Thursday, 29 May 2014

Toxic Manston. Toxic Gloag. Toxic Kent.


I admire Infratil and Gloag for polluting and poisoning you.

Don't you? You must do. You accept it. You pay for it.

You certainly will.

And your children.

And your grandchildren.

Cancer and mercury are not just for Xmas.

Or this generation.

For years they've persuaded KCC and TDC to help them remove the monitors, fake the flight statistics and avoid the pollution fines.

And get you to pay for their tax breaks and infrastructure investments.

And then when the corporate manslaughter charges tighten, Infratil up sticks and do the same at Rotorua and Wellington airports and dance around the NZ Stock Exchange investigation.

And throw Manston to their friend Gloag for $1 and walk away. Maybe sort the costs out behind closed doors. Maybe a tax rebate here and there.

A council described as toxic and corrupt by the Local Government Association(!)- a Rotten Borough down there with Tower Hamlets and Birmingham(!)and Scarborough rotten councils.

What have the BriNylon Boys been doing on the rates?

I doubt there's been one fine issued or any pollution notices for contamination or dumped jets yet.

Manston's only future is a park and Water Protection Zone for the aquifer.

And KCC and TDC and Environment Agency now dance around the possibility of 700 acres of yet more pointless housing? Why? No reason. Sounds good in the council plan.

But they poisoned and polluted you.

Your councillors are silent. Your MP's are silent. A few resignations here and there and kick it all into the long grass and blame someone else. Silence on Thor.

Late at night you'll remember. The tightening of the chest. A cough.

During the day you'll remember. Cancer drugs too expensive. Queues at the hospital.

Pay your tax. Stay silent. Maybe you won't get cancer.

Gloag and Infratil and KCC and TDC and Environment Agency are to be admired. They're picking up a pay cheque and a pension and a payoff.

Carter. King and Wild. Pierce at EA. Macgonigal. Gloag and Fitzgerald and Clarke and Baker and Bogoievski in NZ.

Even banned from EU aircraft: gunrunners and blood diamonds ushered into UK airspace from Ostend and Luxembourg and Frankfurt-hahn via war-torn Africa.

You have to admire them don't you?

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Next year is the 125th Anniversary of Van Gogh's death - who of course lived and worked in Ramsgate with the letters in a superb British Museum exhibition about 2 years ago. The last part of my 1st manifesto not yet done is to establish the Van Gogh Gallery in Ramsgate with a display of Vincent's paintings and the Ramsgate Vincent Letters all 7 of them.

Impossible though. Can't be done. Certainly not the 15 year farce and £50M cost of the Turner by The Ancient Regime.

Bako Van Man and cars on the Prom are too difficult for Kent Police. They'll never manage Deepcut or Glick or AlYamamah.

Impossible.

The WW1 Centenary is nearing with Ramsgate's role as a Canadian army base and Canadian Red Cross important. The Canucks will be there. First to call first to fall.

The WW1 Centenary is not just a blip this summer but ongoing for the next 4 years 0- already Mons is City of Culture and important with Flanders Tourism.

Little has been done on Japan's role in WW1 as a UK ally in defeating the Germans in the Pacific and supporting UK ships in the Med and Channel with Japanese war graves in Malta.

Time for Meiji reforms: Margate Town council, vote at 16, no double-hatters, corruption clearout of Macgonigal and Moores, term limits and politician exams. Full FOI. The first Kiwis brought back in chains for trial. Fast-forward EU and Asian languages in schools. Cancel EKO expenses-quango and white elephant vanity projects and tarmac splodge like International Airports and New Town and Road to Nowhere.

Council tax strike from TDC to fund RTC and the other towns and depts split and reformed by town. An East Kent Council of Mayors quarterly and emphasising East Kent not Maidstone with the £1.2BN budget for EK and £60M per town so far wasted.

A nation forged in bureaucracy and secrecy and pollution. Government of the people by the bureaucrats for the bureaucrats.

Nothing done for D-Day or Dunkirk by The Ancient Regime. A price paid in blood and the lazy pensioners on our councils can't be bothered.

The contrast with a recent Nghe An development team for Vietnam was astonishing or the DaNang Project and KwaiRail.

