Monday, 14 August 2017

Cooper Conned The C*ck-Suckers!

Darren Cooper was as thick as the canine sh*t he was so obsessed with. Despite his behaviour (known to most of his Labour "comrades") like knocking about his first wife, he mysteriously became leader of bent Sandwell Council under the tutelage of puppet-master, Mahboob Hussain.

Even though he was an evil man he inexplicably had a coterie of powerful friends like Mr Keith Harrison who purports to be "the editor" of The Wolverhampton C*ck-Suckers (aka The Express and Star), Chief Constable Clouseau of West Midlands Police (have you figured out why his vicious trolling campaign suddenly stopped on Easter weekend, 2016 yet Dave Thompson "lol"?) and many senior figures in the Labour Party (who obviously are prepared to forgive a bit of wife-beating etc for electoral success).

Unbelievably he wanted to become an MP even though current leader Steve Eling said: "he was so thick he could hardly read a sentence". When he was thwarted in this deluded project he had to find another outlet for his malignant narcissism and he decided to run for the post of West Midlands Mayor (yes, the one none of us wanted).

Back in 2015 prior to the election that May Cooper was paranoid about UKIP and Jan Britton (the Returning Officer for the election) allowed him to use Sandwell Council's email system to rally the troops when The C*ck-Suckers put up one of their clickbait polls about voting intentions. Cooper wrote to Cllr Pete Hughes via urging him to get everyone to go onto the paper's site to vote. Of course, these pathetic grovellers never disobeyed the Smethwick Scumbag and so "Zorro" duly forwarded the mail on to all comrades urging then to get a'clickin:

Hughes sent the mail to a mixture of private and council emails addresses.

But come the doomed Mayoral bid Dickhead Daz had a "techie" on board - Mr Andrew Hipkiss of the Yew Tree Estate. He is the chap who says he is so mentally-ill he can't work yet spends 18 hours a day tweeting about how wonderful Labour are. So Cooper didn't need to email the comrades when The C*ck-Suckers showed him trailing in third place in another clickbait poll:

Yes, Hipkiss then told us all how to con the Express and Star and rig the poll. Apparently you have to clear your computer's cache after each time you vote and then you can rig the poll. Suddenly Cooper's rating's started to dramatically improve:

Hipkiss was also heavily involved with Turdy in his long-running illegal social media trolling campaign against me and my wife (as was known to West Midlands Police). Cooper - still technically a mental health nurse - continued to encourage the "mentally-ill" Hipkiss in this destructive behaviour even calling him his "guru". (The Skidder team were preparing a complaint to the Nursing and Midwifery Council about Cooper and also asking whether he might have come across Hipkiss professionally and was abusing that relationship. His non-resurrection on Easter Sunday 2016 at least saved us that job).

But Hipkiss loves to show people how clever he is and so couldn't resist tweeting when he had rigged the poll in the Scumbag's favour:

Once again it was to no avail as even the Labour Party couldn't countenance a total moron as their candidate and Cooper lost out again (although Labour still made the disastrous choice of Tom Watson's mate Sion Simon to run and we all know how well that went "lol"!)

I had urged West Midlands Police to investigate Cooper on a number of occasions and when he died I rushed to contact an Inspector on the alleged fraud investigation suggesting that the Police immediately secure the woman-bullying thug's phone and computer. This the Inspector refused to do. But, despite his huge quivering bulk Jan Britton moved a lot faster on this occasion and he or his staff deliberately destroyed the evidence of Cooper's trolling (and who knows what other corruption) from his phone and email. His bent paid service have confirmed that Cooper's phone was immediately "cleansed"! Yet again, well played bent WMP!

And finally:

Mention of Hipkiss reminded my of Cooper's notorious tweet about travellers:

Steve Eling and Richard Marshall have been bragging about their tough line on the travelling community except in one case.....

Regular readers will know that Jan Britton's bent paid service sold a valuable plot of land at Lodge Street, Oldbury, to Cllr Hussain's son who is currently building 14 houses there and making a killing. But Cabinet Member Marshall (the bankrupt) contacted me at one point and was in jovial mood as he recounted that the comrades were considering a transient camp at the back of the development and was joking as to what effect this would have on the house sale prices

At about this time I queried on Twitter whether any air quality tests had been done on the site noting that it is directly underneath the M5. Cllr Marshall contacted me again:

"Lollzzz. I saw your tweet about the air quality at his houses by the motorway and I thought air quality will be the last thing on their minds when travellers are shitting in the back gardens"!!!!

It's all charm and sophistication with your Labour Councillors isn't it Sadwell folk?


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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Skidder Shorts #31 - Skidder in the High Court!

Well fancy that - The Skidder made it into the High Court judgment in the case of Mahboob Hussain -v- Sandwell Council! I am sure my old chum Bob Woods is choking on his vin rouge at the prospect of Mr Justice Green pouring over my florid prose!

Here are the relevant paragraphs. Note especially now the Judge has upgraded Crocketts Lane in sh*tty Smethwick to the rather more agreeable "Croquet Lane"!

Funny old world - which bring me to the strange case of the alleged kidnapping of the model by a Polish bloke resident of dear old Sadders which is in the news at the moment. In a classic piece in the Sunday Times a local resident described how the accused walked around with a rat perched on his shoulder and added: "that was odd, even for round here"!!!!!


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Andy Street's Nice New Friends

The West Midlands didn't want a Mayor but we got one forced on us anyway. Just 26.68% of the electorate bothered to vote in the ensuing contest when Andy Street defeated Tom Watson's candidate, the hapless Sion Simon.

Our Andy, who somehow forgot to tell the electorate that his main residence if far from the canine sh*t-smeared streets of Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") in the charming Northamptonshire village of Flore, has recently been on a trade mission to Canada - no doubt funded by us taxpayers. Mr Paul Faulkner tweeted that there was "huge potential" for West Midlands businesses to make money in the, er, world's 10th largest economy which also shares our language. Now just fancy that.... They are clever these bods aren't they?

The participants haven't been bragging about winning any deals but have allegedly made some "wonderful connections". Sounds like Trump-speak (aka b*llocks) eh readers?

It is not unusual for Tories to promote dodgy businesses and Street was happy to be photographed promoting Gowling WLG - whom regular Skidderati will know better as the authors of the useless and mega-expensive Wragge Report into some of the allegations of corruption at bent Labour Sandwell Council. Jan Britton is trying, as per, to duck the bullet for giving Wragge's very restrictive terms of reference claiming that this was all down to former assistant chief exec "lol" Melanie Dudley. He is also declining to say how much the wretched thing cost. Let us also not forget that the Report - and the equally eye-watering fees then paid to a QC to comment on it - would not have been necessary if Jan Britton had actually been doing his highly-paid job. He claims (though he has seemingly never been interviewed under caution by the police) that he didn't know that the fraud and corruption was going on but as he had his tongue up Cooper's arse for seven years he wouldn't have, would he?

(Britton has still not been dismissed without compensation allegedly because he has "too much" on new Leader [sic] Steve Eling - whatever that means.)

All white on the night!

