Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Kent Chief Constable letter- and Mackinlay election fraud trial next week @timg33

Letter to Chief Constable Pughsley, Kent Police

Dear Chief

I wanted to write to you formally in the General Election campaign on the corruption and criminal points in my manifesto and highlight several of the criminal scoundrels:

1. Manston-Infratil crimes: the extradition of the Infratil directors from Wellington in New Zealand ie Fitzgerald and Clarke, and Bogoievski and Baker and TDC/KCC complicity in removing the monitors at Manston and faking the data from 2004 onwards

2. Charles Buchanan: similar points as 1 as but now in UK at Lydd airport (update: apparently no longer at Lydd nor Northpoint Aviation consultancy?)

3. Gloag-Stagecoach: similar issues to point 1 ie banned aircraft and illegal overflights and failure to reinstate missing monitors and fines 2013-14

4. TDC-KCC complicity in both the above points: Berry, Button and Sproates and KCC Toxic Three now Two: Carter and Wild

5. Sangcom/GPT MOD Saudi arms deals frauds continue: part of Al-Yamamah with former Thanet MP Jonathan Aitken jailed

6. Margate's Joshua French was released from Congo Death Row last week – so no longer a UK Police issue

7. Lord Grabiner: the disgraced "apogee" Chair of BHS/Taveta: secret shareholders - astonishingly still a High Court judge and bizarrely a barrister too - in effect sitting both sides of the bench and marking his own homework

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/05/01/lord-grabiner-to-be-quizzed-by-mps-over-bhs-collapse/

8. Ian Glick QC and Guy Hollingworth complicit with clerks in - also of One Essex Court - false and fraudulent costs in High Court and false imprisonment

http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/barristers/592/ian-glick
http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/barristers/profile/guy-hollingworth

9. Judge Mann, Crying Judge and Teacups Judge - aiding and abetting as point 8

10. BSB and Law Society incompetence and coverup: Leavor QC, One Essex Court barristers and clerks etc - clearly a wider parliament and police review of the failing self-regulation of the courts is needed

11. PBI Law: Steve Palmer Hollingworth's accomplice as point 8

http://www.pbip.com/about-pb-ip/team
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ukstevepalmer/?ppe=1

12. Messrs Conway and Kelly of Law Step: posing as - and/or aiding and abetting - HMRC officials:

https://www.lawrencestephens.com/people/andrew-conway/
https://www.lawrencestephens.com/people/lawrence-kelly/


13. Thor Mercury Margate and Cato Ridge: Environment Agency (and Manston role given the East Kent drinking water aquifer under the runway)

14. The blatant Tory 2015 election fraud - the largest in UK history - trial now underway with Craig Mackinlay as scapegoat for 30 MP's and Party HQ Battlebus bussing in supporters and obviously issues of wider electoral reform

The Manston crimes would only pollute the c.130,000 people in East Kent - with resulting increases in cancer - but it is worth noting that the Manston weather station and pollution monitors are one of the key facets of London and South East England's weather and pollution network. The faked data would skew the air pollution figures upwards already c.50k UK deaths.

It’s also worth noting the cost to the taxpayer in lost fines revenue, increased tax cost, and time and damage to HMRC and legal system.

And a wider issue remains around UK national security with flights by Cargolux now based at Stansted and KLM - perhaps piloted by the Dutch King given recent reports - but especially gunrunning and drugs flights - including UN sanctions for blood diamonds etc - as well as Afghan KAM Air and Egyptair via Ostend airport just a few minutes fly-time across the Channel.

Obviously Manston closed in 2014 after being sold for $1 and all the other UK and Europan airports as the directors fled to NZ, but in my MP role I've urged no a no-expense-spared to bring back Infratil's directors: orange jumpsuits, leg-irons and handcuffs.

Corrupt barristers and lawyers and judges are almost an axiom in the UK legal system, with libel tourism for Russian oligarchs etc, but obviously an issue if caught.

And as you know all the above aren’t now denied merely coverup and silence.

Please consider this a formal police statement and/or witness statement and please advise if you require any further information.

Copy on my blog for public view.

Tim Garbutt
Thanet South MP candidate

Time for Change
@timg33


Misc:


* good tarmac splodges being replanted in Ramsgate High St replanted with trees and drains/sewers cleanup.
* outrageous KCC and Kent Fire haven't released details of 155 tower blocks in danger in Kent - FOI so no excuse, and shunting blame around depts etc no excuse. Presumably all the fire inspections are upto date anyway?
* and asbestos in schools etc?
* bad that East Kent's Dover in bottom 10 in UK survey of broadband speed

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

East Kent fails. Time for Change @timg33




A few EK points:




* EK council next steps? Suggested budgets/responsibilities based on KCC budget etc

* No train stopping in Kent for Amsterdam Eurostar a concern

* also train commuter shuttle to Lille? and trams TG50? - that's the whole point of Ashford station

* Grenfell Tower review published: all EK tower blocks: fire/broken lifts/demolition etc and asbestos schools etc - also motorway bridges

* also demolition Arlington House Margate 60's eyesore tower block and open up Dreamland

* derelict/eyesore wind turbine demolition: c.200M form Richboro power station

* Dreamland and Paramount drift: timetable?

* Discovery Park and Sittingbourne inaction: outline plan? ie TB research /manufacture etc

* LCD panels in town centres

* public complaints over TV reception: Ofcom/BBC?

* EK tourism plan/festivals by month/year?

* halt Pav Wetherspoons - Ramsgate Lloyds?

* clear Pleasurama site - and clear it/$1 CPO/Review: another Summer lost and derelict eyesore.

* cancel Riveroak (and Parkway - KCC refund): aquifer review and protection




Writing on the wall in Ramsgate: "You voted Mackinlay??!!": @timg33




Lame Duck MP's/TDC: every senior councillor voted out in recent elections. Tiem fro vote of no confidence - are we really supposed to wait 2 years to be rid of these lame ducks?

Wells now announcing Riveroak's plans would - shock horror well I never - include night flights is laughable. He didn't realise that? Rather, we've had game=-playing on the damage caused by Manston and Infratil etc since UKIP won the 2015 election to reopen the site then quickly cancelled it.

How polluted is the aquifer and what cleanup has been done? Why has the extradition process for Infratil directors not begun?


* KCC Int links: Virginia /Hungary refreshed? ANd East Europe: Romania etc.



* Good a new campaign on press/radio as Kent vaccinations: below 83% safety level: Pandemics.



KP/Blue Light policy on vaccinations etc? And Left is Life? KP liaison with hospitals/new vaccines?



* I couldn't attend KP Blue Blowers concert at Broadstairs - is there a set list/video?





Garbutt for Mayor 2019 or sooner.

Time for Meiji Kent reforms.

Time for Change
@timg33

* astonished to see cars parked in Pedzone and pavements/Seafront: G637 SKA still: Good current Mayor Shonk taking photos: tickets and clamp/crush needed

* update: http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/garbutt-for-ramsgate-mayor-may-2019-or.html

* High Court of Corruption: http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/high-court-of-corruption-garbutt-for.html

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Garbutt for Ramsgate Mayor: May 2019 - or sooner @timg33


Just a few quick points:

* what an awful election - for Kent and UK. Just awful. Indeed: nothing has changed, nothing has changed - except more stagnation

* many thanks to those who voted for me on Thursday and obviously it's disappointing not to win but there we are. Please contact me if you want change in Thanet and Kent: email timgarbutt@yahoo.com and Twitter: @timg33

* To vote Independent against Rosettes makes a big difference in national elections - and the vote would be significant for any TDC or KCC council

* My policies below - for Garbutt as Ramsgate Mayor 2019 - or sooner

* Clearly Robot Rosette votes can only explain the Blue-Red votes and no other parties - and words fail me as to Craig Mackinlay being re-elected given the election fraud trial

* Interesting that a Generation Gap is opening up in politics with more young voters amid concern over Brexit and the awful Dementia Tax etc. Clearly Thanet's over-70s councillors are of the past and have failed

* I refused to attend the election night count in protest - and one of the main Ramsgate hotel guests Nick Timothy, Theresa May's beard, no doubt sacked soon (within 2 hours of writing this they were)

* Indeed Thanet South may see 2 more MP elections in 2017: the July trial by-election and then October another national election

But Thanet has seen not just the wipeout of the UKIP vote - and Brexit - but also every senior TDC/KCC UKIPer now rejected: Wells, Heale, Shonk, Piper and Fairbrass.

TDC is a lame duck council with lame duck MP's and national government.

Nothing done since 2015. And before: I've never heard of most of the MP candidates just popping up a week or so before the election and now disappearing.

Garbutt for Ramsgate Mayor 2019 - or sooner.

Or same-old same-old stagnation.

Policies below and regular updates on Twitter: @timg33

Time for a council tax strike - slowpay, wrongpay, refusepay - to take back Ramsgate's £17M tax to spend in Ramsgate and create East Kent Council.

Let Mackinlay and Gale raise any shortfall from Parliament.

Plus extra investment.

More details later.

“Stop the Pollution. Stop the Construction. Stop the Corruption”.


Time for Change

Twitter: @timg33

Blog: http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/garbutt-mp-let-1000-flowers-bloom-in.html



Top 3 priorities for South Thanet?

1. Close Manston airport completely and dig up the runway – with a $1 CPO to end the SHP New Town and Parkway farce. And to clean and refill the East Kent aquifer that is under the runway.

2. Extradite and jail the Infratil directors and Police investigation into the removal of the Manston monitors and faking of pollution data with TDC and KCC.

3. End the corruption around Pleasurama, and shoddy governance around Pavilion etc, with tax havens such as Belize and Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands in main Kent projects

All of these could be put in place Minute #1 of Day #1 of Garbutt in Parliament.

These policies would end the sloth and dirt that the various parties and council administrations have allowed. TDC is one of the worst councils in UK according to the government itself(!) and Thanet has some of the highest deprivation in SE England.

And this with £2BN KCC budgets, £30M – not allowing for failures and corruption – at TDC and £400k at RTC.

KCC is overly-focused on Maidstone and TDC on Margate. And we have too many and too underpaid councillors. And too many and too overpaid civil servants.

The politicians and civil servants have repeatedly failed us and these policies will begin the change with an East Kent Council as a counterweight to West Kent and Medway.

Blatant travesties of justice as with the High Court of Corruption of Lord Grabiner of BHS and One Essex Court legal criminals and close and cleanup Thor mercury factory near the Hornby Factory could be more easily implemented.

While I will ensure Climate Change – the greatest threat facing humanity – is top of the agenda in Kent. At the moment there are no Climate Change policies at all. So, that would include:

• all public sector buildings switching to renewable electricity

• public buildings with solar panels

• end plastic bag sales: Ocean Plastic and Beach clean


Clearly Brexit after just a year is an utter shambles, and I am completely opposed to it and the destructive effects here in East Kent to the tourism industry, universities and schools and exports.

