Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Eling & Marshall Planned Melanie's Demise!

While Steve Eling and Richard Marshall are facing renewed criticism (but no Labour Party action yet) in the Sp*nkgate affair, media commentators are overlooking their massive hate campaign against Cllrs Hussain, Ian Jones and others plus their involvement in the dismissal of a number of members of Chief Executive [sic] Jan Britton's bent paid service. The trade unions who take money of the pathetic cowards who work for Sadwell have just looked the other way and Jan Britton has paid people off with our money whilst forcing them to sign confidentiality agreements.

These cowards need to be careful if they want to get other jobs since the sh*t is beginning to hit the fan and future employers may well think that they must have been especially culpable if they were booted out when others were kept on but still, you reap what you sow....

(If you know of people who have been kicked out and are now working for other local authorities please email The Skidder. One huge joke is that Dave Willetts is now Town Clerk for Stourport Council!!!!)

The monument to, at best, gross incompetence - Sadwell's Chief Executive "lol" Jan Britton rakes in nearly £160k per annum from us taxpayers. As The Skidder revealed, he has his car fixed by Council mechanics. He has been seen getting in and out of the TWO chauffeur-driven limousines that the "socialists" insist on running. I am told he gets paid extra for his job as Returning Officer despite his behaviour at the last count. I understand that he has STILL not been interviewed under caution by corrupt West Midlands Police and his laughable "defence" in the face of widespread corruption and negligence is that he simply didn't know what was going on! Surely that admission is, in itself, grounds for instant dismissal WITHOUT taxpayers' compensation?

Apart from grovelling to the late Smethwick Scumbag and new Leader [sic] Steve Eling what does he actually do for his 160 grand?

Britton is hardly mentioned in the infamous "Wragge" Report into just some of the wrongful acts that have occurred during his seven years as Chief Executive. The report noted that it was Sandwell's mostly thick Labour Councillors who run the show. Some had "access all areas" passes given them by Britton despite the obvious security implications of that folly. They called all the shots whilst Britton sat back and watched (or didn't even do that according to his tale that he never saw anything untoward!) We all know (don't we Comrade Piper) that Dickhead Darren Cooper misused his position and had sexual relationships with at least two employees (as well as the infamous incident in the toilets with another woman connected with the Council). As stated in this blog, another employee told The Skidder how he would roam around the offices giving women "hugs", but that "his hands would always slide down onto your arse".

Don't take my word for it - this is what a High Court Judge recently said about Britton's total failure to run the Council:

Mr Justice Green: Documents before the Court refer to a "culture" which pervaded the authority whereby members were " the bosses" and the Council was "open for business". Documents also refer to members bullying employed officials and officers who were compliant in carrying out the members wishes."

What a damning indictment!

You might think that someone as grotesquely pompous as Britton would, at the very least, stand up for his staff against the moronic bullying and dictatorial behaviour of the "comrades". Further, he has the ultimate duty within the Authority to ensure that the Employment Law of this country is complied with. As we have seen, however, he has also surrendered here to the bully boys - preferring to dispense with the law and offer shed loads of our cash to the victims of the members' bile to keep them quiet. The Skidder had heard an allegation from two different employees that staff have also been told by senior staff in this LABOUR council that if they say anything after they leave they "will lose half of their pensions"! Again the unions have said nothing.....

We have seen in this blog how the late Scumbag, Cooper, did a "deal" with former Assistant Chief Executive, Melanie Dudley, that he had no power to make (but which we have to assume Britton agreed despite what seems to be serious irregularity.)

But Melanie then fell foul of new "Leader" Steve "The Milkman" Eling and his enforcer, bankrupt adulterer Cllr Richard Marshall. This blog has shown how Eling and Marshall met The Skidder in a Birmingham pub and asked me to put the boot in on various people. They then fed me information to use to discredit and even "terrify" various LABOUR councillors and officers.

Cllrs Eling and Marshall sent me very serious - and libellous - information about Melanie Dudley of a sexual nature which I cannot repeat here as there is absolutely no evidence that it is true. When I told them I couldn't publish it - as I had been threatened with legal action by a third party if I did - they asked me to name the third party and say that I have received the threat with the implication that I was being silenced. I resisted that course of action and this pair were unable to back-up in any way the vile sexual slurs they had made against a senior female employee.

See also, of course, their shocking behaviour in the Spunkgate scandal:


Whether it is EVER right for two Councillors to use a blogger to attack fellow councillors is a matter for others to decide if they ever get around to it but the Department of Communities and Local Government must surely intervene when a Chief Executive has totally abdicated his responsibilities and Councillors are going direct to bloggers to have them attack STAFF. Clearly this may, in some circumstances, also constitute the criminal offence of harassment.

Besides the untrue sexual allegations, Eling and Marshall encouraged me to give employee Mel "a kicking" (ie via anti-social media rather than physically) on 18th August, 2016:

On 3rd September, 2016 Eling and Marshall took grave exception to Melanie "liking" a Twitter post by Cllr Olwen Jones (this in itself is an indication of the level of surveillance these supposedly busy pair were undertaking to attempt to destroy the Jones family). Please note the date - which was a Saturday. It now seems clear that Mel's days were numbered and that Eling and Marshall had decided to shaft her. Firstly they encouraged me to attack her via anti-social media again:

Then they suggested they were going to get rid of her:

For anyone who does not understand this reference, this meant that two councillors - Eling and Marshall - planned to force her into "gardening leave", which almost inevitably leads to a parting of the ways. So did this pair discuss this with Jan Britton beforehand or on that Saturday? Is he such a pathetic nonentity that they didn't even feel the need to consult him?

Lest we forget, Marshall - a man who has conned huge sums out of local people - has not been a Councillor for long but was mysteriously promoted to the Cabinet by The Milkman? Did Eling also discuss his plan to sack Mel with other Cabinet members - perhaps they will get in touch?

