got a name and anymore on this please?

P*ss-Take

This guy got imprisoned for taking a leak (when public bogs are closed.) Compare and contrast the thousands of pounds of OUR money bent Labour have spent covering-up Cllr Simon "The Sandwell Slasher" Hackett's p*ss in a bus-shelter! 



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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Mail Political Editor Attacks Skidder!

The Birmingham Mail's "Politics and People" Editor, Jane Haynes, has attacked me on Twitter and attempted to close down my account - a fairly extraordinary thing for a purported upholder of free speech to do!

I am used to the paid press attacking my (unpaid) journalism despite the long stream of exclusives on the failings of corrupt Labour Sandwell Council from me and my small team of volunteers (which includes women - see further below.) But Haynes's sh*t-trick takes the biscuit.

If I may digress for a moment - Haynes is a cheerleader of the hopeless Brum MP Mess Phillips (Haynes will love that nomenclature "lol") and woe betide any male who critcises that lachrymose gobsh*te. I have been trying to ask Mess for sometime why she, as an alleged campaigner against domestic abuse, was so friendly with notorious wife-beater "Dickhead" Darren Cooper? This was clearly not because her then employer received substantial funds from Sandwell Council (no innuendo meaning intended) and so why was she such a Cooper-rimmer? Perhaps "The Mail" can find out for us eh readers? Don't hold your breath if it has to write an important piece about Aldi or some other paymaster....

Jess Phillips and her favourite wife-beater!
A couple of days ago I wrote a piece which included comment on Lisa McNally's public video (following a piece about Red Yvonne's country retreat.)

http://thesandwellskidder.blogspot.com/2020/06/red-yvonnes-country-estate.html

Lisa McNally is the Director of Public Health at bent Sandwell and you might well imagine that Covid_19 was taking up rather a lot of her attention. But she took time out from a mere global pandemic to inform the world about her own seemingly very serious mental health issues. If you don't want to read the article now, I questioned whether this was (a) appropriate and relevant, (b) appropriate for a public health official in the middle of a major crisis and (c) whether she had informed Sandwell Council of her health record when applying for her £100k (plus) job.

I also pointed out that some people actually like this sort of narcissistic confessional nonsense.

Of course we theoretically have a right to free speech in this country pursuant to common law and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (incorporated into our law by the Human Rights Act 1998). Obviously Sandwell Council and crooked West Midlands Police don't consider that I should benefit from this freedom but even the likes of the Wolvo C*cksuckers (aka the Express and Star) have never tried to close me down (although they have stitched me up a few times!) Many people find my views abhorrent and vice versa. But the paid press (mostly not serious journalists like me at all now but mere transmitters of clickbait) see themselves as honourable heirs of Woodward and Bernstein rather than Joseph Goebbels and frequently burnish their self importance with the oft-repeated mantra, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." It seems Haynes takes an altogther different view.

I know that many readers have the sense not to wade into the foul pool that is Twitter but, for the uninitatated, there is a facility to complain to Twitter about tweets that one find's offensive provided that they, in effect, cross certain boundaries. A simple tap on an icon brings up a few simple questions and a box to enter further details. Twitter then consider whether the offending tweet has broken the rules and, if so, take further action which can range from a warning to the whole account being taken down (and as we have seen locally, ex-Cllr Dave Hosell and his trolling pals have had a number of accounts taken down recently for abusive conduct.) But the left-wing adherents to the cult of Jeremy Corbyn and various other special interest groups have become adept at co-ordinating mass complaints on their political opponents to deny them use of the Twitter facility and to stifle freedom of speech. But I never imagined a local press person would attack a fellow journalist in this way.....

A "normal" user complains privately and Twitter will then notify him/her of the outcome of a review. Here, I wrote a Tweet linked to my blog story and despite all the resources she has to write a piece in the local rag or elsewhere disagreeing with me Haynes says she instead complained to Twitter. Remember that the original tweet was not about HER but someone else. She is apparently now an arbiter of what one can say. More importantly, she publicly stated on her own Twitter account what she had done - this is a well-established way of inviting everyone who agrees with you to pile in and also make formal complaints. It was a nasty and crude dog-whistle to any c*nt (see further below) who didn't agree with me to try and get my account taken down!

