I was alarmed by Caven Vine’s (UKIP) support for Mr Kimber in the Advertiser. I must assume Caven was misquoted or partially quoted.Otherwise Caven is way off the mark.
I have said it before and will say it again. Much of the blame lays with the unaccountable and unelected officers, executives and directors. If anyone simply concentrates on the elected officials, and fail to challenge Mr Kimber and his like, they not only miss the point but leave the problem in place.
In my own related complaints to RMBC Mr Kimber and his staff (under his direction) over the last few years have been a major obstacle to any investigations I and others have requested. Indeed their attitude as been very aggressive to shut down all processes, using avoidance, semantics and a total disregard for presented evidence. Indeed his department have been nothing more than the equivalent of a institutional firewall – only with the limited settings of dismissing concerns and issues raised through a slow but determined policy of evasion and institutionalized cover up.
Far from being the vanguard for decency and truth Mr Kimber (and his underlings) have systematically denied access to justice on this issue and many other related staff / public complaints. His department have systematically ignored procedures and evidence, as well as failing to act. Mr Kimber is not ‘the help’ we need, he is part of the disease that has infected and destroyed local democracy and accountability.
Caven, I hope you have been misquoted. (It can happen) Otherwise explain why you place so much trust in the man who has done so much to shut down debate and internal / external discourse, and the man who shamed . the citizens of Rotherham by his disgraceful ‘deny all’ head in the sand performance before the Parliamentary Committee.
Now this is a more general observation. As for elected officials I would like EVERY elected member of the council who served during the period 1997 – 2013, of ALL parties, (and independents) what they did officially to address the issue. Denials or ‘I said this’ are not enough – proof must be provided – and soundbites will be challenged and seen rightfully as mere political posturing. In addition I would like details of what went off at the seminar discussed. It may have been just a general seminar – they occur – it may have been very specific – but a lot of names previously not disclosed have been revealed and details seem sparse. I and others want real details please. To those that were there. who come on here -or want to come on here – clarification is not just needed but expected.
Finally, to our American Cousin who ask what the citizens of this town have done. I would like to say everything possible. Some have lost careers, physical / mental health and futures to expose this. The vast majority did not know. Now they do they are outraged.
However, I thank you for your international support, and I in turn offer mine to you to ensure Michael Brown and his community receive the justice they deserve in what seems to me an outrage that echoes the social conditions and lack of equal right of Deep South Segregation. It looks like another Martin Luther King (if there aver could be another MLK) is needed over ‘The Pond’. But good luck and may justice prevail. Finally, it may take time to get justice. But marching with pitchforks is not the way. Posse’s tend to hang the wrong person and should be left to old Hollywood cowboys. What we here want is the guilty to pay fully. That system may be slow but it is the correct way to do things. The truth is (partially) out now – it’s time for the wheels of British Justice to start turning and ensure every safeguard is in place so that that while CSE will sadly continue to happen all over the world, at least in future the victims are not ignored.