If you are in the 48% Remain Group then vote for me.

If you are a Tory dissatisfied with Mackinlay’s Battlebus fraud and inaction vote for me.

If you are Labour and dissatisfied with the cosy Thanet deals and corruption then vote for me.

If you are Green or Libdem and concerned at Thanet’s invisible candidates then vote for me.

If you are under 30 then vote for me.

If you are UKIP – if they actually exist now - don’t vote for me. And we need a vote of no confidence in Well’s TDC: promising to reopen Manston then reversing that policy within a month of being elected given the known monitors and aquifer crimes.

Garbutt as an Independent will have the ear and support of every Party leader and Cabinet member in Westminster and Whitehall.



You can already see my success in my East Kent politics work so far:

•Manston closed


•Infratil airports in EU closed – and Rotorua NZ


•Total petrol stations in East Kent closed for Myanmar war crimes


•Margate’s Joshua French released from Congo Death Row


•Gang of Four sacked and jailed


•Richboro power station demolished


•Ramsgate Gasworks demolished


•ChinaGate cancelled


•Toxic Three now Toxic Two: KCC’s Carter and Wild


•BrettGate cement works end: phase 2 but not phase 1


•0% TDC salary fraud ended


As MP I will continue this work for Kent and regions such as ASEAN.


Time for Change
@timg33

Misc:

* Please note that I will NOT be attending the election count tonight in protests at the blatant Mackinlay 2015 election fraud

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Garbutt for South Thanet MP. Vote today. Time for Change @timg33

“Stop the Pollution. Stop the Construction. Stop the Corruption”. Time for Change

Twitter: @timg33

Blog: http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/garbutt-mp-let-1000-flowers-bloom-in.html



Top 3 priorities for South Thanet?

1. Close Manston airport completely and dig up the runway – with a $1 CPO to end the SHP New Town and Parkway farce. And to clean and refill the East Kent aquifer that is under the runway.

2. Extradite and jail the Infratil directors and Police investigation into the removal of the Manston monitors and faking of pollution data with TDC and KCC.

3. End the corruption around Pleasurama, and shoddy governance around Pavilion etc, with tax havens such as Belize and Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands in main Kent projects

All of these could be put in place Minute #1 of Day #1 of Garbutt in Parliament.

These policies would end the sloth and dirt that the various parties and council administrations have allowed. TDC is one of the worst councils in UK according to the government itself(!) and Thanet has some of the highest deprivation in SE England.

And this with £2BN KCC budgets, £30M – not allowing for failures and corruption – at TDC and £400k at RTC.

KCC is overly-focused on Maidstone and TDC on Margate. And we have too many and too underpaid councillors. And too many and too overpaid civil servants.

The politicians and civil servants have repeatedly failed us and these policies will begin the change with an East Kent Council as a counterweight to West Kent and Medway.

Blatant travesties of justice as with the High Court of Corruption of Lord Grabiner of BHS and One Essex Court legal criminals and close and cleanup Thor mercury factory near the Hornby Factory could be more easily implemented.

While I will ensure Climate Change – the greatest threat facing humanity – is top of the agenda in Kent. At the moment there are no Climate Change policies at all. So, that would include:

• all public sector buildings switching to renewable electricity

• public buildings with solar panels

• end plastic bag sales: Ocean Plastic and Beach clean


Clearly Brexit after just a year is an utter shambles, and I am completely opposed to it and the destructive effects here in East Kent to the tourism industry, universities and schools and exports.

If you are in the 48% Remain Group then vote for me.

If you are a Tory dissatisfied with Mackinlay’s Battlebus fraud and inaction vote for me.

If you are Labour and dissatisfied with the cosy Thanet deals and corruption then vote for me.

If you are Green or Libdem and concerned at Thanet’s invisible candidates then vote for me.

If you are under 30 then vote for me.

If you are UKIP – if they actually exist now -don’t vote for me. And we need a vote of no confidence in Well’s TDC: promising to reopen Manston then reversing that policy within a month of being elected given the known monitors and aquifer crimes.

Garbutt as an Independent will have the ear and support of every Party leader and Cabinet member in Westminster and Whitehall.



You can already see my success in my East Kent politics work so far:

•Manston closed


•Infratil airports in EU closed – and Rotorua NZ


•Total petrol stations in East Kent closed for Myanmar war crimes


•Margate’s Joshua French released from Congo Death Row


•Gang of Four sacked and jailed


•Richboro power station demolished


•Ramsgate Gasworks demolished


•ChinaGate cancelled


•Toxic Three now Toxic Two: KCC’s Carter and Wild


•BrettGate cement works end: phase 2 but not phase 1


•0% TDC salary fraud ended


As MP I will continue this work for Kent and regions such as ASEAN.


Time for Change
@timg33

Misc:

* Please note that I will NOT be attending the election count tonight in protests at the blatant Mackinlay 2015 election fraud

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

High Court of Corruption: Garbutt for South Thanet MP - Letter to Chief Constable Pughsley, Kent Police



Letter to Chief Constable Pughsley, Kent Police

Dear Chief

I wanted to write to you formally in the General Election campaign on the corruption and criminal points in my manifesto and highlight several of the criminal scoundrels:

1. Manston-Infratil crimes: the extradition of the Infratil directors from Wellington in New Zealand ie Fitzgerald and Clarke, and Bogoievski and Baker and TDC/KCC complicity in removing the monitors at Manston and faking the data from 2004 onwards

2. Charles Buchanan: similar points as 1 as but now in UK at Lydd airport

3. Gloag-Stagecoach: similar issues to point 1 ie banned aircraft and illegal overflights and failure to reinstate missing monitors and fines 2013-14

4. TDC-KCC complicity in both the above points: Berry, Button and Sproates and KCC Toxic Three now Two: Carter and Wild

5. Sangcom/GPT MOD Saudi arms deals frauds continue: part of Al-Yamamah with former Thanet MP Jonathan Aitken jailed

6. Margate's Joshua French was released from Congo Death Row last week – so no longer a UK Police issue

7. Lord Grabiner: the disgraced "apogee" Chair of BHS/Taveta: secret shareholders - astonishingly still a High Court judge and bizarrely a barrister too - in effect sitting both sides of the bench and marking his own homework

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/05/01/lord-grabiner-to-be-quizzed-by-mps-over-bhs-collapse/

8. Ian Glick QC and Guy Hollingworth complicit with clerks in - also of One Essex Court - false and fraudulent costs in High Court and false imprisonment

http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/barristers/592/ian-glick
http://www.oeclaw.co.uk/barristers/profile/guy-hollingworth

9. Judge Mann, Crying Judge and Teacups Judge - aiding and abetting as point 8

10. BSB and Law Society incompetence and coverup: Leavor QC, One Essex Court barristers and clerks etc - clearly a wider parliament and police review of the failing self-regulation of the courts is needed

11. PBI Law: Steve Palmer Hollingworth's accomplice as point 8

http://www.pbip.com/about-pb-ip/team
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ukstevepalmer/?ppe=1

12. Messrs Conway and Kelly of Law Step: posing as - and/or aiding and abetting - HMRC officials:

https://www.lawrencestephens.com/people/andrew-conway/
https://www.lawrencestephens.com/people/lawrence-kelly/


13. Thor Mercury Margate and Cato Ridge: Environment Agency (and Manston role given the East Kent drinking water aquifer under the runway)

14. The blatant Tory 2015 election fraud - the largest in UK history - trial now underway with Craig Mackinlay as scapegoat for 30 MP's and Party HQ Battlebus bussing in supporters and obviously issues of wider electoral reform

The Manston crimes would only pollute the c.130,000 people in East Kent - with resulting increases in cancer - but it is worth noting that the Manston weather station and pollution monitors are one of the key facets of London and South East England's weather and pollution network. The faked data would skew the air pollution figures upwards already c.50k UK deaths.

It’s also worth noting the cost to the taxpayer in lost fines revenue, increased tax cost, and time and damage to HMRC and legal system.

And a wider issue remains around UK national security with flights by Cargolux now based at Stansted and KLM - perhaps piloted by the Dutch King given recent reports - but especially gunrunning and drugs flights - including UN sanctions for blood diamonds etc - as well as Afghan KAM Air and Egyptair via Ostend airport just a few minutes fly-time across the Channel.

Obviously Manston closed in 2014 after being sold for $1 and all the other UK and Europan airports as the directors fled to NZ, but in my MP role I've urged no a no-expense-spared to bring back Infratil's directors: orange jumpsuits, leg-irons and handcuffs.

Corrupt barristers and lawyers and judges are almost an axiom in the UK legal system, with libel tourism for Russian oligarchs etc, but obviously an issue if caught.

And as you know all the above aren’t now denied merely coverup and silence.

Please consider this a formal police statement and/or witness statement and please advise if you require any further information.

Copy on my blog for public view.

Tim Garbutt
Thanet South MP candidate

Time for Change
@timg33


MIsc:

* good tarmac splodges in Ramsgate High St replanted with trees and drains/sewers cleanup.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

How East Kent won D-Day with Fortitude. Garbutt MP for South Thanet 8th June - Stand down Craig


The 6th June is fitting to recall East Kent's role with General Patton in D-Day, the greatest invasion ever.

With 2,700 ships - plus another 1,900 landing craft - with a first wave of 130,000 soldiers and 2,000 tanks and another 12,000 vehicles the stakes were high.
The Russians were urging an invasion, having taken the brunt of the carnage on the Eastern Front. And Allied troops were grinding away in Southern Italy and at the Salerno landings, as at Dieppe earlier, almost thrown back into the sea.

A failed invasion of France would extend the war by at least another year - bad weather in the Summer had already rescheduled the invasion.

Frontline Kent is familiar with the power of Channel storms and Goodwin Sands tides. And a BBC documentary also detailed the isolated Galway Bay weather station detecting Atlantic storms so delaying D-Day 5th June to 6th June.

While just two weeks after D-Day the innovations of Seabee Mulberry harbours and PLUTO (over 1.5M tons of steel and concrete) were destroyed in fierce storms. Fair stands the wind for France not always in the Channel.

Moreell's contribution in Seabee efforts from Trinidad (calypso steel drums music originating in fabrications from Seabee leftover fuel drums) through Tarawa to Tinian, was recognised as - with echoes of John Paul Vann - the only nonserviceman to become a USN Admiral.

A delayed or failed D-Day and Hitler could have developed nuclear weapons for New York or Moscow - and certainly expanded V1 and V2 rocket attacks on Kent and London or any future landing grounds.

Hence Fortitude North and Fortitude South.

Fortitude North was one of Churchill's wackier ideas to invade Norway and Denmark - but commando raids and bombers pinned down 12 divisions of German troops in Norway and 6 in Denmark. Far from Normandy or Kursk.

