Thursday, 30 October 2014

Corrupt Courts. Corrupt Council. Lazy Police.

I really do think the Courts and law are out of control - heading to the American system of suing everybody for everything.

But also the last bastion of societal imbalance with over 80% of the c.150 High Court judges from the Eton/Oxbridge circuit and having done little beyond law degrees and then law practice. And a similar imbalance in the rest of the legal industry.

No doubt topping up costs with suing people for clearing snow from their driveway and drink-driving loopholes and so on.

UK courts are notorious for incompetence and libel tourism too. I'm dealing with a legal case with the GlickQC fraud of fake costs - but a refusal to provide them to the bar regulator etc. Exactly the kind of fraud highlighted in the Clementi Review of failing courts.

One of those dismal fraud-but-not-fraud/no-fault cases it seems.

And as with TDC the Police shuffling their feet and refusing to get involved or the reports I'm hearing at Kent Police of ongoing reduction crime figures by declaring no-crimes. In effect reducing workload, distorting crime figures and privatisation of justice through an unregulated legal system.

We're simply not jailing enough crooked lawyers and barristers and judges and providing far too much control through closed courts and lack of a jury system.

I am horrified at the Cllr Driver gagging Order by TDC over the notorious Pleasurama corruption for Kent's largest seafront development.

As with Leader Carter we seem to have council silence for governance for the construction industry not the public. Retail Parks and Business Parks and Car Parks but not Park Parks.

And again Kent Police shuffling their feet.

Here's my letter to WRose at SharpePritchard the TDC lawyer funded by us:

Hi WRose

I understand you are responsible for the above gagging Order by Judge Warby in The High Court by Thanet District Council? And writing to the local bookshop owner twice for blogging on the Pleasurama corruption issue?

Do you have a copy of the TDC CEO witness statement as I understand the gagging Order was issued solely on that and in a closed court?

Also an FOI copy of your costs to TDC.

It also seems your Order is incorrect in that it cites a gagging of Cllr Driver and The Gazette newspaper - the latter I understand was not gagged?

I also understand Cllr Driver was chased down the High St by council staff on foot and then in a van(!).

I am not aware of any councillor approving the documents as secret and only to be issued in a closed meeting.

I'm standing for Parliament with the Pleasurama corruption and tax haven as a manifesto issue (the BVI tax haven corruption and cliff safety issues around Pleasurama) so am unclear how an elected councillor is unable to discuss the £41M valuation (if it is that) or the local newspaper or politicians or police?

Can you advise as this seems an outrageous abuse by TDC and the High Court: I cannot see how Warby can remain in the role by issuing legal turds such as this. He seems as incompetent as Glick QC.

Yours etc, Tim Garbutt

On the eve of 800 years of Britain's world-leading freedoms with Magna Carta next year, we have crooked and clogged Courts and prisons to overflowing there seems little oversight of what the Courts are doing. Even gagging free speech in the Press.

And could you ever imagine any Councillor being chased down the High Street by council staff for having council documents? Especially with FOI and especially for Pleasurama?

And silence from our sheep-councillors and sheep-MP's.

Disgusting. Disgusting. Disgusting.


Time for Change

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Corrupt Kent fails: October Public Sector Review

As Kent collapses here's my October review of the various public sector organisations performance:

1. Kent Ambulance: excellent 7 minute response from target of 15 minutes and paramedics forward-positioned in the towns for the Dead Pensioners of Winter. No doubt another bumper crop this Winter: 20,000 pensioner excess deaths last year. Excessive private ambulances though.

2. Post Office: rather excellent postal service from postbox to postoffice. The occasional whistling Great British Posty too. Second Class but almost First Class.

3. Kent Fire: developing Road Accidents review and Coastguard merger. More effort needed on smoke alarms. Excessive trouser crease but does disguise the soot.

4. Kent Police: scared to make arrests with Infratil, Glick QC, KCC etc. Some successes on drug dens hauls and people trafficking. Wasteful uniforms and guns policy. CPS and Courts and Undercover Police/Special Branch beyond democratic scrutiny. The latter no doubt wiretapping MP's rather than catching drug dealers. Prisons and Most Wanted: too many escapees/not arrested.

5. Education: patchy schools and universities - dismal asbestos policy and truanting. Paying tuition fees on top of tax-salaries. Must try harder.

6. NHS: dirty hospitals and shockingly incompetent Ebola response. Quietly effective GP's and Dentists. Would be lower but for Ambulances: see point 1. Sweden far better under 1's survival and child road deaths and cancer survival. A sickly health service.

7. KCC: idle and wasteful. Most £100k salaries in local government. £2BN budget the GDP of an African nation. Failure of Pfizer, Road to Nowhere, Top Temps fraud and Tobacco shares. TDC corruption/airport monitors coverup. No economic policy at all: a hobby-council for pensioners.

8. TDC: improving. Cancellation of Manston airport and Pleasurama and beginning of Dreamland. Shocking abuse of Cllr Driver chased down streets for supposedly secret documents.

9. Coastguard: shit. RNLI doing all the work - and a charity. Should be merged with Fire to save on pretty uniforms for clerks. Danger of air pollution form shipping and removal of air monitors at Dover Port.

