How to silence a Westminster Tory Councillor

With the local elections looming, the fun will begin for Westminster’s Tory Councillors as they start to slither out from under their stones in an effort to win over an ever more cynical public. Now you might think a question about their performance might be the thing that will stop them in their tracks. No, it’s just one simple question you need to ask.

Why does the Councillor feel that he/she deserves a free borough wide parking permit, over poorly paid resident and key workers for example?

Yes, that one question has stopped many a councillor dead in their tracks, they will pull up the drawbridge, and you may even need to swim across their moats for an answer.

Last month two Westminster Councillors were yammering away on a Tory blog, everything was going fine until they were asked THAT question.

As you see, once THAT question was asked, there was no further comment, even their cronies couldn’t back them up. Because their is no legitimate reason why certain Tory Councillors (have a peek at our Parking Fiddle post if you’re new here) have given themselves free parking, more than any other Council in the land.

See:

The post duck-house age (Cllr

Growing old in Westminster (Cllr Christabel Flight)

Neither Councillor would answer that one simple question, and Nutsville has a whole list of Councillors that also ducked the question, including the leader, Cllr Barrow.

So next time you want a Tory Councillor to start sweating about all their years of arrogance and free jollies, you know what question to ask them. Stand back and watch them squirm, we may even publish it on YouTube.

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16 Comments

Gary HousesideSeptember 3rd, 2009 at 10:40 pm

One small problem with most of Westmonters recollection of the free Parking Permit.

No one agreed – not even the residents!

Amazingly, this was seen as a positive, with Danny claiming: “Its for the Councillors to properly exercise their duties…”

It would be more reassuring if our Council had the faintest idea about what concerns the poor bloody taxpayer.

As for that chicken chinned Councillor Burbridge,
You all know the answer, however unpalatable it might be.

As should many of the thick-as-mince underclass slapper Councillors like her who see being a Councillor as a lucrative, home-securing career without having the bother of actually having a snot dribbling child….

Fortunately the local elections are looming and we can all look toward less self-serving twats in office.

In the words of McDonalds when confronted with alarmingly derogatory statements and unassailable truisms……..

Go (Peter)Large……

Sue RudkinSeptember 3rd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

That is hilarious! The next bye election will be soon. There is no doubt!

I wonder if they feel that 6000 people will be able to persuade an already weary electorate to vote for a Councillor who is not a self severing , needy wanabee…..

Hopefully in this blinkered, bag-of-shite life that we endure, badgered by targets and rankings we can still get an honest Councillor who looks after the interest of the Residents….

Danny – don’t bother applying. You are spent.

SamSeptember 4th, 2009 at 7:27 am

Vote Danny Chalkley OUT in May 2010.

BikeSeptember 4th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

I’m sick of the way they constantly target residents and commuters. It’s US that loses our services or ends up paying more for them every time. It’s not just a fucking business centre.. People live here!

I pledge that if this persons stands in Soho I will be there delivering leaflets, talking to people and advocating on their behalf, come rain or shine. I want someone on the inside of this council to be working for me!

I hope they do stand, they’ll have my full support.

EmmaSeptember 4th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

I left a message on Brian Connell’s blog and he replied by email from his Google Mail account (strange, as if you email Westminster councillors, they never reply!). Here is his email:

“Hello Emma
Having not posted before I’m not sure whether responding to you this
is wise, but on the basis of trying to reply to your email:

- Of course I pay to go to work (I catch the tube – you’re welcome to
meet me tomorrow morning to check!)
- So (like most Londoners) the issue of parking doesn’t occur because
I use public transport – as you must know I’m not entitled to use my
permit except on Council business – and commuting to my place of work
(which usually isn’t in Westminter anyway) doesn’t count as Council
business
- About once a week I use my Brompton but I got a puncture yesterday
and I’m a lot more lazy as the weather gets worse towards winter
- It’d be great to know you’re a WCC resident – and your details

All the best

Brian Connell”

NutsSeptember 4th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

So Brian Connell still doesn’t answer THAT question

“Why does the Councillor feel that he/she deserves a free borough wide parking permit, over poorly paid resident and key workers for example?”