Hold tight readers and adopt brace position - I am going to say something in support of Mahboob Hussain! After racking up huge legal fees Jan Britton considered pulling the whole thing because of a disgusting comment by the lead Solicitor and Partner from Wragge's - Mark Greenburgh.

Britton didn't trouble to put the contract to write the Report out to tender. Ironically, Greenburgh was a Tory Council Leader back in the day!

This is what Britton wrote to the late Smethwick Scumbag - and this featured as part of the evidence in the recent High Court Case between Hussain and Sadwell:

"You will recall that, at our meeting with Mr Greenburgh on 22nd October 2015, he made a passing quip about the disabilities of Cllr Hussain's daughter and her children being due to inbreeding. While Mr Greenburgh did not explicitly relate this comment to race, religion or ethnicity, it was inappropriate, offensive and entirely unnecessary in the context of our discussion."

Somehow the incompetent Britton, a bourgeois white man, felt able in the end to decide that this astonishingly awful "quip" was not racist. Judge for yourselves readers? The very fact that this shocking statement from a partner in a major law firm was downgraded to the status of being merely a "quip" is, in itself, a pure example of institutional racism. Anyway he decided that mocking a councillor's disabled relatives was apparently ok and let the gravy train roll on....

Leaving aside his professional abilities you have to question the judgement of someone who makes such a remark in ANY context let alone in a business meeting with the head honchos of a council (even if the two in question were jokes themselves).

But Britton and Cooper allowed Wragge's to complete the report and earn shed loads more money on the basis that Britton would then instruct a QC to advise on whether the report might be biased and whether it should be released. This has cost the taxpayer a further king's ransom in fees to Leading Counsel.

I am not sure why this has not been reported to the Law Society and I am now doing so. As Britton and Eling are trying to keep the costs of all this secret I am writing to the Senior Partner of Wragges asking that, if all this is indeed true, the fees and subsequent QC's costs be refunded to the taxpayer. I am sure Mr Greenburgh will also want to make a public apology to Cllr Hussain and his family.

(To be fair to Wragge's, Cooper and Britton didn't want the report to be released and may have been clutching at straws to prevent disclosure. The late woman-bullying thug was also not averse to making things up.)

Despite the pisspoor report Wragge's are doing similar work for other councils up and down the country. Let us hope the taxpayer is not still putting money in Mr Greenburgh's bulging pockets! Still, at least Andy is trying to drum up a bit more business for them. So that's alright.

Melanie Dudley

I mention Melanie Dudley above. In an earlier blog I asked how she was being allowed to shaft us taxpayers royal:

She was on a good screw thanks to Dickhead Daz despite her limitations. But she apparently decided on her own leaving date and the Late Smethwick Scumbag did a secret deal to pay her off (and, no doubt, to keep her mouth shut). But if she was leaving voluntarily why was she entitled to any extra money from the taxpayer at all? Inevitably Steve Eling and Jan Britton are refusing to say but here are the draft accounts for the last financial year:

This appears to show that Steve Eling has forked out over a quarter of a million pounds in severance payments to just five employees and a whopping £82,791 to Mel. The Milkman has some explaining to do here - so come on Eling, spill the beans!

More From The Sandwell Stone Age:

I think some councillors need an LGBT awareness course. Steve "The Milkman" Eling and Richard Marshall were very keen on me discrediting Eling's opponents in the brutal Labour Civil War still raging in Sadders and provided me with sundry information to that end. They were keen for me to establish if it was true that a current councillor has been "doing a Cashmore" (so-called after ex-councillor Lying Lucy Cashmore who gave a false address and, with police assistance, managed to get four years of expenses and allowances from the taxpayer by alleging she lived with her parents - Cllrs Linda and Roger Horton - in Sandwell when, in fact, she was living with her husband (a Sadwell employee) and her kids just down the road from me in South Birmingham).

Eling and Marshall believed that a male councillor was living outside the Borough. Richard Marshall sent me his car make and registration number to assist me in my enquiries which had already established that the Councillor appeared to be in a relationship with a transsexual/transgender person (so what?) Or as Cllr Marshall put it, "do you also know he has a cock in a frock?"


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Saturday, 5 August 2017

The BBC & Richard Marshall

We have seen so many times how The Wolverhampton C*ck-Suckers - aka The Express and Star - have been happy to act as a propaganda sheet for the bent Labour Council in Sandwell but, with a couple of notable exceptions, the lefties at the local BBC have also kept their heads well below the parapet in respect of the fraud and corruption during the seven-year long Cooper/Britton era. Indeed, BBC Midlands Today even blocked a Twitter account tangentially connected to The Skidder on behalf of the late Smethwick Scumbag, Darren Cooper:

On 7th November, 2016 I did a short blog following a piece in the ever-brilliant Private Eye Magazine where they fingered a number of councillors up and down the country who had failed to pay their, er, Council Tax. Many councils had replied under the Freedom of Information Act to Private Eye but Steve Eling and Jan Britton showed the usual contempt for the FOI Act and declined to name and shame a councillor who had been summonsed to attend court for non-payment.

I put up a short blog asking for information. My guess was that it was a certain high-ranking councillor who is often financially-challenged and I asked Cllr Richard Marshall if it was Cllr "X"? Richard went all coy. In the meantime, it seems a local BBC "journalist" had also picked up on the story.

I then had two calls from Richard Marshall. In the first he fessed up to the fact that he was the miscreant and begged me not to run the story because of distress it would cause to his wife. I mentioned to him that I understood the BBC were also sniffing round the story.

Cabinet member and Eling's right-hand man Marshall gave me a massive sob story relating to the death of his wife's mother which, at the time, I took to possibly be true. I told him I was running with the story and he begged me "just please don't mention my wife". I agreed to this as I understood the summons to have been in his sole name anyway and ran the blog post exposing what new leader Steve "Drain The Swamp" Eling and Britton had tried hard to hush-up.

Of course, we now know some of the real reasons for Marshall's non-payment:

But the high-powered Councillor also wrote this to me (my emphasis) about the non-payment:

"I spoke to [named BBC journalist] and explained to him and he was sympathetic and said if he was made to run with it he'd say it was a genuine oversight due to postal issues."

So this is what you pay your licence fee for folks if Marshall is telling the truth (!). The local BBC News team will invent stories to protect Sandwell Labour Councillors! Thank heavens you have Private Eye and The Skidder giving you the real stories, eh readers?

Incidentally, the actual court summons was issued when the woman-bullying thug Cooper was still alive and some councillors are under the impression that he lent Marshall the money to pay the arrears. Marshall denies this but you can put as much weight on his utterances as you like following his disastrous court case. As before, we know the Scumbag never did anything altruistically and so we can only guess what "services" Tricky Dicky was expected to perform in return.

Today, I also received some information from inside the Labour Party. This is from Marshall "groupie" Cllr Bob Piper plus my question to him and I wonder what else Labour doesn't want to tell Sandwell voters?

Incidentally, I am always happy to set the record straight. Comrade Piper recently took grave exception to me calling him a "crypto-communist" and so happy to simply amend that to "communist".

