Friday, 18 November 2016
The collapse of Kent governance. The end of Carter's Toxic Three and Shonk’s Farageland nears.
Kent is now adrift with an almost total collapse in governance.
Neither at County or District or town level are there any policies at all.
The horrifying news that 200 children escaped from KCC Social Services Jimmy Savile Care homes – with 53 still missing is only matched by East Kent’s rape statistics of 67 rapes last year and zero arrests.
And that with KCC bleating about a few hundred extra refugee children taken in from the Calais Jungle - or £20M of savings on a £2BN budget and excessively padded staff rosters and reserves.
And still no tax cuts even considered, even attempts to breach the 1.99% limit, nor full FOI.
Zero in Year Zero and Ground Zero of a failed Kent.
And this week Dover and Ashford cited as Kent’s worst Crap Towns again.
Carter and the Toxic Three have created a Retard Nation in Kent. And the Medway slumtowns record Britain’s worst primary schools again – and CCU in the bottom third of UK universities.
As KCC Leader I will ensure at least one top 200 global university in Kent, cancel Beckham Studies courses that could be done at night school or by reading a book, and ensure literacy levels are at the claimed 99% not the current 83%.
Carter and the Toxic Three have failed as has Mayor Shonk and UK’s only UKIP council. And the Gang of Four criminal Latchford’s panzers long ago ran out of fuel on the lawns of County Hall.
Questions overdue on the contamination of the public at Manston and Thor.
The collapse of Manston – both Airport and New Town – with a selloff of Discovery Park announced this week by Gloag’s team, and the collapse of the secret Brett mega-cement works of 1M HGV lorries, is good news but leaves nothing except tumbleweed blowing through County Hall.
And surely the Gloag Stagecoach bus contracts in Kent need review against the Infratil missing monitors and fines with Lydd, Cargolux and KLM illegal cancer victim flights.
We await only the resignations and jail sentences for faking the Manston and Thor mercury pollution data and Infratil extraditions form Wellington Airport, surely Asia’s most dangerous aviation hub.
Would you really vote for 5 more years of Carter or Latchford or Shonk? What would they do different or better?
I will drive a stake through the dark heart of these zombie councillors shuffling and mumbling through Farageland and stand for Direct Leader for KCC in Shonk’s constituency in May 2017.
I will seek electoral reform to introduce the vote for 16 and 17 year olds with school and Kent 6th form proto-elections next May, and end double-hatter and parachute candidates.
The vote for 16 year olds seems good enough for Scots and Austrian youth, but not Kent’s youth most affected by Brexit and Kent’s shoddy governance.
It's when not if.
Discovery Park and Pfizer in Kent is drifting despite PMQ questions and support, with still only 2,000 jobs down from 7,000 – when it was the USA’s largest investment in EU - and many of those jobs Kent taxbreak relocations of non-STEM jobs and worthless housebuilding plans not yet cancelled.
Kent’s healthcare system is in meltdown at Third World levels with every hospital and now the Ambulance service in Special Measures, no early warnings of pandemics eg this week’s German swine flu outbreak, and no doubt the Flu and TB vaccines will run out soon, and BBCTV reporting a South East GP surgery closing every 10 weeks, and 38% of GP’s over 65.
Perhaps an NHS collapse is for the best given over 15,000(!) UK citizens die from preventable medical errors each year. An annual total, each and every year, greater than all the UK military deaths since 1945.
The last dictators such as Saddam or Gadaffi or Mugabe or Obiang or Bashir have failed where the NHS succeeds in early deaths. And not even a 24-7 or weekend service yet. And certainly no DNA rollout.
And G7 Britain becomes nearer G30 Britain, with a further 20,000 UK deaths each year from the gap in the NHS being worse than the best foreign health services eg Sweden and Japan both twice as good in new-born child care than UK.
While no focus at all through the research labs or 127 universities in ending the 200 cancers or new increase in Dementia deaths.
That's 35,000 deaths from basic improvements in the NHS each year and a further 100,000 deaths from ending Tobacco.
Making the 2% NATO pledge the highest than almost any other NATO nation - or corruption such as Sangcom guns-for-bungs, RollsRoyce fighter jet fraud or even raw MOD incompetence and bloat such as the Voyager £10BN refuel jets that can’t refuel or Royal Navy Bahrain base - is a hollow promise of cradle to grave care or homes for heroes from Remembrance Sunday.
Voyager, just one failing MOD project, is more than enough wasted funds to open libraries 7 days a week, free leisure centres and school grounds/facilities on an evening and weekend.
Or the horrific raw idleness in failing to remove 1970’s asbestos from 350 Kent schools, the shocking corporate manslaughter scandal of KCC preferring to pay £800M in corporate manslaughter compensation and allow 20 teacher and pupil deaths each year. Even with the long summer holidays.
A few headteachers and clerks in jail should help solve that public health hazard within 2 years.
