Saturday, October 18, 2008

LGO maxim number 1: Do as we say not as we do.

The LGO has a section for advisors on their website which offers a long list of things which could be maladministration:
  • delay
  • incorrect action or failure to take any action
  • failure to follow procedures or the law
  • failure to provide information
  • inadequate record-keeping
  • failure to investigate
  • failure to reply
  • misleading or inaccurate statements
  • inadequate liaison
  • inadequate consultation
  • broken promises
However, they are guilty of committing all the above 'sins' whilst investigating my complaint (most of them more than once). So it's a bit rich when they define maladministration for others but then ignore everything on the list themselves.

Do Local Government Ombudsmen and their staff have to take an oath of Hypocrisy when appointed?

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