And finally, a Sandwell Employee called Tara Malik has allegedly been taking a great interest in my doings. All info on this welcome. Also would the three people who called the Skidder and left messages recently please call back as the voicemail messages are unclear.


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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Hussain - New Property Mystery!

One recurring feature of the property sales by Jan Britton's bent paid service in the Rotten Borough of Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") to family and friends of Cllr Mahboob Hussain is the appearance of Mr Anthony Hope as "design agent" in sundry planning applications connected therewith. No doubt he is simply supplying "professional planning services" and has no knowledge of the dubious circumstances of the various transactions. Nevertheless it is a pity corrupt West Midlands Police did not invite him to voluntarily give evidence to the joke "fraud inquiry" as to what he actually knew and to clear his own name from the taint of connection to Sandwell's most infamous amnesiac.

We also know that Nick Bubalo, the highly-paid Director of Regeneration [sic], was directly involved in all the bent transactions - some to Hussain's son, Azeem Hafeez, who worked [sic] in his own department. Bubalo and Hafeez say that all the transactions were open and above board. Nevertheless, Bubalo should have been interviewed under caution by The Cowards in Blue (with Britton, Scarrott, Dudley, Sharma and Willetts to name but a few). And still should be....

We must assume at this stage that Bubalo was innocent of any wrongdoing and was merely totally incompetent in not noticing what was going on (known locally as "the Jan Britton Defence"). At one point I wrote to Bubalo asking why, in some of these transactions (eg Bog-gate) false declarations of property ownership were being made on subsequent planning applications. 

On the planning applications the applicant or his/her agent has, in usual circumstances, to sign a declaration that the applicant has owned the property for 21 days prior to the date of the application (there are exceptions to this which are irrelevant here). I showed Bubalo instances of obviously false declarations and his reply was "so what?" which begs the question why our Parliament bothered to pass Article 12 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2010 but then we know that Jan Britton's rogue staff like to consider that the law of the land does not apply to them.

Regular readers will know that Cllr Hussain himself and Cllr Simon "The Sandwell Slasher" Hackett made the decision to sell the old Coroner's Office on Crockett's Lane in Smethwick. The task was delegated to Bubalo and now disgraced Council Solicitor, Neeraj Sharma. Happily, they were able to sell the site at an undervalue to Cllr Hussain's son who, as above, worked in Bubalo's own department (see blog posts passim).

I pointed out one little mystery in earlier posts. Hussain's son split the plot of land in two for Land Registration map purposes. He showed the land with the building on it separately from the patch of land behind. As he did this straight away he seems to have envisaged disposing of part of the land and hanging onto the other bit himself. (Incidentally, Mr Alex Homer of the BBC seems not to be able to get his head round this when writing about this bent deal but then he did train with The Wolverhampton Express and Star where his principal training seems to have been the use of his tongue to rim the anus of his "friend" Darren, the late scumbag leader [sic] of corrupt Labour Sadwell!)

Jan Britton's bent paid service legally transferred the land to fellow employee, Hussain's son, on 10th May, 2013. The title was registered in the name of Azeem Hafeez on 6th June, 2013.

But an informant recently drew my attention to a planning application of 2013.

On 28th June, 2013 Mr Anthony Hope submitted a planning application (which he had signed on 27th June, 2013) to convert the building on the land at the front of the site to a chicken slaughterhouse (clucking hell, I hear you say!). But the applicant was not Azeem Hafeez but one "Mohism Khan":

Not only that but Mr Hope made a clearly false declaration of ownership which he signed on 27th June, 2013 saying Khan had owned the land for 21 days - which he most certainly had not as it was owned by Cllr Hussain's son throughout that period.

I have done numerous searches to track down "Mohism Khan" without success and so please contact The Skidder if you know who he is (assuming. of course, that he exists at all but, no doubt, Mr Hope has his contact details.)

Now we know Hope did extensive work for the Hussain family on their property deals. He drew plans for this site - again naming the client as "Mohism Khan" in April, 2013 - before Britton's bent service sold it to Azeem on 10th May, 2013 and yet he somehow made a false declaration. How did this happen?

The fact that Azeem had plans for the site is the probable reason why the land was divided on registration.

Of course, The Cowards in Blue failed to look into this when a senior officer or officers intervened to pull the fraud investigation. The Skidder and others continue to lobby for bent West Midlands Police to be removed from all investigations connected with the Cooper/Britton regime and for an independent outside force to be brought in.

You don't have to take my word for the police corruption - just heed the exact words of new "leader" Steve Eling's right-hand man, Cabinet Member, Cllr Richard Marshall (which I repeat without any imputation of wrongdoing by the persons named - fellow councillors of Mr Marshall - or the truth thereof but as an example of the view of West Midlands Police held at the very top of Sandwell Council):

"The Jones [sic] and Manboobs [sic] have it in for me big style they've sussed what I'm upto [sic]. They have high ranking officers still in their pockets".


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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tom Watson MP & Glastonbury

Many readers will know that Tom Watson MP (the London-resident who purports to represent dirt-poor West Bromwich East) loves to parade his trendiness [sic] by frequently tweeting and blogging about bands and his trips to elitist Glastonbury (for the rich few, not the many).

Seemingly this grotesque character used to pay for himself but, as I posted in April, the phone company EE paid out £956 for two tickets and accommodation for him and a guest to attend the 2016 event. (Why FFS?)

In March this year, the House of Commons debated ticket-touting and the some MP's also referred to the astronomical prices sought for some tickets by large companies like Ticketmaster. That company operates in the so-called primary market but also owns "secondary" sites like GetMeIn and Seatwave. The lead Tory MP trying to change the law - and in particular to ban "bots" (software used by touts to hoover up tickets ahead of the general public) - Nigel Adams - called for companies like GetMeIn and Seatwave to become "open and transparent". Labour's Sharon Hodgson MP described the market as "broken and parasitical".

Tom Watson was the joint laziest MP in the 2010-2015 parliament but managed to heave his vast bulk into the chamber to comment on this issue:

"Banning bots is a welcome announcement that is long overdue, but a single fix won't solve the problems of the broken ticket market. The package of measures needs to focus on tougher enforcement of existing regulations to stop big ticketing companies flouting the rules without suffering any consequences.This is a significant development in the long running battle to ensure fairness for fans but we'll keep campaigning for the comprehensive set of measures needed to finally end the big ticket rip-off."

Blimey - that sounds like Lazy Tom actually standing on a point of principle for once and he certainly gave it to the big ticket companies hard! But that was March. Fast forward just three months to June, 2017 and Greedy Tom accepted no less that five tickets from a donor to attend Glastonbury and also enjoy "hospitality". He valued the package at a mere £2,445 (equivalent to nearly 34 weeks JSA for an over 25 in West Brom).

Who was the donor? Live Nation - owners of, er, Ticketmaster, owners of, er, GetMeIn and Seatwave.... Let's hope Tommy will be as tough with them next time this scandalous issue comes before the House.....