Fortitude South from Kent was to persuade the German High Command that the D-Day invasion would take place around Calais and not Normandy.
Paul Kennedy's "Engineers of Victory" book on page 257 details:

"American and British theatrical backroom staff ... and set designers joined the war effort. Tens of thousands of inflatable full-sized tanks and trucks were openly arrayed across fields near Kentish ports...and a stupendously effective and total blackout was imposed across the counties of Hampshire, Dorset and Devon where the real invasion armies lay...A not very happy General Patton with a recognisable radio sign was temporarily dispatched to take command of this mythic army."

While the ultra-secret work of the now-famous Bletchley Park codebreakers, and XX DoubleCross German agents in UK, created the sounds and movement of an Army Group Patton. And also safely shepherded the troop convoys across the Atlantic and Channel away from Uboats - a danger evidenced and still present in the SS RIchard Montgomery LendLease explosives ship:

"overestimating the number of German divisions bivouacked in Kent, the Wehrmacht kept no fewer than 19 of its own divisions in the Pas-De-Calais region (4 behind Dunkirk alone)...with only 18 divisions between the Seine and the Loire."

Astonishingly, Fortitude reduced by over half the number of troops around Normandy.

As did Hobart’s Funnies of ingenious flail tanks for destroying mines etc.

The Germans were convinced not only that the invasion would be at Calais but even when D-Day occurred, that the Normandy landings were a diversion. Two German tank divisions were actually recalled back to Calais from Normandy as late as 10th June.

Just one extra SS tank division in Normandy awaiting the landings, would have increased the acres and acres of Commonwealth War Graves sites.

Bloody Omaha as depicted in the opening scenes of Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan movie - or Pointe Du Hoc - would have been far bloodier.

And even, as planned, Nelson's Column relocated as war booty -from a renamed Totenkopf Square rather than Trafalgar Square?- to Berlin.

As late as 3rd July(!) General Jodl believed Army Group Patton would invade Calais with 18 infantry divisions and 6 armoured divisions and 5 airborne divisions.

And by then of course the German divisions could not move due to the Allied air forces, and French Resistance, bombing of roads and railways and bridges.

And these days with the good folks of Liberation Route EU - supported by Martin Schulz former President of EU and now German Chancellor candidate this Autumn - Fortitude is ideal for East Kent to fast-forward tourism activity and with the Jorvik-style Landings Attraction.

That all the more apt in the celebrations of the Battle of Medway #BOM350 and no doubt Margate and Opal Coast's role in the Spanish Armada.

Kent's WW2 heritage, whether Dunkirk Little Ships or Baedeker raids or Channel Dash or MTB boats or Hellfire Corner, or with Blitz fears of another Guernica, Ramsgate Cu Chi-style Tunnels or even the more mundane yet rare Anderson Shelters, is a rich seam to mine.

As is its lesser-known WW1 heritage with Ramsgate in particular as the main Canadian military, and Canadian Red Cross base, or Ashford preserved WW1 tank, as the WW1 100 anniversary draws to a close in 2018.

And wider calls to recognise the Chinese Labour Corps and Vietnamese Labour Corps as well as Indian, Sikh and Japan and Thailand contributions to the WW1 Allies.

Perhaps it’s all the more fitting with Chartwell and Chevening just a few miles away, and a few years earlier, Ramsgate as Wellington's headquarters for invading Europe and defeating Napoleon at Waterloo.

But there is no doubt East Kent had helped win D-Day with General Patton and his invisible army, under SACEUR then POTUS Eisenhower.

Time for Change
@timg33

Misc:

* I am astonished Craig Mackinlay MP hasn't resigned over the blatant election fraud in South Thanet: the largest election fine ever. And if he were to be elected - by Party rosettes and low turnout - and then convicted there would need to be another election?

Outrageous.

Stand down Craig.

I refuse to attend the election night count in protest at this blatant election fraud: the whole election expenses budget spent in just one hotel to bus in supporters. It's beyond innocent until proven guilty and as plain as the nose on your face.

No wonder he's silent on Kent corruption at Pleasurama etc.

Stand down Craig.


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Garbutt for South Thanet MP: Thanet interview on MP manifesto



An Interview from Isle of Thanet News below. Apparently they're worried about some of the corruption points being libellous in their view - and even the Battlebus already with the largest ever UK election fine and want to censor them:

https://theisleofthanetnews.com/general-election-2017-south-thanet-candidates-in-the-spotlight/

But below is the full article as provided:

Clearly it's an interesting compare and contrast and raises questions over the accuracy of Kent reporting - just today KM published their list of candidates for South Thanet and couldn't even get that right:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/election/south-thanet/

The correct list:


https://www.thanet.gov.uk/media/3855681/south-thanet-statement-of-persons-nominated-notice-of-poll-and-situation-of-persons-nominated.pdf




A. Please state your name, party and occupation (if applicable)

Tim Garbutt, Independent.

Advertising and Marketing Consultant.

I describe the campaign as “Stop the Pollution. Stop the Construction. Stop the Corruption”. Time for Change

Twitter: @timg33

Blog: http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/garbutt-mp-let-1000-flowers-bloom-in.html



B. What are your top 3 priorities for South Thanet?

1. Close Manston airport completely and dig up the runway – with a $1 CPO to end the SHP New Town and Parkway farce. And to clean and refill the East Kent aquifer that is under the runway.

2. Extradite and jail the Infratil directors and Police investigation into the removal of the Manston monitors and faking of pollution data with TDC and KCC.

3. End the corruption around Pleasurama, and shoddy governance around Pavilion etc, with tax havens such as Belize and Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands in main Kent projects

All of these could be put in place Minute #1 of Day #1 of Garbutt in Parliament.

These policies would end the sloth and dirt that the various parties and council administrations have allowed. TDC is one of the worst councils in UK according to the government itself(!) and Thanet has some of the highest deprivation in SE England.

And this with £2BN KCC budgets, £30M – not allowing for failures and corruption – at TDC and £400k at RTC.

KCC is overly-focused on Maidstone and TDC on Margate. And we have too many and too underpaid councillors. And too many and too overpaid civil servants.

The politicians and civil servants have repeatedly failed us and these policies will begin the change with an East Kent Council as a counterweight to West Kent and Medway.

Blatant travesties of justice as with the High Court of Corruption of Lord Grabiner of BHS and One Essex Court legal criminals and close and cleanup Thor mercury factory near the Hornby Factory could be more easily implemented.

While I will ensure Climate Change – the greatest threat facing humanity – is top of the agenda in Kent. At the moment there are no Climate Change policies at all. So, that would include:

• all public sector buildings switching to renewable electricity

• public buildings with solar panels

• end plastic bag sales: Ocean Plastic and Beach clean

• increase wonky fruit and veg and end food waste in supermarkets and schools and farms etc

• increase recycling from 40% in Thanet - and coffecup recycling and bottle deposit schemes

• increase Fairtrade goods in supermarkets and shops and public sector procurement

• measured expansion – and robust scrutiny - of Vattenfall’s Thanet windfarm with free electricity

• treeplanting and hedgerows for biodiversity eg bees and India 50M trees in one day

• increase electric car charging points and electric buses/public sector cars/vans

• develop graphene products at Kent University/CCU and vaccine research with Pfizer

• expand pedestrianisation of town centres and seafront

• while 30 minutes a week school lessons on Climate Change and Red Cross first aid and Yingluck computers would be useful



C. What are the most important economic factors for South Thanet and how do you aim to boost them? (ie tourism)

Improving the town centres and Discovery Park after the loss of 5,000 jobs out of 7,000 are two vital economic policies.

In many towns the public would be horrified at the loss of 5,000 jobs rather than the lies and deceit of 50 jobs at Manston. Especially the 21st Century #STEM jobs in pharma and tech that are the future for Young Kent and Future UK.

While the decay in the town centres is plain to see after ludicrous town planning such as Westwood Cross the-out-of-town-shopping-centre-next –to the town-centres. And still the nonsense overbuild of a 4th Town Centre.

The continued secrecy and lies at TDC and KCC even with FOI restricts any candidate or member of the public from being able to evaluate public sector policies.

EKFOS – EK film office and studio and JazzWat – Buddhist temple and jazz club would all create Creative Industries jobs.

The 2nd swimming pool: 50M Olympics and ice rink instead of £1M fire station would be part of a cohesive Regeneration of disused/derelict sites eg Develop old gasworks site and Old Police Station in Ramsgate.

Perhaps Craig Mackinlay outgoing Tory MP – or the other invisible candidates -should be encouraged to bring the Nick Timothy Battlebus of Party HQ tourists back to boost the economy of local hotels?

It’s one coach trip we’re unlikely to see again.



D. What would you aim to do in regards to housing and homelessness for South Thanet?

This isn’t one of my main policies for development as Thanet has the highest number of empty homes in Kent.

And Kent has c.28k empty homes.

We need repairs and bringing back into use not more newbuild.

Hence the absurdity of SHP Manston New Town or housebuilding at Discovery Park or the Westwood 4th town Centre.

Clearly KCC has been infected with a cement culture of construction councillors and glory-protect civil servants. While the Developers Group at KCC of construction companies ensures every problem looks like a cement problem.

While the national policy of housebuilding promises – and fluff of Garden Cities -has never achieved more than c.80k new build per year.

While basic policing such as picking up the homeless from the town centres or Tent City – along with Streetdrinker Square and heroin Alley - and placing them in hostels is viable given the No Night Homeless policy already in place in London.

Either the police are overwhelmed or they can’t be bothered – and certainly funding more tech kit won’t be a substitute for the elbow grease of sustained effort.



E. The health service is going through transformational change. What services are priority for South Thanet and how should they be implemented?

Clearly the public have been badly-served by Kent NHS: most if not all hospitals in Special Measures. 12 GP’s struck off for incompetence. And SE Ambulance in Special Measures. And asbestos deaths in schools. And major pollution and cancer scandals such as Manston-Infratil and Thor mercury.

The current NHS reviews seem to be Backoffice reorganisation for bloated salaries and pensions and not in the best interests of Public Health. Yet again there seems a wilful ignorance of the requirement for 3 hospitals in East Kent given the travel distances involved at the coast.

I will support a public-led review of NHS performance – free and excellent - on the above including Resilience and Pandemic preparedness and support the Julian Brazier East Kent Medical School in Canterbury to ensure East Kent has enough nurses and doctors And ASEAN international programmes.

As well as a Medical Commissioner and Education Commissioner to focus NHS and School efforts as with the Police Commissioner – and ensure a focus beyond pensioner health and needs.

And improve Public Health on Tobacco, Road Safety Heroin and Cocaine – an outrageous failure with the most drug deaths ever.

The Tory Dementia Tax is utterly repulsive as is ending Winter Fuel – and as foolish as foxhunting or nationalisation or a penny tax on everything - and should be revoked with a full review of Social Care for an Ageing Population.



F. Thanet has one of the highest unemployment rates in Kent. How would you aim to tackle this as an MP?

The above points are all viable parts of the plan and I would initially increase unemployment through P45 reform of the failing public sector.