A vital component in employment law is that, at a disciplinary hearing, there is no pre-judgement of the issue. Where, as here, two Councillors have spread malicious and untrue sexual gossip against an employee and then, apparently decided to force her out, there is clearly no way they should have been involved any further in the dismissal process. But it seems they were and Britton went along with it - surely another possible reason for disciplinary proceedings against HIM?

Just 3 days after Eling and Marshall indicated what they were intending to do, on 6th September, 2016 Mel was called into a meeting. And guess what...

Being aware of what Eling and Marshall were up to, I imagined that Melanie would take legal action:


Of course Marshall's mentor, Darren Cooper was a pathetic snivelling c*nt if anyone stood up to him, crying that he was somehow "a victim", and so here with this pair of hard "men" when Mel apparently fought back (note the use of "us"):


On 8th September, 2016 the bully boys wanted to rub it in and again asked me to go on the attack:

There is more to come on Melanie's demise as there is still a Freedom of Information Request outstanding. Suffice to say her that on 11th September, 2016 I was told "Steve [Eling] has told Jan [Britton] not to go above and beyond" with the severance package. I believe Mel got in the region of £80,000 compo from us taxpayers subject, of course, to her agreeing to keep her mouth shut. Whether she was happy with that I suppose we shall never know but at least the public can now see how how Jan Britton doesn't operate for his money and how Eling, Marshall and the "socialist" comrades do! And, alas for all the Sandwell women who face harassment, bullying and worse, Melanie won't be able to help them from continuing to suffer under Sandwell Labour Party as she has stopped her own mouth with 30 pieces of silver.

Cllrs Crompton and Olwen Jones are making official complaints but they should not expect much help from their hard-faced "socialist sisters" on the Council especially noting how many of them joined in the lynching of Cllr Yvonne Davies the other night (who committed the crime of trying to tell comrades the truth about Marshall and who had the temerity to stand for election against The Milkman.)

And finally, on a lighter note after that sad story:

We have seen how useless (or worse) Britton is, but does he really need to tell us when he is going for a shit?


Fresh news just in regarding the story swirling around The Oldbury Kremlin that a current very senior man has been shagging two, named, current female employees. The women have declined to comment to The Skidder when invited to do so but the high-powered, ahem, "gentleman" has written to deny the truth of the widespread rumours. So that's that then.


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Thursday, 26 October 2017


Some of you will know that I attended the Chance Glass Trust "presentation" at Oldbury Council House on 29th March, 2017. A number of councillors were present and I opined at the time via this blog that "where there is sh*t, there are flies".

I was immediately concerned that the whole thing was presented as a slick property development pitch and started to investigate the project. I am told that a lot of people closely connected with it are in for massive pay-days via consultancy fees etc if they hit the jackpot and the money taps are turned on.

When I expressed some concerns about the involvement of bankrupt Councillor Richard Marshall (who claims to be driving this project for SMBC) on the Trust's Facebook group the other night I was immediately blocked by them and so this is a very worrying sign that they are determined to shut down any questioning or criticism of the project - something I am now discussing with their various potential funders.

Regulars will also know that the Leader [sic] of Sandwell Council, Steve "The Milkman" Eling and Cabinet Member, bankrupt Marshall met with me and asked me to use this blog to attack their political opponents. To that end, Eling and Marshall started sending me information via a Whats App account in the name of Richard Marshall (curiously they have yet to face discipline from the Labour Party for their actions and particularly in respect of misogynistic obscenites about female councillors - compare and contrast with the treatment of MP, Jared, in the press at the moment!)

At the Chance development pitch on 29th March I pondered whether Chance's recently appointed Trustee, Afzal Hussain, was any relation to SMBC kingpin, Cllr Mahboob Hussain and asked Eling/Marshall:

29/03/2017, 13:20 - Jules: Assuming the Afzal Hussain on the Trust Board is "no relation"?
29/03/2017, 13:23 - Richard Marshall: Definitely. However it is rumoured he has bought into the skip  company on site that is holding up the whole project
29/03/2017, 13:23 - Jules: Oh!
29/03/2017, 13:24 - Richard Marshall: Exactly, skip company have bought up leases to other buildings on site
29/03/2017, 13:25 - Jules: Presumably holding out for a payoff?
29/03/2017, 13:31 - Richard Marshall: You might be able to say that but....
29/03/2017, 13:31 - Jules: Do we know anything about him? I will take a look....
29/03/2017, 16:51 - Richard Marshall: It's said he is the brother of the owner of the skip company whole stockpiled £1m of waste on Nelson Street Oldbury which is still there
29/03/2017, 16:55 - Jules: Ok. Will start digging plus I know a man to ask....
29/03/2017, 17:00 - Richard Marshall: Okay, I'll get you some names

You will note that Eling & Marshall make a VERY serious allegation against Afzal Hussain that he is playing both sides with a view to making personal profit. I have no evidence that this allegation is true and Eling and Marshall have not backed up this potentially libellous statement in any way. At present I say plainly here that the statement by them is untrue and I specifically make no imputation otherwise in this post but it is clearly in the public interest to publish that two very senior councillors in a deeply corrupt Labour Council were thinking this when also attempting to plough substantial amounts of public money into what I have now seen to be an insane project.


