‘Tiser brings us the ‘Three Wise Monkeys’?

The Rotherham Advertiser has today placed online, this video of Roger Stone, Martin Kimber and Jahangir Akhtar explaining this years budget.

VIDEO: Budget ‘will prioritise Rotherham’s most vulnerable’

Reader sourced reviews will, no doubt, be interesting!

Cast List:
Roger Stone – Leader of RMBC
Martin Kimber – Chief Executive RMBC
Jahangir Akhtar – Deputy Leader RMBC

Does anyone have a transcript? Would be very useful for readers, the sound quality makes it difficult to hear!

Friend of Old Rotherham brings us these two stories that will amuse you!

Firstly this very revealing story, in Yorkshire’s national daily, the Yorkshire Post, from 2003:

Fresh blow for council rocked by scandal

Published on Sunday 26 October 2003

THE new leader of a council tainted by a major sleaze scandal has admitted making a false expenses claim over a trip to Scotland – but insists it was a genuine mistake.

The claim, by Rotherham Council leader Roger Stone, was discovered during a police inquiry into an anti-poverty organisation run by Garvin Reed, the disgraced former deputy leader of the authority who is currently serving a three-year prison sentence for his part in stealing 172,000 of public money. Read on….

And this link to a piece of the jigsaw of the history of Rotherham from the same time:

ROTHERHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL
REPORT TO CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Available as a pdf, here.

A timely reminder of the tendency to corruption, fraud and worse that seems to occur wherever  Labour rule without effective opposition!

Thanks to ‘A Friend of Old Rotherham‘, for bringing these links to our attention.

A selection of stories featuring Roger Stone from the Yorkshire Post can now be found in:

The Leader’s Files – Roger Stone

Spotted in the Star by Don

Dear Rothpol,
I thought you and your active and empowered Rotherham Politics readers may be interested in this story lately gleaned from the Rotherham Star –

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/barnsley/white_elephant_fears_over_china_theme_park_1_3762610?commentspage=0

It seems that there’s no shortage of naturalists such as ourselves who know that Chinese White Elephants at Rother Valley Country Park are just part of a much larger herd of extinct life forms which eventually die out – i.e. Rotherham Town Centre, Dolly’s Books for Babbiz, Imperial Buildings, All Saints Buildings, and the list from Da Dodger and Da Muppets n Corn Fed Hogs just continues to grow and grow and grow – and all with our money and not their own.

Don Buxton

See also from Yorkshire Post: Campaigners fight Visions of China project for country park.