Then focus on Youth employment and a Locate in East Kent function to boost apprenticeships and larger employers at Discovery Park. And greater coordination of schools, colleges and universities with an overhaul of wasteful Beckham Studies courses.

Unemployment would be far higher without the padding of employment courses, part-time jobs and zero hours contracts.

The missing 5,000 jobs could be replaced and increased with a further 3,000 jobs ie vaccine production for UNSDG30 eg TB and malaria nets manufacturers.

As always the Manston airport talk of 20,000 jobs is utter nonsense to whitewash the monitor crimes – and a part of the foolish belief that one sector or one project could instantly replace decades of decline.

And a tourism focus as part of the East Kent Council and Benelux etc strategies will need to be built eg Kent Orchids, Spanish Armada, Fortitude-Patton and Dunkirk Little Ships and Van Gogh.

While local banks need to pull together from bank head office cuts, with Town Commerce Groups and local lending etc.

Clearly Brexit after just a year is an utter shambles, and I am completely opposed to it and the destructive effects here in East Kent to the tourism industry, universities and schools and exports.

If you are in the 48% Remain Group then vote for me.

If you are a Tory dissatisfied with Mackinlay’s Battlebus fraud and inaction vote for me.

If you are Labour and dissatisfied with the cosy Thanet deals and corruption then vote for me.

If you are Green or Libdem and concerned at Thanet’s invisible candidates then vote for me.

If you are under 30 then vote for me.

If you are UKIP – if they actually exist now -don’t vote for me. And we need a vote of no confidence in Well’s TDC: promising to reopen Manston then reversing that policy within a month of being elected given the known monitors and aquifer crimes.

Garbutt as an Independent will have the ear and support of every Party leader and Cabinet member in Westminster and Whitehall.



G. What experience would you bring to the role of MP?

I’ve several decades in advertising and marketing for business clients across various market sectors and regeneration projects such as Cardiff Bay and tourism clients.

And the public can see my success in my East Kent politics work so far:

•Manston closed


•Infratil airports in EU closed – and Rotorua NZ


•Total petrol stations in East Kent closed for Myanmar war crimes


•Margate’s Joshua French released from Congo Death Row


•Gang of Four sacked and jailed


•Richboro power station demolished


•Ramsgate Gasworks demolished


•ChinaGate cancelled


•Toxic Three now Toxic Two: KCC’s Carter and Wild


•BrettGate cement works end: phase 2 but not phase 1


•0% TDC salary fraud ended


As MP I will continue this work for Kent and regions such as ASEAN.

•end Invesco UK investment in OrbitalATK USA and Textron cluster bombs manufacture – and phosphorous


•end KCC public sector pensions in Fossil Fuels and Tobacco


•Demolish Arlington House 160’s tower block eyesore


•instigate Conflict Minerals Ban eg Coltan in DRC Congo in computers/phones


•instigate G20 to achieve 0.7% GNI aid target


•UN disarmament: nuclear/WMD and naval


•EU arms exports ban outside of EU


•Tobacco: over 25 and store permits


•#Space: Kent research ie satellites and space junk


•End Landfill: site clearance


•End NATO 2% target: UK 2.3% and EU average 1.3%


•Kent orchards


•Brexit: 48% cancel



Thanet has failed. Thanet party politics has failed. Thanet’s pensioners have failed the next generations.



Time for Change

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Garbutt MP: let 1,000 flowers bloom in Meiji Kent. And beyond.


Tim Garbutt candidate MP for South Thanet in East Kent in 8th June election said:

"Actually it should be 1,912 flowers not 1,000 that should bloom across East Kent. And not just any old flowers but the rare Kent Orchids.

Orchids are the flower of East Kent - indeed they should probably feature on the East Kent flag of a white horse on a green background.

And a gift of 1,912 Kent Orchids would form the basis of Meiji Kent Flower Diplomacy with USA and Japan to commemorate the 1912 donation of 3,000 cherry blossom trees from the mayor of Tokyo to Washington DC.

And apt for the Johnny Appleseed programme of Climate Change.

East Kent's famous orchids should also be used to build greater links with Japan and USA and other nations across ASEAN and the Levant and Africa.
And of course our near-neighbours in Benelux and Europe.

As MP I will be urging KCC's $3BN budget and Foreign Office and - a reformed British Council after the Myanmar scandal -funds to encourage the orchid industry as well as the beautification of our towns and villages.

And, fittingly with the Visit Kent Tourism initiative on Battle of Medway #BOM350, reviving the Battle of Flowers.

In the first instance orchids should be prioritised for Virginia, USA and Japan ie for Fukuoka and Virginia Beach, and Osaka of course, and Beaufort, North Carolina with San Diego.

And of course Ostend in Flanders and Calais on the Opal Coast and Rotterdam.

Consideration should also be given to the existing twin towns as well as Arnhem and Almeria and Ramsgate and Margate in South Africa and Australia. While the dusty KCC links to Hungary, and Poland, Bulgaria and Romania should be revived.

How absurd that Canterbury and CCU University – and the Broadstairs tourism campus -with one of the largest Romanian populations outside Bucharest has no Sister City programmes in place.

While a fresh look needs to be taken on how the various Japan and USA think-tanks and societies and university courses are funded and coordinated if UK is to achieve its export aims already some 17 years behind schedule.

So that 1,000 flowers can bloom rather than the usual rash of cement projects poisoning the well of political discourse - and sustainable economic and cultural development - in The Garden Of England.

Time for Change
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• Time for vote of no confidence in TDC: the latest UKI(P defection back to Tories means almost a hung council: 28 UKIP to 27 non-UKIP

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Garbutt for South Thanet MP: Gazette letter - election coverage



Dear Editor



As an Independent MP candidate for South Thanet to “Stop the Pollution. Stop the Corruption. Stop the Construction.” I must express concern at the Gazette coverage so far.



My manifesto published in the Gazette last Friday was done without my permission, and is not an accurate representation of my policies – the quote on Brexit for example is not mine - as detailed on my blog:



http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.co.uk/



I understand other candidates were concerned at this mish-mash, given elections happen only every 5 years or so.



And it's galling given most candidates only pop up the week before an election, and don’t bother with manifestos, other than at most vague promises to reduce crime etc, so without accurate reports the pubic are right to bemoan that the candidates are all the same.


Or that Tory Battlebus election fraud is so widespread.


For clarity my main policies are:


1.Close Manston airport and dig up the runway – with a $1 CPO of no New Town - to clean and refill the East Kent aquifer that is under the runway


2.Extradite and jail the Infratil directors and Police investigation into the removal of the Manston monitors and faking of pollution data with TDC and KCC


3.End the corruption around Pleasurama, and shoddy governance around Pav etc, with tax havens such as Belize and Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands in main Kent projects


4.Close and cleanup Thor mercury factory near the Hornby Factory


5.Improve the town centres and Discovery Park after the shortfall of 5k jobs out of 7k


Other progressive national policies such as Free Utilities are detailed, and the release of Margate’s Joshua French from death row Congo has been achieved.

As with the bizarre Thanet NUT hustings without all MP candidates invited, or the Gazette generating its own tame manifesto of youth issues without standing as presumably the Gazette Party, or even low turnouts (just 31% for KCC last month) and ballot boxes not immediately counted, it does raise questions over the validity of Kent elections.

Frankly they're looking a bit Mickey Mouse and would shame Chad - and dangers that many journalists and newspapers face around the world for reporting on elections.

I would hope you publish this letter in the interests of accurate and fair reporting during elections.

And a copy is on my blog for public review.

Tim Garbutt, Ramsgate

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* I didn't make the point on Ian Dirver prosecuted s councilor by the Council and on the Kent Police Domestic Extremist database - although wish I had. Both have a chilling effect on the public standing to councils and parliament etc and the latter from the Manchester Bomb raises questions over the police following elected councillors around. Especially without press reporting on such issues.



Misc:



* High Court of Corruption and One Essex Court: Lord Grabiner of BHS to quit Green empire a year after BHS collapse - Sky News


http://news.sky.com/story/amp/grabiner-to-quit-green-empire-a-year-after-bhs-collapse-10890633


* Pedzone: cars on seafront prom again and even a car driving the wrong way down the pedzone at lunchtime.

* Awful treeplanting tarmac splodges ruining the decorative pavement around the GPO and removed trees on Pedzone - is this the new RTC Town Handyman's work?

* Astonished at UK and EU firms still making/investing in cluster bombs:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/06/16/us-banks-top-cluster-bomb-investment-hall-shame-report







Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Garbutt for South Thanet MP: an ASEAN Yorktown for UK. Or Meji Kent?





I was absolutely horrified to read the latest ASEAN-US report from the EastWest Center.



Horrified at the superb level of detail in the report and extent of US-ASEAN activity:





http://www.asiamattersforamerica.org/sites/all/themes/eastwestcenter/pdfs/Asean_Matters_for_America_brochure2.pdf




Frankly, Britain has more than a few kilometres to travel to improve on both those aspects.




In my politics role for South Thanet MP in the 8th June election I've urged a Meiji Kent series of reforms for UK and Kent given the ongoing 2008 Great Recession and almost a year of Brexit silliness.



http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/garbutt-for-south-thanet-mp-mackinlay.html





UK and Kent are in danger of becoming moribund and slipping further into stagnation and drift.



Especially with both Thailand and Vietnam as UK top 5 growth economies:


•$2TN in infrastructure investment in ASEAN forecast by 2030 - about the size of the whole UK economy
•500% (!) growth in ASEAN Digital Economy to $200BN by 2025
•US-ASEAN SME support already training 5,000 SME businesses in Asia



And with the fledgling Commonwealth Asia Group including Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Australia and New Zealand.



And even Cambodia was seeking membership in previous years and potentially Myanmar under Aung San's leadership.



But the US-ASEAN activity is something else - not just the glitz of a Presidential visit or Summit here and there but the weft and weave of extensive and detailed and consistent strategy.



You’d expect differences in trade volumes given USA's 350M population compared to UK's 65M - but even so.



US investment to ASEAN is more than US investment to China, Japan, South Korea and India combined.



You'd expect say California or New York with ASEAN investments and activity.



You'd expect Hawaii and California with Sister Cities in ASEAN.



And you'd expect ASEAN expat communities from Philippines or Vietnam.



But the US-ASEAN activity is strength in depth through national, state and local levels and across private and public sectors.



And ASEAN forecast to become the world's 4th largest economy by 2050 displacing Japan and EU.



A few examples picked almost at random from the report:



* Wyoming is Indonesia's 3rd largest trade partner. Wyoming(!). Landlocked Wyoming with just 500k population to Indonesia's 250M and UK’s 65M and Kent's 1.3M.



