One problem The Skidder has is people feeding him false information. Indeed Dickhead Daz himself had some of his associates do just that. Further, certain Labour councillors are trying to undermine the current Leader, Cllr Steve Eling (formerly known as Mogadon Man but now rooting out corruption and the dead wood with alacrity - even if us taxpayers are having to pick up the bill). Thus allegations are swirling around from the "inside" but it is difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. However, The Skidder did have some AMAZING calls last week and is busy checking facts to enthrall and entertain you on the doings of the crafty comrades in due course.
One hilarious gem came from a senior Labour Party figure who told me that the Party were very worried about the Wragge Report before it came out and so he asked the woman-bullying moron, Cooper about it just two weeks before the thug's sudden demise. Daz told him that there would be nothing to worry about and said, "the Report will be released over my dead body"! What a hoot!
But there was some really good quality info last week. I have referred one matter to West Midlands Police (WMP) and a very serious and damaging story involving Jan Britton and a very senior Councillor will appear in due course. And then some stuff came right out of left field!
Regular readers will recall that Cooper did have a run in with WMP back in September, 2015. The local cowards in blue initially did nothing about a complaint of harassment from a Birmingham woman who suffered social media trolling at the hands of Cooper and his sidekick from Unite the Union, Brian Rickers. Jan Britton then let "Darren" use SMBC staff and facilities to write letters harassing the woman further. The police buried the matter (and this will be the subject of a further blog in due course) but then had to act after an official complaint. Thus The Turdmeister was asked to voluntarily attend Steelhouse Lane Police Station where he was interviewed at length under caution.
Apart from Jan Britton allowing taxpayer-funded staff to become involved this was a purely private matter arising from the nasty bully-boy's own behaviour. But Jan Britton then supplied one of the Socialist [sic] State of "Sadwell's" chauffeur driven limos to take the scumbag from Oldbury to Birmingham and then wait to bring him back. All at our expense!
Photographs were taken of Dickhead Daz getting out of the limo outside the nick. Unfortunately, they are very poor quality. Cooper was accompanied by a woman and I had surmised that this might be his wife. But out of the blue a serving Labour Councillor contacted me to suggest that the woman was, in fact, a solicitor employed by SMBC called Maria Price.
As above, I have had false info fed to me and this stuff did arrive unexpectedly from the Councillor. It may or may not be true. But heck, I thought - Steve Eling has promised a new golden age of transparency in Sandwell so I'll just ask. This morning I emailed Ms Price but she has declined to respond. I also contacted Jan Britton. Here is my email to him (and an allegation concerning the useless "Chief Executive" "lol" is contained therein too) together with his reply:
"THIS IS NOT A PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
"I have received an allegation that you were with Cooper when he had to go to Steelhouse Lane nick.
Is this you in the (very poor) photo?
It is further alleged that Jan Britton told you to take the time off as holiday? Is that true please?"
There have been rumours flying around Sandwell all weekend about Cooper and one is that he was seen by the police three or four days before he died. Any comment on that too?"
No and no."
Clearly the message of transparency from Steve Eling is not getting across to the joke head of the paid service! But this is a serious matter. It was already gross misconduct on the part of Britton to permit his staff to help Cooper harass a women. He compounded the felony by authorising the chauffeur-driven limo for private use and it says a lot about his total lack of judgement that he allowed the taxpayer to pick up the bill for this particular purpose. Surely he did not also supply Cooper with a taxpayer-funded lawyer for a private matter too? This is a serious issue and so I have had to submit a Freedom of Information Request on the subject (set out below the subscription) which is now going to cost money to respond to because Price and Britton will not answer a simple question. I will keep you posted!
Some of you have been asking about the serious allegation made by Cllr John Edwards. Readers will recall the Socialist Landlord Jedward collared me outside the Kremlin and said - on film - that I "told lies" in this blog. I challenged him in writing to identify any lies in this blog and gave him 14 days to do so. I said I would buy him a couple of pints if he succeeded. Needless to say he has not but he has yet to withdraw his slanderous allegation nor to apologise.
Incidentally, the same Labour Party source referred to above told me that Jedward had his tongue up Cooper's arse because he knew that if he didn't toe the line the Smethwick thug would engineer his removal from his beloved Chairmanship of the WM Fire Authority. A man of principle indeed!
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PROUD TO HAVE BEEN TROLLED BY DICKHEAD DARREN COOPER (DECEASED)
On 14th September, 2015 SMBC Chief Executive Jan Britton provided one of the Council's two chauffeur-driven limousines to take the late Leader of the Council, Darren Cooper, to a purely private police interview at Steelhouse Lane Police Station, Birmingham.
1 Please disclose Cllr Cooper's official SMBC diary for that date;
2 Was Cllr Cooper accompanied by SMBC solicitor Maria Price?;
3 If the answer to 2 is yes, please disclose all correspondence, records, notes and documents of whatsoever nature passing between Chief Executive Jan Britton and/or Darren Cooper and Maria Price relating to this private appointment. Please disclose any invoice from SMBC to Darren Cooper in respect of Ms Price's time and state when it was paid;
4 An elected member of SMBC has alleged that Jan Britton asked Maria Price to take that day off as holiday. I am assuming that Ms Price's annual holiday entitlement was therefore altered by the Chief Executive or other senior staff. Please disclose all documents of whatsoever nature relating to this to include Ms Price's holiday records for the year in question.