She also specifically stated that my single tweet constituted "harassment" - which it doesn't in law but she knows full well that this is one of the "offences" listed by Twitter to consider in any decision to take an account down.

For good measure, Haynes added a gender-based attack on me. This is a familiar theme with her eg a man commenting politically on a woman is trying "to dilute a woman's personal achievement." She has claimed about other men that criticising a woman is "implying women can't make their own decisions."

Haynes also has a bizarre concept of what constitutes a woman of "high achievement" and seems to include Mess and McNally in this category. Personally I am in awe of, work with and am friends with, some incredible women - from all walks of life and not simply superb because of their job title (if any.) If we are simply talking "position" rather than, say, raising a family as the achievement benchmark then I salute women like Carmen Reinhart, Angela Merkel and Kristalina Georgieva for their incredible careers to date. I am afraid, given the party system, that being an MP does not constitute "high achievement" as an objective assessment of the current crop of female and male "members" clearly shows. And, despite high salaries, bent Labour Sandwell Council have been singularly unable to attract people of ability to the upper levels of its corrupt paid service. Taking a job at Sadders is usually a signal that you cannot get a top job anywhere else. I sincerely hope that McNally proves to be the exception to the rule although the early signs are not encouraging......

Haynes wrote about my tweet, "...of which the man speaks (cos it had to be a man right?)...." This is just blatant sexism!

Let's pause there and have a small quiz! What do the following seemingly have in common:

Dickhead Daz, The Sandwell Slasher, "No DSS Landlord" Jedward, Mahboob Hussain, Azeem Hafeez, Gurinder Josan, "Condom Man" Billa, "Coward of the County" Gavan, Tricky Dicky Marshall, Nick Bubalo, The Big Fat Parkie, Twatson, Spellar, "Seig Heil" Piper, Sandwell super-troll Dave Hosell, Lachrymose Luke, Bogus Dogus, Zorro Hughes "lol", Roly-Poly Rowley, Roger "Phantom Bedroom" Horton, Darren Carter, The Talented Mr Lackenby - to name but a few.....

Whilst I haven't looked they all (a) own a penis and (b) have been the subject of forensic examination by the Skidder team.

This blog is gender-blind (and women play a very significant role in its production.) If you f*ck-over the people of Sandwell we will be on your tail irrespective of race, religion or gender. So back off Haynes with your nasty and inaccurate jibes!

So did any scum hear Haynes's dog-whistle and jump to attention? Here's a visual clue to the only one who has publicly boasted about doing so:


Yes folks, Jedward has spent YEARS trying to get my Twitter accounts and this blog taken down and, as a left-wing activist despite his wealth, this Greaser swung into action - also dog-whistling to HIS crazed followers to jump on the bandwagon:

(Replying to Haynes) "Thanks for this I have reported it [the tweet] too. This individual [ie me] is vile and this tweet in my view is intrusive and harassing [that word again] about a matter which is of no public interest [an odd comment noting McNally put up her solipsistic video to somehow "assist", er, the public!!!!]"

Incidentally, I stand entirely by my comments (which you can read in full via the above link) and note that despite her apparent penchant for self-publicity, McNally has NOT seen fit to answer the question about her disclosure when getting her very well paid job....

SANDWELL'S GREAT HACKING MYSTERIES......

It seems to be fashionable in Sandwell at the moment to claim that one's account - email of social media - has been "hacked" and closed down if one is caught "in the act" making inapproprate comments or nasty secrets need to be kept hidden.

Step forward again the hate-filled Jedward! Not so long ago he was one of the Labour Whips at the bent Labour Council and operated a seperate gmail account (a Google email system) for whipping matters (ooooh, errrrr!) Remember too that Cllr Edwards was a major Squealing Eling-rimmer.