* South Carolina's exports to ASEAN have doubled since 2012



* Disaster Resilience aid from US of c.$160M



* Climate Change 500MW renewable energy for Mekong Delta nations



* USAid grants protecting 64M acres of forest since 2012 - an area the size of Oregon



* All 50 states export to ASEAN supporting 500k jobs - and 20 states export over $1BN



* 50% of all Congress districts each export over $100M to ASEAN



* ASEAN students contribute $1.7BN to US economy each year with 55k students - and c.6k US students to ASEAN



* 78 US and ASEAN head of states visits since 2000



* 25 USA colleges with SE Asian Studies



It's horrifyingly excellent.



And that's not to downplay UK efforts: establishment of a UK-ASEAN government group, UKTI/DIT efforts, both before and after Brexit referendum, on UK exports in general, and British Council for cultural activity. Individual initiatives such as British Embassy Cambodia's Skypods STEM Girls work. A G7 lead on the UN target of 0.7% GNI aid.



And UK tourism to ASEAN easily matches US efforts. And trebling of Chevening scholarships compares favourably to Fulbright, Marshall and YSEALI scholarships. UK Creative Industries efforts with new offices in South Carolina and San Diego and dedicated Hollywood office.



But it all pales into insignificance with US results in ASEAN: UK exports to Indonesia only £500M. Indeed India only £6BN. And UK efforts only kickstarted after lacklustre China exports.



And in Kent though there are the green shoots of revived efforts: Kent International Business, excellent reports by both Kent University and Canterbury Christchurch University in Canterbury on the value of international students to East Kent economy. Robust tourism efforts too from Visit Kent and Visit Thanet.



But that contrasted with weak efforts on Virginia links: the Jamestown efforts dusty and Kent-Virginia links through Manston best ignored until the Infratil directors extradition from NZ.



But astonishingly weak efforts on Pfizer/Discovery Park losing 5k jobs out of 7k: the largest US inward investment in Europe.



A lack of common sense action all the more worrying with East Kent's Tom Paine one of the founders of USA.



While Virginia's smooth as silk efforts on ASEAN stand in stark contrast to Kent:



* $153M in food and agriculture exports to ASEAN



* 10k jobs supported by ASEAN exports: a top 20 state



* 1,089 international students from ASEAN - Oregon with similar student numbers recording £38M in direct income



* 2 Sister Cities with Norfolk and Virginia Beach - interestingly out of the way Stockton California and Reno Nevada linked with Battambang and Udon Thani




There are UK quick-wins for comparatively little effort and funds:



* Digital Kent rollout from Wired Sussex



* Expand UK-ASEAN groups: trade and cultural and NGO etc etc



* Expand UK-ASEAN embassy/trade links and targets – a China-Britain Council but no equivalent for ASEAN nations



* Kent-ASEAN a template for Benelux and USA activity



* Develop similar EastWest Center documents and reports - no Kent GDP document for example exists and disparate national reports



* Expand UK-ASEAN Studies and Languages in colleges: less than 5 in UK?



* Develop ASEAN banks and universities in UK



* Develop Creative Industries exchanges: publishing, film, television



* Develop consistent timetables of visits, summits and exchanges



* Release DFID funds from World Bank deepfreeze eg for Resilience activity, Malnutrition in KH and Laos and Myanmar and PNG



* Formalise a Commonwealth-ASEAN Group, and EU Partnerships with EU embassy reviews



And more worryingly there are four other EastWest Center reports on USA in Asia, Japan, Australia and Korea that are must-reads.



UK should even be capitalising on US efforts in UK and ASEAN synergies - with USA as UK's main trade partner - not just Pfizer in Kent, but Microsoft in Reading and Ford in Bridgend and CocaCola, Starbucks and Proctor and Gamble in London. Companies already with key ASEAN case studies.



Britain is in danger - especially with the Brexit silliness: what must foreign nations think of us? - in following Turkey down the path of the Sick Man of Europe.



American can-do seems to be trumping British tea-and-biscuits tinkering.



And only in Britain could not picking winners be considered a viable Industrial Strategy.



And why shouldn't UK be a Top 3 trade partner with every ASEAN nation as a minimum through the decades?



So far though it's looking like just an ASEAN Yorktown disaster rather than a Meiji revival for Kent and UK.


Time for Change

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Garbutt for South Thanet MP. Mackinlay busted - and weak candidates again


The election is fully on in East Kent.

Candidates for South and North Thanet below:

Thanet South: https://www.thanet.gov.uk/media/3855681/south-thanet-statement-of-persons-nominated-notice-of-poll-and-situation-of-persons-nominated.pdf

Thanet North: https://www.thanet.gov.uk/media/3855684/north-thanet-statement-of-persons-nominated-notice-of-poll-and-situation-of-polling-stations-2-.pdf

Obviously your vote is yours to use or not as you choose and I hope you vote for me in South Thanet.

And a few quick points:

* absurd Craig Mackinlay is claiming to live at Sion Court in Ramsgate - he lives and works in Chatham and Chatham KCC councillor. Chatham hardly a success story for Kent regeneration
* astonishing too a North Thanet candidate lives in London - both prime cases of parachute candidates
* never heard of Christian Alliance but seems anti- abortion and antiMoslem
* national party manifestos only just emerging and rather dull - and no EK manifestos except mine
* I've lived in South Thanet for c.15 years and have never heard of most of the candidates at all - again exactly what's wrong with party politics: parachute candidates and vague/no manifestos/ mere handraisers and seatwarmers


South Thanet Candidates in detail:


* Tim Garbutt (Ind) - vote for me (!): detailed manifesto and previous track record eg closing Manston. Richboro demolition etc

* Craig Mackinlay (Con) - busted after election expenses/Battlebus scandal and inane manifesto (insert constituency name) prepared by Nick Timothy, Theresa May's beard. Nothing doe in 2 years since 2015.

* Raushan Ara (Lab) - nice lady and runs Harbour St Indian restaurant and ideal for Town Centre/seafront reform, but in the nicest way unlikely to be MP and certainly not until the expected Labour defeat and Corbyn ousted

* Stuart Piper (UKIP) - never heard of him and UKIP wipeout. But bizarre conversation on Manston cancer and aquifer while I was canvassing on Friday - more later

* Trevor Roper (Green) - never heard of him

* Jordan Williams (libdem0 - never heard of him

* Faith Fisher (Christian Alliance - never heard of her and points above


In North Thanet - Ed Targett (Green) by far the best of the candidates: Roger Gale too old and stale and failed on Manston yet again except by dodgy deals.

Ed and I highlighting Crime and Knife crime from the bizarre Police CounterTerror leaflet "be safe on ships at sea at night?": #MpFightclub And an outrageous slur on the good folks of Royal Mail: " A delivered item will probably have received fairly rough handling in the mail"!

The choice of vote of course is yours. But clearly both Thanet Labour and Thanet Tory and Thanet UKIP have provide corrupt and incompetent at every level for years with silence from their parties and others.

Already it seems like a two-horse race between mew and Mackinlay. Are you really going to vote for him again or give Garbutt a go?

I urge Tories and Labour and Greens and LibDems to vote for me - UKIPO wipeout means UKIP votes likely to switch to Tory and low turnout.

Craig will be another bland backbencher (and with a byelection if he is convicted) whereas as an Independent candidate exposing the Manston and Pleasurama crimes I will have the ear of the Cabinet and every Party Leader as an example of how party politics had failed in East Kent.

As the UK's ASEAN MP I will seek committee seats on Business, DFID and Foreign.

Time for Meiji Kent.

Stop the Pollution. Stop the Corruption. Stop the Construction.

Time for Change
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* Crowdfunding for donation sand volunteers: email timgarbutt@yahoo.com

* KCC election: dull with low 31% turnout and expected Tory almost total majority. Good Leader Carter of Toxic Two Cabinet reshuffle largely the same but ousting John Simmonds as Deputy Leader but as the only KCC pensioner who can count, he's still Finance Director and in charge of Tobacco and Fossil Fuel investments.

* Disappointing elderly pig farmer Ken HIV Gregory elected but hopefully riding Percy his best pig upto the County Barn as an air freshener in the council chamber- highlighting Manston monitors and Pleasurama fraud or keeping his snout in the trough?

* UKIP wipeout with Wells and Fairbrss and Shonk a busted flush at TDC and RTC - another 2 years of them a dismal choice

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Garbutt standing for MP South Thanet. And Tory election fraud busted.


I'm delighted to confirm that I'm standing for MP in South Thanet here in East Kent and the 8th June election.

My manifesto is detailed in the "Stop the Pollution. Stop the Corruption. Stop the Construction" campaign eg:


http://lovekentloveramsgate.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/garbutt-for-south-thanet-mp-8th-june.html


But how outrageous for Craig Mackinlay busted in the Tory Election Fraud with 30 other Tory MP's, and 15 MP’s sent to the CPS for prosecution by the various police forces.

For the CPS to refuse to prosecute most of the cases - the day after MP nominations closed - is laughable given the Electoral Commission imposed it’s largest possible fine and the Tory Party admitted wrongdoing two months ago.

The CPS has been tamed by the Tory Party and left as a Party poodle.

Yet Mackinlay’s case remains open to be ruled on later – after the election.

All that aside, it’s an outrage for him to be selected by the local Thanet Tory party committee and to even consider standing.

The expenses fraud wasn’t a few costs here and there.

It was as blatant as the nose on his face: the whole campaign expenses of £15k spent in just one hotel.

While the Battle Bus delivered dozens of Tarquin’s and Fiona’s from Tory head office in the absence of any real local supporters.

Surely Mackinlay must have wondered who all these bussed-in supporters were? Perhaps not, as he’s merely a parachute candidate dropped in from Chatham where he lives and works.

He may as well be representing John O'Groats.

Certainly he’ll keep quiet on the Infratil crimes and Manston pollution or Thor mercury.

Even scoundrels like Lord Grabiner of BHS or Glick and Hollingworth of One Essex Court?

And what a farce with Jo Gideon of TDC the Manston Committee rascal now bussed out of Kent... to stand in in Rotherham and now Grimsby.

Mackinlay’s protestations he did nothing wrong are mealy-mouthed wriggles to try and prevent incriminating Nick Timothy Theresa May's election beard.

Mackinlay as an Accountant should know about expenses.

Mackinlay as a Magistrate should know about the law.

Mackinlay as a KCC Chatham councillor should know about election law.

Maybe we should have the puppet-master Nick Timothy rather than the puppet and his dynamic policies like “Reducing crime in (Insert constituency name)”

And in 2 years since the 2015 election Mackinlay achieved precisely nothing.

Nothing on reopening Manston: immediately after the election denying it was anything to do with him - and keeping quiet on the aquifer and Infratil crimes.

Nothing on reopening the Port - even the BrettGate cement proposals sprung upon him.

Nothing.

Perhaps all we can expect if there is no wrong doing – for Nick Timothy to appear again and perhaps another dozen Battle Buses? Maybe the Electoral Commission should repay back to the Tories the largest ever election fraud fine in UK history?

Maybe even his Robot Prime Minister appearing to prattle about Strong and Stable and Coalition Chaos?

