Tag Archives: Gagging Clause

Paul Cardin appears on www.bastionradio.com

6th April 2015 The other day I was invited onto Bastion Radio, a Bristol-based up and coming internet service run by Mike West and Kai Holloway. They’d seen a few of my tweets and posts and were interested in hearing all about … Continue reading

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24 grievances, a Director (+2) leave Arrowe Park and they’re STILL not talking

See the earlier post I made on this subject, for a description of the earlier events. The headline above is not strictly accurate.  Following an internal review (which was late) WUTH have released a few more crumbs for the time period I specified: 3 … Continue reading

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Am I a maker of “vexatious requests” ?

26th June 2014 UPDATE – Wirral Council have capitulated, and have now withdrawn ALL their ‘vexatious’ refusals targetted against me.  Not content with this however, monitoring officer Surjit Tour, head of the legal “team” has made a veiled threat on … Continue reading

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#FoI Request ~ Departure of Chief Internal Auditor David Garry from Wirral Council

THIS IS AN ALLEGEDLY “VEXATIOUS” REQUEST →   18th October 2012 http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/departure_of_chief_internal_audi See also this related blog post Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, On 17th October 2012, it finally became public knowledge that disgraced Chief Internal Auditor David Garry – … Continue reading

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#FoI request ~ Discovery of Wirral Council’s failure to record compromise agreements

“Let’s hide away everyone.  Because then…. ….it’s not really happening” → Total numbers for Compromise Agreements (full & final settlements for departing employees) I lodged a previous request on this subject back in January 2011.  This was one of 345 separate requests made to … Continue reading

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Opinion of Senior Counsel, Hugh Tomlinson QC, on Freedom of Information ban by Cheshire West and Chester Council –

Following Cheshire West & Chester Council’s hideously misconceived “ban” on my statutory FoI and personal Data Protection querying rights, the time has come to release the opinion of Senior Counsel Hugh Tomlinson QC, who has granted his permission. This “ban” … Continue reading

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Use of the FOI / DP Gagging Clause – some UK Local Authorities publicly frown upon it

Actual UK Local Authority quotes on the use of FOI / DP related “gagging clauses” Both Cheshire West and Chester Council and Brent Borough Council have used a “gagging clause” within a compromise agreement to prevent former employees from getting … Continue reading

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