I did dig up a connection between Afzal Hussain and Abdul Naeem Quyum - someone whom regular readers of this blog will be very familiar with as a key player in the Boggate scandal. See:


I sent this post to Eling and Marshall:

01/04/2017, 22:06 - Jules: Take a look at the blog of 5 mins ago....
02/04/2017, 07:03 - Richard Marshall: Blimey , so how related is he?? Why didn't you say when we were chatting yesterday??
02/04/2017, 07:26 - Jules: I didn't find it till last night. I was preparing for the tour and looking at the bogs. Getting involved with ANQ is bad news.
02/04/2017, 07:30 - Richard Marshall: I know I'll speak to Mark Davies. I'm suprised you think that it's odd we were there, Steve was asked to do a speech, it's my portfolio and I've been integral in getting it this far. They are looking at Langley Malting which is Gavan and Trowes area and Bob's interested due to chances links to Bearwood parks, it's a huge project for the borough id personally think there was something amiss if we weren't there
02/04/2017, 07:38 - Jules: Is it all a bit pie in the sky? Aren't there long leases on part of Chance site? How do they buy those out?
02/04/2017, 07:50 - Richard Marshall: Not really, they have the verbal support of the lottery, British Waterways and Canal and River Trust were there and are fully behind it also, of course it's an ambitious project but there's nothing wrong with ambition is there? There is a 99 yr lease that the skip company bought out as well as another 2 when this started gaining traction last year. They could privately settle on a price and as with anything if Council were minded to they could compulsory purchase the land for the value of the site
02/04/2017, 07:53 - Jules: Ah so CPO is the plan is it!
02/04/2017, 07:53 - Richard Marshall: Easy tiger I never said that
02/04/2017, 07:55 - Jules: 😀
02/04/2017, 07:56 - Jules: I am guessing land zoned as industrial use??
02/04/2017, 07:57 - Jules: BTW - not against it but SMBC need to do homework and not get sucked in by the hype.
02/04/2017, 07:58 - Richard Marshall: Not sure as skip company was only on temporary consent and are operating illegally. It is a heritage zone also
I have now established that there is also a 999 year lease on the site and that one of the owners of the largest building there is an ex-bankrupt.

I have also visited the site - this is industrial land and Sandwell needs jobs but SMBC are trying to change that and have been hammering the skip company to drive them off. It is a totally unsuitable area for a large scale housing development and the air and noise pollution is appalling! This is my last contact with Eling and Marshall on this subject:

21/04/2017, 21:29 - Jules: This Chance Glass deal is beginning to stink....
21/04/2017, 21:30 - Richard Marshall: Go on
21/04/2017, 21:32 - Jules: I am working on it....
21/04/2017, 21:32 - Richard Marshall: Tell me then?
21/04/2017, 21:34 - Jules: I can't yet - been working on this but picked up a lot of info today.
21/04/2017, 21:34 - Jules: And some very interesting documents....
21/04/2017, 21:37 - Richard Marshall: Why can't You? I don't want us getting dragged into bad deals
21/04/2017, 21:38 - Jules: Well for a start you should look at threats being made by SMBC staff - who is authorising that?
21/04/2017, 21:39 - Richard Marshall: What threats???
21/04/2017, 21:45 - Jules: You need to check with Jan about that!!
21/04/2017, 21:46 - Richard Marshall: Who's being threatened??
21/04/2017, 21:48 - Richard Marshall: I can't think of a single member of staff that would scare anything!!
Clearly there are a lot of questions that need answers here and the stifling of legitimate concerns already by the Trust is of considerable concern. So lets get digging Sandwell and find out what this deeply corrupt and scandal-ridden Council's agenda really is?

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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Skidder Shorts #32 - Guns'n'Red Roses

I love the posturing of the likes of Socialist Landlord Cllr John "Jedward" Edwards and Sadwell's class clown, Cllr Bob Piper, who seem to strive to outdo each other in their tear-stained paeans of praise for "economic imbecile" Jeremy Corbyn - the thick backbencher who has never run a tap nor achieved anything in a long life and parliamentary "career" as an ultra-left, but very middle-class, contrarian.

Corbyn loves hanging out with terrorist organisations and has been happy to give succour to the IRA, PIRA, Hamas and Hezbollah. The latter are doing a "marvellous" job at the moment killing folk in Syria and propping up the regime of another of Corbyn's mates, President Bashar al-Assad. Here is the scruffy Messiah - looking like he has just got out of somebody's bed - grovelling to the man himself:

But the terrorists' friend masquerades as a man of peace and principle. Thus - apart from arms supplies for his armed terrorist groups and militias - this bullsh*tter wants "ethical exports" of arms ("lol") if any at all. He has been particularly exercised (insofar as he has the intellectual capacity to form an opinion that is not fed to him by his Trotskyist advisors) with arms exports to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States.

But many of his backbenchers - you know, all the ones who think he is a tw*t - were up in,er, arms last week with the announcement of major job losses at weapon-peddlars BAE Systems. Many Labour MP's spoke to express their undying love for the arms industry (at least until they are on the wrong end of a drone strike). And Cllr Piper's MP, the wealthy London resident and ex-public school toff, John Spellar was quick to join in. The man who purports to represent Warley (that's in the sh*thole that is Labour Sandwell) from a long way away said this just the other day and it is worth looking at his exact words:

Yes, London Boy wants to sell MORE weapons to one of the vilest regimes in the world, Saudi Arabia! Still, a lovely tribute to that other "man of peace" Tony Blair.... (Hope the Corbyn communist cell, Bearwood Momentum, don't read that!)

Of course, this is in no way affected by his affiliation with the State of Israel (so hated by the large number of anti-semites now taking control of his poor old Labour Party) who fear a resurgent Iran far more than they worry about the Riyadh reactionaries. Indeed, as a "Friend of Israel" who goes on many paid trips to support the Tel Aviv regime he will be, like them, very worried indeed by the colossal arsenal - particularly of rockets - collected by the Tehran-backed militia, er, Hezbollah!!!! Oh but hang on a minute - aren't they Jezza's mates????

All a bit of a mess isn't it? Oh, Jeremy Corbyn.....

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Spunk on Comrade Maria!

This post is interesting (I hope) on a number of levels dealing with a range of issues from the sheer viciousness of Cllr Eling's new regime to the important matters of governance discussed by councillors at Local Government Association (LGA) talkshops."Lol".