Four days ago "The Wolverhampton C*ck-Suckers (aka The Express and Star) reported that 14 mostly Romanian families were forced out of their homes in Metro Court,West Bromwich due to serious fire safety concerns. One of the directors of the company that owns Metro Court is our old friend, multi-millionaire "Paul" Bassi - quondam donor to Tom Watson MP.

By the way: special thanks to all Skidder readers, helpers and informants as we hit 700,000 views!


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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Cllrs Costigan & Hughes Slam The Hobbit!

There is nothing the greasers who constitute the Labour councillors in the socialist sh*thole that is Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") like more than left-wing posturing. Witness their inane, showboating, "motions" at the full Council meetings. Lately, many have been falling over themselves to out-Corbyn the "economic imbecile" and done-nothing "leader" of what is left of the Labour Party and crypto-communists like Cllr Bob Piper and "socialist private landlord" John "Jedward" Edwards positively foam at the mouth with joy at the mere mention of Trotsyist entryists "Momentum".

So what happens when a councillor tries to do his/her job in raising issues of concern to locals but this collides with the forces of Mammon. I suspect regular readers can guess.....

I wrote to multi-millionaire property developer Tony Gallagher at the weekend asking him about financial support he is alleged to have provided to Elaine Costigan (recently promoted to the joke Council "cabinet" - aka the "commode" - in return for her support of "The Milkman".) Alas, no reply has been forthcoming yet.

WMP local "commander" meets Sir Les Patterson

Mr Gallagher is, of course, the man behind Wednesbury's sprawling "Gallagher Retail Park". This is run by a management company called Quadrant. A cursory glance at the planning applications reveal applying companies based in tax-havens like Luxembourg. But when Cllr Bob Lloyd - another recent victim of Steve Eling's lynch-mob and mysteriously known as "The Hobbit" up grim north Sadders - raised an issue about parking at a Wednesbury North Labour Party meeting he was soon slapped down by Elaine Costigan and Cllr Pete Hughes who expressed nothing short of "disgust" at his temerity for raising voters' concerns:

"Gallagher Retail Park – details were given of the proposed improvements that were going through on this retail park and increase in jobs, in addition to those at Lidl. EC/PH pointed out that they had built up a particularly positive relationship with the representative of the Management Company, Quadrant. They also expressed their extreme disappointment and disgust at the intervention of the CLP Chair, and Wednesbury South Councillor, Bob Lloyd, in criticising (in articles in the Express & Star and Sandwell Chronicle) the Management Company with regard to the car park works being carried out over the last few months of 2016."

As ever in Sadders, councillors are prepared to sell their souls for thirty pieces of silver. The same Labour Minute reads:

"This could have resulted in damage to the relationship that had been built up with the company, which had sponsored the artificial skating rink at the Christmas Lights switch-on. They both said that they may raise this further." 

Bravo Costigan and Hughes! People's Momentum indeed.....

By the way, here is a picture of posh Quadrant's, er, multi-ethnic team. Still I bet they are all rabid Corbynistas eh Comrade Piper (especially Tristram.)

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Which Sadders Councillor wrote this (and not in a Mills and Boon novella)?

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


There have been a couple of cracking blogs recently from, and I kid ye not, Sandwell Tories. Check them out....


What upset Cllr Paul Moore so much at last night's Labour Group meeting???


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Monday, 17 July 2017

Wednesbury BID

Nothing is apolitical in the Socialist Soviet of Sandwell. Ok, forty years of Labour dictatorship has still left Sadders as one of the biggest sh*tholes in the land but at least the populace is happy because it keeps voting for more of the same.

Many Labour Sandwell Councillors appreciate how fair The Skidder is. Credit where credit is due, for 40 years these greasers have taken the art of scrounging to a whole new level. If there is a pot of money somewhere the comrades are after it although, alas, if they get their grubby mitts on some dosh they usually (metaphorically) p*ss the proceeds up the wall (eg. the bent deal on the "Three Degrees" statue.)

The latest wheeze is to set up pathetic "Business Improvement Districts" around Sadders. The idea of these "BID's" is that local businesses in a defined area vote to pay some more tax (although it is called a "levy") and use it to, er, "improve" business. Thus many of these hopeless organisations hire bearded jazz musicians to toot out a few tunes now and again and occasionally put up some bunting in a facetious attempt to show how dynamic and cohesive local business folk are. There is a proper lawful process to be followed here as, if there is the requisite majority in favour, the extra tax is payable by the objectors too. The process is supposed to be non-party political as is the operation of the BID if it comes into being. Fat chance of that in the Socialist Paradise!

Here is a pic from the, er, vibrant West Brom BID area:

But hang on a mo, I hear you say. Labour Sandwell Councillors hate business and wealth creation and so they can't be involved in somehow trying to influence the votes on these wretched things can they? Well they can in Wednesbury.....

The Skidder is already hearing about lack of consultation in respect of a proposed BID for the ghastly cesspool that is Wednesbury Town Centre. Judging by the truly pathetic retail and business offering there one imagines that the last thing local traders want to do is pay more tax but the usual suspects within the local Soviet see this as another trough to stick their snouts into.

But this is what three local councillors - Costigan, Peter Hughes and Tony "Fudgy" Meehan - reported to the Wednesbury North Labour Party:

"(a) Wednesbury Business Improvement District (BID) – details were given about this; what it might bring to Wednesbury, in terms of likely additional funding from Heritage Lottery/LEP; the progress so far; and the likely timeline for the ballot. It was explained that branch members could play a role in supporting the BID, particularly by promoting it to retailers when going into the shops, and by talking to other members of the community about it. There was also likely to be some BID campaign promotion days, where members could be involved, though it had to be seen as a totally non-political issue. PA* said that regardless of this it would reflect well on the party, and would increase trade in Wednesbury. Members indicated that they would be in favour of working alongside the councillors on this."

*Cllr Peter Allen? Addendum: apparently not - but Paul Agg of Unite the Unite and Momentum!!!!

And so now we have it. Not only do the sleazy "socialists" envisage somehow getting their hands on the extra tax (probably by having cronies running the BID) but they also see it as a springboard to get the begging bowl out to the Lottery and the Local Enterprise Partnership (where they already have allies like the ludicrous and perpetually dinner-jacketed Ninder Johal - a*se-licker extraordinaire of the late demented Darren Cooper.)

And even though this is all supposed to be apolitical and the Councillors can't be seen to be getting involved, Labour "members" have agreed to send out propaganda sleeper cells to infiltrate the premises of unfortunate local shopkeepers and the like, as forcing them to cough up yet more tax "would reflect well on the Party"!

No wonder I have consistently stated that Sandwell is twinned with Pyongyang! At least you can now go into this process with your eyes open you traders of Wednesbury but no thanks to your local elected representatives!


On a somewhat related issue The Skidder was surprised to recently receive a communication from someone who has not been a natural ally in the past. 

Apparently for very many years the comrades let the Wednesbury Rotary Club hold an annual carnival, free of charge, in Brunswick Park to raise money for their charitable work. This year Jan Britton's bent Council levied a charge of £200. It gets worse. Without offering payment Wednesbury Labour Councillors put up a stall and offered "consultations" to unfortunate local pleasure-seekers. The event has always been apolitical and The Skidder understands that the  cheeky comrades were politely asked to do one!



