Mr James Morris MP recently castigated corrupt Labour Sandwell Council in the House of Commons. All his accusations are matters of public record (often thanks to this blog) and yet the ludicrous Labour "Leader" of Sandwell (aka "Sadwell") Council Steve "The Milkman" Eling threw his toys out of the pram. The embattled Herr Eling - deeply involved in the Sp*nkgate saga - came out from his bunker and, like a strutting bantam cock, accused Mr Morris of being a "liar" and a "coward" and said he would "fight" him. As yet, of course, Eling has been woefully unable to back up his nonsensical and untruthful stance.
Eling was a senior officer in the Council for eons and was the "money man" and statutory Deputy Leader of the Council throughout the corruption of the Cooper/Britton era and yet he - like others - asks us all to believe that he completely missed all the wrongdoing going on directly under his nose! For someone who (again, please note WMP/CPS, falsely) brags of his attention to detail, this is all rather surprising.....
During Mr Morris's speech, there was a friendly intervention from Conservative MP for Dudley South*, Mike Wood, concerning his constituent Patricia Barlow. He reported to the House that her late mother had tried repeatedly to buy a piece of land adjacent to her property but that bent SMBC had flogged it to someone else. This particular "deal" has never crossed The Skidder's radar and was not mentioned in the useless Wragge Report. There was no comment on this by Herr Eling when he was screaming hysterically about Mr Morris's "lies" etc.
But I am guessing that this entry in the Audit Committee agenda for Thursday night may well relate to the same plot of land. In any event, it looks like the old triumvirate of Cllr Hussain, disgraced officer Dave Willetts and our old friend Director Nick Bubalo (the latter two STILL to be interviewed under caution by West Midlands Police) might have been up to their old tricks again. Here is the link which causes yet more grave concern and which the Committee on Thursday should normally insist be referred to WMP (though there is no real point when bent coppers are blocking any proper investigations into Sandwell Labour):
Any info on the exact spot and on the eventual "deal" gratefully received....
For the sake of completeness, the same document link mentions the Celebration Statue [sic] but there is a serious misprint in the "outcome section" where £30,000 has become "only £30,00 [sic]". I have written this morning to the Monitoring Officer, the pathetic "Chief Executive" and all members of the Committee and here is my email which also refers to the apparent failure by them to consider another very serious aspect of this matter:
"THIS IS NOT A PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION
There is a serious misprint in "Appendix A" for the meeting on Thursday concerning the Celebration Statue. In "outcome" it is said SMBC paid "30,00" to the private enterprise whereas this should read "£30,000". The strange use by SMBC of the word "only" (!) creates a very misleading effect. Can you please rectify this forthwith please?
There seems to have been no internal audit investigation that the corrupt former Leader of the Council (the chap who ordered the Rouf house to be withdrawn from auction to sell to Rouf's son) was trying to do solicit donations for the Statue from eg Mar City in exchange for favourable treatment? Can you explain this? (I have reported some evidence of this direct to the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police.)"
The Audit Committee is now packed with Eling arse-lickers. It does, of course, include legendary Eling/Marshall groupie Bob "Pea-Green Incorruptible" Piper and Bill Gavan. With regard to potty-mouthed Bill (ok, yes, pots and kettles...) there are serious allegations concerning Derek Rowley's tallying of the votes at Gavan's recent selection meeting now being investigated by Labour. I wrote to Bill but he has curiously failed to respond. What a stinking mess again!
THIS MONEY FIGURE HAS NOW BEEN RECTIFIED BY JAN BRITTON'S BENT PAID SERVICE BUT WITHOUT EXPLANATION OF HOW SUCH A LARGE SUM OF TAXPAYERS' MONEY WAS GIVEN TO SLEAZY JIM CADMAN.
One of the biggest disasters of this pathetic Labour Council concerns them taking a 30 year lease on expensive premises at Roway Lane where they totally failed to include the usual safeguards for tenants. The poor people of Sandwell will be paying for this fraud and/or incompetence until 2037 or thereabouts. The Audit Committee say this massive f*ck-up was all agreed at a Cabinet meeting of 14th March, 2007 although the minutes on the website are opaque about that. But on that date the Cabinet got through a substantial agenda in just 39 minutes. And one of those present was our very own "Mr Detail" "lol", Herr Milkman!!!!
Cllr Steve "Luvvie" Trow (a dark horse candidate for Leader when Eling has to go despite his recent absurd behaviour) has confirmed that SMBC employee Darren Carter was wholly responsible for suspending the seven workers known as "The Eling 7". Herr Eling has gone to the Police in his attempt to criminalise me saying that he was absolutely NOT involved in the suspensions in any way (and we must assume he will go into a witness box and confirm this on oath.) Trow should know as his own secretary was suspended. Mysteriously neither he nor any of his Cabinet colleagues said anything contemporaneously as I emailed him and the others asking them (a) if they had prior knowledge that their secretaries were to be suspended and (b) if they condoned that course of action. But answer came there none.
This leaves three questions:
1 Whose was the male voice heard shouting "I want the f*ckers out and I don't want the f*ckers back"? Was this Darren Carter?
2 Why was Stuart Taylor said to be a key player in this unbelievable affair?
3 Why DID so many people - including West Bromwich West Labour Party Branch - believe so firmly that Eling WAS involved? Was someone inside SMBC trying to stitch The Milkman up?
I understand that the union grievance meetings had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances but it will be interesting to see thereafter what disciplinary action is taken against Carter for this crazed "over the top" decision.
As ever, all info gratefully received...
Sorry - a bit more.... The Skidder phoned DC W...... at the WMP "Complex Crime Unit" (no, I am NOT joking) about return of his voluntarily surrendered phone two weeks ago today. Spoke to his colleague this morning but as at 18.45 no response from DC W..... and his phone now just ringing out..... Maybe they are out nicking some villains but I somehow doubt it don't you taxpayers!
* For the benefit of some of my more parochial readers in Sadders, Dudley is a large Metropolitan area to the west of Sadders.
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