Steve Count the greedy fat pig

Fridays Wisbech Standard had a most interesting front page.

Cambridgeshire County councillors have voted themselves a massive increase in their allowance, ordinary councillors will see their allowance go from £7933 to £10,233 a year and council leader, Steven Count (or should that be Cunt) goes from £15301 to a whopping £31,745.

Councillors (nor indeed any elected person) should not be paid or receive any sort of allowance or expenses. This is nothing more than brazen pigs at the trough and when the day of reckoning comes these greedy bastards will be dangling from the end of a rope.

As the council is Conservative controlled all the tories apart from one voted for this legalised theft and all the labour and lib den councillors voted against it. The other parties councillors will still receive the increases they only virtue signalled their opposition as they know the conservatives outnumber them and could easily push this through. If the other councillors were really against councillors allowances and the mega raise they would simply refuse to give the council their bank account details so the council would not be able to pay them but they haven’t done that, have they.

The one tory who abstained is Steve Tierney who I have mentioned here before. He certainly shows some level of understanding about this and he deserves praise for that. However, he only abstained and didn’t vote against it, not that his single vote would have made a difference to the outcome. The only reason he didn’t vote against is because all political parties (apart from UKIP, interestingly enough) use the whip system where if you go against the consensus they kick you out of the party and if Steve Tierney stood as an independent at the next election he would almost certainly lose his seat.

Stupid greedy bastard Steve Count tried to defend his position by claiming  that councillors were no longer able to partake in the local govt pension scheme. This farcical attempt at deceit clearly fails as councillors are not council workers but elected into their position.

Teenage gangs, foreign burglars and waste in Wisbech

Mor news from last Fridays Wisbech Standard.

Local community group Wisbech Citizens Patrol (WCP) have suspended their patrols after being confronted by a teenage ‘gang’ on bicycles. What a sorry state of affairs this is. Clearly WCP are nothing more than loud mouthed dilettantes who don’t really care and who will buckle under the first sign of pressure. How sad they are.

Eighteen year old Kamil Huczko has been sentenced to 28 months in a youth prison following his third burglary conviction in 5 years. Kamil Huczko doesn’t sound like an English name to me, perhaps he should be deported instead or shouldn’t have even been allowed to enter the country, after all what does he bring that benefits us?

According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, fenland schools face massive cuts under the conservatives. I only wish this was so, there is massive waste in govt spending on education and yet after 11 years of state education 20% of school leavers are functionally illiterate and most of the rest are hardly ready for work. Consider this, the govt spends about £5000 per child, in a class of 30 thats £150,000 a year. assume the staff cost £70,000, the room, £10,000 and books and equipment £10,000, thats only £90,000 a year. Where does the other £60,000 of taxpayers money go? Clearly, massive cuts to the education budget must be made.

 

 

Cllr Alan Lay is innocent and Steve Tierney is a bully

Fridays Wisbech Standard reports on the end of the sorry saga of cllr Alan Lay being accused of bringing the council into disrepute by cllr Steve Tierney.

Alan Lay has been totally cleared and it is Steve Tierney who is not only left with egg on this face but appears to be a bully.

Quite frankly, it is sour grapes on Tierneys part because Mr Lay unseated him on Cambs County Council where Tierney was seen as one of the rising stars. If you take into account the councillors allowance that Tierney has lost over the four years it amounts to well over £60,000. No wonder Tierney has it in for cllr Lay.

What a sore loser.

However, coming back to the hearing, Cllr Rob Scolding was scathing, complaining “I feel they are playing games with us” and added “This is a form of bullying”.

At this point, enquiring minds will wonder what on earth happened. Let me explain.

At a meeting in November while the council was talking about disabled access the mayor cllr Gary Tibbs said to cllr Lay “I am going to advise you to be extremely careful about what you are going to say next after what you have just heard”, while standing up and pointing at him.

(At this point let me introduce a legal point, an ‘assault’ is the threat of force  (a ‘battery’ is the application of force), why did cllr Tibbs stand up and point at cllr Lay whilst telling him to be careful. Cllr Tibbs did not need to stand up and point, did his standing up and pointing make the frail 78 year old cllr Lay afraid?)

