Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Tragic Statistic That Reveals Welfare Reform To Be A Sham

Originally posted on the void:
A tragic statistic hidden in the quarterly report on the performance of the Work Programme proves beyond doubt that both this and the last government’s welfare reforms have been an abject failure. Buried in the…

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15 months on, an answer is in for my FoI request about former CEO Jim Wilkie

Like previous favoured ex-employees, former Chief executive Jim Wilkie is having his personal information AND privacy jealously guarded by his former employer, Wirral Council.  In fact they’ve gone way beyond the extra mile once again. Remember when it took over a YEAR to … Continue reading

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My second “vexatious” request allegation – courtesy of Wirral Council

Link to the ‘offending’ FoI request on the WhatDoTheyKnow website: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/unscrutinised_machinations_permi This has been appealed to the ICO in the following terms on 19th June 2013 (which has been updated in places today) e.g. the amount of public money used to pay … Continue reading

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Wirral Council’s facilitation of whistleblowers

Attention all whistleblowers!! An “approachable” Wirral councillor stands tall as the person to go to directly.   I hear this person is “yer man”, and his record speaks for itself.  If you’re a fledgling whistleblower, slightly unsure, but determined to make an … Continue reading

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Was there any coaching prior to 9th Sept Public Accounts Committee starring Patten and Thompson?

9th September 2013 I lodged my first ever Freedom of Information request with the BBC today: → From: Paul Cardin 9 September 2013         Dear British Broadcasting Corporation, This FoI request relates to a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee which was held … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Somerset County Council up to no good. The ICO – Useless, Ruthless, Toothless

2nd September 2013 It’s taken me a while to put this up on the blog, but here’s a response to a complaint I lodged in May 2013 with the Information Commissioner’s Office: PROTECT  21 June 2013 Case Reference Number FS50496625 Dear … Continue reading

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Openness? Transparency? Public dialogue? Democracy in Action? Look no further…

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