I also have to deal here with an apology and half an apology to Cllr Ian Jones. Dealing with the latter first and touching on something I wrote about earlier, the Eling regime have been trying to hang Ian J out to dry in respect of Boggate - even though Eling, Cllr Piper and joke Chief Executive, Jan Britton, were aware of the bog sales from April, 2012. This blog has pilloried Cllr Jones for his comments on local radio that the infamous valuation of the bogs was done AFTER the sale. This was undoubtedly an error by him and, as an experienced senior Councillor, he should have realised that what he was saying was, at the very least, extremely odd. When challenged on air, he made the further blunder of trying to bluster his was out - making the whole thing even worse. But below the subscription is the FULL text of the briefing prepared for him via our old friend Nick Bubalo and involving at least two other  SMBC employees, Ken Tudor and Maxine Bartley. You will see where Cllr Jones became confused - he was specifically told the valuation had been done "later" and was not intended for "negotiation purposes" (so what was the point?) As it was - the valuation WAS referred to in negotiations but effectively ignored by Britton's out of control staff.

Eling, Marshall (and possibly Piper) are also trying to hammer Jones for saying that the sale was subject to restrictive covenants but you will see that he was very clearly told this by Jan Britton's bent paid service. He was only saying what Council employees were telling him.

And so half an apology here. Ian Jones was directly mislead by employees but, with his experience, he should have questioned the briefing before going on live radio.

Moving on, most readers will know that Yvonne Davies contested the leadership of the Sandwell Dictatorship against Eling following the death of the Wife-Beater. I wrote to Mr John Stolliday, the Labour Party apparatchik who was sent to "oversee" the coronation of Eling, sorry, the election contest, about a number of irregularities in the process but he has declined to comment and referred me to the national Party machine.

As we have seen in "The Eling/Marshall Files" etc, Cllrs Eling and Marshall had a meeting with The Skidder and asked me to lay off them and the corrupt Council and to concentrate this blog's attacks on Eling's opponents. They said they would supply me with "bullets" to fire at various comrades who dared to oppose The Milkman, particularly Cllrs Hussain and Ian Jones. They duly forwarded information to me for that purpose.

A small digression for the benefit of Mr Keith Vaughan of Sadwell Tories. I understand that gentleman is a trained lawyer and he will understand the concept of "cogency" of evidence. In his otherwise admirable blogs on the Sadwell Labour disaster he keeps questioning whether I am telling the truth or not. Here is a little vignette which may help him decide noting that anything Sadwell Liebour touch usually ends up in a cock-up (and I am not talking about the notorious "Shaggers" here). When Eling asked to meet me, a third party broker arranged the meeting out of Sandwell and he and I duly met at The Windsor pub in Birmingham City Centre. There was no sign of The Milkman and a phone call quickly elicited that he and Marshall were sitting in, er, The Windsor pub in Bearwood!!! What's the old saying about "couldn't organise a piss-up...."

When Cllr Marshall was made bankrupt he allegedly offered his resignation to Eling who, bizarrely, refused to accept it. As this blog has shown, Tricky Dicky apologised to comrades at a Liebour Group meeting but Cllr Yvonne Davies rightly questioned his ridiculous version of events and attempted to tell her comrades the, er, truth. She was shouted down - with Eling himself screaming at her - and the comrades voted to eject her from the meeting.

We saw how vindictive Sandwell Labour were under The Smethwick Scumbag (but at least he had the excuse of having sh*t for brains) but it seems Eling is even worse. Not content with asking the whips to punish Yvonne for trying to tell the, er, truth the Politburo fell back on a tried and tested Sadders trick where "letters" of complaint are suddenly received complaining of a Councillor's conduct (look what happened to former Cllrs Mick Davies and Jayne Wilkinson, for example).

Thus to bolster Eling's attempt to destroy Cllr Davies up pop two non-entity Councillors with complaints. Someone called "Cllr Ann Shackleton" [who the f*ck is she? - Ed] wrote that she had inadvertently walked into a disciplinary meeting of the whips and Yvonne Davies and that Yvonne has shouted at her to "get out".  Poor diddums! This is what the jelly-like Shackleton said in her bullshit letter - and please note this especially, given what I go on to say below:

"Surely such behaviour does not meet the standard expected of a Labour Councillor. No form of abuse or harassment is accepted within the Council ["lol" - Ed] and I see this incident as yet another example of Councillor Davies bringing the Council and particularly the Labour Group into disrepute. She has overstepped the mark."

Just like buses, you wait for ages for one written complaint and then two come along together. Up pops Cllr Carol "The Debtor" Goult, another like Marshall who cannot control her personal finances and was subject to a form of insolvency proceedings called an "Individual Voluntary Arrangement".

The Debtor tried to gatecrash the AGM of the Barlows Trust even though she had no legal locus to do so and Yvonne Davies objected "in quite an aggressive manner". The thin-skinned Goult found this "humiliating and upsetting" and reported this trivial nonsense to the Whips.

Compare and contrast this with the behaviour of Eling and Marshall providing information for me to attack fellow Councillors and Liebour Party members via this blog and social media. More anon but a couple of other matters before we come to the punchline.

Over the last couple of nights I have been asking some of the Sadwell sheep why they are ignoring the truth about Marshall (I am putting a number of the exchanges on my YouTube account "terminustrading" so you can take a look yourselves.) Note for example, the exchange with Cllr Melia who seemed to be unfazed by the fact that Marshall had already spun the comrades what is known in the trade as "a load of b*llocks".

