Monday, July 23, 2012

That Monday Morning Feeling

Back from my meeting at the council offices and I'm informed, that not content with trying to close down this blog with allegations of 'homophobia', that 'Anti-semitism' is now the latest gambit being threatened by one local councillor, with an existing complaint, now under review by the council standards committee.

Matters are now moving swiftly from the sublime to the ridiculous and are, I believe, a colossal and cynical waste of officer time and public money.



You may recall that the rather vague allegation of 'mental illness' that one independent councillor attempted to claim was being made against him in a comment here, was thrown-out over a month ago. I'm now waiting for the 'racism' card to appear, lining-up three of the gravest sins in modern public life, into a single neat complaint of 'homophobic, anti-semitic racism;' thereby saving the local taxpayer money.

So that's three standards complaints for the price of one as the council has a special summer standards sale on this month!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

So we can still call TIGS idiots then!

Tom Clarke said...

Personally I would describe them as devoid of all moral worth, well at least the two who gained office under false pretences. Furthermore, surely if a councillor can describe a member of the public as a 'pig' on their official party blogsite, I can describe them as a waste of rations and votes on another.

Anonymous said...

I thought you lot were all going to have a summer truce? This blog post (and the comment posted so far) is hardly going to help matters.

simon moores said...

I think that was a figment of the Thanet Gazette's imagination or simply referred to Harrison, Gregory, Worrow and Driver's contretemps and the very public unpleasantness that surrounded it.

Me.. I'm just telling you what I was told this morning!

Anonymous said...

tom clarke = ex-cllr latchford = author of raghead e-mail = racist = moores will not publish this - worong side of history you lot

simon moores said...

If I'm not wrong, raghead was the expression used by British soldiers to describe the Iraqi enemy during the Gulf War and it's aftermath so I don't follow your argument?

Anonymous said...

"Worong side of history"really john.



Slightly off topic,it is good to see that The chair of Kent Police Authority, Ann Barnes, is to stand as an independent candidate for Kent Police Commissioner.
This is good news as we could have a highly experienced and very intelligent person with no political axe to grind or we could have a certain other person who is not very and has,I know who I would vote for.

Tom Clarke said...

So in a stroke of someone's vivid imagination I am Cllr Latchford, author of a raghead email and racist all at once.

Former cllr Latchford out ranks me by one pip, I was unaware of the alleged email, but the term raghead is indeed one used by troops through time to describe someone with a cloth or turban round their head and I do not have a racist bone in my body.

Mind you, I have a pathological hatred of turncoats so maybe that is some kind of ism.

Anonymous said...

I know for a fact the term Raghead was being used in a derogatory term in Southall in the early 80's.

Tom Clarke said...

1:58 Surely any term can be derogatory in certain circumstances. We have recently read in the newspapers of the term 'choc-ice' to describe someone as black on the outside, but white within. That was declared as not racist, but I am sure there are many mixed race people who might regard it as such. Again, it is all down to how it is said and to whom it is directed.

Some folk use the term 'raghead' to describe an asian restaurant hence the expression 'off to the raghead to get a takeaway.' Hardly racist if not directed at anyone anymore than say 'going to a chinky restaurant.'

Unfortunately, the likes of Worrow want to turn everything into some phobia or ism and do untold harm to society's relationships in the process.

Anonymous said...

I do find the self-appointed offended-on-everybody-elses-behalf fairly sinister people. Claiming offence to every throw-away childish school-playground insult and the calling in of the police/standards people at these "hate" crimes is very similar to how people behaved in Nazi Germany. Educate not legislate(supress?)

And as if any Southall Seikh needs the support of these people. Hard as nails most of them, I worked with a few them many years ago.

Anonymous said...

1;58 Like anyone really cares.
Get a life!