And nothing done for Climate Change Kent: more floods, colder winters for pensioners and hotter summers.

Failed.

Nothing on OneGov: point 9.

Nothing on UNMDG2 reform: point 13.

Nothing on Thailand's Yingluck School PC: point 28.

Nothing on the Pav or East Kent Film: point 5/Kent

I admire Infratil and Kent Council don't you? You must do.

Time for Change
www.votegarbutt.co.uk - details of my 2nd manifesto for Meiji reform and Manston $1 Wanted leaflet to download and pass on.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Remember Arnhem. Remember Infratil. Forget Manston.


I’ve recently returned from Holland for some tourism work around Liberation Route Europe – an excellent EU initiative to commemorate the end of WW2 from D-Day to Auschwitz. The tourism trails stretch from Portsmouth, and now Kent, through Arnhem and into Germany and Poland.

And an interesting story by the good folks at In the Footsteps Battlefield Tours was how a colleague used to chivvy along his troops in Afghanistan with the phrase “Remember Arnhem” when the grumbling became excessive.

A battle perhaps remembered more by the Dutch with the John Frost Bridge or Urquhart Airborne Museum and superb Bevridjings Museum with information on not just the astonishing bravery – almost suicide missions – of the Polish airborne troops or USA Waal Crossing – but the Hunger Winter famine after Arnhem narrowly failed.

The resolution of Frost’s troops holding Arnhem Bridge with nothing more than rifles against tanks for days and nights alone and waiting surrounded by their dead and dying friends.

Frost Bridge now.

The Dutch citizens hiding them and treating the wounded and waiting for a liberation that would eventually be secured almost 6 months later by Canadian troops and the final Rhine crossings.

Remember Arnhem indeed.

Thousands of troops killed and 20,000 Dutch citizens dead from famine – for freedom.
Remember Arnhem and the African-style famines that swept Europe after WW2 when you grumble over 0.7% foreign aid or 0.5% EU funding.

Remember Arnhem with 20,000 British pensioners dying from cold each Winter.

In the 21st century.

That's what the British and Poles and Americans and Dutch and Canadians died for.

What must they have thought they were fighting and dying for as they waited for the final assault in the basements of Oosterbeek as they waited in September 1944?
A price paid in blood in advance.

What must they think of the filthy Kiwis of Infratil and the filthy little airfield like Manston. And filthy little councils like TDC polluting their own citizens on the back of the freedoms fought and won.

Filthy little generals like Latchford.

Filthy little MP’s Like Gale.

Filthy little councillors like the Toxic Three and Moores.

Filthy little civil servants like Macgonigal.

Filthy little Judges like Glick QC.

And filthy little racists like UKIP.

And if you vote tomorrow in the EU elections think of Arnhem and a united Europe.
Of course the EU needs reform.

UKIP are not wrong on that. But Little England has never been the way forward for Britain. Next year Britain will celebrate Waterloo when Europeans joined together and that Kent artist Van Gogh’s 125th Anniversary – particularly relevant for Ramsgate where he lived and worked.

Ridiculous NATO bloated offices or the farcical Brussels-Strasbourg shuffle. The refusal of FOI and undemocratic party lists. The failure to implement the UN Millennium Development Goals. These are the worst of the EU.
But Liberation Route Europe reminds us of Europe at its best.

Especially in Kent, given the silence of Dunkirk Day. The silence of DDay. The silence of Channel Dash Day as the pensioners fail us.

And fail to remember.

Fail to repair the memorials.

Fail to keep the graves clean.

Maybe the excellent War Graves Commission should run TDC or Southern Water or Coastguard.

A Sarajevo Shift to the Balkans, and Serbia, Turkey and Russia joining, is in keeping with the original role of the EU to ensure prosperity and freedom.

The EU was formed to prevent more Arnhems.

To secure liberty and prosperity from Manchester to Moscow.

From Kiev to Kwai.

To resolve international problems such as coal and steel originally, and now Pandemics and Climate Change.

A Green vote in the EU election is a step forward – with reform.

Something better than cattle trucks and contamination.