Last night I had an interesting discussion with one of the fully-paid-up members of The Sandwell Shaggers, Cllr David Hosell. He said he would only believe things "that he saw with his own eyes" which presumably means that he doesn't believe the Battle of Stalingrad ever happened. He stuck to this line even when I pointed out that many of my revelations about Marshall came from court papers and many stories were from HIS own statements eg how he very gallantly shagged a woman who was - he says - desperately egging him on (although he usually refers to sexual intercourse with a female as "doing" her). See my post, "She Was Gagging For It!":


Actually Buster, Eling and Marshall left you alone. The only reference I can find to you (perhaps not surprisingly as you are a nonentity within the High Command) is a reference to your alleged sexual proclivities which followed on from yet another of their scatalogical attacks on Cllrs Ian and Olwen Jones (Liebour Party members). Eling and Marshall made a joke about their alleged proclivities and their address (which they have got wrong as they live in Pound Road):

Oh, and by the way Cllr Hosell, I have a small queue forming of people and/or their solicitors anxious for me to give evidence concerning Eling and Marshall's campaign. Only yesterday I delivered a 23-page statement to a Solicitor's office in Birmingham. You and the rest of the pusillanimous sheep may have to start believing it all soon.....

You can lead horses to water Yvonne, but you can't make them drink.... The cowardly comrades ignored the truth and voted on Monday night by 43 to 17 to suspend Yvonne from the Labour Group "indefinitely" - surely a decision that must be susceptible to legal challenge?

My understanding in that some Sandwell Councillors have tried to complain to the whips about Eling and Marshall's smear campaign but the whips - led by ludicrous "Socialist Landlord" John "Jedward" Edwards - are apparently using the potential for unspecified "legal action" to avoid taking any action against them. It seems that this stems from blatant political interference from supposedly politically-neutral joke Chief Exec, Jan Britton. He crossed the line yet again to write to all Councillors claiming there was legal action contemplated in the light of my disclosures about Eling & Marshall. Here is the actual overtly political email written in his capacity as Chief Exec:

Britton had written this on or around 25th August, 2017. Readers may, like myself and a number of councillors who received this, have been under the impression that the Council were planning some sort of action against me. I did a Freedom of Information request which, curiously, drew a response from the useless supremo himself saying that there were NO documents relating to any such police complaint. (This matter is ongoing as Britton failed to mention in the FOI reply the above document FFS!) I say that this email was a blatant political attempt from an officer of the Council to stifle any action against Eling and Marshall. What do you think, readers?

And we return to my full apology to Cllr Ian Jones for my own obscene reference in what follows but this all needs to be in the public domain given the vile nature of what Eling and Marshall were up to. Sorry Ian and I will buy you a pint if you will permit me.

By way of background, Eling and Marshall were sending me a considerable amount of what they perceived to be damaging stuff about Cllr Ian Jones, his wife Cllr Olwen Jones and his son, Cllr Steven Jones including information of a clearly personal nature. They picked up that Ian and Olwen had gone to Tenerife to celebrate Ian's 65th Birthday and that Cllrs Maria Crompton and Peter Allen were joining them. I will leave it to you readers to decide whether this constitutes abuse and harassment as per the Saintly Ann Shackleton and whether Jedward should finally pull his tongue out of Eling's anus and take some action:

They then sent me copy social media references:

There followed a short exchange where Eling and Marshall confirmed that Cllrs Crompton and Allen's cards were "marked":

On 8th October, 2016 Eling and Marshall returned to the theme:

Not content with this obscenity they wanted to, er, rub it in with further insult to both Maria and Olwen:

For good measure they exhorted me again to attack them on social media:

Marshall, by his own admission, continues to disperse his evil seed amongst the women of Sadders but he hasn't got the balls to resign (and he is desperate for the money anyway now he is bankrupt). Eling can't sack him as he was complicit in the whole thing. Jedward is firing blanks. Talk about bringing the Council and the Labour Group into disrepute, eh Ann?


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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

HELP - Sandwell Kids In Danger!

Please join us tonight between 5pm and 5.50pm to show solidarity with the 6,226 victims of reported child abuse in Labour Sandwell over the last 5 years. We are meeting outside Oldbury Council House before the full Council meeting. Please tell your friends. Please start a dialogue about this sh*t with your communities. This has to stop.





Breaking news:

I understand the Sandwell sheep ignored all the evidence about Richard Marshall last night and shafted Yvonne Davies instead - suspending her from the Liebour Party for telling the, er, truth about him! More to follow....

Smethwick etc Calendars

The Skidder does not do adverts to maintain total independence and I am not getting paid for this (but I won't say no to a pint of Citra in The Wellie, Andy!) Many readers associated with Bearwood and Warley Woods know Andy Maxam and, as ever, he has produced some cracking local calendars for the coming year. Here is the local one:

You can find out more at:

(I am sure if any local traders are happy to take copies for sale, Andy would be pleased to hear from you).


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Friday, 13 October 2017

The History Boys.... (and Gals)

When the annals (or anals) of Sandwell's bent Labour Council are scratched into vellum historians will need a record of the infamy of its weirdo Councillors. They will not find this in such organs as The Express and Star as the Wolverhampton C*ck-Suckers kowtow to the allegedly "Socialist" Dictatorship at all times. Accordingly, The Skidder attempts to throw the odd morsel towards eternity and here is a very odd document indeed!

I am still trying to get to the true facts surrounding Cllr Steve Eling's disputed election as Fuhrer. He had been happy to stay in the background pulling the strings during the bent Cooper/Britton era and, as we have seen, he was raking in the cash as Deputy Leader whilst failing to also notice the horrors going on in Rotherham - another Labour-basket case where he works. I say that he was "happy" but many people were physically scared of the bullying late "Leader", the Smethwick Scumbag Darren Cooper, and it seems that The Milkman never had the cojones to wield a broken pinta bottle against Dickhead Daz despite the alleged promptings of Lady Macbeth up in the Belper "Summer Palace". With Mahboob Hussain "indisposed" Eling apparently thought he would be a shoe-in for the top job....

At the moment The Labour Party are refusing to clarify small matters like the mystery of his late nomination paper and how the one that was submitted allegedly contained the name "Chris Worsey" crossed out and Eling's name scribbled in by an unknown hand (there are some mischievous souls who allege this was done by a member of Jan Britton's bent paid service even though this was a purely party political matter.....)