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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Elaine Costigan - The Rozzers' Friend

The local "Cowards in Blue" in Wednesbury presumably do not need senior officers to direct their doings since, if their Twitter account is anything to go by, they defer to Labour Councillor (though ex-Tory) Elaine Costigan for operational decisions. See:

It is interesting that the Wednesbury cops also like to take the p*ss out of local people. On Wednesday I put up an important blog showing how Jan Britton's Council worked with West Midlands Police to try and fit-up a local man and have him sent to prison. The very next morning the joker in charge of their Twitter account could not resist putting up yet another tweet featuring La Costigan and two fingers to us all:

Now here's a funny thing. In early 2015 local residents were alarmed to see two huge silos appear (without planning permission) on a site operated by KTC Edibles in Moorcroft Road, Wednesbury. Look at the size of them (oooh, er, matron) in this article from the Wolverhampton C*ck-Suckers:

Even bent "Sadwell" Council could not ignore that one but indicated to the firm that if they moved the silos to another part of the site planning permission was likely to be granted. KTC submitted the appropriate planning application on 6th May, 2015 (the dates are important here). On 1st July, 2015 (ie VERY shortly afterwards) the matter came before the corrupt Council's Planning Committee. The records show that Cllr Elaine Costigan attended the meeting and there is no record of her declaring any interest when this matter was dealt with. The next day, the planning consent was signed by our old friend, Nick Bubalo (who has, apparently, still not been interviewed by WMP under caution in respect of numerous matters referred to in this blog).

Regular readers will be very aware of Cllr Costigan's involvement with the corrupt organisation known as "Wednesbury Celebrates". On 9th July, 2015 (just one week after the planning consent was granted) "The Three Degrees" (a popular music combo m'lud, popular back in the day) were performing at Wednesbury Town Hall. Costigan solicited a "donation" from, inter alia, KTC Edibles. And guess what? Mr Paresh Mehta of KTC duly coughed-up £1,000 (one thousand pounds!)

Now it would be interesting to know when Elaine pitched for this cash wouldn't it West Midlands Police? This stinks anyway but if the money was solicited before the planning meeting that would be very bad indeed wouldn't it Wednesbury Cops? I think you ought to be having a word with "Gold Commander Costigan" don't you?

Council Leader [sic] Steve Eling has worked tirelessly to get Costigan on his "side" in the ongoing Sandwell Labour Civil War. Let's also see what action he takes (if he is not in Rotherham or Derbyshire) in respect of all this.



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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Cllr Marshall's Debt Mountain!

How many times have we seen the Wolverhampton c*ck-suckers (aka The Express and Star) spin stories on behalf of Labour Sandwell Council? They regularly act as an adjunct to the useless half a million pound a year "press office" at the Oldbury Kremlin (apparently a vital "frontline" service in Steve Eling's Rotten Borough).

May I please ask you to open this link and read their story about "Leader" Eling's right-hand man, Cllr Richard Marshall, before you read on.....

You might think from this excellent journalism [sic] that Tricky Dicky was, somehow, the victim in all this. He was still claiming to the C*ck-Suckers that the £30,000 had been a "gift" to him and his wife! And they swallowed rather than spitting!

Of course, promiscuity is rampant amongst a number of the Sandwell Labour Councillors (excluding Cllr "One Love" Sandars lol) and Richard is alleged to be a fully paid-up member of the Sandwell Shaggers. Indeed, he himself claims to have had a "sex-only affair for 12 months" with a "lucky" lady. What a gent!

The fact is that in early 2009 Richard and his wife were deeply in debt and sought advice. But Tricky Dicky saw an opportunity to bolster his finances with a property deal at a place called T*** Farm. The vulnerable woman referred to in the Star article lent Marshall and his wife money connected with this deal including the sum of £30k on 31st May, 2009. (Remember that the Marshalls were deeply in debt at this stage). By July, 2009 the property deal was already dead in the water but it seems that Mr & Mrs Marshall just blew the £30k anyway as they were soon back in debt.

The victim saw the people who owned the farm and realised that the property deal was never really a serious proposition. The Marshalls would not repay her and she started Court proceedings.

It should be remembered too that at this stage Marshall had come under the patronage of the former Labour Leader, the late Smethwick Scumbag Darren Cooper. He seems to have shared Cooper's penchant for bullshit and fighting everything until the bitter end. He claimed in the High Court that the £30k was a "gift" and he and his wife made a whole series of scurrilous and vicious allegations about their victim. But what The Star failed to mention is that, having fought all the way, the Marshalls caved in at the 11th hour and accepted a consent order for repayment of the £30k plus interest and substantial costs. It lies ill in his mouth, therefore, to brag to The C*ck-Suckers about his version of events when he had capitulated totally rather than face examination in Court! One has to question the gutter journalism of Cooper arse-licker Keith Harrison's so-called "journalists" who did not see fit to report the other side of the story.

Marshall was a jobbing builder before becoming a Councillor. Everything was "cash in hand" or as Tricky Dicky put it, "it was not my practice to give written invoices to clients"! Despite his debts he could afford to keep a horse!

Many building supply firms apparently refused him credit and Travis Perkins obtained a County Court Judgment against him. Whilst farcically fighting the court case over the debt he couldn't even afford to pay his own solicitors who apparently took a charge on his house! In 2016 he was overdrawn at the bank and had substantial credit card debts. Even before his bankruptcy he was, curiously, having his generous allowance from Sandwell Council paid into his wife's account although she too has three recent CCJ's against her name (I mention this as she was specifically a defendant in the High Court case and totally supported Richard's allegations.)

Regular readers will recall that following the Private Eye expose that a Sandwell Councillor had been taken to Court for non-payment of, er, Council Tax, Tricky Dicky initially denied to The Skidder that it was him but we were able to exclusively reveal that it was indeed he. Mysteriously, a number of councillors allege that Darren Cooper lent him the money to repay the tax. The late Scumbag was not known for his altruism and, if this is true, one can only imagine what quid pro quo Dazza demanded!

Of course, Marshall is now a bankrupt. He claims that he offered his resignation from "the Cabinet" but that the comrades wouldn't hear of it. Maybe they ought to take a look at the High Court papers and review that decision......

Some Labour supporters attacked me for disclosing Richard's bankruptcy and claim that it has no bearing on his position as a Cabinet member. The truth is that has been unable to manage his financial affairs properly since, at least, 2009 and yet he has influence over multi-million pound budgets. Is that a good thing, I wonder - especially in a Council under Jan Britton that has been mired in corruption and is totally dysfunctional? With his background as a jobbing builder he seems to have also become the Council "expert" on renovation projects. He was deeply involved in the contracts surrounding Lightwoods Park and is now heavily engaged in the Chance Glass project - and The Skidder is hearing all sorts of very "odd" things about that huge property deal. There is no allegation of impropriety concerning Marshall's involvement in these projects but is he really the right man to be engaging with large scale property developments?

