Council prosecutes 100th motorist for parking badge fraud in Rotherham


A man who used his mother’s blue badge to park in Rotherham when she wasn’t with him became the 100th person to be successfully prosecuted for misusing the free parking permits. Houman Raki, aged 25, of Warren Avenue, Rawmarsh, used … Continue reading

Democracy, Sir? – A response to Sir Derek Myers


This rather petulant piece, made it into the letters pages of this weeks Advertiser. I read with some interest the article in then July 24 edition of the Advertiser about the £800 per day Sir Derek Myers’ views on the … Continue reading

Colin Barron – Labour Candidate Keppel Ward


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Colin Barron has issued his leaflet in support of his campaign for re-election in Keppel Ward. Click on image to read the whole leaflet: Previously: The Blue Badge Files

News on Blue Badge prosecution


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The Council boasts at it’s success in obtaining another prosecution of a ‘blue badge abuser’. Rings rather hollow when Rotherham Labour Group are still protecting the ‘blue badge abuser’ in their midst! One law for the public, quite another if … Continue reading

More ‘Blue Badge Abusers’ Fined!

Friday’s Star brought us more news of the successful prosecutions of three ‘blue badge abusers’, who used someone else’s blue badge when the holder was not present!

Emma Gaffney, aged 38, of Ascension Mews, Maltby, Ronald Steele, 67, of Herringthorpe Close, Rotherham and Waseem Kazmi, 42, of Middle Lane South, Rotherham, were all found guilty and fined for fraudulent use of another’s blue badge when the holder was not present.

These tales sound awfully familiar to us at Rotherham Politics with the case of our, very own blue badge abusing councillor who evaded prosecution thanks to the hard work of the then Borough Solicitor, Tim Mumford, who found a loophole which resulted in the failure to prosecute him. Tim Mumford, then also put the fear of God in to Labour Group and others to stop any leak! Some hope! All that, to protect the reputation of one rather minor member, with a chequered and rather inglorious past already.

His crime was exactly that of these three examples, why then, is Rotherham’s blue badge abusing Councillor still being protected by Roger Stone, Jahangir Akhtar and Rotherham Labour Group, to their eternal shame? We should be told!

Councillors and Co-opted members code of conduct.
Officers code of conduct.

Rotherham’s disgraceful parade gets ever longer!

Rotherham is rapidly building up an increasingly long list of councillors guilty of acting outrageously but go, as yet, unpunished by the Rotherham Labour Local Government Committee, Labour Group or the Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Labour Party.

The labour Party should hang it’s head in shame for the disgraceful way that in Rotherham, actions that would result in Party expulsion anywhere else, are actively tolerated and the guilty not only go unpunished but are protected! These outrages must stop! The Labour Party must deal with it’s own dirty washing, before it makes the description ‘Scum Labour’ entirely apt!

Gerald Smith is both a borough and parish councillor. So disgraceful has this this man’s behaviour been over the years, that it is most certainly time he paid the price for them. What we have never been able to understand is, why Rotherham and the Regional Labour Party have not acted before to rid the town of this flawed man. Read all about Gerald Smith, Police caution and all! Read on…..

Rotherham’s very own Blue Badge abusing councillor, still evading justice, or at least the wrath of the public, hiding like the coward that he is, behind a wall of silence from Labour Group. Read on….

This situation cannot continue, Labour must deal with this without further delay.


The latest tale of abuse of position comes to our attention.

The ‘Two Homes Scandal’, described by Grant Shapps on Monday in parliament, comes to Rotherham with the ‘I’m-Alright-Jacks’.

Is this yet another manifestation of ‘Scum Labour’ in action?

Yet another tale of council mismanagement and abuse of power is, I understand, about to break and will be carrying it here soonest!

Bringing up the rear, is our very own Parliamentarian, currently in disgrace. Ongoing Police investigation, We have checked! This man is either extraordinarily greedy or a crook. We shall see which one in due course!

The full sorry tale can be found Here…..

Disabled Motoring UK – responds

Rotherham Politics has had a response from Disabled Motoring to our story: RMBC wins award from Disabled Motoring UK – Despite having the Blue Badge Abusing Councillor! I quote:

“Disabled Motoring UK awarded Rotherham MBC Parking Services this award because they are one of very few councils actually doing anything to stop Blue badge abuse. The behaviour of one councillor should not detract from the hard work of these parking officers in bringing abuse under control. If it wasn’t for the enforcement team i doubt this councillor would have been caught. I sincerely hope they will be punished accordingly.”

Labour can apologise – but not in ‘Scum Labour’ Rotherham

Michael Elmer, remember him? He came up with the term ‘Scum Labour’ to describe the secretive and corrupt ways that infect the ‘body politic’ through large swathes of labour’s northern ‘heartlands’.

Michael has kindly supplied the information for this tale of over zealousness of the Labour Party in their own Rule Book, of what constitutes a ‘secret society’. This story shows the contrast between the willing admission of their error and preparedness to apologise by labour nationally, with the failure of the Labour Party to deal with Gerald Smith’s outrageous libel of individuals and the Christian Democrats!

The contrast is stark and exposes the secretive and corrupt ways of ‘scum Labour’ Rotherham, when they won’t even get Gerald Smith, at least to apologise, for his own offensive statements strewn with factual inaccuracies and more than one actual libel and repeated to the point of egregiousness! Roger Stone, pictured left and the whole Labour Group are now making a laughing stock of themselves. The unnamed blue badge abuser being protected by Roger Stone, Jahangir Akhtar and Mahroof Hussain MBE among others, is not helping their own images nor their personal reputations one little bit! The reputation of labour, throughout Rotherham Borough, is being significantly damaged by these issues that remain un-addressed!

Nothing new there then!

This story, lifted from The Catholic Times and provided by Michael is largely self explanatory, I reproduce it below:

Ed Miliband, Labour Party Leader, is already struggling to stamp his authority on his party, he cannot be taken seriously, if Labour Rotherham remains in it’s current parlous state.

He starts to look very much like a Mr Bean character, tolerant of wrongdoing in local government in the very area he has his own Parliamentary Seat.

Ed Miliband must now get a grip on the Rotherham Labour Party and in particular, the Labour Group, if he will be wanting our votes, that is! Oh and sort out MacShane too!