A new message just in regarding Bristol City Council spying on SEND parents’ social media:
“I know of one case where the comms team reported a Bristol parents tweets to the SEND team. Screen shots were taken and then a SEND manager sent the tweets to the parents school. I’ve seen the evidence.
“This family’s vulnerable and already facing accusations of fabricated or induced illness (ffi), so they dare not do anything.”
Yet again, sensitive personal data of parents, unlawfully processed by Bristol City Council External Communications Team, is casually handed over to a third party to further process unlawfully. In this case a school is involved.
We will be endeavouring to find out which school this was. Then we can arrange a visit from the Information Commissioner (ICO) for the school to explain why they think that holding parents’ sensitive personal data, obtained and shared via unlawful surveillance without permission, is OK.
What a mendacious shambles our city’s education sector is.
every Bristol City Councillor receive an email in early June announcing that
Bristol City Council’s latest Monitoring Officer, “L’il” Tim O’Gara,
responsible for preventing corruption at our council is, er, CORRUPT? The tale
begins with Tim’s old boss, Sheena Ramsey, at Worcester County Council. She
arrived at Worcester in 2015 from Knowsley, Merseyside soon after SILENCING A
WHISTLEBLOWER by bullying them into early retirement.
This whistleblower, Mike Fagan, had revealed that Knowsley’s Labour council
leader, Ron “A” Round’s grandson had been appointed as a trainee at
the council without going through any formal recruitment procedure. Mr Fagan
was promptly offered EARLY RETIREMENT that
came, he says, with “veiled threats of DIRE CONSEQUENCES should I refuse to accept it.”
When Mr Fagan discovered Sheena Ramsey had been APPOINTED as “Managing Director” at Worcester, he contacted
councillors, “naively, expecting councillors at Worcester would insist
that Sheena respond to my allegations with a denial and even threaten to take
action against me for libel.”
However, things didn’t go to plan as O’Gara moved into full EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE ARSE-COVERING MODE
for Ramsey, taking the lead on the issue and refusing to engage with Mr Fagan,
despite realising early on that the allegations against Ramsay were ENTIRELY TRUE. L’il Tim, we’re told,
was obstructive over FOI requests on the matter and publicly smeared Mr Fagan
L’il Tim also made these claims regarding Mr Fagan to the Information
Commissioner (ICO) and wasn’t clear about the source of misinformation he
provided to them. Although he WITHDREW
ANY CLAIMS and denied having any information about Mr Fagan when confronted
at an ICO tribunal. L’il Tim got away with all this as the ICO decided he had
not committed a criminal offence in the way he handled the case. Although we’re
told, “his actions would be adjudged corrupt on any ‘BALANCE OF PROBABILITY’ assessment”.
It’s therefore unlikely L’il Tim will be providing any explanation to Bristol’s
councillors in a hurry. Instead the Reverend’s Head of Paid Service, Mike
“Billie Jean” Jackson has dealt with the matter by forwarding to
councillors a letter from Worcester smearing Mr Fagan as – wait for it – “VEXATIOUS” and announcing,
“Bristol City Council now considers this matter to be closed”.
However, the pair of self-serving Bristol executives are in a bit of an awkward
bind here. Should L’il Tim threaten to sue, as he should do to clear his name,
he runs the enormous risk of being caught LYING.
If he simply denies the claims, he runs the risk of getting SUED by the complainant. Hence we find
Billie Jean trying to brush the matter aside with a crude NON-DENIAL DENIAL DEVICE obtained from Worcester. Although this
letter is already attracting robust legal threats from Mr Fagan who has
evidence from the ICO that states he is not “vexatious”.
Mr Fagan has now written again to councillors saying, “I am so confident
that Mr O’Gara will refuse to deny his corruption that I can make the following
offer. If the matter is investigated properly by the Council and in the event
of my allegations not being upheld by such an investigation; I SHALL MAKE A DONATION OF £50,000 TO THE MAYOR’S
FUND FOR BRISTOL“!
This sounds like easy money for a charity. A simple investigation into L’il Tim
clearing him of the allegations against him and the charity banks £50k. That is
unless our Monitoring Officer, responsible for tackling corruption at the
council, is UNABLE TO DENY ON THE RECORD
that he’s corrupt?