As we now know (see, for example, "The Eling/Marshall Files" on this blog) Eling was cacking himself about hanging on to the top job and, amongst other things, tried to enlist The Skidder to direct withering fire against "the opposition".

And well he might since a copy of a very "hard-hitting" petition to The Labour Party has reached The Skidder dating from early 2016 which shows that Cllrs Hussain and Ian Jones enjoyed very considerable support amongst the comrades! And the document is of interest to Oldbury Kremlinologists (a) in showing who didn't sign and (b) those who Eling and Marshall have sought to bring onto "their" side.

Thus neither Dickhead Daz himself nor Eling and Marshall appear as signatories. Tom Watson's robots Hackett and Moore (the man who would be King) are missing from the list. Curiously, Sandwell Labour's very own Robespierre is missing although his new bezzie mates on Audit, Jaron and Gavan, are there. Preet Kaur Gill railed against this grave injustice prior to becoming an MP.

In the Eling/Marshall papers it was shown that by August, 2016 Costigan had switched "sides": "She's on our side but the Jones's don't know it" as Eling & Marshall breathlessly reported. The defection of lickspittle Peter Hughes was even the subject of mirth outside Wetherspoons.

Of course, some of the usual suspects, or "them tw*ts" as Eling & Marshall call them, like Peter Allen and Maria Crompton are still on the naughty step.

Gunpowder, treason and plot.....

Please note that for security reasons I have cropped the petition to remove the actual signatures.

Another Historical Gem

Given the dreadful record of Jan Britton's bent paid service in respect of Freedom of Information requests it was a shock to receive a (poor) reply to one from the great man himself!!! Those of you who gamely ploughed through "The Eling/Marshall Files" will know that they boasted of a campaign of investigations against, inter alia, Cllrs Hussain and Ian Jones and made it quite plain that they were using the taxpayer-funded staff at corrupt Sandwell Council to do their bidding. Hence the following FOI which I submitted:

"Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,
Cllrs Eling (Leader) and Cllr Marshall (Cabinet Member) informed me that, nothwithstanding the huge costs relating to the "Wragge Report", they were intent on finding information to discredit Cllrs Hussain, Ian Jones and others and that they were making extensive use of the staff within the internal audit department to that end. Indeed Cllr Marshall wrote on 14th September, 2016 that he and Cllr Eling "made a conscious decision to hit them with something new each week which we've achieved."
1 Please disclose all documents* relating to these enquiries and subsequent ones to the date hereof. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing please specifically disclose all records of communications passing between Cllr Eling and/or Cllr Marshall and SMBC staff (specifically including Chief Executive Jan Britton) relating to these investigations.
2 Again without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing Cllr Marshall wrote on 20th January, 2017 "we have picked up more dodgy house deals for [Cllr] Rouf family today." Please ensure that all documents relating to these investigations are fully disclosed.
3 Once again without prejudice to the generality of (1) above, Cllr Marshall wrote on 6th December, 2016 "[Cllr] Mahboob Hussain house/land deal was rigged. Council received four bids, his was indeed the highest but the three where it has become apparent off his family members." Please ensure that all unredacted documents relating to this investigation are included in your disclosure.
As ever, and to save costs, I am happy to attend Oldbury Council House in person to view the relevant documents."
Given the response from Britton himself it would appear that he is saying that Eling and Marshall have been lying about this since they allegedly never instructed any staff to make any investigations! The matter continues but I thought you would like to see the actual response!


1   On 15th August, 2016 Eling and Marshall (via Marshall) informed me: "some dodgy f*ckers in Democratic Services. I just hope we can out them all." Does anyone know of any employees who have gone from that department since that date please?

2   As before, I understand that John Edwards and his gang of bullies (aka "Sandwell Whips Office") are still trying to attack Yvonne Davies for telling comrades the, er, truth so just another couple of actual FACTS about bankrupt Cllr Richard Marshall. Firstly, The C*ck-Suckers and others repeated Marshall's false trail that he was bankrupt solely because of the court case (ie the one where he caved in immediately before trial). Indeed, that led to judgment against him (through his own lies and shocking conduct) of nearly £80k. But this blog has showed that he had a mountain of  other debt too and that his wife also had three recent CCJ's (she was a co-defendant in the court case and also surrendered just before trial). We have also shown that Marshall never mentioned to the Court a debt of nearly £6k to a former near neighbour (oops!). Leaving aside all his unsecured debts he actually has formal legal charges on his house of  £132,957! That's nearly £53k MORE than the judgement sum!!!

Like most Sadwell Labour councillors he had the nose in the trough before Eling mysteriously made him a Cabinet "member" and so got the usual "special responsibility" "lol" payments from us taxpayers. In the year to the end of March, 2016 the taxpayer paid him £17,324.17 (£1,443.68 per month) which he arranged to be paid into his wife's bank account. But on a court examination on 18th May, 2016 he officially told the court that this sum amounted to the lesser sum of £1,076.00 per month and tried to use this to REDUCE an offer to his unfortunate victim. Clearly as at 18th May, 2016 he was, er, unaware that Eling was about to appoint him to the joke Sandwell Cabinet just one week later and that his earnings would INCREASE from the taxpayer to £2,065.36 per month! Kerching! He also forgot to tell the court about that at subsequent bankruptcy hearings. Doh!

At least he doesn't have to walk home or catch the bus after Council meetings. After a recent one a big car driven by a woman with blonde-coloured hair was waiting to whisk him away.....

Of course, a lot of you muppets in Sadders think all this is OK and that a person like this should be one of those in charge of multi-million pound budgets and highly dubious deals like the Chance Glass property development. Don't say I didn't warn you!


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Thursday, 12 October 2017

Was It Something I Said?

Toys out of the pram big-style from the Sandwell ("aka" Sadwell) Labour Whips Office!

