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2012 – The full top ten

2012 a record breaking year in more ways than one: Joyce Thacker’s priority? Find the whistle blower! 5,645 The Times – In full – heads must surely roll! 2,648 Rotherham By-Election 2012 1,828 The Uncomfortable Truth About Jahangir Akhtar! 1,444 Rotherham By-Election Daily News … Continue reading

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2012 the top five

The years top five posts, updated regularly until 23:59 31st December: Joyce Thacker’s priority? Find the whistle blower! 5,607 The Times – In full – heads must surely roll! 2,616 Rotherham By-Election 2012 1,824 The Uncomfortable Truth About Jahangir Akhtar! 1,399 Rotherham By-Election Daily … Continue reading

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What may be perfectly legal but totally unacceptable politically?

It is often the case in politics that when lawyers get involved in pursuit of their clients interests, against the wishes of a reluctant party, when it becomes public it doesn’t look good to say the least and is often … Continue reading

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Yvonne Ridley – time to step up to the plate!

If there was any wrongdoing by Respect, Labour would have reported it, like a rat up a drain pipe. What I would like to know is if Rothpol has any documentation it would care to share or compare with the … Continue reading

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FOI 2012.12.12 – RMBC negotiations with Wickersley Parish Council

FOI 2012.12.12 – RMBC negotiations with Wickersley Parish Council Dear freedomofinformation@rotherham.gov.uk I am an active and empowered Wickersley citizen with an interest in the costs and activities of those who are in public service on behalf of me, my family … Continue reading

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Labour’s Dirty Tricks

When MacShane obligingly fell on his sword, Rothpol warned readers that this would be one of the dirtiest campaigns by labour at a by-election. We were not wrong. listed below are some of the dirty tricks, if a reader should … Continue reading

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FOI 2012.12.12 – Gifts & Hospitality related to “Visions of China” project

Dear freedomofinformation@rotherham.gov.uk As an active and empowered citizen with an interest in the costs and activities of those in public office who serve the electorate I recently read the attached article relating to yet another expensive RMBC dream project – … Continue reading

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What’s Hot!

This weeks top five:  What’s hot this week on Rotherham Politics! The Uncomfortable Truth About Jahangir Akhtar! 1,236 Jahangir Akhtar – Attempted Intimidation? 918 Breaking News Keith Vaz calling Shaun Wright to appear before the Home Affairs Select Committee 634 Strange case of … Continue reading

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Healey’s Laybah Red Specs

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Usually I am quite satisfied with the work of my MP, Rt Hon John Healey Esq. I know he’s Labour thru-n-thru, but I do believe that he’s aware of the grubby scummy antics of Dodger and … Continue reading

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Strange case of the disappearing leaflet?

Fake election leaflets containing spurious information about labour’s challengers have been a common feature of elections in Rotherham for many a year. This however, is a particularly egregious example. Rothpol, was sent this photograph taken on an iphone on the … Continue reading

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The Uncomfortable Truth About Jahangir Akhtar!

Rotherham Politics over the last four and a half years, has covered many of the issues that are indicative of the broken politics that afflicts Rotherham! The Rotherham labour party believes that they ‘own’ the Town and are fundamentally undemocratic … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar – Attempted Intimidation?

Rothpol received this email from Jahangir Akhtar at eleven minutes past midnight today: “I request you supply me with the identity of the posters to you blog  of Chris and Ali who have both written that I have an ASBO. … Continue reading

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Andrew Norfolk At The Select Committee.

Well if Cllr Jahangir Akhtar still believes the Times caused the problems with the systematic abuse of children in Rotherham he may wish to watch Andrew Norfolk give evidence at the select committee. Interesting Keith Vaz uses the word failure … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election Full Result

Rotherham By-Election 29th November Full Results: Name Description Vote % Vote Share M Beckett LibDem 451 2.1 C Bristow EDL 29 0.1 S Champion Lab 9966 46.5 J Collins UKIP 4648 21.7 S Copley Ind 582 2.7 P Dickson Ind … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – Polling Stations now closed!

Something to keep you entertained while we wait. The last vote has been cast. The Polling Stations are now closed! The candidates and their agents along with their counting agents are assembling at Magna for the count. The ballot boxes … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election Day!

Excitement at last! Heard that UKIP has been involved in an altercation, labour says they are not involved! Continues in comments. The Rotherham Star has this today, By-election candidate’s criminal past, oh dear! Guido Fawkes, the notorious right wing blogger, … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – Logic of numbers?

Rotherham Politics has always tried to keep as neutral a position as possible, none more so than when covering elections. With labour in dire trouble with their campaign, mainly due to the apparent boycott by locals, at all levels of … Continue reading

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By-Election Hangover For Labour! Exclusive!

