Archive for April 12, 2007

Blair extracts his revenge on Sleaze Watchdog. Zimbabwe re-visited?

According to media coverage, the head of the Civil Service has accused Tony Blair’ of taking the single handed decision to not to re-appoint Sir Alistair Graham, the chairman of Government’s ethical standards committee. As Sir Alistair will not be allowed to stay on from April, This is the first step to effectively close down this important Government Watchdog. The word ‘revenge’ is on MP’s lips. Informed opinion believes the committee will wither without an effective chairman and thus a vital instrument to check and balance overweening arrogance of our political masters is now in serious jeopardy. Tony Blair’s determination to oust his critic; a man in high office just doing his job for once chimes ominously with Robert Mugabe’s appalling response to the violent beating of his political opponents at a Prayer Rally. With Morgan Tsvangirai and 13 members of the Democratic Opposition lying in a Harare hospital, suspected fractured skull, together with ripped ears and broken limbs, Mugabe response to his western critics, was ‘go hang’. How monstrous that human rights play no part in the Mugabe regime. How monstrous that our Prime Minister seems ready, albeit at a much lesser level to tell us that when it …..

Standards Must be Kept by ALL Elected Representatives

17th March 2007. Dear Monitoring Officer, Councillor T Renshaw- Complaint under Councillor rules for unbecoming conduct and bullying behaviour.I attended a meeting that was hosted in County Hall on 16th March 2007 where members of the public who have formed themselves into a pressure group, People for Proper Policing in North Wales.(PPP) met to give presentations to the audience about numerous concerns relating to the North Wales Police. Cllr Renshaw was seated close to the door and he seemed very off-hand when I acknowledged him. The chairman, a Mr Bill Shaw was hardly allowed to finish his opening remarks when Cllr Renshaw began a tirade against the PPP members. How had details of the meeting been circulated was his opening salvo and he refused to accept that flyers had been placed in councillors message boxes. He accused PPP of all having speeding fines, and abusively and aggressively refused to stop interrupting despite the best and patient efforts of the chairman to get the meeting back to some order. Several people were becoming concerned with Cllr Renshaw?s continued hectoring and obstructive manner, particularly when he announced it was his intention to disrupt the meeting and implied that he was not leaving …..