Forget Manston – and Ostend - and its gunrunners and blood diamonds and filthy little council.

But remember filthy little Infratil.

And remember Arnhem and Liberation Route Europe.

Time for Change.
www.votegarbutt.co.uk

Monday, 12 May 2014

Corruption Kent in Freefall: www.votegarbutt.co.uk


Another TDC Council Leader resigns as Clive Hart goes amid the Local Government Association report on a toxic council both dysfunctional and corrupt.

Silence on mystery negotiations for a huge housing estate.

Secret elections and council meetings and meetings without minutes.

McGonigal the CEO and 0% fraudster Cllr Moores cling on for a vote of no confidence.

The worst of us.

Sandys resigns but Gale MP silent after the debacle of Manston and recruiting Tony Freudmann of Wiggins/EUjet to handle the Gloag sale.

Silence from the Toxic Three at KCC of Carter, Wil and King after millions of tax funds down the drain and the missing monitors scandal with Infratil and Buchanan.

Southern Water described as having "a persistent record of criminality" by the Court of Appeal.

Environment Agency's Andrew Pearce and Hannah Barber refusing EIR pollution reports on Thor mercury. Ask yourself: andrew.pearce@environment-agency.gov.uk

The civil servants keeping their head down and taking the paycheck.

Only ashes left.

East Kent left an economic wasteland after the Dreamland and Pleasurama and Port and Manston and Discovery Park housing farce.

Ground Zero.

Year Zero.

The shame of a nation.

Details on the new Garbutt MP website: www.votegarbutt.co.uk with PDF downloads of the manifesto.

Almost all my first manifesto now complete except for closure of toxic Thor mercury, toxic MOD Fire station, toxic asbestos in schools, Van Gogh museum and Arlington House demolition.

Cancel Albion House and Beach Resort.

Time for Meiji Kent reforms with Kent University and CCU and language schools.

Time for Pavilion and East Kent Film Office and studio - and Dreamland.

Time for Margate Town Council and East Kent council.

Time for Change

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Kent Corruption. Je Refuse. J'Accuse.

KCC and TDC councils in Kent are riddled with corruption.

Je Refuse.

I refuse to stand for the Ramsgate Mayor election.

The same corrupt cronies hoping to linger on through secrecy and fake process.

Ramsgate Town Council was established to loosen the dead hand of the TDC councillors: the same ones who oppose it now flood it to reduce opposition.

FOI is refused on costs.

Town meetings are scheduled together and late in the year and not publicised on the websites to minimise scrutiny.

Only residents can vote yet non-residents such as Poole and Fenner are on the council as Party hacks.

The corruption at TDC is simply ignored.

And nothing has been done.

I refuse to stand.

I encourage you to cancel your tax direct debit.

I encourage you to refuse to attend meetings.

I encourage you if you do attend to film and tweet the meetings.

I encourage you to boycott votes.

I encourage you to call for both open elections and an early by-election for the resigned Sandys seat.

We have have thieves and liars simply clinging on for another month's paycheck.

And J'Accuse.

I accuse KCC and TDC of corruption and allowing corruption.

And manslaughter at Manston and Thor.

J'Accuse Roger Gale MP.

J'Accuse Paul Carter, KCC Leader.

J'Accuse Sue McGonigal TDC CEO.

J'Accuse Roger Latchford of the Gang of Four.

J'Accuse Cllr Moores of the 0% fraud.

J'Accuse Berry, Button and Sproates for the Manston pollution and monitors.

J'Accuse Andrew Pearce and Hannah Barber of the Environment Agency for Thor and denying EIR.

J'Accuse Southern Water.

J'Accuse the EKO and ChinaGate and Labour £25k bungs and Pleasurama tax haven frauds by both parties.

We have jailed one Council Leader.

More should follow.

J'Accuse.

And so does the Local Government Association(!) who describe TDC as "toxic", "dysfunctional" and "corrupt".

Central Government rates TDC as one of the UK's worst councils(!) out of over 450.

Why should we fund pensions and another month's paycheck for these scoundrels.

Jail is the place and fines too.