So what do you get for ripping off a widow, attempting to trash her reputation, running up large debts, becoming subject to County Court judgments, failing - as a Council Cabinet member - to pay one's Council tax and then becoming bankrupt? You get invited to tea with our ludicrous f*cking "royals"! Trebles all round!



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The Vicious Bullying of Mr Lee Garmston

This blog has repeatedly highlighted the shocking bullying of the Darren Cooper / Jan Britton regime at Labour Sandwell Council but this story is eye-watering even by the gutter-level standards of "The Comrades". Further, we have constantly highlighted the fact that at least one corrupt senior officer at
West Midlands Police is providing "protection" to Britton's bent Council and that the local "Cowards in Blue" are only too happy to help Labour Councillors exercise their dictatorial control over the benighted Borough and its unfortunate populace. But here, the Council and their pals at WMP actually tried to have a man committed to prison for daring to oppose the regime!

Regular readers will know that I have previously blogged about an anonymous individual who had the misfortune to come into contact with Jan Britton's colleague, Helen Williams:

Sandwell Council say that they used their alleged powers under the "Safer Sandwell Partnership" to try and discover if their victim had mental health problems. When they established that he didn't, Helen Williams still referred to this is a court statement in a pathetic attempt to denigrate him.

I can now name the victim of the bullying as Mr Lee Garmston of Wednesbury. Lee is a working man with a wife and three young children - just the sort of person the Comrades purport to represent (at least in pre-Corbyn days.) Lee does not profess to be some sort of saint and he has been vociferous in complaints to the bent Council. He has fought his corner aggressively as is his legal right.

Let's go back to the beginning. Mr Garmston bought his own house but the next-door property is a council house belonging to "Sadwell" Council. For around 10 years Mr Garmston says that his neighbour was an habitual drug-user and there was some conflict. (Incidentally, this was a single person living in a three-bedroom Council house! Maybe he was another "friend" of the Comrades?)

The addict moved out and Lee pleaded with Sadwell to put in a family and not another drug-user. But then Sadders put in another single person (into a three-bedroom house) - a woman who was known to them as having a poor tenancy record. Indeed, I have the evidence of Helen Williams confirming to Lee that the new tenant had been issued a formal warning by SMBC BEFORE she was moved in next-door! Lee says that there was trouble right from the off and on one occasion his wife called the police who attended the properties. But the drug-using tenant then made a complaint to the Council about LEE and someone in Britton's bent empire seems to have viewed this as a great opportunity to shaft the loud complainant Mr Garmston once and for all!

A meeting was arranged for Lee to attend to see Helen Williams at the council offices in Wednesbury. It seems that SMBC had already decided to issue him with a "warning" despite all his complaints and based solely on the word of a tenant they already knew to be problematic. But at the meeting Helen Williams inexplicably had a West Midlands Police officer in tow - WPC Charlene Tranter!

(There is, of course, a Labour Councillor by the name of Tranter. I wrote to him asking if he is related to Charlene but he has declined to respond!)

Lee immediately objected to a police officer being present at the meeting but it went ahead anyway. Remember that Lee is NOT a council tenant but as the meeting got heated WPC Tranter "joined in" with support for Williams and was shouting at Mr Garmston.

The meeting ended acrimoniously with Lee shouting that he would not accept service of a warning letter from the Council. Lee was shouting that the Council was "useless" right at the end when Tranter did the age-old Copper's trick of "hearing" something that wasn't said. She asked "was that a threat?" when no threat had been made.

Britton's staff - including their legal staff - then decided to "get" Mr Garmston and they served a without notice injunction upon him issued in Walsall County Court under Case Number B00WJ456 and an Interim Injunction was issued on 13th May, 2015. But Sandwell Council are not used to people fighting back against their bullying and Lee instructed solicitors and fought the case all the way - risking several thousand pounds of his own money.

Now it gets interesting because Helen Williams and WPC Charlene Tranter seemingly collaborated and supplied written statements to Walsall County Court implying that Mr Garmston was a violent man. To put the icing on the cake, Britton's corrupt staff then applied to the Court to have Lee committed to prison on the basis that, at the meeting referred to above, Mr Garmston had physically threatened both of THEM. They both gave statements remembering exactly that at the meeting Lee told them to "watch their backs".

Let us just pause a moment and imagine the predicament Lee found himself in. A senior Council employee and a serving police officer were telling a Court that Mr Garston was violent. Two people were backing themselves up against one to say that he had actually also threatened THEM. They tried to smear Lee with a suggestion that they had legitimate concerns about his mental health. Sandwell had a bottomless pit of money to continue with the case and crush their victim. Lee was already forking out thousands of pounds to try and defend himself. A hearing was listed for 21st August, 2015 to deprive this husband, working-man and father of three of his liberty! Many lesser people would have crumpled under the pressure and Lee's situation was very bleak indeed. But for one thing.....

Lee had secretly recorded the meeting with Williams and Tranter on his phone. The recording on CD (a copy of which is held by the Skidder and which is available to interested parties) contains no threat and Williams and the Copper were not telling the truth in their COURT STATEMENTS. It is very important to note here that WMP have subsequently had the tape forensically tested and THEY confirm that it has NOT been tampered with in any way.

Suddenly Williams and Tranter became unavailable to attend court due to "ill-health". Ms Helen Williams was said to be off work due to "stress and anxiety". When a lawyer for SMBC told that to the Judge at Walsall County Court Lee checked WPC Tranter's Facebook pages (now closed) and found these (then recent) entries:

There is clearly a question whether the police officer was doing "an Hipkiss"* and that needs further enquiry by WMP Professional Standards and others. Why wasn't she available to attend Walsall County Court?

Eventually on 19th November, 2015 - after Britton's bullies had put a man under massive "stress and anxiety" - they threw in the towel and the actions of Helen Williams and her supporters within the Council cost the taxpayer £8,000 in legal costs payable to Lee (but, because of the way civil costs are calculated, he is still out of pocket). The injunction was lifted and the threat of imprisonment removed.

I have to say it is unclear to me why Lee's legal advisors did not apply to the Judge for possible contempt of court proceedings against Williams and Tranter. My understanding is that their untrue statements (to attempt to have a man imprisoned) were supported by "Statements of Truth" in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules and this is what the rules say:

17.6 - False Statements

(1) Proceedings for contempt of court maybe brought against a person who makes, or causes to be made a false statement in a document verified by a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth.

(2) Proceedings under this rule may be brought only-

(a) by the Attorney General; or

(b) with the permission of the court.

It seems to me that the lawyers should have made a suitable application to the Judge. Then the two women could have stated on oath how exactly they formed an "honest belief" that their statements were true!

But Lee did report all this to the Police and the matter was eventually referred to the Crown Prosecution Service. Let us pause again. The evidence against Williams and Tranter is contained in the tape and in the two statements from Williams and Tranter WHICH WERE SUBMITTED TO A COURT OF LAW. Nevertheless, this perfectly straightforward matter was inexplicably referred to the "CPS West Midlands' Complex Casework Unit"!