May should take a machete to such abuses or like May be gone after June.

I urge Tory and Labour and LibDem and Greens and Independents to vote for me, and vote Mackinlay out.

The other candidates are feeble: Raushan of Labour a first-time candidate but good for a town centre focus.

And Rev Piper of UKIP a wipeout – and hardly very Christian with one of the most repulsive anti-Moslem manifestos I’ve read.

With Dutch and now French elections pro-Europe, and the German elections in Autumn, I urge the 48% Remainers and 70% Remain under 30 to vote for me and cancel the Brexit mess.

East Kent’s UKIP pensioners have failed their children and grandchildren and failed themselves – East Kent with its universities and tourism and STEM exports would be decimated by Brexit.

Even the KCC election was a damp squib of Tory majority and unknowns again – and Wells and Fairbrass at TDC lame ducks.

As an Independent South Thanet MP I will be able to raise East Kent and ASEAN issues in Parliament across all the parties not be a mere seatwarmer and puppet handraiser.

Nor the same-old same-old from the traditional parties that have failed us.

Mackinlay is a busted flush.



* I am at Ramsgate High St at noon most days to discuss my manifesto - come along.

* Vote out LocalCraig Tory election fraud and UKIP dragging East Kent down.



Volunteers and donations and office wanted: Crowdfunder page: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/tim-garbutt-for-south-thanet-mp-8th-june-2017


Vote Garbutt 8th June.

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Friday, 5 May 2017

Gazette letter: KCC election and Garbutt for MP 8th June


Dear Editor

It‘s time for the MP election on 8th June now the KCC election is over.

Clearly LocalCraig being renominated despite the Tory election fraud from the 2015 election is an insult to the public. And that with nothing done in the last 2 years despite promises on Manston and the town centres and Port - and that with the BrettGate cement scandal.

While UKIP have had Farage refusing to stand and explain Manston and Thor mercury and TDC Leader Wells snubbed.

And Space Cadet LibDem Russ Timpson with his absurd NASA plans for Manston has refused to stand.

The Greens and Labour are invisible.

And perhaps the weakest Party Leaders since 1945 and probably another very low turnout.

The national parties have failed us with parachute candidates and cover-up councillors and corrupt civil servants.

If you want your local area to improve then it’s clear the best choice is me as an Independent Green: close Manston and dig up the runway and end the Pleasurama corruption and begin Climate Change policies.

Or would you vote LocalCraig or UKIP again?

Time for Change
Tim Garbutt, Ramsgate

@timg33



Misc:

* a dull KCC election - surely the last one with ballots stored overnight and no vote at 16

* UKIP wipeout: clearly a wasted vote on 8th June and the end of TDC UKIP and Wells: vote of no confidence overdue

* a strange Ramsgate result: one Tory and one Labour both unknown. Maybe they'll be brilliant? Certainly they must be keen to speak up on Manston and Pleasurama and Thor etc?

* turnouts in Kent seem to be around 30% - any lower and the elections should be void and rerun with better policies and candidates rather than just voting for the rosette? As with the Tory election fraud of supporters bussed in.

* Laughable announcement of possibly/maybe/perhaps £200M Manston investment from mystery DTD Consulting in Germany and mystery aviation company. And the day before the election very dodgy. An EIR/FOI request will flush out the documents and emails with TDC or KCC. And top think Infratil sold Manston for $1 given the removal of the pollution monitors with TDC and faking the data and fines.

Time for Change

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Yawn. KCC election tomorrow: who'd know?


A few brief points:

* Who'd know the KCC election was on? Invisible candidates and no manifestos - certainly nothing of substance. Yawn.

* A laughable announcement of squillions of Manston investment by DTD consultancy with a mysterious unknown aviation company. Yawn.

http://dtdconsult.com/What-we-offer/

* In Ramsgate vote Ian Driver (Ind) and Rushan Ara (Lab) as the best chance to begin reform of KCC and East Kent

* Vote out Shonk and Heale and Wells - indeed any UKIP and doublehatters.

* Vote out Ken Gregory.

* You cannot vote for KCC Leader Paul Carter even if you wanted to: "planes fly out ot sea"

Time of ran investigation into TDC and Infratil removing Manston monitors and faking the pollution data.


Garbutt for MP 8th June:


* I am at the Comfort Inn polling station on Victoria Parade all day and Ramsgate high St at noon to discuss my manifesto - come along.

* Vote out LocalCraig Tory election fraud and UKIP dragging East Kent down.



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Friday, 28 April 2017

KCC election next Thursday 4th May and MP election 8th June


Obviously your vote is yours to use or not as you wish.

I would add only my views on both the upcoming elections:

* Ramsgate has 2 KCC councillor seats and I would suggest you vote for Ian Driver (Ind) and Raushan Ara (Lab) both active in the town and free of the failure of the traditional parties whether Labour or Tory or now UKIP.

* In general non-parachute candidates and Green or Ind candidates are better: the Bayford and Iris Duffers and Crooks of Thanet Labour and Thanet Tory have failed us and Thanet Green and Libdem usually invisible.

* Vote out current KCC councilors (most of them seem not to be standing): nothing done in 5 years. Only silence: Shonk, Heale and candidates Wells, Boyd and Hillman. The latter a London council parachute candidate. Surely a TDC vote of no confidence due in the Summer too after the porkies and BS around reopening Manston.

* Vote out Paul Carter KCC Leader and John Simmonds KCC Finance councillor - if you can, given the odd local election structure. After the election you have no say in the KCC Leader or Cabinet - unless you specify reform for your vote.

* Vote out Roger Gale. Nothing done. A Manston fool.

* Garbutt for MP on 8th June - I would say that wouldn't I - but your only other choice would be Craig Mackinlay embroiled in the Tory election fraud so even if he did win possibly a byelection rerun in a few weeks. And nothing has been done since 2015 except Craig and Wells blaming each other for not reopening Manston and pretending there is no pollution.

Local Craig can hardly claim not to be aware of the biggest election fraud in UK history - with the largest Electoral Commission fine already issued - with dozens of strange Battle Bussers turning up or Nick Timothy writing his manifesto for him.

As an Accountant he must surely have realised £15k in expenses - the whole allowance - in just one Tory hotel was lavish if not downright fishy.

As a JP he must have realised the law.

And as a Chatham KCC councillor and previous candidate he must have realised the election process.

Perhaps not and like the other c.15 candidates up for prosecution he'll blame Tory HQ.

* Or there's Stuart Piper of UKIP as South Thanet MP? Never heard of him. But again nothing done by UKIP except BrettGate giant cement works.

* LibDem Space Cadet Russ Timpson has fallen to earth with his Manston Spaceport and refused to stand (check out the interesting Space Lab in Ramsgate Harbour St and Kent University Space dept though) and I've no idea on the Green or Labour or other candidates.

But UKIP have one of the most repulsive anti-Moslem manifestos I've seen: forced Female Genital Mutilation inpsections, ban the burka and some incoherent twaddle about polygamy. Repulsive.

And East Kent dragged into the UKIP mire as the only/last UKIP council. With only 6% of seats with UKIP candidates there's unlikely ever to be another. Nor scoundrels like Farage and Tingtong Janice lasting past the 2019 MEP election.

And with c.75% under 30 year olds in favour of Remain.

Another cold winter and the horrifying 30k OAP Winter Excess Deaths could see that rise further. No news yet on the latest grim tally for Kent OAP and homeless deaths?

With a pro-EU Macron victory in France and both Merkel and Schultz pro-EU in Germany's Autumn election I fully expect a screeching Uturn and cancellation on Brexit before Xmas. If not sooner given its incoherence and idiocy with every main Brexiteer now sacked or resigned.

Ask your councillers and candidates about Manston-Infratil monitors removed by TDC: Berry, Button and Sproates. And Thor mercury. And cancelling and clearing Pleasurama whether the ongoing corruption or odd new KCC StoppingUp order.
That's a lot of cancer victims with the last Manston air pollution being 4x EU safe levels.

Even Phase One of Brettgate still in place or Ramsgate million quid fire station or derelict Eastcliff Bandstand.

Or cholera drains and sewers.

Or the laughable Manston parkway airport rail station without an airport and odd Riveroak UK Belize company. MIO: Manston Investment Opportunities? No doubt Roger Gale will explain who the secret directors are and so on.

And his view on the East Kent Drinking Water Aquifer under the runway.

Ask about Freedom of Information on documents and salaries and pensions and expenses, and filming council meetings that's more than variable or the 1.99% limit on tax increases without a public referendum that's already been broken.

Ask about c. £17M Ramsgate tax via a reformed Ramsgate town council and doublehatters and the Charter Trustees for Margate undemocratic Town Council.

Ask about £2BN in KCC council tax and East Kent's share.

The pensioners have failed us. East Kent's worst generation mired in incompetence and corruption and poisoning their friends and neighbours and children and grandchildren.

Time for a New East Kent.
Time for a New Ramsgate.
Time to Stop the Pollution. Stop the Corruption. Stop the Construction.

Time for Change
@timg33

Misc

* Time for cancellation of 100 SE Rd and Pav both - as with Slipways and Fire station/swimming pool - without any correct or coherent planning permission

* Good Thailand has issued Red Bull arrest warrant as per previous note

* Concerned at reports of naughty teens around KFC etc and rape arrest in Ramsgate and c.500 in EK

* A shame about the dusty Kent-Virginia links given the new Sky TV series on Jamestown a previous as with the Dunkirk movie and Spanish Armada and DDay-Fortitude - and even dusty Hungary links a bit of a KCC missed opportunity

* Excellent #BOM Battle of Medway Dutch event and Fireworks last Bank Hols, as with Japan's Will Adams and the Gills too ideal for Kent Orchids

* Surin Thai Restaurant in Ramsgate - try the sea bass this Bank Holiday weekend, rain or shine

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

UKIP Wipeout East Kent. The Cancer Victim and Corruption Election. Garbutt MP 8th June and 2x KCC



The refusal of Nigel Farage to stand again in South Thanet means the almost-total wipeout of UKIP in East Kent.



And the refusal of LibDem Russ Timpson to stand marks the end of his ludicrous nonsense about Manston being a Spaceport for NASA.



As with the Macron result in France we're seeing the collapse of the traditional parties in UK.



And good riddance too. Nothing has been done in 5 years by UKIppers at KCC and Leader Roger Latchford - formerly of the Gang of Four - has also resigned.



The UKIP national policy to reopen Manston has been a farce since the 2015 election under former Tory and Manston committee member Leader Chris Wells.



And now we have the air pollution statistics with Thanet over 90 air pollution deaths - double most of the rest of Kent.



As you'd expect with Infratil and TDC removing the air pollution monitors and faking the data for almost 10 years. And even now not one public statement form TDC or councilors on how this happened.



Keeping their heads down and taking the municipal pay cheque from those they've poisoned - and KCC with the most over £100k salaries in local government is absurd failure.



