Tuesday, 12 April 2016

UKIP & Labour: Thanet's WyeVale W**kers

Where It Happened. But are UKIP & Labour Just Wyevale Wankers?
Well done Thanet  Gazette! It’s revelations about garden centre shenanigans and a  nine-times-postponed court case, have finally forced  UKIP and Labour councillors  to get off their lazy arses and demand the long overdue resignations of  Konnor Collins and Helen Smith.

Not that I’m detracting from the seriousness of alleged theft and assault, but it beggars belief that up until just last week UKIP and Labour councillors were united  in turning a   blind eye to  other extremely serious issues  related to the two councillors with hardly a murmur of criticism, let alone forcing their removal from office when the door was wide open to do so  at the Council meeting on 31 March.

The question must be asked  why UKIP and Labour councillors worked together  to allow former Kippers Collins and Smith an extended leave absence after they had both failed to attend a single council meeting in six months.  Surely, depriving Northwood Ward’s 4,800 voters of their democratic rights to have a functioning voice on Thanet Council is just as important a matter  as allegations of theft and assault at Ramsgate’s  Wyevale Garden Centre? Yet UKIP and Labour chose to do fuck all to tackle this outrage. In fact by forming this unholy alliance to protect Collins and Smith from expulsion from the council UKIP and Labour have condemned the residents of Northwood to endure 9 months of being denied their  right to have  3 elected councillors. So much for their hypocritical protestation about supporting democracy , or the Corbyinstas meaningless  mantra of doing  new politics. The fact is that a democratic deficit is wrong and those people, left or right, who support and extend such a deficit are worthless, unprincipled fuckers.

Next,  despite Thanet Council having signed the Armed Forces Covenant which pledges   support to those brave women and men  who have put themselves in harm’s way for their county, why did UKIP and Labour councillors fail to take  the opportunity  at the Council meeting on 31 March to remove   Collins from the Council for allegedly making false claims about his military service and his  military and  civil decorations and possibly bringing dishonour on the Covenant? I would have expected, at the very least,  that the Labour Councillors responsible for securing TDCs approval of the Armed Forces Covenant in 2012 – Iris Johnston, Jenny Matteface, Michelle Fenner and Peter Campbell to have had the courage of their convictions to have spoken out at the Council meeting on this important matter. In fact the qualified privilege attached to Council meetings would allowed them the legal protection to have been very frank in what they said about alleged falsification of military records and honours  without fear of libel actions. But did they? Course fucking not. Their  normally articulate  gobs remained tightly closed for once.

The truth is  that  both UKIP and Labour chose  to keep Collins and Smith on the Council so as to avoid a by-election in Northwood Ward which would have been likely to  have taken place on the same day as the EU  referendum on 23 June. Why? Because UKIP didn’t want to risk losing more seats  and possibly its Council majority. Because pro-EU Labour didn’t want to  risk  contesting an election on a day when anti-EU feeling in Northwood was likely to be running high

With these cynical self-interested  calculations in mind UKIP and Labour councillors were more than happy to prevent the people of  Northwood from having their full entitlement of functioning councillors for  at least 9 months. And the possible of dishonouring of the Armed Forces Covenant  by  an alleged Walter Mitty-esque councillor has been allowed by UKIP and Labour to continue.

Thanet Gazette Collins and Smith Allegedly stolen goods from Wyevale?
 It was only when further damaging allegations about Collins and Smith emerged in last weeks’ Gazette, coupled with the growing public anger against Thanet’s  political establishment for covering their arses, that these self-serving scum-bags decided call for  resignations. Which reminds a lot of Prime Minister David Cameron’s evasive and misleading efforts of last week to defend his indefensible Panamanian Payola until he realised just how angry the public were with him.

But sending out press releases demanding resignations achieve nothing apart from  deflecting criticism and covering your arse. If UKIP and Labour have even a Higgs-Bosun particle  of honesty left, then they should follow up their calls for Collins and Smith’s resignation with an Emergency Council meeting at which the leave of absence granted two  weeks ago  is rescinded.  Or will they , as I suspect  will be the case, sit  on the garden centre fence like the bunch of WyeVale Wankers they are

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Westgate College: Cruel Abusive F**ckers

I’m  sure  many good and compassionate people worked at the Westgate College for Deaf People. But some very bad fuckers  worked there too who, according to the Care Quality Commission, assaulted, abused, ridiculed and humiliated some of the most vulnerable people you are ever likely to meet. And this abuse was allowed to continue over a prolonged period of time  because the management of the Westgate College was woefully inadequate and appears to have  turned a blind eye to  what was happening.

As a parent of two learning disabled/ autistic teenagers I can’t find the words to express how angry I am with the staff who carried out this horrendous abuse and how angry I am with those well paid managers who allowed this to happen. The John Townsend Trust and Westgate College are organisations beyond contempt. They are heartless, cruel fuckers who tolerated a culture of  abuse of society’s most vulnerable when they were getting in £millions of taxpayers money to supposedly educate and protect them. And all of this happened 4 years after the horrendous Winterbourne View scandal was exposed by the BBC and despite Government promises that learning disabled/ autistic people
would be  better protected from abuse.
I would encourage anyone with humanity to read the Care Quality Commission report about  Westgate College. Its short. Its to the point. It’s upsetting and heart-breaking  too. Here’s  is the link to the report.

There’s no doubt in my mind  the Care Quality Commission did the right thing in closing down Westgate College. It had no other choice but to take this action to end the awful regime that prevailed at what was in effect a loveless fucking dumping ground for severely disabled young people where abuse was rife. For the John Townsend Trust  to have audacity to have appealed  against the CQC  findings is the final insult to those young disabled people it hurt and abused. You fuckers should be utterly ashamed of yourself and now that the CQC report has been published and your objections dismissed perhaps a full and frank apology to all those people you have damaged and hurt should be made.
But I suspect not. Because I get the feeling that what has happened here might well be the tip of an iceberg. I suspect that more abuse allegations will emerge  and perhaps not just about  Westgate College but maybe even the  Royal School for the Deaf too.  

The scandals at Winterbourne View, Westgate College and perhaps even  the Royal School for the Deaf, should send out a clear and unambiguous message that vulnerable learning disabled/ autistic people  should have much  more protection. Just as the tragic Victoria Climbe case led to the
setting up a Children’s Commissioner,  the unfolding tragedy of John Townsend Trust and  Westgate College should lead, as many people are now arguing, to the establishment of Learning Disabilities Commissioner.
See this link to an  important  report about the Learning Disabilities Commissioner