When the old regime was kicked out across the Council new Labour whips were appointed but Jedders refused to provide them with the password for the account so that they could continue to use it. The rumour is, of course, that Jedward does not want others to see what he and his acolytes were up to (not that I can imagine Jedders would do anything inappropriate lol!)

But now one of the "White Army" of rebels seeking to overthrow Red Yvonne is apparently claiming across the benighted Borough that the account is no more because it was "hacked". I do not know the identity of this person but it is apparently NOT Edwards (who is probably too busy counting his stash to notice.)

But this is a little odd since I have emailed the account and nothing has bounced back to say that it is defunct. It seems to be a live account. And how would anyone know the account had been hacked without, er, looking at it? I smell bullsh*t don't you dear readers?

Even if the account has been hacked the password could be simply changed and then handed over to the new whips. But then, to use a word quoted above, Jedward might find that "intrusive"!

(A female councillor is also now claiming her social media account was hacked. More info please!)

AND FINALLY.... LAUGHALONGALISA!

Our esteemed Director of Public Health used her Twitter account on 6th June to distract us from mass death, economic meltdown etc with a dose of scouse humour [sic]. She informed us that in her last job she circulated a report on "Pubic" Health in error (though presumably not to any Brazilian recipients). Oh my sides!!!!!!!

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Friday, 5 June 2020

Red Yvonne's Country Estate!

Two metres - the distance Sandwell folk are urged to keep apart in the current crisis. But what if you are the Labour Leader of the sh*thole Borough - how far do you put between yourself and local scum? In the case of former "leader" Steve "Squealing" Eling it was 63 MILES and for the left-wing current leader "Red" Yvonne Davies it is 48 MILES.....

Although they don't share a surname Red Yvonne often refers to having a "husband". He is one Ian James, another Labourite who, like Red, seems to have had a good screw from a life of  "public service". A while ago, Corbynista Red was evasive in an answer to me. I checked her Register of Interests and was surprised, knowing that she is well-off (certainly by the standards of her poverty-stricken subjects), that she was renting a property in Grafton Road - ironically near Brandhall Golf Club (green space which, like, Lion Farm Fields, she and her Labour "comrades" are seeking to destroy.) And, even more curiously, she had declared herself as resident at the address but not mentioned her husband as also living there.

Thanks to the GMB Union wrecking my financial situation in an effort to close this blog down I no longer work and can now scrutinise the "socialist" shower like never before. Noting what Eling had done I smelt the proverbial rodent.....


Just to get new readers up to speed, Squealing Eling used to metaphorically masturbate about how wonderful Sandwell is (especially Warley Woods) whilst living much of the time in the pretty Derbyshire village of Fritchley - surrounded by fields and trees - just, er, 63 miles from Oldbury Council House (OCH). His wildly-popular wife, Pam Pulsford, owns the Derbyshire home there in her sole name. In the incestuous world of Sadders she used to work for the bent Labour Council. Despite her address she has been a big hit with the local Sandwell Labour Party with her aggressive manner and forthright views (and, lest we forget, she and Eling threatened me personally INSIDE an election count!) As it is a legal requirement to have an address in Sandwell to stand in elections there, the Squealer kept on his small flat near Warley Woods which is legally held in HIS sole name.

It is known that Red Yvonne did have a house in Park Road which was sold in 2019 for a cool £315k. On 14th March she wrote saying:

"I sold my house in Bearwood last year [2019] and bought a place in Herefordshire - with my partner."

On the following day she wrote:

"I sold my house in Bearwood and bought another for retirement."

As it turns out, Red was telling the truth in a similar fashion to the way Dominic Cummings did except that Cummings did face the cameras whereas Red Yvonne has refused to comment on further gobsmacking revelations.....