An outrageous crime by our councilors and civil servants resulting in deaths and ill-health that were totally avoidable.



The support of Roger Gale MP for the new Riveroak company with it's mysterious Belize company MIO (Manston Investment Opportunities?) is equally outrageous - but par for the course in Corrupt Thanet and Corrupt Kent.



As MP I will cancel any tax haven investment in Kent and cancel Pleasurama and Pav and Manston completely.



The Toxic Three now Two of Paul Carter and Geoff Wild remain silent.



The TDC senior civil servants of CE Madeline Homer and TDC lawyer Tim Howes remain trapped by their silence.



The Cancer Victims of East Kent deserve better than these pollution crimes and corruption.



For the KCC election Ramsgate has 2 seats and I urge the public to vote for Ian Driver and Raushan Ara: local candidates, new faces and not parachute candidates.



And I urge the public to reject Craig Mackinlay as MP -whether at the local Tory party AGM or not - given the Tory election fraud and inaction on Manston etc.



As with Laura Sandys before him, 2 years is enough failure from puppet candidates.



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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Garbutt for South Thanet MP 8th June. Time for Change


It's good there's a snap general election.

Clearly 6 weeks is far too short notice and the Fixed Term Act need reform to prevent this jiggery-pokery eg 6 months notice.

And Labour wipeout will lead to a more capable new Leader than Corbyn. 2 years and only muddle. Free school dinner is hardly a huge national policy.

UKIP is already wiped out and will be at the KCC local election too.

I hope Farage stands in South Thanet again to explain the Manston aquifer crimes and Thor mercury. He's not been heard of since 2015 and merely another local radio shockjock grumbling about that day's newspaper headlines.

May has called the election for a few reasons:

1. To avoid the slow death of c.30 byelections from the Tory election fraud - the largest fraud in UK history and pivotal here in South Thanet with Local Craig as Nick Timothy's puppet as detailed by Channel Four.

2. An Empty Parliament and MonoBrexit Parliament: no policies at all and one could argue UK has been rudderless since Gordon Brown as PM.

3. Broken UK: another Scottish referendum and now a General election with Northern Ireland still without government

4. Brexit shambles; no policy at all and all the Brexiteers resigning and Brexit looking far worse than Remain

5. An unelected PM and who was Remain and a caretaker government is untenable

So will a likely Tory majority improve anything? Not really. There are no policies. It's drift.

And another election in 2020 or would it be 2022? Shambolic.

And in Kent?

Nothing much.

Local Craig has failed after 2 years: nothing on Manston or Port or town centres. Quite the opposite.

The same with Gale. As with Brazier sat for too long - a Kent Alliance for clearout is viable.

I will stand in South Thanet:

1. Cancel Manston: dig up the runway and Police investigation into the new Riveroak Belize company MIO: Manston Investment Opportunities?

2. Cancel SHP Manston New Town: overbuild for $1

3. Extradite the Manston Infratil directors form Wellington and now Perth airport and Charles Buchanan at Lydd

4. Cancel Pleasurama and ask Bob Bayford and Terence Painter to help with a police inquiry on what they know

5. A Thor mercury contamination clean up and police inquiry and free coffins

6. Remain: UKIP wipeout and East Kent in EU: 48% want Remain and 73% under 25s. Brexit is marginal and incoherent and of the past

7. East Kent Council: KCC too large and remote and expensive and 1,800 clerks with 750 at TDC too many and too expensive and too corrupt

8. Demolish Arlington House 1960's tower block and renovate Dreamland and Margate seafront

9. Rampant lawyer corruption in public's courts: Lord Grabiner of BHS still a judge, One Essex Court Glick QC and Hollingwoth fraud, Lawrence Stephens solicitors Andrew Conway HMRC fraud and PBi Law. High Court of Cockroach: Mann and Crying Judge beo0oynd scrutiny


Your vote is yours but general points to consider:

1. Vote out Shonk and Heale and Hillman and Gregory and Wells at KCC: useless

2. Vote out doublehatters and parachute candidates

3. Vote out Toxic Three now Two: Paul Carter and Geoff Wild

4. Demand full monthly FOI: salaries, expenses, pensions, cars etc

5. Demand explanations of the missing Manston monitors and fines and Thor pollution

6. Demand LocalCraig and Gale stand down: they've had their chance




A Kent of stale pensioners stuck in the 1970's and irrelevant parties merely riding the decline down.

Stop the Pollution. Stop the Corruption. Stop the Construction.

Time for a Cleaner, Greener and Younger Kent.

Time for a New Kent.


Garbutt for South Thanet MP 8th June 2017.

Time for Change
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Kent corruption and Panama papers and Pleasurama






Tim Garbutt TDC Leader 2019 and MP 2020 said:



"The Pulitzer Prize now awarded to the Panama Papers investigation shines a light on the rampant and similar council corruption in Kent.


Although Kent's jumble-sale journalism would likely only gain the wooden spoon for tame reporting.



Pleasurama, Kent's largest seafront development, has been mired in dodgy deals for over a decade with the Gang of Four - Roger Latchford the 4th member of the Gang only now resigning from KCC, after the previous council leader was jailed and CEO sacked.


The Toxic Two now Three of KCC Leader Paul Carter and Legal Head Geoff Wild, cling on for another cod-election while the wipeout of UKIP in East Kent, already makes a mockery of Manston election policies.


The rapid and mysterious shifts in ownership by TDC and hurried sale for just £3M - and the Pleasurama site apparently owned now by Colin Hill plus other unknown investors - raises serious questions of council and police failure.


Not dissimilar to the rushed $1 sale ( yes, $1) of Manston airport by both Infratil and then Stagecoach's Ann Gloag.



And the Kent Police investigation into Thanet electoral fraud - the UK's largest ever - taking some 2 years of detective work for what Channel Four achieved in a few weeks - has also gone quiet.



While the Cayman Islands Arrowgrass company owning Dreamland, one of UK's largest amusement parks raises similar concerns to Pleasurama with mysterious owners and council deals.



At the very least Britain's best corrupt barristers and lawyers at One Essex Court with Lord Grabiner of BHS and secret plc shareholders - bizarrely still a Judge - and Ian Glick QC and Guy Hollingworth could be hired to whitewash the sites.



The new Bank of England and Libor scandal should be suitable pickings too for a corrupted High Court under Mann or The Crying Judge.



Certainly the glossy-bucket-with-a-hole-in-it of Action Fraud City of Police laughable initiative (merely redirecting to a local force) and HMRC crime of Andrew Conway and Jeff Rubenstein of Lawrence Stephens solicitors again raises questions of both police and law capability.



Though the missing fines and cancer victim deaths from Manston airport and Infratil, with KCC and TDC removing pollution monitors and pretending to carry out monitoring - for almost 10 years - will be harder to bury.



It's apt that Riveroak the USA company promoted by Roger Gale MP for a DCO jiggery-pokery gaming of the planning system for Manston was originally registered in the tax haven of Delaware. And the new Riveroak UK of former directors of Riveroak USA seems to be a Belize company.


I disagree with Leader Wells but it's concerning in his council role being threatened by the Riveroak UK Lawyers Bircham Dyson Bell for raising concerns over Belize and its company registrations policy and money laundering and cocaine smuggling reputation.



An appalling farce given knowledge of the Infratil corporate manslaughter crimes - and the East Kent drinking water aquifer under the runway.



And the latest Private Eye raises concerns over the Maidstone Hilton Hotel and Egyptian government ministers' funds.



The EU is leading the way on new laws for tax haven disclosures in Europe - with or without Brexit - and the UK legal and financial system is looking third-rate at best.



Kent is merely broken and corrupt with public tax wasted or siphoned off to tax havens and propping up public sector salaries and pensions through delays, whitewash and nudge-nudge-wink-wink investigations.


Even the Panama police would have acted by now."



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Misc:

* worth noting that then-TDC councilor was sued by TDC with a £23k charge on his house for revealing some of the council documents (Pinsett Mason and Strutt Parker?) around Pleasurama and flagged onto a mysterious Kent police Domestic Extremist database - let's hope he's elected and brings new scrutiny to these issues.

* clearly routine FOI of documents and salaries etc etc is a massive failure in Kent:

* Town Hall Rich List: KCC 26 salaries over £100k...an increase on last year: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/taxpayersalliance/pages/6911/attachments/original/1491491587/Town_Hall_Rich_List_Master.pdf?1491491587

Monday, 3 April 2017

Broken Kent elections and civil disobedience: I refuse to stand for KCC.


You can’t make this stuff up. You really can’t.

I refuse to stand in KCC’s broken election.

And you as a voter or candidate should consider the same.

The mix of KCC election incompetence and Manston-Infratil and Thor mercury cancer victims and Pleasurama corruption is simply too toxic.

I refuse to stand and lend it a veneer of authority.

For now hard on the heels of the blatant 2015 Thanet election fraud with over £15k the whole expenses spent in just one hotel for the largest ever UK election fraud and fine, we now have the KCC election beginning 7 days ago...yet the poll cards haven't been sent out. And candidate nominations close tomorrow.

Apparently extra cost is being deployed to scurry around hand-delivering the poll cards.

Ask for yourself - everyone I've spoken to is horrified at the failure and reduction in democracy and candidates being massed about:

* Benjamin.watts@kent.gov.uk
* Claire.hawken@thanet.gov.uk

It’s a shambles. An utter, utter shambles.

I refuse to stand.

Kent electoral reform is long overdue though:

* votes at 16 - a minor but necessary tweak with an ageing population.

* proportional representation - it matters not which particular version but ending safe seats which was the root of the Thanet South election fraud where the parties concentrate only on marginal seats. It's absurd that KCC has only ever been Tory in the 100 years of its existence. Few would expect out-and-out Communism in Kent but even so, 100 years of the same party? It's so ridiculous that even Tories question the wisdom of such a one-party state given not every Kent citizen is a Tory. Chinese democracy then results as the KCC Tories then split into factions or become just nodding donkeys having an afternoon nap in the County Resthome.

* end doublehatters: one person occupying two or three seats is a pointless extra cost and reduction of democracy as Trevor Shonk at KCC approves what Trevor Shonk at TDC and Trevor Shonk at RTC voted on. You couldn't make it up #YCMIUP

* Publish manifestos 6 months before elections. If there is no manifesto - or it's published just days before an election then how can you form an informed view of how to vote? And why is there no formal process of meetings/hustings? The candidates are invisible, mere form-filling adjuncts of the civil servants, there to sign off the salaries and wade through random bumf and glory projects for the cement industry in monthly council meetings.

For what it’s worth here are the wafer-thin, vague Labour and Tory KCC manifestos (the latter usually written by the civil servants given the foregone conclusion and 1,000 year Reich of a Tory win):

* Labour:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6UO6kcFdM6DdDJUbnRGRi05QWM/view

* Tory: http://www.kentconservatives2017.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Kent-Conservatives-manifesto.pdf

* Green (not sure if this is for 2017): http://kentgreenparty.org/policies.php

* LibDem/UKIP: ??