As MP - and Mayor if necessary - I will ensure Meiji reform:

A. Vote at 16: too many pensioners with pensioner policies for yester-year
B. No double-hatters: one seat one person not the same person in multiple seats
C. One family member per party: they're simply voting each other now
D. Direct elections: no cosy party secrecy
E. Full FOI monthly and no secret meetings
F. Politician exams: were' electing people who can't read or write(!) or just family members again
G. 30% turnout: below that the election is void and rerun
H. Party 30%: we should consider limiting the Parties to 30% of seats - national politics has almost no relevance at County and below level other than party bickering

The Drug Den raids will continue every day. I urge junkies to register with the pharmacy/NHS/Police - there will be fewer illegal drugs and dealers and more expensive. No-blame-no-shame and no access problems if registered.

Junky Town in Rape Nation is over. Dole-by-Sea is over. Dumping-ground East Kent is over.

The clamp down on ASBO vehicles on the prom/parks, tramps in the town centre and too-noisy pubs/shops will begin.

Manston has closed.

The Gang of Four have been sacked and jailed.

Pleasurama tax haven fraud is over.

EKO and Chinagate is over.

Richboro Power Station has been blown up.

The reforms must continue:

* Reopen Dreamland
* Demolish Arlington House 1960's tower block
* Close and cleanup Thor mercury and asbestos schools
* Expand TB focus for Discovery Park
* Expand Universities and EU and Asian languages/culture: 2plus1Kent
* End Roads to Nowhere and Tarmac Housing estates
* End KCC Tobacco investments
* End SS Richard Montgomery and ships
* Begin Waterloo 2015 and Wellington's Ramsgate HQ renewal
* Begin Liberation Route Europe
* Celebrate Ramsgate Dunkirk and D-Day
* Celebrate Margate Spanish Armada
* Celebrate WW1 and Canada-Ramsgate

Kent is corrupt and failed.

They have failed us all.

The Ancient Regime is over.

Je Refuse. J'Accuse. Time for Meiji reform.

Time for Change.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The end of Manston. The end of Gale.


Manston is already finished and Gale is not far behind.

The farce of last night's Parliamnentary debate by Gale calling for more tax-waste for a junkyard airport.

And rejected.

The end of Manston and Gale.

A NZ Stock Exchange investigation into the missing fines and pollution monitors.
Silence at KCC and TDC.

Gloag throwing away $1 to be rid of Manston. No planes at all now.

And Carter and Gale both gonged off now.

Sandys MP has resigned.

The Gang of Four has resigned.

Gale and Carter will go too.

30 years of failure and no votes for poisoning your own citizens.

90 deaths form air pollution in Thanet: Kent’s worst.

What a disgusting farce.

Time for a police investigation.

Manston will close. The runway will be dug up and the buildings dynamited.

A field. With the water supply underneath it.

And a future for Thanet:

1. Extradite Infratil Directors: Fitzgerald, Clarke etc: all Infratil airports now sold/closed except Wellington. That will go too.
2. Close and cleanup Thor mercury – banned in 1988 but still open
3. Create UN parliament and global vote at 16: the latter already for Scotland and Brazil, Austria etc. Britain falls behind.
4. Demolish Arlington House 1960’s tower block and reopen Dreamland
5. Create Margate Town Council with East Kent Council of Mayors
6. UNMDG2 reform: include Tobacco, Road Accidents, One Space Programme – and before 2020 not 2030
7. UN Women London office opened and 40% women minimum equality law
8. Protect Pegwell Bay with Canterbury UNESCO sites
9. Open Pavilion (not Wetherspoons) and East Kent Film Office and Studio
10. Foot passenger ferry for Ramsgate Port with no HGV’s

The Local Government Association report describes our councillors as “toxic” and “bullying” and “incompetent”. 0% fraud by the civil servants too. £60M in tax for one of Britain’s worst councils – rated by the Government itself!

Still no automatic FOI of council costs. No details of EKO or Chinagate.

Time for Garbutt for Mayor next week and MP in 2015 – with an early by-election and tax boycott if the council-fraudsters won’t quit.

The pensioners have failed us.

The doublehatters are corrupt and incompetent.

This nation’s shame.

Manston is finished so is Gale and the Ancient Regime.