David BoothroydSeptember 4th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Just to let you know – the West End byelection will be on 8 October. The notice of election was published yesterday.

ConsideringLeavingSeptember 4th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Thanks David – For what it’s worth, I’m with Bike, if someone wants to stand in Soho then I’ll be a political activist for them.

These Tory councilors have been getting away with murder and Angela Harvey’s comment about them having free reign until the elections. Just shows the arrogance of the woman, I just wish more sensible people stood against the Conservatives to stop them feeling so comfortable with their majorities. Because this comfort means they feel they have the right to do whatever they want.

The more this parking fiasco goes on the more these people show their hand.

Sue LongSeptember 5th, 2009 at 9:23 am

Emma, why do you think Councillor Brian Connell would not reply in public, after all having a free parking permit is ‘within the rules’ as he says. But as we know what is within the rules may not be morally correct, after all it was the Councillors who gave themselves free parking permits. No one forced Councillor Connell to apply for a free permit, but for some unexplained reason he thought he should have one.

I notice that Councillor Christabel Flight has remained totally silent on the subject. Is that because she is one of the 58% of Councillors that have not purchased a residents parking permit.

Flight on easy streetSeptember 5th, 2009 at 11:54 am

That’s says a lot that Mrs Flight cannot afford her own parking permit. She is after all married to Howard Flight, he took over the investment arm of Guinness Mahon to create Guinness Flight, and became a multi-millionaire when the business was bought out by the South African group Investec in 1998. He was said to be the second richest MP in the House of Commons before he was deselected as MP for Arundel.

So Christabel Diana Beatrice Flight could easily afford her own parking, but chooses not to. I wouldn’t believe any claims she makes for doing good in the community either, this woman has her eyes set firmly on parliament.

Nicola MaguireSeptember 6th, 2009 at 8:08 am

No matter how much money Cllr Christabel Flight has, she always manages to dress like an old sack of potatoes.

The BFFSeptember 6th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

It would be nice if some of our Councillors had more open surgeries and actually lived in the ward they are supposed to represent. Instead we have to endure Councillors that just see the job as a stepping stone to becoming an MP or MEP.

Amadou( C.E.O 5844)October 2nd, 2009 at 11:35 pm

hello!

This evil practice of tickets for rest days, overtime and weekend allowance must stop. I find it hard to understand why C.E.Os have to issue 1.33 tickets per hour to qualify for or maintain weekend allowance( double figures) and overtime hours. This target practice is only creating enmity between members of public and C.E.Os with more C.E.Os abused and attacked.
They make you feel like a criminal.Only the knife or the gun is replaced by Dap and printer.To get your tickets, you need to log vehicles from far so that the driver does not see you.because If he sees you, he will drive off.This mean less tcikets for you and for sure this people will cut your weekend allowance and they will not give you overtime and bank holiday.

They don’t care how you get the tickets because in any case Westminster will force drivers to pay.It is so unfair.You issue proper tickets,you don’t get overtime.This overtimers issue dodgy tickets and they get overtime,bank holiday,Sunday,argos points… Alastair Gilchrist when you came to Lexington Street base last year in the 08.00am briefing,you said P.C.Ns money is re-invested into parking.If this is true, what about all these incorrect street furnitures we always report.They never correct them.The truth is,if they correct them, there will be less tickets issued.To me, drivers are trapped by these incorrected street furniture.
What about our pay? For 10 tickets issued, it is a potential 600pounds or 400pounds.How come i only get 60pound a day.
We C.E.Os are fed up with these NSL and Westminster. They use us to target drivers pockets and these devils come on T.V:<>.Bastard,liars.,because of your bloody target, C.E.Os get code red all the time and you bastards come on T.V to say there is no target.,my name is Amadou Coulibaly..my number is Ws5844..You Alastair,Danny Chalkley, mark Underwood if you tell this in front of us,we will attack you staright.How many C.E.Os are attacked and abused because of this tickets thing and you have the gut to say:<>…there is a target of 1.33 tickets per hour at Lexington street,1.5 at Conduit Place Base and Vauxhaul bridge road.