Rotherham Politics has learned that labour’s problems at the ballot box, have only just started! We have learned that Respect, will from now on maintain a presence and a base in Rotherham, after this by-election is over. Evidence seen by … Continue reading

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Rotherham Voters are in the mood for revolution!

The litany of Labour failure in Rotherham over many years is legendary! Despite the history of poor performance, greed, sleaze and corruption that labour has swept under the carpet with very few paying the proper price for their wrongdoing. Rotherham’s … Continue reading

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Reflections on a disaster!

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, On last night’s national BBC TV news I watched the report from Rovrum on the developing story of the foster parents who incurred the wrath of the PC Stasis Lubyanka Brigade by daring to be UKIP … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – Tuesday’s Campaign News

Rotherham labour’s hand picked candidate, has been abandoned by her Svengali and promoter in chief, one Kevin Barron the member for Rother Valley! Barron’s constituency office reports, Kevin will not be back now, “for several weeks.” That was quick, just … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – The Pivotal Moment?

The unacceptable face of Rotherham labour politics showed itself for what it is, as a result of their own botched selection. This resulted, not in a candidate of undoubted ability and track record such as Richard Burgon, but a complete … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – TUSC Rally

Rotherham Politics can report, Mondays TUSC pre election rally was well attended and supported. The message was clear the condem cuts in this area are devastating local jobs and services not to mention peoples lives. Meanwhile the labour party are … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – Labour Blind Panic Edition

Breaking News: Labour has pulled their candidate from tonight’s hustings event, broadcast and organised by Radio Sheffield! Bottling it! Never looks pretty! Source BBC. Latest announcement: Sarah Champion has pulled out of the Radio Sheffield debate tonight at New York … Continue reading

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Statement from RMBC – Fostering case

Statement from RMBC – Fostering case Published Monday 26th November 12 Councillor Roger Stone, The Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council said: “This morning I received a report of the immediate investigation that was ordered early on Saturday by the … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – Even More Labour Travails!

What has happened is clear: – REVENGE – the usual dirty trick from the local nulabor mafia to slur the name of the foster parents because they dared to leave nulabor – POLITICAL SABOTAGE – the usual dirty trick from … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – More Labour Travails! Fresh Disgrace?

I’ve got a minor scoop for you, Rothpol types. Nothing too amazing, but it deserves to be brought to wider attention locally. I’ve been reading tweets from the twitter account of labour party campaign workers who have been seconded up … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – Sunday Roundup!

A week ago the Rotherham by-election looked set for a routine, if unspectacular, labour victory. A week can be a truly long time in politics and none more so, than this last week for labour. There is a major link … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – Simon Wilson, on Fostering Scandal

I thought it would be helpful to share my thoughts with readers on today’s disturbing events. My overriding concern is for the three young children; presumably they were taken away from their original home because Rotherham social services had genuine … Continue reading

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Oh Dear Joyce – What have you done now?

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Oh deary deary me, the hapless, overpaid Joyce Thacker has ensured that the world’s media is keenly focussed on dear old Rovrum in the days leading up to the byelection – http://uk.news.yahoo.com/ukip-fury-over-foster-children-move-092523762.html So, it’s OK to … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election – Labour Signs Of More Distress?

Breaking News coming in, of an astonishing outbreak of intemperance from labour! Imagine the scene today, outside College Road Mosque, Deputy Leader of the Council Cllr Jahangir Akhtar in the company of  Lord Nazir Ahmed, Maria Eagle MP and their … Continue reading

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One Conservative’s View! Lessons Learned?

What has shocked me in recent weeks is the attitude of Rotherham Labour to anyone even daring to challenge them. Gillian Radcliffe and I did it repeatedly during the PCC campaign, because questions needed asking in the public interest. At … Continue reading

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Through Gritted Teeth?

Statement by Rotherham Labour Group “Why we’re backing Sarah Champion. ROTHERHAM’S Labour Group are pledging their support to Labour’s candidate for the by-election, Sarah Champion. The selection process for our candidate has been difficult, but the focus now must be … Continue reading

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Rotherham By-Election Some Reflections

Last week was quite a week, one way or another! Election campaigns always remind me of this quote from Sir Walter Scott’s poem, Marmion, which reads thus: “Oh! what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive!” … Continue reading

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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!

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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?

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Jahangir Akhtar – Taken To Task!

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, I have read Nigel Bonson’s spirited and reasoned defence of his past as a British police officer in reply to Jahangir’s myopic utterings and wish to add this comment … Jahangir, For goodness sake please stop … Continue reading

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UK food banks used by record number – We are all in this together!