Time for Change

Monday, 7 April 2014

Failed Kent. Garbutt for Mayor 2014. Time for Drug Dens Raids.


TDC and KCC have failed us. A council of corrupt pensioners scurrying around to hide the removal of the Manston monitors by Infratil and TDC. Simply denying the pollution at Thor mercury and the economic collapse of Kent whether Dreamland or Medway or Dover.

The disgrace of Airlines such as Saudicargo or KLM or Cargolux or My Cargo or MK flying in at night with Manston closed and Ostend gunrunners to Africa or banned EU aircraft.

The destruction of Kent is complete.

There is no Kent economic policy.

We have junky towns on the scrapheap while we fund our councils to the tune of £2BN.

The town centres taken over by tramps, junkies, Special Brew yobs and stagnant pensioner-councillors.

Time for Change.

As Mayor I will introduce daily drug den raids to secure our towns and prevent drug abuse and burglary. And a no-shame-no-blame policy for addicts.

If you are on illegal drugs now is the time to get off them or onto legal medication.

As Mayor I will ensure the drug den raids and arrests increase.

Go to your doctor, chemist, hospital, police or a friend. Ask for help now: it is no-blame-no shame and the the drug dens will be closed.

Drug dens will be identified and closed and the drugs network rolled back.

No more Junky Towns in Rape Nation in Failed Kent.

Frontline Kent faces 85% of illegal drugs seized on the Continent. And rogue airports like Ostend leaking like a sieve in dealing in arms, blood diamonds and drugs to African war-zones.

And pandemic zones like Ebola in Guinea or TB in Romania or London.

All Kent drug dens raids and arrests and drug seizures will be publicised. The drugs will be torched, and the money and cars and jewellery returned or placed in a community fund.

Kent's coastal towns will reverse the seachange of failure in drugs. With benchmark policing with Switzerland and Holland and Japan.

A crackdown on crack dens. A smack down on smack dens. No heroin, cocaine or crack in Kent.

No dealing or growing of marijuana or skunk or hash.

Time for Change.

A 24/7 arrest warrant from the Courts for drug den raids: a Judge will get out of bed and sign the raid warrant. No more drugs dens or drugs stashes.

No junk Judge's like Glick and his Bar cronies and liar-lawyers.

Drug dog searches in suspected drug dens in tower blocks, barns and warehouses and ships and ports.

Police raids on illegal flights and late flights at Kent's airports and shipping in ports or illegally berthed off Margate.

Drugs dealers cautioned and Special Branch surveillance.

International criminals abroad on the Costa Del Crime and Asia will be targeted: no hiding place and no drugs routes.

A crackdown on crack dens. A smackdown on smack dens. No heroin, cocaine or crack in Kent.

Time for Change

As Mayor every day I will be asking of Kent Police how many drug dens raids and how many arrests and how many drugs seized. And asking of the NHS Ambulance paramedic teams how many registered junkies and drugs use. And paramedic pub kits.

Day after day. How many drugs raids. Day after day. How many drugs arrests.

No white powder and no horse in The White Horse County.

Invicta on drugs in Kent.

The waiting is over.

The pensioners have failed us.

The Toxic Three of Carter, Gale and Wild have failed us.

Gale and Sandys have failed us.

Garbutt for Mayor in May 2014.

Time for Meiji Kent.

Time for Change.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

From Kamikaze Kent to Kaizen Kent

Kent has failed.

Deep structural Meiji-style reforms are required.

25% youth unemployment is a disastrous legacy from Kent’s pensioners.

Manston airport is yet another failure. And the councils removing the air pollution monitors to poison their own citizens for this vanity project of tarmac.

Discovery Park is mired in the mud of building more housing estates.

90% of the Garden of England’s orchards have gone – when food security is ever more important in a Climate Change world.

The grinning Deaths-Head of cattle-truck UKIP racists of like Farage and Latchford blaming the Romanians or Bulgarians or Swiss for Britain's problems or borders.

And no Climate Change policies at all.

The County with the longest coastline in an era of hotter summers and wetter winters will slip beneath the waves. Or at least the rows of empty housing estates built on flood plains will.

