RMBC Payday lenders blocked by council


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Thanks to our spotter, we can bring this to wider attention: Our spotter also made the following points: I’m not sure how to ensure that all pay-day-lenders are blocked/re-directed, why not gambling sites as well, why not rothpol? Tricky even … Continue reading

Cllr Husssain does know the people at PAK very well!

Hi Riki,
Is this Cllr Mahroof Hussain featured in this PAK supermarket
Rotherham Youtube video? 10 seconds in? Does he know the owner?


So Cllr Husssain does know the people at PAK very well!


Surely questions have to be asked about this scheme and who
benefits from ratepayers money? As well as why PAK was chosen and
what part Cllr Hussain has played in PAK gaining the sole
participatory rights?

A curious citizen.

Labour success spoilt once again by selection shenanigans

This I simply had to share with readers, on Left Futures:

Labour success spoilt once again by selection shenanigans

This could have been entitled, Rotherham Child Sex Grooming Scandal Claims First Casualty! Next please!

Rotherham By-Election Daily News Digest – 12th Nov

We can predict with some certainty that the Rotherham by-election will be the dirtiest campaign ever, in Rotherham!

Already we have seen Respect locked out of a meeting room they had booked for their rally and confirmation of their candidate Yvonne Ridley!

If that wasn’t bad enough, Rotherham Labour is now threatening a Mosque, who have the temerity to issue an invitation to the Respect candidate to enable members to listen to the arguments from Yvonne Ridley. Low and behold they have been advised that should this meeting take place the Mosque can whistle if it wants planning permission to rebuild! Story so far in the comments on the post, Respect and Rotherham.

This kind of infantile, fundamentally anti-democratic behaviour, is just what we have come to expect from Labour in Rotherham. They think the ‘own’ the Town and when challenged, there is no low-down dirty trick or stunt they will not pull, even if laws are broken! Rotherham Labour are a thorough disgrace to the word democracy! This by-election will expose that to everyone, the Labour Party must get a grip, before they become a complete laughing stock.

Labour Party aspirants, down in London today, for the selection of the shortlist to be put to Labour members at New York Stadium tomorrow night! Understand Eddie Izzard may be the surprise inclusion on the shortlist! Information now in, indicates Eddie Izzard is the preferred candidate! Mahroof must not be on the, very shortlist!

Civil war has broken out in Rotherham since the unveiling of the all wimmin shortlist forecast recently on Rotherham Politics. look very likely that Yvonne Ridley will be getting more volunteers for her campaign,very soon!

Ralph Dyson, The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate has taken his campaign onto the web, to view his site, click here. Ralph Dyson.

Breaking News: The Liberal, Robert Teal, has been selected to be their candidate in Rotherham!

Updated as further news comes in, email rothpol with your news.

Rotherham By-Election Daily News Digest – 11th Nov

Welcome to you on this beautiful Sunday morning, the day that Labour members realise that they have a real fight on their hands!

Respects Yvonne Ridley, has a reputation as a formidable campaigner, that will go down well with the ex-Labour voters in Rotherham, who now stay away from voting because the Labour Party no longer even seeks to represent them! There are enough of them to swing the vote decisively! Oh dear! Yvonne on Twitter, @yvonneridley.

Labour Selection: In addition to Richard Burgon, there are three suitors with easily recognisable surnames, desperately seeking parliamentary seats. I speak of  Will Straw, Euan Blair and Joe Dromey, no less! Labour Royalty even, dynasties in the making?

The #nocarpetbaggershere Twitter #tag is being used to imply support for Mahroof Hussain, even by some who privately can’t stand him and use the most derogatory of terms when describing Mahroof Hussain in private. Politicians saying one thing in public, then doing another in private, well I never! Machiavelli is alive and well and can be seen in Rotherham’s Lubyanka!

Omar Meban has withdrawn in favour of Yvonne and has said that everyone is welcome to join him in helping with Yvonne’s campaign.

Newsflash!!!! Another Independent candidate has declared, this time the Rev Simon Copley! More about this in the first post tomorrow.

Updated as further news comes in, email rothpol with your news.

Rotherham By-Election Daily News Digest – 10th Nov

Respect are announcing their candidate this afternoon at a rally.

Newflash: George Galloway MP has announced Yvonne Ridley as Respects candidate in the Rotherham by-election. Many people there! That will concentrate Labour’s mind?

Not half, this is as far as they are concerned, awful news, running around like headless chickens as this is written.

The Unite contingent are in London today seeking the unions backing.

Labour Shortlisting Monday. A new name for readers to ponder upon, Colin Burgon’s son, Richard, a solictor! GMB Backed we have been told and gaining some momentum.

Updated as further news comes in, email rothpol with your news.


Rotherham By-Election News – 8th Nov

They are off! The writ has been moved and the by-election will indeed be on 29th November.

News from the Labour camp is confused, Mahroof and Emma are furiously engaged in lobbying but a national profile candidate is said to be waiting in the wings.

The Independent, Peter Thirlwall, who stood against MacShane in 2010 is giving serious consideration to another run out at this by-election.

As for the right wingers, the usual suspects have emerged but we understand others may enter the fray!

Just in, The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing Ralph Dyson.

To let us have your news, the simplest is to leave a comment, send us an email, click here.

Evening Update: Another Local Labour member who can now be named as Ged Dempsey, a printworker from Wath, who is understood to be seeking Unite’s backing, this time, someone much more to their liking, than Mahroof Hussain or Emma Hoddinott, Rothpol would imagine?

Rotherham By-Election 29th Nov!

It is understood that the by-election writ will be moved in parliament tomorrow!

The most likely date 29th November and Mahroof Hussain the Labour candidate.

News just in: The Labour Party will be short listing Monday, in London, with a hustings meeting for members in Rotherham, on Tuesday evening.

All Wimmin Shortlist For Labour?

Dear Rotherham Politics readers,

My Agent “White Rabbit” embedded in deep cover in Town Hall Towers/Lubyanka has this evening wirelessed me that Ms Stasi Commissaress* is apoplectic with rage and pink disenchantment at finding out that the new Rovrum Laybah MP List won’t be “wimmin-only”.

Apparently the Sale boards were already ordered, the Champayne chattering clarsses put on standby for a Westminster canapes partee, and Grattans were informed of a potential change of address.

The SP is that the List will be open to both menn and wimmin, so that clearly puts our 1st Class Rail Travel Guru** at a tactical advantage for the moment.

This may yet turn out to be the most popular public weasel scrap for some time. I’ve got a ringside seat ordered and hope to feed regular reports out to the world from Agent “White Rabbit”.


Kind Regards,

* Aka Councillor Emma Hoddinott North Yorks County Council Unison Pilgrim.

**Aka Councillor Look, Duck & Vanish MBE.

What’s on Mahroof’s mind?

The Middlesborough  Gazette lets the ‘cat out of the bag’!

Many thanks go to our anonymous, but very observant source for this.

Councillor Look, Duck & Vanish MBE, will be busy brown nosing, for a while, at least?