I heard on the grapevine that these clowns are STILL trying to take action against Cllr Yvonne Davies for trying to tell "the comrades" the truth about the recent activities and bankruptcy of Cllr Richard Marshall! It seems that the sheep are being corralled into attacking one of their own for telling THE TRUTH - a new low even by Sadwell Labour standards.

I duly wrote to "the whips":


I am told you are still hounding Cllr Yvonne Davies in respect of her efforts to alert comrades about the TRUE facts concerning the behaviour of Cllr Marshall.

Can you let me know the current state of play for Skidder readers please?

I currently hold various documents about Cllr Marshall and will be happy to help you in investigating all this if so required."

Oh dear - someone got out of the bed the wrong side this morning. Here is the reply!

"Your message will be placed in trash and subsequently deleted.
You are now muted.
This is the only communication you will receive."

I hope I am not going to be muted like the Canada Geese - honk, honk!


1   There will be a demo outside Oldbury Council House on Tuesday night next week between 5pm and 5.50pm to show solidarity for the 6,226 kids reported to have been abused in Sadwell in the last 5 years. This is immediately before the full Council meeting which starts at 6. Please come along since this disastrous situation simply cannot be allowed to continue.

2   You have to hand it to this shower but they do have some brass neck. This blog has repeatedly questioned how the joke "Chief Executive", Jan Britton, has been in post for 7 years and somehow managed not to notice the fraud and corruption within his Council. Of course, the boastful Britton tweeted this in 2014 to the man whose arse he was rimming on a daily basis:

Note the bit about the "sound budget"? As my last post showed it has now been revealed that since 2011/12 (when Britton was in post) there has been a £15.77 MILLION black-hole in the accounts! Britton has yet to be interviewed under caution by the police as to his self-confessed failures to see what was really going on and despite Eling sacking everyone around him he remains in post! But guess what - after 7 years of inglorious failure - Eling has permitted Britton to bring his son in to do "work experience" at the Council FFS! You really couldn't make it up!

3   Now here's a funny thing. Senior Labour Party figures in Sadders are making the allegation (which may or may not be true) that far from being the man who was going to "save" The Public ("lol") vicious bully Tom Watson MP was actually one of the instigators of the scheme to pass it rent-free to the grasping College and had meetings with then Principal, Val Bailey, about all this. I have done a Freedom of Information request to the College who claim they have not kept any records of these alleged meetings (which is different to saying they didn't occur!) Certainly Bailey was obviously in communication with the Council - seemingly without the authority or knowledge of her own Trustees since this is an email of 23rd January, 2013 from Jan Britton trying to hush things up:

"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."

This is also the subject of the FOI request but it seems clear from this that Britton, the head of the bent paid service, was happy to be complicit in trying to keep matters secret from the College's Board of Governors. Of course, as part of the bent deal the College were forced to take him onto their, er, Board of Governors!!!!! Only in Sadders eh readers?

I have also written to Watson for his comments and will keep you informed of his reply. Don't hold your breath!

4   The Skidder will be in Wednesbury centre at 11am Saturday protesting about the child abuse situation - come and have a chat/join in!

5   This blog passed another milestone the other day - over three-quarters of a million views! Thanks, y'all!


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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Jan Britton's £16m Big Black Hole!

It gets more incredible by the day....

Herewith a letter which I am sending to the Chief Constable of the West Midlands and to The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government:

To: Dave Thompson, Chief Constable,
West Midlands Police


Cc The Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State, Communities & Local Government

Dear Chief Constable,

Huge “error” in Sandwell SMC accounts.

For many years a former employee of Sandwell Council has made public allegations of a substantial fraud when SMBC entered into the absolutely disastrous “Transform Sandwell” contract with BT.

When I personally gave evidence to WMP about fraud in Jan Britton’s Council over many years I discussed this with DS Wayne Haynes and his colleague and urged him to meet with the former employee. It seems that - as with most other things - this was never followed up (and, of course, one or more senior WMP officers have seen to it that matters within the rotten borough have never been investigated either adequately or at all.)

You will probably be aware that there has been serious disquiet in other local authority areas relating to similar BT contracts eg in Cornwall and Liverpool and some police investigation.

You will also be aware that a Council is legally obliged to “balance the books”.

At present, only the unaudited accounts are on the SMBC website at present for 2016/17 but they contain the following extraordinary entry without explanation at paragraph 34 on page 87:

“A Review of the Capital Financing Requirement for 2016/17 identified that entries totalling £15.770m in relation to the previous BT contract had been excluded in error during 2011/12.”

Accordingly, during the period allegations of fraud were said to have occurred nearly £16m mysteriously disappears from the accounts. Unbelievably the alleged “error” was then not spotted for several years either by Jan Britton’s out of control staff or by the incredibly highly-paid external auditors, KPMG!

This requires immediate police investigation.

It should also be noted that three (Labour) councillors have informed me that Leader Steve Eling and Chief Executive Jan Britton are sacking “everyone who knows anything” that has gone on (and I have just been informed of another casualty). Sandwell are spending millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on pay-offs for these staff and forcing them to sign confidentiality agreements but, of course, they have no effect in a criminal investigation. The danger is, however, that along with staff, documents will disappear too - particularly noting the shambolic governance of the Council.

I am copying in the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP both in his capacity as Secretary of State since surely consideration must be given to putting Sandwell in “special measures” and because he is my MP and, as a taxpayer, I am alarmed that the Council is still forking out huge sums of public money to buy silence (a subject upon which we have already had correspondence.)

No doubt Mr Javid will be very concerned that the Labour Council have been seeking to extend KPMG’s contract given the above. Of course, given what has been happening under the corrupt regime it is possible that bent staff somehow managed to deliberately deceive KPMG for some years but this is a very significant sum of money for “Big Four” accountants to have allegedly “missed”.

Yours faithfully,


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She Was Gagging For It!