I made a terrible mistake recently writing a blog saying Red and Ian had actually owned a second home in Herefordshire since 2005 and took that post down. As it happens, the true position is even worse! They have owned a property there in Ian's sole name SINCE 1999 and NOT just "last year." And in 2003 and 2004 (at least) Red Yvonne was also on the electoral register as living there! So her disingenous and misleading written statement that they only bought a cottage in Herefordshire last year is, subject to the below, absolute b*llocks! I suppose its an easy mistake to make lol!

This cottage (Cottage 1) was bought for £77k in 1999 and Zoopla estimate the current value at a MINIMUM of £274,000. It is still - as at 31st May, 2020 - shown as being owned by Ian James.

But the plot thickens since James came off the electoral roll at Cottage 1 from 2019 and registered himself as living at another cottage nearby. The Land Registry shows this as a delightful Grade II listed cottage (which we shall call "Cottage 2") adjacent to a modern barn conversion/barn-style rebuild. Both buildings were part of a farm and owned by a Mr X. He sold the cottage "about nine months ago" and now lives in the barn-style building. But there is a problem at HM Land Registry as Cottage 2 has, for whatever reason, not been registered there yet (a legal requirement.)

Cottage 2 was on the market for just less than half a million pounds - £485,000 - and there are only frosted views still on the Estate Agent's website but the charming building has fine views as you can just make out from the picture below. Not bad as Red and the Gang have destroyed Londonderry Fields and now seek to concrete over Brandhall Golf Club and Lion Farm Fields! But then Sandwell socialists want people to live in sh*t - except themselves of course!


I am in communication with HM Land Registry as to why the sale of Cottage 2 has not been registered. Red Yvonne is refusing any further questions on this but it is curious why her partner whould go on the electoral roll there if it was not them who bought it!

If it transpires that Red and Ian are the new owners of Cottage 2 the question arises as to whether they still own Cottage 1. The Land Registry says that Ian does and so unless there has been an error they now own TWO properties in rural Herefordshire! It is inconveivable that Corbyn-lover Yvonne and her Labour hubby should now be renting Cottage 1 out given "socialist" Red's frequent abuse of private landlords. She has had the brass neck to complain to me that she is "paying rent" for Grafton Road and so it might be handy to "cover" this by renting out Cottage 1 whilst she rakes in her taxpayer-funded leader's allowances! Perhaps it is time she came clean to the public what is really going on?

We saw with Mr and Mrs Squealer that they individually owned the seperate properties but as with Davies above Eling (aka "The Milkman") also featured on the electoral roll for the country property. (Milko then had all this removed from the electronic records but I obtained the hard evidence by visiting Derbyshire Public Records Office in Matlock!)

It is highly probable that Red Yvonne is the sole signatory on the tenancy at Grafton Road, Oldbury which is what she has declared on her Register of Interests. But if Ian James was also living there this is a technical argument and, at best, a breach of the spirit of the disclosure rules. But hang on, who is on the new 2020 electoral roll for the rented property:


Yes folks she has not registered Ian as living there on the Register of Interests but he has registered himself as living at the address for a substantial period of time each year whilst also registering himself at Cottage 2! (This is, bizarrely, legal and allows him to vote at both places in local elections but at one place only in national votes.)

Bizarrely as Red does not register him as living in Sadders she does register him as being a member of Langley Labour Party. So this piece of work gets to influence the destruction of green space in Langley like Lion Farm Fields when he has owned at least one property in rural Herefordshire for 21 f*cking YEARS. Yet again ye Morons of Sandwell - Labour are sh*tting all over you!


By the way, Red Yvonne has been absolutely hysterical on Twitter about Dominc Cummings but has FLATLY REFUSED to say whether she has visited her country estates at any time during lockdown. Her official statement is only "I live in Sandwell".

THE SKIDDER SAYS:

Red, you are worse than Cummings. Tell us the truth about the Herefordshire properties and stop destroying green space in Sandwell. And Labour - tell outsiders like Pulsford and James to do one!

Lisa "Me, Me, Me" McNally?

