I note another petition has been submitted to get rid of the Local Government Ombudsman by Graham Crane. Is this a record? I don't know of any other ombudsman in the world who has had so petitions submitted about them. Mind you I don't know of any other ombudsman in the world who is as bad as the Local Government Ombudsman so that may well explain things.
The petition reads,
'We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to scrap the local government ombudsman (LGO) as they serve no useful purpose to members of the public they are supposed to serve. According to my own experience and that of others recorded on many web sites, the local government ombudsman serves only to protect Local Authorities interests and serves no useful purpose to members of the public. The people who work for them are ex-council officials and civil servants who take the council’s side regardless of how overwhelming the evidence is. In the tiny number of cases they do find for the public the compensation and remedies are totally inadequate. In these times when we need to save money they are an ideal candidate to cut and as soon as possible.'
If you would like to sign the petition click here. Don't forget to tell your friends and family to sign as well.