At a meeting in December, cllr Lay said he had been threatened by cllr Tibbs.

Cllr Tierney took exception to this saying it brings the council into disrepute and made the complaint.

During the hearing where cllr Lay was totally and entirely cleared, cllr David Mason reminded the meeting about the time cllr Tierney thrust a camera into cllr Lays face. Cllr Scolding reported that in the paperwork for the case he was unhappy to read words like “lazy Lay” and “scumbag”.

Steve Tierney is a bully.

Shame on him.

He is less of a man than Alan lay.

Sad.

Brian Ford the conceited prof, nice man Alan Lay and the arrest of Kit Carson on charges of kiddie fiddling

Fridays Wisbech Standard was a mixed bag.

Eastrea resident Professor Brian Ford was moaning about the lack of busses. I have a simple answer to Brian, if you want more busses then fund them yourself instead of wanting the taxpayer to cough up. No doubt the erudite prof has been overthinking such elementary, uncomplicated, straightforward and transparent matters.

The continuing saga of Alan Lay being harassed by the local tories rumbles on. I have no idea if Mayor cllr Gary Tibbs used threatening language to Mr Lay but he did do to me. And I do know the tories were extremely put out by his election victory over them and have been unpleasant to him. It is hilarious to think the tories are saying that Alan Lay in any way threatened them, he is a 78 year old man and looks correspondingly frail. I know Alan Lay, he is far too placid and nice to do anything like that.

Having said that Mr Lay is great friends with well known loony lefty couple the Buckners and shares most of their warped views. Indeed when Mr Lay was Fenlands UKIP chairman he made sure that no UKIP candidates stood against the Buckners in a district council election. So perhaps its karma.

Many years ago I used to play a football management game on my computer called Football Manager. I never started as one of the big teams like Man U or Chelsea or even the biggest club in the world Barcelona, that would have been too easy. I always started in the lower leagues and tried to get promotion. As such the club I managed was always suffering from lack of decent players and coaches. Therefore I always tried to improve my players by bringing in a couple of new coaches  for the first few years. One coach in particular was Kit Carson a journeyman coach around the lower leagues who in the game always started as unemployed so i could get him cheaply and he was good enough for the first few years. Imagine my surprise when I read about his arrest on alleged charges of sexual assault on children.

Cllr Gary Tibbs and threatening language

Wisbech mayor, cllr Gary Tibbs has been accused of threatening language by UKIP cllr Alan Lay during a council meeting reports the Wisbech Standard.

I have no idea if cllr Tibbs did use threatening language at the meeting, I wasn’t there but I do have experience of cllr Tibbs using non complimentary language about me at an election count. When I went over and introduced myself to him he was as nice as pie. And cllr Lay has experience of the local torys ganging up on him and not being particularly nice, such is the nature of local politics.

Cllr Tibbs as always struck me as well meaning but not particularly bright, the kind of guy who would open his mouth and let his guts rumble without engaging his brain, to quote a favourite expression of my mum. On his election literature cllr Tibbs said the council need people of all classes and abilities probably because he only drives a forklift for a living. The reality is that councillors should be men of talent and ability, who have shown their capabilities by succeeding in life. I have a lot of time for cllrs Steve Tierney and Will Sutton in that respect  even through we differ ideologically.

The hirsute cllr Tibbs does look lustrously resplendent in his mayoral robes and chain of office so perhaps he has found his place in the natural order of things.

A heartwarming story from Xmas

Both my local papers , the Wisbech Standard and the Fenland Citizen are reporting a rather heartwarming story of ordinary people rallying round and helping each other out.

The village shop and postoffice at Elm was robbed of £300. Shopkeeper Kuldip Sekhon, 52 was threatened with a shotgun and left with a black eye and bruised ribs. The shopkeeper, who only arrived in the village in August is quoted as saying “I’ve had cards, messages, and I’ve even had people come in and give me money. I’ve never known this kind of community togetherness. They say Christmas is always about the spirit of good will but that spirit is always here“.

The culprit is described as being a white male about 5’10 tall.