All policies designed to cut Kent’s own throat.

Kamikaze Kent.

Yet it doesn’t have to be this way.

Discovery Park can focus on science jobs and a TB focus. We’re already seeing TB mutate from animals such as cattle and cats and dogs to humans.

In the Third World 1M people die every year from TB. Why? Not enough vaccines. It’s completely preventable. IT just needs some research and production of the vaccine. Discovery Park and the Rotary folks did that before with polio.

And good jobs. High-end research jobs. Production jobs. Shipping jobs through the ports of Ramsgate and Dover. Clean jobs. Jobs for Kent Youth. Low Climate Change impact.
Tourism jobs with conferences and delegations to East Kent.

And spin-off production with Sittingbourne Science Park. Flu vaccine. No more dead pensioners stacked up in the morgue each Winter. More than in Sweden. 20,000 wrinkly lives cut short.

Tetanus and other antibiotic research not done.

Cancer drugs in remission.

And Kaizen Kent.

Foolishly Britain banned learning a foreign language in school.

How silly in the Global Age - and for Kent when we live next to Europe.

That policy has been reversed though.

But the EU recommends at least two foreign languages to be learnt.

That’s what they’re studying in Germany and Italy and Spain – and speaking better English than you or me.

And where are the Asian languages?

Half the world’s population. The focus of UK economic growth in the 21st century.

Just 3,000 British students studying Chinese.

Even worse: just 300 studying Japanese.

The world’s largest economies and we struggle to speak to them.

Thai speakers? 60M people: the same population as UK? 2 University graduates each year. Vietnam? 90M people? I don’t think there’s any.

Myanmar? 60M people emerging into democracy? The prospect of hispeed rail from London to Long Thanh at last. Zero again.

Indonesia? 250M people? Maybe a dozen. You tell me.

Cambodia? 15M people? Have a guess. Not even a phrase book.

Korean? Different types of Chinese? Go whistle.

And dozens of UK radio and TV channels? Not one on language learning. Whither the Open University and BBC and Sky?

Time for Kaizen Kent with Meiji reforms and learning 2 European languages – and one Asian language.

Giving Kent’s young people the best chance of work in the 21st century.

Jobs as teachers. Jobs as website programmers. Mobile phones and wifi installers. As film and television programme-makers. Translators. Even jobs building schools or cleaning out asbestos.

Kent’s 400 schools should be able to choose the languages of the future – Japan certainly provides enough effort and incentive to learn their language and culture with books, games, conferences, films, courses etc. The UK’s Teacher of the Year teaches Japanese.

Britain should sit at Japan’s knee and learn – and Kaizen Kent with every Kent school and University offering an Asian language rather than Beckham Studies nonsense.

Hispeed rail 1 as a benchmark for HS2, and Hitachi Ashford (and a new UK depot in Newcastle and London) and Fujifilm Broadstairs and in Kent we are not maximising opportunities in Asia.

With 2015 and the end of WW2 only months away. And so little done so far for WW1 Centenary.

And Kent’s 4 Universities should provide Asian language and translation courses, East Asia and South East Asia Studies programmes. Half the world and we know nothing.
Kent has the language schools already. Time for growth not stagnation.

And in Asia time for British English to be the focus of growth.

Kaizen Kent not Kamikaze Kent.

I urge every Kent headmaster and teacher and pupil to explore the possibilities of 2 EU languages and 1 Asian language.

It’s your future.

Time for Meiji Kent. Time for Kaizen Kent. Time for Change.

The pensioners at KCC and TDC and RTC councils have failed us. Just dog-in-a-manger politics clinging on for another month for a paycheck and their pension despite the failure.

Skulking around appointing each other to non-jobs and ceremonial guff rather than democratic elections.

I am Ramsgate’s Mayor-in-Waiting.

I am the future.

The pensioners have failed us.

They are the past.

You know that.

They know that.

Time for a list of councillors to resign. Sandys has done so and Gale will too.

Time for a Police investigation into Manston and Infratil.

Time to reverse the failure of Kamikaze Kent spiralling down into oblivion.

Time for Meiji Kent reforms. Time for Kaizen Kent and Asian languages.

Time for Change.