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Local Issues and Matters / Re: Don't give up
« Last post by mk1 on Today at 12:27 AM »
I always believe any new broom would end up jus tthe same as the old broom. I never allow myself to be fooled into believing a new administration will  introduce any of the openness and transparency it campaigns for. Once you get into office your every waking moment is spent  bending the rules to  make sure you stay top dog. I always expected Shane would crash and burn and I said it here many times so I was not surprised with the way things panned out. The puzzle is why would he immolate on day one? It is all downhill from here.
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Local Issues and Matters / Re: Investigation anyone?
« Last post by kevplumb on May 22, 2019, 09: PM »
makes you wonder how many had their hands in the cookie jar all along >:(
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Local Issues and Matters / What was the first ever time......
« Last post by Inspector Knacker on May 22, 2019, 08: PM »
...... in recorded history,  that rats have left a sinking ship only for another ship to sail to their rescue and pick them up?
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Local Issues and Matters / Re: Don't give up
« Last post by Inspector Knacker on May 22, 2019, 08: PM »
Some truly vomit-inducing reading in this article - https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/politics/labour-group-hits-out-at-new-hartlepool-borough-council-leadership-coalition-1-9783746
Bit of a brass neck, they spent years obediently voting for them.
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Local Issues and Matters / Re: So what now?
« Last post by diSme on May 22, 2019, 05: PM »
It's all about the money, money, money

Promises fulfilled and pockets filled, New CIC's to be paid...

It is absolutely and clearly all about the money.

Allowances should be done away with, as should councillors having any say in the awarding of contracts to subbies... That should be left to the council officers
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Local Issues and Matters / Re: So what now?
« Last post by pieface on May 22, 2019, 05: PM »
It's all about the money, money, money

Promises fulfilled and pockets filled, New CIC's to be paid...
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Local Issues and Matters / Re: Don't give up
« Last post by Land Phil on May 22, 2019, 05: PM »
The Labour party have a lot to answer for.
If they had stood by their core values there would never have been the opportunity for this to happen.
In passing, how come Comrade Carl always manages to keep his head below the parapet ?

Shane has made himself one massive target and before the year is out, I am sure he will slip up and make national press.
It is one thing to get caught pis*ed behind the wheel, it is another to get caught when 'leading' a town.
Leopards don't change their spots, even when under the influence and being cuddled by champagne socialists.


 
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Local Issues and Matters / Re: Don't give up
« Last post by diSme on May 22, 2019, 04: PM »
It is important to remember that we cannot give up. Last night was a real kick in the teeth for many people (myself included).

ShaMe has betrayed an awful lot of people in doing what he has done and the backlash will be far bigger than he is anticipating.

Whichever side of the political fence you sit on, pro-Labour or anti-Labour, it was crystal clear there are huge sections of Hartlepool who wanted the Akers-Belchers and their hangers on out by whatever means necessary democratically.

The Hartlepool Independent Union benefited from this at the ballot box as did other groups.

In block voting with the SCABS (I won’t be referring to them as Socialist Labour) ShaMe has betrayed thousands of people.

There might be people who are active politically locally feeling, “What’s the point? I’m done, I’m giving up, they’re all the same” etc.

Don’t be one of those people.

We need to fight on.

Re-group, re-organise and re-build.

In 12 months time the Akers-Belcher’s will be a sordid footnote in the history of politics in Hartlepool.

ShaME Moore has just ensured he’ll be joining them.

As have the whole of the Hartlepool Independent Union and others who gave overt or tacit support to the SCABS. I include various ex-PHF members in that.

I hope whatever ShaMe earns over the next year or so is worth it.

Very well said David.

Personally, I currently feel extremely despondent about the whole local political situation. I feel betrayed, and I'm certain that many others do also.

It would be easy to just sit back and say 'f*c* it', stop wasting my own personal time voting, and stop bothering to spread relevant information to others,,,, but fortunately I don't think I can do that.

At the moment, I'm taking stock and waiting to see what transpires, and I agree with you that the truth will eventually prevail. Hopefully certain individuals will eventually be held to account for their actions. The people of the town have had the p**s taken out of them for far too long. It can't last forever....
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Local Issues and Matters / Re: Don't give up
« Last post by mk1 on May 22, 2019, 04: PM »
I still believe this is all to do with Farage and his 'new' Political Party. If barking-mad UKIP sink without trace tomorrow (as is very likely) I believe Farage  will launch a  'far-right party that will appeal to the 'disillusioned fruitcakes and looneys. Tennant for sure does not give a toss about Hartlepool and he is positioning himself for the great Office he believes is his rightful place. We had it years back when UKIP first launched and Hartlepool Councillors (that is Councillors in Hartlepool rather than councillors who lived in Hartlepool) were high up the UKIP ladder. It all turned sour but they were (for a short while) in with a chance. Nothing is ever really new and history just keeps repeating.
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