Even a Kent Space programme with Surrey is stalling that could launch thousands of smartphone satellites to survey all the planets and meteor crashes and remove space junk.
As a future DFID Minister and ASEAN Trade Envoy, and Creative Industries Minister, I will ensure better use of public funds than this Whitehall farce – whether the next MP election is next year or 2020.
Astonishing though that the top 10 of DFID aid recipients: Pakistan, Afghanistan etc as you would expect, but only accounts for £2BN in aid - where is the other £11BN being spent?
Certainly the cut to the Cambodian £20M DFID budget seems minor tinkering for one of the poorest nations in the world. And given the importance of ASEAN to UK. To put it in context, a water well in Cambodia costs $100 and a malaria net costs $3. That sill leaves a lot of change from £11BN.
And worth noting that £2BN is the annual KCC budget.
In Kent I will ringfence 0.3% of international funds with the UK 0.7% aid guarantee for a nominal 1% and begin a ramp-up of UN Police, G20 0.7% targets and a Sahel tripwire of UK bases in Sierra Leone and Kenya.
The Royal Engineers and Medical Corps are sat in barracks peeling coal and painting spuds white. MOD bases in UK are 3x the size of London and still there are 5,000 UK troops sat in the bierkellars of Bielefeld and Paderborn drinking their way through the German economy on UK tax and frittering away the COld War dividend for bloat.
While dozens of Kent military bomb squads sit around on the rates – even failing to dispose of SS Richard Montgomery – or prepare for the Mediterranean Partnership with the EU and clearance of the North African minefields of Algeria and Tunisia and Libya and Egypt.
And HMS Kent berthed in the Solent or on Ambre Solaire tours to Jersey while 15,000 refugees drown in the Med since 2010. So many navies and so many ships doing so little.
While a Kent Meiji economic policy on rail with Hitachi and Network Rail HS1 etc and ASEANRail is needed to develop UK-Japan partnerships for international rail projects.
And the Liberation Route tourism project from Kent radar and codebreaking and Spitfires and Hurricanes, and Channel Dash and Fortitude to Gdansk and Arnhem.
Many of Kent’s Brexit pensioners won’t last the Winter with over 60 excess deaths from cold last year – more than the increased 54 road deaths with only silence on next week’s UN Road Safety Week - and I will introduce a zero nights rough sleeping or homeless policy as in London.
Every Winter dead pensioner or rough sleeper will be named and displayed on the KCC website home page.
The idiotic KCC investments in Tobacco and Fossil Fuels for civil service pensions will be sold off, before those funds go bust reducing public sector pensions, as well as further sickening Kent’s Climate Change population.
I will introduce a network of electric car charging points in Kent given Germany and Sweden have announced the end of manufacturing petrol cars before 2030 - and 2016 is already the hottest year ever again.
I will introduce Tobacco store permits, move to over-25’s purchases, and ask supermarkets to stop tobacco and vaping sales or at least divest tobacco profits to charity.
And call for HFSS (High Fat Salt and Sugar) products to be displayed on separate supermarket shelves/labelling, and sugar reductions within 6 months, as Tesco have already done with their own brand drinks.
I will cancel any HFSS contracts in Kent leisure centres – including the rebuilt Ramsgate swimming pool from the £8M Kent Fire Brigade station garage and gerbil gasmask idiocy (yes you read that right gasmask for gerbils and an £8M garage) - and gyms and schools and hospitals. Kent’s youth may have 20% unemployment levels - but they shouldn’t have to suffer the years of delays in public health reforms as with Big Tobacco disaster.
Nor should working on Carter’s building site of ticky-tacky houses on flood-plains be the only youth employment option in Kent: I will cancel Folkestone New Town #2 and Operation Stack mega-lorry park and Boris Island.
Even Kent bricklayer Winston Churchill would snap his trowel in disgust at such waste.
I will melt down the Boris watercannon stored in Kent for shovels and divert construction efforts to empty/derelict properties, solar panels, burying pylons and fast-forward the Paramount, Dreamland, EKFOS, KORA, Dreamland, Ebbsfleet, Lower Thames crossing and Thames Gateway slum regeneration projects.
I will reverse the feeble £5.9M spent by KCC on arts and sports, compared to billions on cement projects – and missed opportunity of the 2012 Olympics on Kent’s doorstep with the Canterbury Tour, Kent Football Leagues, and Ebbsfleet waterfront and East Kent Beach games, swimming pools and icerink.
And increase Kent suppliers from 54% on KCC projects to 90%: how absurd to take Kent tax and then spend it out of the county so reducing the tax-take...
And I will fast-forward the Bratislava Summit EU town centre free 5G wifi before 2020, and a town centre plasma screen showing the UNSDG30 goals and Kent’s contribution to Rotary polio and Lions fridge stickers projects.