10. Southern Water. Very shit. As usual. Jail.

11. Electricity/Nuclear/TV/Wifi: unknown. Shoddy reception/notspots/Belgian mobile/Dungeness contamination.

12. Quangos/individual depts/Military: unknown. Although which idiot would put an MOD fire training centre on the water supply? And duplicate it with one in Hampshire and the civilian Fire service training centres? Excessive 500 drones and 600 armoured cars new purchases.

Next week a review of Central government depts. Few surprises: DFID best, DECC worst.

You're paying for this lot through 44% of UK GDP on tax(!). What do you think?

Time for Change

Monday, 20 October 2014

Kent Governance by Corrupt Cardigans

Kent Police crumbles.

A Force on the run scared to make corruption arrests whether 0% fraud or EKO or Infratil corporate manslaughter or Environment Agency cancer sites at Thor and Sericol and MOD Fire.

Kent Council Governance crumbles with elderly council cardigans covering up the mess through inaction and bumf and waste.

Yet another Kent hospital in Special Measures. Unable to provide basic hygiene never mind deal with Ebola or TB or the UK's 20,000 dead Winter pensioners.

£20M in TDC salaries for one of Britain's worst councils. £2.3BN (that's billion with a b - a Third World GDP budget) for potholes and teacher's salaries and allowing asbestos and tobacco shares and Top Temps fraud.

Disastrous regeneration from the collapse of Pfizer one of Western Europe's largest employers to the destruction of Dreamland a top ten UK tourist attraction.

RTC reissuing the empty Town Plan again: 3-5 years of inaction.


As Mayor and MP I will ask Greater Manchester Police to investigate the fraud and failure that Pughley's Fashion Police and Kent CPS are unable to.

A NancyBoys in Blue service on the rates scared to arrest Macgonigal or Glick QC or Fitzgerald.

I will cancel Pleasurama tax haven seafront fraud and consult on start-again.

I will close Manston MOD Fire and demolish Arlington House.

I will dig up the Manston runway and end Parkway cement waste and create Manston Park.

I will cancel all double-hatter and excessive family seats.

I will introduce a 70 year and 3-term age limit.

I will direct TDC and KCC Council tax to the relevant Town Council for approval and reallocation to ensure reform.

With every party working to 44% of GDP in tax there is no impetus for reform in a bloated and corrupt Kent governance.

The cardigans have failed us. A mess of corruption and cretinism and coverup and contamination.

As they sicken and die off the future is reform.

Time for Cleaner, Greener, Cheaper and Younger Kent Governance.

The corrupt cardigans have failed us.

Time for Change

Manifesto #1 completed: see Manifesto #2 and #3:

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Lazy Kent Police. Scared Kent Police.

Kent in freefall.

Year Zero. Ground Zero. Third World Thanet.

There's really no excuse for it.

Sure there's mistakes and mishaps but the collapse of governance and the economy in Kent and East Kent goes beyond that.

The corruption and incompetence is rampant and blatant.

And Kent Police are simply too scared or too lazy to do anything.

So are the CPS.

Both established by the public to preserve law and order - and justice.

And funded to the tune of over £300M. Plus the costs of the Courts and Prisons.

And what do we have?

A Police force running scared.

Scared to investigate TDC corruption.

Scared to investigate the 0% fraud by Macgonigal and Moores.

Scared to investigate the Pleasurama tax haven fraud.

Scared to investigate banned Thor mercury.

Scared to investigate polluting Southern Water.

Scared to investigate the Infratil and Gloag missing monitors and fines.

Scared to investigate Glick QC and BSB fraud.

Scared to investigate the KCC Jimmy Savile care homes.

Curling up in the Police stations and Headquarters or venturing out to roll a few drunks and tramps.

A nod and a wink to hope it'll be cleared up after months and years.

A CPS and Courts beyond democratic oversight.

And just too lazy to deal with car parking or publishing FOI or even machete crime.

Even the Police Commissioner and driving without insurance now. Never mind the banned Manston planes or Ostend gunrunning or Dungeness leaks.


Lazy at best.

Relying on the public to raise and deal with the problems.

Someone else's job.

3,000 police and £300M and the most blatant crimes.

They seem to think that civil servants and councillors and lawyers are above the law.

As Mayor and MP I will insist on:

* daily drug den raids and the haul published
* monthly routine FOI on guns and bullets and tasers and hiding in the backoffice
* CPS, Courts and Crime Commissioner FOI: trials and results. Jail for shoplifters but not civil service fraud?
* Clementi lawyer permits to end light and fraudulent self-regulation
* no Queens Police or Long Service medals without a drugs den tally
* standard uniform procurement for catalogue trousers
* ban the Police Xmas panto on the rates - oh yes I will
* extradite Infratil for corporate manslaughter
* begin Operation Banzai to ban and seize machetes and samurai swords without a permit
* begin the SW and EA investigation and trial
* investigate the KCC paedo care homes
* zero drink driving and road deaths
* effective pandemic policies and TB/Flu vaccine stocks
* begin Costa del Crime exchange programmes with foreign police forces from Mexico to South Africa to Myanmar

Time for Learmonth's Learjet and UK prisoners abroad like Joshua French in Congo Death Row and extraditions/European arrest warrant.

Time for 112 and 101 global emergency response numbers.

We have a Nancyboys in Blue service too scared or too lazy to make arrests.

Time for Pughsley to begin proper policing and kick a few doors in whether drug dens or council offices or barrister chambers.

Time for Change