Once again the GMB Union have allowed me the time to reflect on Sandwell issues as never before*. At the beginning of the Covid crisis I was a little surprised when the relatively new Sandwell Council £100k+ "Director of Public Health", Lisa McNally, embroiled herself in a small Twitter spat with Mr Basharat Khan. (And readers, I would like some more information on this gent noting his new political roles and shenanigans.)

One cannot go on without mentioning the abysmal public health crisis in Sadders BEFORE the virus after 46 years of Labour diktat - obesity, diabetes, addiction, poisonous air-quality etc etc and all exacerbated by poverty and Labour's determination to prevent local wealth-creation and improvement thanks to their perverted ideology.

It is fashionable these days - particularly evident in the Brexit scandal - to decry "experts". Alas, I am old school and think they are actually rather important. Further, I like my experts to be solid - stolid even - and unflabbable in a crisis. Whatever mistakes the likes of Chris Whitty and Jenny Harries have made during Covid 19 they have portrayed a calm and authoritative manner. Surely we should expect the same locally from the Public Health supremo?

To slightly corrupt a famous quote, Bash Khan is a bit of a "one" and enough to cause a bishop to kick in a stained glass window. But McNally rose to his bait and whined about doing her best and being tired after "another" 12-hour shift. Oh, thought I - this is a bit odd and histrionic from someone in her position, especially at a time of crisis. (I should add that McNally claims to be a "scouser" and we maybe need to take account of the particular sensibilities and emotional incontinence of that tribe.)

Curiously - via a personal friend - I know a bit about the publication of scientific papers and the status of same. I can't find McNally in any of the important scientific publications but she is seemingly proud of her output in sundry blogs and the like. She may or may not be the same Lisa McNally who appeared in print whilst working for the Wandsworth Teaching Primary Care Trust but she did a number of articles whilst working for Bracknell Forest Council.

Thanks to the GMB I was able to examine her ouevre. Dr McNally in not the sort of doctor who asks gentlemen to cough whilst holding their balls - at least not in a diagnostic context - but is a "Chartered Psychologist". I am not medically-qualified and, whilst not wishing to denigrate a fellow scribbler, I found her articles "lightweight" to say the least. Stripped of the psycho-babble they constituted little more than the fare of countless newspapers and magazines ie we will be healthier if we eat less, stop smoking, take exercise etc. Yes, these are important messages - including for a lardarse like me - but this is hardly ground-breaking stuff. Do I detect a whiff of narcissism about this output? Who can say?

But churning out this "we'll all be better if we go jogging" guff does get one noticed to the extent that she boasts of appearing regularly on local radio down south and The Grauniad (no less) did a "day in the life" feature on her in which she described "dressing-up" to publicise various public health messages.

It has been a relatively good thing in recent years for many of us to be able to air mental health issues in public although this has unfortunately led to a stream of our pathetic "royals" and other "celebrity" figures saying how they once got a bit depressed when the cat died etc. There are many though who think the very public disclosure of mental health issues outside a "controlled" context can be postively harmful - witness the suicides linked to "Love Island" and the like. There are also many of us who approach health professionals for help and not to empathise with them in respect of their own medical issues.

But McNally has now produced and made public a video about HER mental issues. How she thinks this seemingly extreme egotism "helps" fellow mental-health sufferers is beyond me but there have been the usual suspects who have saluted what is supppsed to be her "bravery" for coming out with this solipsistic slop. And to use the word again - what a time to release this narcissistic garbage - right in the middle of the biggest public health crisis in living memory and at a time when she herself has said the Covid death toll in Sadders has been rising and bucking the national trend! Even if you are the peculiar type of moron, like Elaine Costigan, who likes this sort of whimpering confessional navel-gazing, the timing is a monumental misjudgement. She has placed self very firmly before selflessness.

Of even greater concern is the very serious nature of McNally's own professed mental illness. She states that her problems started when she was only "4 or 5" and that she was a self-harmer as a child. She makes the astonishing claim that she was "nearly" sectioned onto a psychiatric ward in a hospital but that she was only allowed to go home because she was supposed to be working as a professional on that same ward the next day! WTF?

