Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Robbie Powell: Persistently unreasonable Ombudsmen!

The Robbie Powell case blows a huge hole right through the public service and local government ombudsmen’s policy of persistently unreasonable complainants and their policy of believing everyone except the complainant.

Mr & Mrs Powell struggled for over 19 years to get to the truth about their son’s death. Basically a doctor lied and falsified records, which amazingly just like public service and local government ombudsmen; they can do so with impunity.

During Mr Powell’s fight for the truth, using the Data Protection Act, he identified that the Ombudsman concerned had wrongly labelled him ‘vindictive’, ‘an alley cat’, ‘a caveman’ and ‘a bully’. (Unusual language for an ombudsman to use but being uncountable their isn't much a complainant like Mr and Mrs Powell can do about it. Except publish the truth and put further evidence against public service and local government ombudsmen into the public domain.)

However, just like the Balchins he was eventually vindicated. A doctor had lied and falsified records. More worrying though is the fact that they can do so without fear of prosecution and with public service and local government ombudsmen like ours with their ‘believe the authority and vilify the complaint policy’ it is a long and difficult journey to embark upon.

If you are a public service or local government ombudsman who wrongly calls people unreasonably persistently complaints just so you can bury the truth then hang your head in shame.

If you are a complainant struggling with the biased and corrupt administrative justice system in this country always bear in mind that Mr and Mrs Powell and Mr & Mrs Balchin have proven that tenacity, persistence and publicity works.

Don't let our public service and local government ombudsmen get away with it any longer. Publish an account of your dealings with them on line now and show the world what a bunch of biased and unprofessional incompetents they really are!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Seex: Do as I say not as I do!

Anne Seex has recently published a report about Nottingham City Council in which she criticises the council for not following the rules of natural justice. 'The Ombudsman found that this was a breach of ....... and of the rules of natural justice'.

What a bloody joke! As far as natural justice is concerned the Local Government Ombudsmen are the worst offenders of them all. They downright refuse to give a complainant access to the necessary documents for a complainant to effectivelly controvert anything a council asserts. Some complainants are forced to resort to the Freedom of Information Act just to get a copy of the council's response to their complaint.

Amazing what you can get away with when you are unaccountable like the LGO.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The lying LGO

The highway on phase two of the development that a neighbour and I complained about remains unadopted (to date) in spite of the ombudsman's office telling me months ago that all the roads on the development were adopted. And in spite of Pat Thomas the previous LGO telling the council to get the roads adopted without delay in her 1998 report.

Which ever way you look at it the LGO's office lied to me. However, it wasn't the first time and I doubt it will be the last time. Did they do it to try and cover up the fact that the council had not supplied the remedy they had promised Pat Thomas in January 1999? More than likely, the LGO don't like people finding out just how impotent and useless they really are and will do anything to hide the truth. Even lying to the government if my previous post is anything to go by.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Did the LGO mislead the Government? Update.

Further to my earlier post on the subject I have now received a response from the Prime Minister's Office about their misleading response to Wilma Wright's petition. You can read their full response here.

The bottom line is that the Prime Minister's Office is now blaming the Department for Communities and Local Government for providing the flawed response. Accordingly I have just submitted a Freedom of Information to the DCLG in order to try and trace the original source of this misleading information.

So we are one step closer to proving that the LGO was the source of the misleading information.