Sunday, December 16, 2007

Merry Xmas

I would like to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

My personal involvement with the LGO is coming to an end very soon. Therefore, sometime in the New Year I should be free to start chronicling my experience with them over the last 10 years. As well as my story there will be another section to my blog highlighting the numerous 'mistakes', 'errors of judgement' and other 'peculiarities' that I have identified over the last ten years together with the evidence to support my allegations.

My sole objective is to expose the LGO to public scrutiny. I will let the public decide if LGOwatch is right or wrong in their condemnation of the LGO.

Trevor

Thursday, December 13, 2007

New Petition

I recently submitted an E-Petition to the Government petition website. I received the following email today.
Your petition has been approved by the Number 10 web team, and is now available on the Number 10 website at the following address:
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/ombudsmen/

I have placed a link at the top of my blog.

Please sign the petition then ask your friends and family to sign it.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Scottish petition update

The Petition by D W R Whittet calling for the Scottish Parliament to set up an Appeal Tribunal to review final decisions by the Public Services Ombudsman where any complainer so requests.

To view the debate click here. The debate about the petition is approx 1hour 12 minutes into the session. Move the side bar to quickly access the debate.
The MSPs recognised that the problem might lie with the people running the spso and not actually the legislation that governs them. One MSP asked that the petitions committee contact Audit Scotland to see what they could do, however this was not recorded in the minutes of proceedings see below.

Outcome
The Committee agreed to seek responses to the issues raised in the petition from the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Scottish Government and British and Irish Ombudsman Association.

As far as England is concerned I also think the problem lies with the people running the English Local Government Ombudsman's organisation and not the actual legislation that governs them.

A tribunal of foxes will always find a fox innocent.