She says nothing in her video about her current state of health (she does tweet that she "manages" her mental health by, yes you guessed it, jogging) and has yet to answer my query whether she actually disclosed the extent of her mental health problems when she applied for her £100k a year job at Sadders? Would that have rung alarm bells or not? We don't know.

Yes we must get folk who have been ill for whatever reason back into employment but they must be fit enough to do the job and handle the pressure. Indeed it is frequently inspiriting when we hear genuine tales of triumph over adversity. But simply spieling one's own sad medical history when large numbers of people are dying of a new and hideous disease is, in my humble opinion, simply not appropriate for a public health "professional".

THE SKIDDER SAYS:

You are very well paid person in a professional position in the middle of a major emergency McNally. Please shut the f*ck up about yourself and concentrate on the very real public health crisis engulfing Sandwell! That's your job.


* Despite lockdown I do still have a "backlog" of issues which I am ploughing through. Please bear with me if you are awaiting a response. Also a woman with a three letter name phoned and left a message a couple of Fridays ago but I accidentally deleted the number. Please call back.

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Monday, 1 June 2020

The Labour Party - Heartless Covid Landlords?

The "socialist" Labour Party owns numerous properties up and down the land and has a limited company called Labour Party Properties Limited (LPP) to run them and which tries to do that thing which so many of the Corbynista Party "members" profess to despise - making a commercial profit. In its last accounts LPP declared a profit of £603,000 but due to deferred losses and other legal loopholes which it exploits to the max it paid NO tax. Indeed the Sun reports that it has paid NO tax since 2003?

The crazed Party members frequently point to the legal scam of companies making interest payments to related parties to reduce taxable profits. But who received £102,000 in interest from LPP in the last accounts which reduced its tax liability - yes folks, the caring, sharing Labour Party!

(At least "Sir" Keir Starmer looks like a commercial property developer unlike his imbecilic, shell-suited predecessor!)



On our patch, this blog pointed out a very simple fraud hidden in a bigger scandal. A few years ago bent Labour Sandwell Council - infamous for fraud, cronyism and incompetence - gifted the iconic former Public arts centre to Sandwell College rent free (blogs passim ad nauseum.) At this time the College had only just moved into its brand new building but was given another huge town centre site provided it paid for the Will Alsop-designed interior to be substantially destroyed. Incredibly, the deal was so bent that Sandwell Council agreed to pay full maintenance on the long lease - an incredible and highly-unusual thing in commercial property deals.

A small quid pro quo for this shocker was that the College - now swimming in extra space - should rent office space from the Labour Party and so it has been paying £36k a year to the comrades ever since for even more extra space at Terry Duffy House, West Bromwich. It even bought them some new carpets for £4,300!

The new Tory MP's simply have to get a grip on this outrage!

Anyone who takes to social media will have come across Covid-crazed lefties shrieking about rapacious landlords. Take, for example, Coventry's ranting MP Zarah Sultana who raves incessantly about wicked landlords of all stripes! (She even makes Brummie Gobsh*te MP - and close friend of the late wife-beater Darren Cooper - Mess Phillips look like a shrinking violet!)

Surely a College - even a bent one -  "struggling" through the Covid crisis needs all the help it can get from Sister Sultana and her ilk? Accordingly I wrote to Labour Party Properties on 16th May asking what discount they had given to the sleazy Coll - but answer came there none..... Come on Zara - get it sorted lol!

STOP PRESS

The Corbynista leader of bent Labour Sandwell, "Red" Yvonne Davies has just pilloried me and called me a liar through both her "personal" and "official" Twitter accounts after I stated that she and CE David Stevens failed to lift a gagging clause on ex-Assistant Chief Executive in an Information Rights Tribunal case. Well, here is the email I sent to both of them on 9th March to which there was no response:


So there you have it folks...

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