As shown above the Attorney General can consider contempt of court proceedings but the CPS have apparently not considered this but possible offences of perverting the course of justice and misconduct in a public office instead. They claim "perjury is not an available offence as the suspects did not give sworn evidence."

I had to maintain Lee's anonymity in the earlier blog because the CPS were still considering prosecution. This is what the District Prosecutor wrote to Lee:

"There can be little doubt that the content of the witness statements that Helen Williams and Charlene Tranter made about what was said in the course of the meeting at Sandwell Council House [sic] on 12th March, 2015 was wrong, in so far as they claimed that you had told them to watch their backs. It is clear from the recording that you made that no such words were used."

Game, set and match? Alas no. The CPS concluded that even though the "wrong" statements had actually been submitted to a Court of Law there was insufficient evidence to prosecute FFS! The CPS appear to be implying that two people "remembering" exact words which were never uttered might have been "a mistake"!

Mr Garmston also made a formal complaint to Sadwell Council. We know that Cooper and Britton attempted to crush all opposition whilst fraud and corruption was taking place over a prolonged period of time but you might have thought that having cost taxpayers thousands and inflicted astonishing suffering on an individual they might have shown a little humility. Not a bit of it. No apology from the ludicrous Britton and no offer to compensate Lee. This could have been funded by the immediate uncompensated dismissal of Helen Williams (followed closely by the departure of the disastrous Britton himself). So what action did Britton take?

We have mocked the desire for secrecy from the crazed Comrades but this is what Britton's staff shockingly wrote to Lee:

"I can confirm that the Council have now completed their investigation. Unfortunately I am unable to disclose further information in relation to the outcome however I would advise that the matter has now been resolved".

The authors of this Kafka-esque b*llocks also require immediate disciplinary action for the utter contempt they have shown to this man by writing in this way. I believe that they are Mark Periket and/or Norman Fletcher (who has, of course, appeared in this blog before concerning the disgraced Adrian Scarrott.)

Lee had to object again but got little more joy from Mr Stuart Taylor:

Thank you for your correspondence dated 12/06/2017 regarding the outcome of the complaint you submitted to the Council.  I can confirm that your complaint has been upheld in that the actions you raised have been substantiated and that your complaint has now been dealt with.  Following your complaint I can confirm that internal action has been taken in accordance with the Council’s policies and procedures.  The Council is beholden under the Data Protection Act not to disclose third party information to people that do not have a right of access to it, further the Freedom of Information Act Section 40 makes it clear that the Council cannot disclose third party information without clear legal reason.

Therefore the Council can confirm that internal action has been taken following an investigation of your complaint but cannot confirm any further details without it breaching the duties placed upon it by the Data Protection Act.

Clearly, it would be grossly inequitable if Helen Williams is still drawing a salary and generous pension contributions from the taxpayer after this but we will have to fight on to ensure her dismissal has taken place or will be happening shortly.

We are now approaching the first anniversary of WPC Tranter making a false statement in a court of law but as far as Lee and I know she remains an officer within bent WMP. Professional Standards have not confirmed whether any action has been taken against her and we now call for the Chief Constable to intervene here (although he was a massive fan of the late Smethwick Scumbag so don't hold your breath.)

At least four Labour Councillors have told me that Eling cannot sack Britton because the latter has "too much on him" (whatever that means) but some of the senior councillors need to get a grip here. Cllr Piper may like to play the class clown but he is an intelligent man and surely he and some of the saner members can get together to ensure the departures of Britton and Williams? Perhaps they could encourage Eling (if he is not away in Rotherham or Derbyshire) to make a public apology to Lee at the next Council meeting and consider what compensation he can be offered?

If there are also any lawyers out there who can suggest appropriate action please get in touch.


Many of you dear readers have been in touch asking why I did not report the threatening behaviour of Mr and Mrs Eling at the election count to WMP. Read the above for your answer!

* Andrew Hipkiss of the Yew Tree Estate is a notorious social media troll used by the late Smethwick Scumbag, Darren Cooper, in his attacks on myself and my wife (this being well-known to bent WMP). Hipkiss gets state benefits as he is allegedly "too ill to leave his house" yet managed to board a plane for a trip to Disneyland in Florida! He claims the Department of Work and Pensions authorised this excursion!


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Monday, 3 July 2017

Eling - The Cover-Up Kid!

When our friend, the quondam Derbyshire resident and Rotherham Council "political officer", Steve Eling became the new "Leader" of disastrous Labour Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") Council he made great pronouncements about how he was going to "drain the swamp" following the corruption of the Cooper/Britton years (although he has yet to sack Britton allegedly because the joke "Chief Exec" has "too much" on Eling's own record for him to wield the axe). He specifically said that he would address the problems arising from Cooper and Britton's "flexible" attitude to complying with the law of the land and, in particular, the Freedom Of Information Act.

Regulars readers may remember that The Skidder organised the UK's first ever "Corruptour" not so long ago (this idea emanated from Mexico City and involves people actually seeing with their own eyes some of the places where fraud and corruption has occurred). Some folk actually thought this was a joke and that there was not an actual trip but the event did go ahead - and a photomontage will appear on here in due course!

I did a short blog on 31st March, 2017 stating how Labour Councillors had used a neighbourhood meeting to complain about this event to their friends at bent West Midlands Police (I am not suggesting any wrongdoing by the individual officer but we do know that a senior officer of officers have been deliberately blocking police investigations into Sandwell Council corruption).

Unbelievably, although bent WMP will not investigate their corrupt pals they apparently have so little to do that when a Councillor complains to them on such a nonsensical issue they spend further time taking action on the complaint. Thus the Sgt telephoned me demanding information about the Corruptour!

It then became apparent that the matter had been raised at the official meeting by Cllr Linda Horton (mother of the Liar Lucy Cashmore) and so I put in a Freedom of Information request for the minutes (Steve Eling's campaign of openness does not extend to these minutes being automatically available to taxpayers and voters "lol").

After considerable delay on a very simple request Britton's staff have now replied sending the minutes but, lo and behold, there is no record whatsoever of the disgraced former Mayor's complaint! Either the comrades with the connivance of WMP and the Fire Service who were also present agreed not to minute the issue or it was later expunged from the official record! FFS what is going on here?

Now I have been forced to make a new FOI to WMP itself:

Of course, it is interesting to note that an MP at the time plus a new MP were at the meeting. See if you can spot the name of an alleged anti-corruption campaigner there too!

Councillor Richard Marshall (Chair)
Councillor Babu S Bawa OBE      
Councillor Steve Eling
Councillor Mohammad Rouf
Councillor Linda Horton
Councillor Roger Horton
Councillor Keith Davies
Councillor Zahoor Ahmed
Councillor Preet Gill
Rt. Hon.John Spellar MP



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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Out For The Count!

Plus ca change? We are back to the days of the Leader of Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") Council threatening The Skidder - though this time with violence which is not something even the late "leader" and cowardly Smethwick Scumbag did (although I did get an awful lot of very aggressive calls from withheld numbers.)

On Thursday night I attended the count (or rather, weighing) of the votes for Sandwell's three Corbyn-hating Labour - aka Liebour - MP's.