* KCC elections have a quirk in that the seat has a County responsibility yet the process is as per a District or Town election. That, with the Cabinet system, rather than Directly-Elected Leader and Council means Paul Carter is elected by councillors rather than the public. And the Maidstone-centric nature of the County Barn means East Kent is a place far, far away simply to be taxed until the pips squeak. Shut up and pay your tax while politics is done to you from Maidstone or Westminster.

* See below the peculiar email from benjamin.watts@kent.gov.uk (manifesto content is not really his responsibility as Kent Returning Officer anyway) and my replies on Directly Elected Leaders as he seemed concerned at the process being questioned as per my manifesto. Sounds like a bit of civil servant back-seat driving. And a translation: signposting is KCC-speak for a wild goose chase to some other public sector department or person. Possibly a facet of the Highways dept culture at KCC: "I signposted him to the signpost department who signposted him to the pothole dept who..." etc etc.

Yet strangely no mention of the process of extraditing Infratil's directors for the Manston crimes or burying the extra Thor mercury corpses. Perhaps that will all be fluffed over in the minutiae of the council process? Certainly air pollution monitoring is a KCC responsibility even without the farce of the KCC funding of the Virginia flights.

* One other bizarre quirk - and an outrage – last week was a citizen's paper petition being refused because it wasn't on the council's petition system. As with TDC's random filming of council meetings and secret documents, it’s a handy way to reduce scrutiny etc. The shut up and pay your tax syndrome again.

* 3 weeks for candidates to register - the best way to rig an election (and make it look like an election) is to reduce the opportunity to stand. The current absolute minimum of 7 days reduces candiates to pensioners with nothing else to do. TDC once refused one of my election papers as the five words you are allowed were my campaign slogan: "Stop the Corruption etc". But that's four words they wanted to cover up. No wonder "None of the Above" is also banned although spoiling your vote has the same purpose. Australia for example has compulsory votes at election and spoilt ballots are more prevalent there.

* The other best way is simply to stuff the ballot boxes. How silly for KCC elections to have the ballot boxes stored overnight(!) in the counci offices(!) before being counted the next day. Something of a tampering and certainly a fire risk - but mainly the problem of Kent's electoral pensioners and elderly clerks wanting to knock off early for their cocoa. And there's not even many votes to count...

* Returning Officer £120k fees and overtime. Not salary or expenses - an extra fee for organising the election. Why would any member of the public or political party want to pay extra for the normal process of elections every few years? Looks like the other Kent problem of councillors being led by the nose by the clerks. Clerks won't organise elections without being paid extra? Sack them and get some new ones. The elections are hardly well-run now are they?

In Chad they're so desperate for viable elections they even have the laughable situation of Thanet's Roger Gale MP lecturing them on how to do it. Hopefully on how not to do it. Frankly, the Girl Guides could run Kent's elections better. A spot of more rigorous OESCE scrutiny wouldn't be a bad thing either. And it's an outrage for the members of the public who volunteer to help at elections and effectively being kicked in the pants and the wallet by the tax-salary clerks for doing so.

But do we need an organised programme of Civil Disobedience over the next 6 months or so? I don't think so yet but the key points are easy:

* refuse to vote - low turnout reduces the mandate of those elected (it's already less than 30% for regional elections, and even as low as 15% in PCC elections and 12% in one Canterbury election)

* refuse to stand - few candidates reduces the mandate of the elected party drones, and increases co-opted seats where there is no election just an appointment

* refuse to take your seat if elected - you'll be sacked after 6 non-attendance sessions but so what. It means another election

* attend council sessions but then walk out - keep your council fee or refuse it or give it to charity or burn the notes on the steps of County Hall. Even Kent's tame journalists could report that. How appalling that Kent’s journalists failed to report the Thanet South election fraud, the UK’s largest-ever, right on their doorstep. Nor the Infratil and Thor etc cancer victim crimes. Maybe a pencil and notebook means you can’t get cancer?

* attend council sessions but refuse to vote – elected councillors can stand at the back of the County Cesspit (next to the tethered pig as an air freshener) in protest

* cancel your electoral register entitlement to vote - falling electoral registers is a massive vote of no confidence in the electoral process. Why have electoral registers anyway? A utility bill etc should be sufficient proof at election stations. And the increase in the postal vote is anyway the massive flaw in the system

* cancel your council tax direct debit - make it difficult for tax-collection not easy. Short-pay. Wrong-pay. Only trusted and effective councils have the right to have regular direct debit payments from the public

* wrong-pay/short-pay your council tax and business rates - Westminster will question falling tax receipts, and surely you should question why you are paying extra for council corruption? And why your politicians and clerks are keeping quiet about it? And where is the corruption refund? Shut up and pay your tax for corruption twice? Once for the tax and once for the corruption. Extra for the GIAA £500k investigation to cover it up. Who were those corrupt civil servants?

At the very least Britain's best corrupt barristers at One Essex Court, Guy Hollingworth and doddery-old Ian Glick the doddery-old QC of old London town's failing High Court of Cockroach, could help them? Passing fake invoices in High Court is a rare talent. Perhaps they'll both make judge. Perhaps all the way to the Supreme Court and have a jolly afternoon or two discussing Newfoundland lobsters on the rates.

* refuse to serve councillors and civil servants in shops and pubs and restaurants, and then street protests and so on. When Roger Gale MP goes into hospital for his usual haemmorhoids treatment, many have unkindly suggested to just flip him over and cut off his goolies. In the cram of trolleys in the corridor, and stack of legs wrongly cut off in the horror of 12,000 NHS wrong surgery deaths, few would notice an old Kentish man moaning about his missing plums. Maybe just another Dementia statistic as Britain lumbers towards putting vaccine research (with Flu/Pandemics and Cancer) in place in every university rather than the rash of Beckham Studies.

Given Thanet's weak elections and rampant council corruption it's hardly unreasonable to have Direct Rule from Westminster for a while. Although with Theresa May's assistant Nick Timothy writing LocalCraig's election plans for him, we seem to have that by default.

Certainly as part of Whitehall-out-of-Whitehall programmes, with Channel Four moving out to the regions and DFID regional offices in Scotland it might even be the push needed for extra direct investment into East Kent along with TB research etc at Discovery Park with its missing 5k jobs.

Certainly the East Kent council should be a way to focus KCC support to the coast along with a deprivation weighting etc etc. Even a levy on the Freight Transport Association when they start urging a billion-dollar-car-park on the rates to stop lorry drivers parking in laybys and dumping their load under a bush. Or recycling plastic bottles into cheap urinals.

Although certainly with the KCC £2BN budget - and remember that doesn't include schools and hospital budgets or police or fire etc - there's no reason why Kent shouldn't be self-funding.

The new 1.99% limit/referendum required for tax increases above that figure, and FOI long-delayed by the civil servants to prevent scrutiny of salaries, pensions, expenses etc, should be the basis of limiting waste. Although it doesn't mean automatic 1.99% increases...As a rule of thumb I assume at least 30% of any public sector organisation's budget could be cut - and actually improve performance.

I don't understand how TDC has 750 council staff out of a total of 1,800 in East Kent? Sounds badly-run bloat on the rates. Or council-dole at best. They can hardly claim they've improved the area or cut tax. Without either of those two factors what are they for? Pay themselves to raise tax? Or as with the perennial 3 NHS EK hospital mergers make improvements to pay themselves by cutting services?

It's astonishing that not one KCC councillors in the last 5 years nor any of the main political parties has called for tax cuts. KCC's only statement seems to be an occasional panic over a random budget shortfall of 5% every now and then as the chocolate fountains burst. KCC with the most £100k salaries in local government hardly suggests an organisation that has to pinch pennies.

Any organisation could cut 5% without even trying. And without running up the huge reserves (30% at Styles' RTC) that are padding for failure and a gross abuse of tax being provided by the public to be spent on services not merely stored.

Haven't enough pensioners died from lack of heating as a G7 nation becomes nearer G30? And where are this winter's death statistics for Kent?

It will be interesting to see which KCC councillors raise the Infratil crimes and Thor mercury and Pleasurama etc?

The silence so far is deafening.

And our £200M Kent Police are working 9to5 and keeping their heads down to concentrate on their pensions rather than these scandals aren’t they? The Belgian Police would have investigated them by now instead of sitting in the police station polishing their truncheons.

No wonder 20% of existing KCC councillors(!) have resigned rather than face questions on their role. And with Alex King’s resignation the Toxic Three at KCC become the Toxic Two of Carter and Wild.

Kent’s elections are broken. I refuse to stand for KCC2017. Your vote is yours to use – or not - as you wish.

My recommendation is not to vote in KCC2017. It's a broken election.

Time for Garbutt TDC Leader 2019 and MP 2020 (or sooner given the Brexit mess and the May caretaker unelected government).

Time for Change
@timg33

* In case you forgot, my manifesto is on this blog simply scroll down or email timgarbutt@yahoo.com for a PDF of my leaflets
Here are 2 key points:

1. Dig up the Manston runway. No Airport. No New Town. A field with the aquifer under it. And a Typhoid review of the sewers #YCMIUP

2. Remain East Kent. The future is UK in EU. Kent's semi-racist pensioners are of the past. The 1970's are over. Kent's worst generation has failed us and led us into the swamp of UKIP looking for scapegoats for the failure of East Kent. The generation gap has already begun: 70% of those under 40 want to RemainEU.

* One of the bizarre quirks in the KCC Tory manifesto is continuing to support the Thanet Parkway rail station for Manston airrpot – yet no mention of Manston airport itself now cancelled despite the Tory MP promise. that speaks volumes of KCC Planning doesn’t it? Expensive nonsense with your tax.

* Superb work by former Cllr Ian Driver, suffering from being sued by TDC for revealing the secret documents onhte plaeauram corruption - a warning to all our sheep-councilors there and even being followed by Kent Police as a Domestic Extremist(!). No wonder Parliament is under attack and cops and civilians killed if Special Branch are trialing elected councilors to and from the council chamber. Again a warning to our sheep-councilors of failing in effective scrutiny: http://iandriverthanet.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/who-owns-ramsgates-pleasurama-site.html

* (Guncops now patrolling Ashford(!) a similar sort of bloat and boys toys and of almost no use)

* And weedkiller scandal which has been raised before as excessive use of such chemicals causes cancer and birth defects: http://iandriverthanet.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/weed-killer-scandal-irresponsible.html

* Interesting that the Pleasurama info above shows Steve Keegan and Colin Hill connected. And Keegan the former the handyman for Terence Painter estate agent. Surely Bob Bayford as one of the senior councillors would speak up on these points and strange transfers of ownership?

* And interesting and laughable that the new version of Riveroak UK has backing of Roger Gale...and Zurich banks and a mysterious Belize company and tax haven structure