Management said that it is Westminster that want the tickets.In any case, to whom drivers pay the money..to Westminster.so don’t tell me any rubbish.

These people even target C.E.Os bonus.How many C.E.Os got zero pounds for quarterly bonus.

What do you fail these new C.E.Os probation because they do not bring tickets.

We are fed up of you men ….Who is your slaves?

AmadouOctober 4th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

This evil practice of tickets for rest days, overtime and weekend allowance must stop. I find it hard to understand why C.E.Os have to issue 1.33 tickets per hour to qualify for or maintain weekend allowance( double figures) and overtime hours. This target practice is only creating enmity between members of public and C.E.Os with more C.E.Os abused and attacked.
They make you feel like a criminal.Only knife or gun is replaced by Dap and printer.To get your tickets, you need to log vehicles from far so that the driver does not see you.because If he sees you, he will drive off.This mean less tcikets for you and for sure this people will cut your weekend allowance and they will not give you overtime and bank holiday.

They don’t care how you get the tickets because in any case Westminster will force drivers to pay.It is so unfair.You issue proper tickets,you don’t get overtime.This overtimers issue illegal tickets and they get overtime,bank holiday,Sunday,argos points… Alastair Gilchrist when you came to Lexington Street base last year in the 08.00am briefing,you said P.C.Ns money is re-invested into parking.If this is true, what about all these incorrect street furnitures we always report.They never correct them.The truth is,if they correct them, there will be less tickets issued.To me, drivers are trapped by these incorrected street furniture.
What about our pay? For 10 tickets issued, it is a potential 600pounds or 400pounds.How come i only get 60pound a day.
We C.E.Os are fed up with these NSL and Westminster. They use us to target drivers pockets and these devils come on T.V:<>.Bastard,liars.,because of your bloody target, C.E.Os get abused and assaulted all the time and you bastards come on T.V to say there is no target…my name is Amadou Coulibaly..my number is Ws5844 and this is my number 07551366845 .You Alastair,Danny Chalkley, mark Underwood if you tell this in front of us,we will attack you staright.How many C.E.Os are attacked and abused because of your pressure to bring more tickets everyday and you have the gut to say:<>…there is a target of 1.33 tickets per hour at Lexington street,1.5 at Conduit Place Base and Vauxhaul bridge road.

They bully C.E.Os who do not bring enough tickets..Who can believe this happen everyday in Westminter one if not the richest borough in Europe.

I ask myself all the time..Why do they ask for more tickets everyday? They are never happy with the number of tickets you bring…I have no doubt, there should be a problem somewhere.

Management said that it is Westminster that pressure them for more tickets.In any case, to whom drivers pay the money..to Westminster.so don’t tell me any rubbish.

These people even target C.E.Os bonus.How many C.E.Os got zero pounds for quarterly bonus.

We are fed up of you men ….
Soon or later ,these bullied C.E.Os will revolt against you, Westminster .

You see now ,C.E.Os are confronting you openly . And believe me, it will not be easy for you because; you have exposed these C.E.Os to intimidation,and bullying from NSL and abuses ,assaults from drivers and members of public.

But today,we have discovered who is the Satan.

For us C.E.Os, this people are a gang of racist…they never talk to C.E.Os..anyway why should City Hall talk to these black C.E.Os?

To me these people enjoy the slaves role of C.E.Os..that’s why we have numbers like WS5844( Westminster Slave 5844)…

May God punish you! gang of racist.

Amine

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