Who Farted?

You gotta admit, this is too bizarre for words… So, Richard and Charlotte resign because they say they don’t fit into the Conservative Group any longer, and then it comes out the next day that they were tossed out for not meeting the high moral standards of the Conservative group. Richard,  you are the leader for a total of 7 months, after drooling over the job as the deputy leaders for 12 years, and then you earn the ultimate spanking after only 7 months from this lot??? The standards of the Conservative group??? This same group where the Deach & Dan show are still there despite Dan being a convicted fraudster and serving time in prison for it… And the 2 of them throwing a big party for themselves at Pennyhill Park which we the taxpayers had to pay for…

Like so many things they do, this smells incredibly bad… Everything about this stinks… Richard, you were Moira’s right-hand girl for 12 years, and you said that you know nothing of this big payoff to Whelan? You were there at the Conservative group meeting in 2017 where you voted that Whelan should get no increase in her compensation, ever, I was there and saw it myself. And you are in the center of power and say you didn’t know anything? Do you actually think the voters are this stupid? You couldn’t make this up…

Richard, you are a liar and you smell bad…

Richard: Give Whelan the same consideration? What consideration???

You gotta love this article in the Camberley Eye today (https://thecamberleyeye.wordpress.com/2019/08/23/ceo-pay-you-couldnt-make-it-up/) and the statement from Richard Brooks, that Karen Whelan should get the same “fair treatment” that she has given others. And what “fair treatment” would that be??? What total hypocrisy Mr. Brooks…

How about Dawn Jeffers? When she didn’t agree with Whelan, she got run out of town, and was paid off by Whelan with Public money, of course with the requisite Whelan gagging order. She was so fairly treated she had a nervous breakdown and is still in care today over it…

How about Sarah Ruddock? She actually tried to blow the whistle on Whelan, was blackballed, and fired. She too was paid off by Whelan with Public money, of course with the requisite Whelan gagging order. She was treated so fairly that she attempted to commit suicide over it. Luckily she has moved to the West Country and is in recovery.

How about Sarah Greene? She supported Sarah Ruddock until she was threatened and bullied by Whelan, and then she too was paid off by Whelan with public money, of course with the requisite Whelan gagging order. She luckily only had a a short care episode…

Here is the letter that was posted to me a few days ago, why is Whelan not suspended pending investigation? And why has Brooks not called the Surrey Police in??? You the public need to put a stop to this insanity. While you are at it, demand that Brooks step down as well…

I bet you’d like one of these jobs…

Just how do you get one of these Council CEO Jobs?

Well, first you probably need to be a Solicitor, a Council one. Council lawyers know all the ropes in the legal system like how not to reply to Freedom of Information requests, how to bully without getting caught, how to bribe potential shopkeepers to come to your bankrupt mall while calling it an incentive package, and how to crush the competition. Oh and yes you need to know how to go out and buy the property and long term lease of a company going bankrupt and convince the Councillors and public of what a great deal it is…

The rewards? Massive… You can get yourself paid £190K per year, 20% more than the Prime Minister, all the while convincing the public that you actually have a harder job than him…  And not only that, you can get a £15K bonus for just showing up for work, how good is that???  But come on, that takes a lot of work all that mental energy going to conniving and covering up and cavorting with the public’s money, definitely a lot more fun than watching MTV…

The answer for the public?

Get the petition going to reverse this, but then she is banking on the fact that you are some combination of too lazy or too stupid to do anything about it… Please prove her wrong…

Broken Borough Councils-Part 3

So, this whole “providing” situation has gone on swimmingly until it didn’t. Those 90 other things cost really a lot of money, and the central government has been ploughing through your tax money at a frightening pace.  So 5 years ago the Central Government basically said, hey, we will give you the money for what is statutorily required, but the rest is up to you… Central Government speak for “get lost”… You want a theatre? Run it at a profit and keep the money. You want a fitness and recreation centre? Great, run it at a profit and keep the money. And so it is with everything else… Main problem: the local government is totally incapable of running anything, much less at a profit, so there is no money in it.

Time to wake up and smell the coffee…

Third thing wrong: they are using “back door” means to pay for this

In short, the Surrey Heath and every other Council has drastically expanded the government without anyone asking them to, and now is going to demand that you pay for it. Could all the “extra” things be done by someone in the private or charity sectors? In a heartbeat.  So why don’t they let these guys do it? Simple, foundational to their beliefs are:

      1. They know better than you do what you need
      2. To allow things that they are not required to do, to be done by someone else would diminish their power, and it is all about power for people in the government

Fourth thing wrong: they stole your credit, and didn’t even tell you

Question Sound dangerously like Socialism? That’s because it is, and it came through your back door without you ever knowing about it… So, get back to the money, how is it that they are paying for it all? Well that’s the sweet part for them. At Surrey Heath they went out and borrowed £168M to buy retail property that supposedly generates rental income that is supposed to pay the bills for all this? Will it? don’t tell them that retail is dead… So, you have 2 problems here:

      1. They used your credit to borrow the money, you co-signed the loans. Didn’t know that? Well you did…
      2. The properties acquired have no chance to succeed. The result? The 86,000 people of Surrey Heath will have to split the bill between them, roughly £2,000 for every man, woman, and child…

But actually there is a 3rd problem too, the costs keep going up and the revenues are going down, and the investments are bad. Their solution? Borrow more money… The whole thing is just an elaborate Ponzi Scheme…

So what do you need to do: probably get a petition together to demand that they get out of every thing non-statutory, and when they don’t do it? Sue them… But they are banking on you being too lazy and too stupid to really do anything here…

Broken Borough Councils-Part 2

In the last post, we looked at the two things you as voters could do that would fundamentally change the system: 1-establish term limits, and 2-change the party leadership stranglehold

Part 2 goes to the heart of the democratic process. So, shortly after the end of World War II, the prescriptions for how Councils were to work was developed and put into law in the UK. So, there are essentially 3 levels of government in the UK: Borough Councils, County Councils, and MPs.  Each has distinctly different functions by mandate from the Central Government. Borough Councils have the following statutory functions:

  1. Taking out the rubbish
  2. Running all parts of planning
  3. Running Licensing (all forms)
  4. Providing housing
  5. Running elections
  6. Assessing and collecting Council Taxes and Business Rates

Second thing wrong: doing what they aren’t chartered to do

And what do Borough Councils do other than this? Loads… As time has evolved, they have simply decided to do things like Parks & Recreation, Meals on Wheels, Citizens Advice, and literally dozens of other things…  All worthy causes, but not as part of the government.  So, statutorily, 6 things, but in reality they do more than 90 things. Why? Because they could, and seized on the idea of doing it without anyone really knowing what it meant to do this. And, stupidly, the Central Government said, hey we’d better help pay for these things… The basic premise was that we as the government know what you need and we will provide it for you. And most amazingly, we the voters went along with that… Why? Because we just that was how it worked, but guess what, that isn’t how it has to work.

There are dozens of organisations, both community and otherwise who would take over all 90 of these things and run them ten times better at a fraction of the cost. And not only that, do we need a third rate theatre that costs a £500K/year loss?

So what do you need to do?

Demand from your Councillor to know exactly why they do anything other than what is statutorily required… They are relying on you to be too stupid and too lazy to do it…