Normal Labour Party rules appear not to apply to the socialist sh*thole of Sandwell. Nationally, the Party campaigns strongly - and rightly - against domestic violence and sexual exploitation of women. But the local "comrades" seem to take a more antediluvian view...

When I became involved in matters Sadwell EVERYONE (including many Councillors) told me, for example, that Darren Cooper, the late Smethwick Scumbag, used to beat-up his first wife. But no-one would go "on the record". The Skidder Team spent - literally - years tracking down a key witness about this. Cooper knew we were looking for a certain person and this is one of the reasons I found myself being interviewed under caution at Brierley Hill police station by his chums in bent West Midlands Police. A crude attempt to stop further investigation and to close down this blog.

I was - foolishly - alone at the police station. I was repeatedly told there, and over a period of time afterwards until Cooper's behaviour caused WMP to close the non-existent "case", that I would be given the tape of the interview on request. On the tape I made specific reference to the investigations concerning Cooper and domestic violence (and many other things eg his love of "weed") but despite requesting the tape (including by recorded delivery letter) WMP have declined to release it. Funny that until you hear the fulsome eulogies from Cooper's pal Dave Thompson - aka Chief Constable Clousseau of WMP for the late wife-beater (whose force also shielded the woman-bullying thug from investigation concerning social media and other harassment on direct order from a senior officer. I have also asked CC Dave if he has worked out yet why the trolling suddenly stopped on the day Cooper died but await a response!)

Ironically, we traced our witness shortly before Cooper's death.

Cooper's demise is said to have occurred when he was heavily imbibing booze and weed whilst watching the football one night. Shortly afterwards I had a long conversation concerning various matters with a senior figure in the Regional Labour Party. Here are the exact words:

"Me:  Is it true he [Cooper] used to knock his first wife about?

Mr X:  (After very long pause) Yes, I'm afraid it is."

The person knew him from a young age and also told me other unsavoury tales of Dazza's brutish life.....

But at a Labour Party Conference the women of the party lauded the grotesque Cooper for signing an anti-domestic violence charter. Ed Miliband deliberately ignored complaints to him as then "leader" "lol" of the Party about his harassment of folk. The old conman had himself photographed with the sh*t from the GMB campaigning on behalf of the White Ribbon campaign (she was the one who tried to stitch me up with false allegations - see http://thesandwellskidder.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/skidder-shorts-no-22-hilarity-at.html )

And then, of course, the fawning comrades have put up a picture of the vicious thug directly outside the Council chamber. What sort of message is that for Labour people to send out, I wonder?

In an earlier post I referred to an excerpt from a document where one of the fully paid-up members of the Sandwell Shaggers had succumbed to feminine charms. I am now able to include a longer excerpt - written in his own words by married, bankrupt, Councillor and Cabinet "Member", Richard Marshall - for it is he!

"When I was working for X, X had always been very flirtatious. She would walk round the house in her underwear and even when I had other men helping me she would sit in the same room as us in small nightwear with quite obviously nothing underneath. Whilst walking past me, she would brush past very closely. In the beginning I never took any notice ["lol" - Ed].

.....She asked me to go in to help her find her keys. She said her husband would not be back for a while, grabbed me and started groping me. I am ashamed to say that I responded.

This was the start of a sex-only affair that lasted approximately 12 months."

As it turned out Tricky Dickie tried to shaft this unfortunate woman in other ways too..... Well come on Labour folk - she was gagging for it wasn't she????

Happily, Council Leader [sic] Steve Eling claims to have known all about this and refused to accept Marshall's offer of resignation and so we must assume he was personally happy with what went on. Here are the minutes from Sandwell Labour Group of 3rd April, 2017:

It will be interesting to know what exactly Marshall said in his mea culpa since the version in the above minutes is clearly wrong. His legal dispute was not the "sole factor" in his bankruptcy. As this blog has shown he was mired in other debt (as was a close family member in the same house who has three recent Count Court judgments).

This blog has described the real facts of the court case. Marshall had a dream of doing a property deal following very preliminary discussions with a third party who soon broke off negotiations. Marshall borrowed £30k "from the family friend" to facilitate the mythical "deal" but when it fell through he simply blew the cash. When he was sued he (and his wife) claimed the £30k was a "gift" to him and his wife. They both viciously traduced the character of the victim in court papers - all the time the Marshalls being unable to pay the legal fees so that their solicitors had to take a charging oreder to protect their interests! Immediately before trial, both of the Marshalls threw in the towel leaving the victim out of pocket in respect of the original loan AND also for huge legal costs.

As I have again showed, Marshall gave financial information to the Court where he omitted to mention another debt of nearly £6,000 to a near neighbour (who has subsequently moved away). Obviously he, er, told Eling and the comrades about this and his other outstanding obligations.....

This blog also outed Marshall as the councillor who had to be taken to court by his own Council for Council tax arrears.

When Cllr Yvonne Davies tried to tell the comrades the truth at the aforementioned Labour Group meeting they collectively shouted her down and voted for her to be both thrown out of the meeting and reported to the whips. But then, as we have seen over and over again, the sheep have refused to pay heed to what has been said in this blog for years now! There is a full council meeting on Tuesday, 17th October - perhaps the comrades might like to ask Marshall to recount his tale again - but this time in public?

(Further info to come but there will be a demo outside Oldbury Council House between 5pm and 6pm before the Council meeting on the 17th to show solidarity with the 6,226 reported victims of child abuse in the last five years and to demand action from the authority. Please join us and email me for an A4 window poster).

And finally:

Does anyone know of any connection between Cllr Simon Hackett and a local female initials JR? (Please note that I make no allegation of wrongdoing but am just trying to identify a female mentioned in a document recently sent to me where Cllr Hackett involved himself in the allocation of a council house - which could, of course, all be perfectly legitimate.)

On the subject of  Hackett - "The Sandwell Slasher", it seems that he is due to visit Sandwell Valley soon and Eling and Co have taken "special measures" to avoid further embarrassment....


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