Steve Eling, the current leader, and his wife have a big downer on me for disclosing Steve's listing as being resident in bucolic Derbyshire as well as in his Smethwick flat*. They were both verbally aggressive to me outside Sadwell Council House before the mayor-making ceremony but nothing prepared me for what happened on Thursday night.

I was not allowed to film or record within the hall where the count was taking place and so was walking in and out to the foyer to do "Facebook Live" broadcasts. I did one at 23.46 and walked back in whereupon (and remember this was actually INSIDE the count itself) Mrs Eling started having a go at me including threatening to slap me. Cllr Eling - the "Leader" of Sandwell Council started hopping up and down and then said, "watch out of she will punch you on the nose and we'll tell the police you provoked her!" I immediately left the room and broadcast this shocking threat on Facebook. For some reason I cannot load the video onto here but you can check it out on my Facebook timeline - it is the live broadcast dated 08.06.17 at 23.51 (on today's timeline now as well as "live" on 8th June.)

I was clearly concerned that not only might I be assaulted but that the Elings and/or their chums would engineer a situation to have me thrown out of the count and so I immediately informed all the UKIP and Green representatives that I had just been threatened by Cllr Eling.

Mrs Eling also told me to "f*ck off and never speak to her again" and I am more than happy to accede to her request!

To be fair to the "leader" he calmed down after this disgraceful conduct and was perfectly pleasant later in the evening.

Unfortunately, I have faced this sort of thing before. Regulars will recall when Darren Cooper (the aforementioned Smethwick Scumbag) with representatives from the GMB and Unite Unions tried to cause me some grief in the pub one night. Full story:

Anywhere else I would, of course, have reported the incident to the police but as we all know, Sandwell Police are the willing dupes of Sandwell Council and who would have believed my word against that of the esteemed Council Leader and his good lady? Think I am going too far? Well they have history for jumping to orders from their political masters - remember when I was in a police station being interviewed under caution for two hours thanks to a fabricated complaint from the late Scumbag himself? Full story:

Clearly this is another attempt to silence this blog by trying to make it difficult for me to even be in Sandwell. Well game on now Cllr Eling!

One other incident occurred - I was actually standing next to one of the candidates who witnessed this. Sandwell's joke Chief Executive, Jan Britton, was walking passed me and so I asked "Any estimate for times Mr Returning Officer?" He rudely replied, "Nor for YOU!" and walked off. This man, who claims not to have been aware of widespread fraud and corruption during his seven years in charge of the rotten Borough, is a PUBLIC SERVANT. He was being paid by us to do his job and I was an authorised person attending the count. When I told Cllrs Eling and Marshall about this rude behaviour Eling simply said "well I expect you will put a complaint in tomorrow". What's IS the point? Eling hasn't had the balls to sack Britton for mysterious reasons unknown and so the public just have to put up with this sort of nonsense from people paid out of the public purse.

Compare and contrast Britton's aggressive rudeness with the impeccable hard work and diligence of the staff at the count. I even had a short and pleasant chat with Sandy Singh despite having written about him in this blog!

On arrival at the count every Liebour Councillor I met early on all greeted me with a merry cry of "who let you in". I said that if this continued I would charge them all £1 each and donate the cash to charity! Having said that, I had some very pleasant chats with a number of the Councillors there and Cllr Rouf (see many posts passim) even made a quite good joke about me. It may get lost a little in translation but his colleague mentioned a phrase of "being behind someone" and Cllr Mo said, "he (meaning me) is behind me all the time. Every time I turn round he's behind me!" Didn't we laugh!

Most of the Tories ignored me as usual (with a couple of pleasant exceptions) but I had a grand time with the UKIP, Greens and even Labour groups. Thank you all for that.

Turning to the three Labour MP's. I asked all three the same question - "Do you have a greeting for Skidder readers?" Spellar said "no" but Adrian Bailey (aka "The Invisible Man") did say that he was proud to represent the people of West Bromwich West and he was also very grateful for all those that worked on the campaign.

Watson had a tall minder/spin-doctor with him. When I asked the question of Lazy Tom this character physically dived-in between us saying "he's not speaking to anyone".

I asked Spellar where his house in London actually is but he walked away (apparently he recounted the question to someone else at the count using some very robust language about The Skidder!)

As Watson and his minder were walking out I said to the great man, "So that's it then - back to London for another five years?" No comment but I'll tell you - if looks could kill.....

Corbyn is now officially God and he and the Trotsyist infiltrators are planning to change the rules to make it easier to remove those MP's and MEP's who won't suck Jeremy's cock (a diminishing band know they have suddenly realised he isn't the thick, useless, old tosser of yore). Peoples Momentum have these three high on the list for deselection so whilst the morons of Sadwell won't remove these three invisible characters who have done so little for the Borough their own "Party" might! "ROFLMAO!"

There was some sad news from Cllr Ian Jones who told me Olwen was ill and in hospital. Now the two of them have made themselves "targets" of this blog but I don't generally want to hear of any of the Sandwell lot suffering illness (there was one exception to this.....) Accordingly, get well soon Olwen so that we can re-join battle.

But happy news too! It really WAS great to see young Cllr Liam Preece there after his illness. He is a breath of fresh air in the stinking cesspit of Sadwell Labour so stay well and keep going matey!

I am going to say something surprising here as I am always accused of attacking the sleazy "socialists". I was talking to Maria Crompton and a couple of other councillors and I remarked how tired they looked. This was in the early hours and Maria said she and many others had been out and about since 7am the previous day after a full campaign. A number were also working very hard checking the poll itself including (not exclusively) Cllrs Eling, Moore, Allen, Ahmed, Khatun and others. Cllr Dhallu was whizzing around the hall like a man half his age. I do salute all the energy they and, all those from other parties, put into this exercise in democracy.

Finally, another amazing thing happened late on. Who should stroll in but Sandwell royalty, Cllr Mahboob Hussain himself! I even enjoyed some bants with His Majesty!

Now the curious thing is that you have to be on the official guest list to get into the counts these days so who invited Hussain? I am told it was probably the West Bromwich West Labour Party and he certainly went up and stood with Bailey, Jones and Co for the time he was there.

The Bailey Count was physically next to the one for vicious bully Tom Watson. Mahboob is currently under (voluntary) suspension from "The Party" and Sandwell Labour sources tell me that Watson has put in a 72-page "dossier" to the Labour Party in an effort to "finish" Hussain and have him expelled. And so we had the ludicrous situation where the thuggish Watson - who is working to destroy Mahboob - was in the middle of the hall and a few yards away Bailey MP was rimming the Councillor's anus! Only in Sadders, eh readers?

You can come out now Jules - she's gone back to the cottage....

*Whenever I expose some information about the conning comrades some say to me - ah, well that's common knowledge. It may be within Sadwell Liebour but they all keep mum. Thus when I wrote about Eling's country bolt-hole a couple of comrades came forward to say they knew all about it. One ventured to say that Steve's frequent residence "at The Summer Palace" was a standing joke!!!!


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