And I will send Kent’s twin towns to Specsavers – not just to refocus on the missed opportunities of Virginia and Kaine or Hungary or Da Nang, but towns from Joburg to Juba and from Montreal to Moose Jaw and San Diego to San Salvador and Buriram to Battambang - to focus on cataracts and cleft palates surgery.
And how absurd with East Kent home to the largest Polish and Romanian communities outside Warsaw or Bucharest, that there is no East European strategy beyond Farageland hate and border fences - nor any preparation for the accession of Russia and Turkey to the EU.
And I will begin the Free Economy of utilities with free solar electricity and water rations and £1 transport fares and Yingluck free computers and smartphones for every schoolchild and pensioner.
And launch Project Johnny Appleseed to reseed the 90% of Kent orchards – and fisheries - lost since 1945, as Kent struggles to match Kenya’s world record for 5M trees planted in one hour.
The Libor frauds or BHS scandals of Green and One Essex Court cabal of fraud with Grabiner and Glick and Hollingworth, or KCC Airport frauds seem to mean nothing to most of the public sector except a chance for whitewash and tame reviews and the public to keep funding them from a bottomless bucket of tax.
Is Grabiner really still sitting as a High Court judge on QC - on tax and pensions cases? A real Enemy of the People.
I will also, as detailed by BBC South East, introduce the Aquanaut sea-sensors for both trafficking and Climate Change tsunamis as in 1953 and 1978, and the Yalding monkey-cheeks flood plans as Thailand environment plans, plus investment in Kent Orchids and the Battle of Flowers tourism programme.
And begin the cleanup of the Stour and Medway – the UK’s most polluted rivers - and Thor mercury contamination scandal on a par with Cato Ridge or Klity Creek.
So many clerks and councillors and yet so little done except ceremonial twaddle.
As Leader I will sack the unelected Lord Lieutenants prancing around in Ruritanian uniforms of their own making as a cavalier waste of drinking taxpayers tea and biscuits, and buy back Gale’s knighthood for failure with a Royal Mint commemorative £6 note worth one euro.
While both Kent Police and Kent regiments will need to develop an Argos catalogue of pretty uniforms and kit, and make their oath to parliament and the public not the unelected Royals to bring Kent kicking and screaming into the nineteenth century.
While a P45 purge of the excessive £100k-£300k Kent public sector salaries is required given failed council services such as Tim Howes TDC lawyer covering up the GIAA port corruption and Dreamland legal mess.
Indeed with the black hole of Brexit mess and drift, in Kent we should consider a North Sea Union and associated citizenship of the EU as Brexit becomes BackIN.
Indeed even free Irish or Scottish EU passports should be viable for any Kent citizen with Celtic and Benelux trade activity whether Panasonic, Alpro, Heineken, Lucky Iron fish or Lifebuoy.
Remember, Carter and the Toxic Thee and Gang of Four and Shonk have failed Kent – from now until the May 2017 election there is nothing.
And a lonely Xmas with not even Project LearmonthLearjet for Kent citizen Joshua French still abandoned abroad to rot on Death Row Congo.
Time for Change
#excellent Hippo water roller and XO laptop and Lifestraw campaigns
#Pav asbestos silence from Wetherspoons and Sanderson and TDC – bizarre that only Clerk Bansted approved the whole site as Britain’s biggest boozer - without any councillor approval or oversight
#100 Se RD public concerns over Cllr Fairbrass role given Planning Director resigned and breaches of all the TDC local plan with overbuild
#Kent Police pedestrian and parking tickets better than before but bumbling along and not one but 6 weeks in raising the rough sleepers of the seafront – when the Chief is back from holidays I’ll be writing to him for a review
# public complaints over noisy radios and ASBO’s - bizarre that police are doing the council job for them and CCTV that doesn't work
# bizarre PCC policy of extending gun licences – as KP gun amnesty yields 100 guns plus ammunition: knife amnesty needed too
#concerning that 2 Myanmar newspaper editors jailed – Aung San regime drifting with Rakhine and Karen concerns and Shan heroin
#UK-Laos designed postage stamp still unknown and Laos Chevening scholarships
# Japan tourism peaks at 20M highest ever with preparations for 2020 Olympics - leading the way
#Spanish Armada plus Magellan Anniversary – Kent-Spain and Latin American universities
# No news on the Brett Phase 1 that slipped through at TDC and RTC
# peculiar Clerk Styles at RTC arrangement of secret payments to volunteers to apply for grants – and only 2 grants applied for in a year. The £50k grant hasn’t been spent after 6 months and the £1.7M grant is still competing against every other UK council – and would only cover the 5 year costs for RTC anyway. We're funding them to tell us there's no money to do anything. For a £400k budget, £40k salaries and 30% reserves it seems ludicrous to plop out a £2k own Xmas tree and décor. Hopefully it’s better than last year’s festive roadworks – but it’s not exactly Blackpool Winter Illuminations yet for East Kent's tourism towns is it?