UK food banks used by record number, says Trussell Trust http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19953938 Rotherham is not alone in having its own charity run Food Bank, as the impact of Tory cuts take hold more and more families are turning to food banks … Continue reading

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Labour Loyalist lays down a challenge

I broke cover a little while ago now, when it became obvious to me that the Rotherham Politics blog often had valuable points and insights amongst the fanciful and the downright wrong! This was largely going unchallenged and I also … Continue reading

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Essential advice unheeded!

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Here’s a piece of sound advice for Doctors which has just been published by the General Medical Council (GMC) which aims to help clinicians spot the tell-tales of child abuse. News article – http://uk.news.yahoo.com/guide-doctors-spot-child-abuse-021038398.html GMC website … Continue reading

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Exam Results.

I am disappointed to report that there has been criticism of the PPE exam question, a significant number of Elected Members have asked if they could have multiple guess type questions and if they could use their big thick bingo … Continue reading

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The Star – Baloney!

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, You may imagine my astonishment when I read this piece of fanciful nonsense about how our RMBC Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns are paying themselves less this year than last year – by a whopping … Continue reading

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The infantile loser?

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Well, ere’s a funny thing, don’t ya think? http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/police-post-candidate-pledges-to-take-prompt-action-on-antisocial-behaviour-1-4849290 Shaun Da Sheep, Rovrum’s Laybah PCC candidate, is proudly and vainly bleating about how he will ensure that the public get a response from Police within 24 … Continue reading

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Increased footfall? Now we know why!

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Ah ha, now I know the reasons behind the “increased footfall” that’s apparently occurring in dear old Rovrum, and which the Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns and their kling-ons have been trumpeting as a sign … Continue reading

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The Annual Greed Parade!

For those who missed this information, published Friday July 20th 2012 in the Rotherham Advertiser, close to the back pages, well page 87, actually: Cllrs Allowances, Travel & Subsistence 2011-2012 Name Basic Special R Travel Subsistence Total Akhtar J 12129.96 … Continue reading

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Neighbours Everybody Needs Good Neighbours!

At long last we have the figures for Rotherham Councillor’s Allowances & Expenses for 2011/12 only three months after our neighbours in Sheffield published theirs. I’m afraid I don’t have a link but readers can find the full table on … Continue reading

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Inexorable logic of numbers?

Firstly an examination of the current political make up of Rotherham MBC: Party Number Percentage Conservative 4 6.4 Independent 1 1.6 Labour 58 92 Labour’s overwhelming preponderance on RMBC, ensures that their untrammelled use of power is rarely challenged and … Continue reading

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Shaun Wright’s Supporters – Hidden Agenda?

In the first posting, using information brought to our attention by an anonymous RikiLeaks correspondent, to whom we are grateful, we bring you some interesting information on Shaun Wright’s uber-supporters: From, http://www.shaunwrightforpoliceandcrimecommissioner.com/page4.htm What kind of idiot registers a campaign website … Continue reading

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Cabinet question – Don Buxton follows up?

Dear chiefexecutive@rotherham.gov.uk You may recall that on Wednesday 4 July 2012 I visited the RMBC Cabinet Meeting and asked the following question in connection with the Proposed Changes to Rotherham’s Library and Information Service: “What independently accredited Specific, Measurable, Achievable, … Continue reading

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Darren Hughes – The Return! featuring in a cameo role that star of THT, your very own Cllr Jahangir Akhtar!

The plot so far: A committed Tory jumps ship to oust long serving Labour activist, having managed to hoodwink the great Leader our Z list star takes on the sham role of an Anston Councillor while all the time in … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – Shabana speaks out while the silence of the lambs continues!

While the majority of Elected Members and Chief Executive remain silent on the issue of the grooming and sexual exploitation of children here in Rotherham at least two Councillors have had the courage and stand up and set out their … Continue reading

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It’s ‘Jolly Roger’ – That’s Official!

Thanks to a Labour source, Rotherham Politics can bring you this huge clue why ‘Jolly Roger’ Stone, has maintained a disdainful silence on the most significant issue faced by RMBC in recent years, that of Rotherham’s Disgrace! We bring you, … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – Shabana Ahmed adds her voice to Jahangir Akhtars

Last night Borough Councillor Shabana Ahmed broke cover to bring us this statement: “I wasn’t intending to comment publicly this early in my political position but since my name has been mentioned along with the other women Cllrs I feel … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – the deafening silence continues

Dear Rotherham Politics Readers, While the deafening silence continues from Da Leedah and Town Clerk on the continuing problem of child sexual exploitation in our Borough, along comes Ann Coffey MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – Free Advice For The Leader Roger Stone

While contemplating the continuing deafening wall of silence coming from Town Hall Towers on the appalling sexual exploitation and grooming of young women and children which is still manifest among our midst, and the huge vacuum caused by an absent, … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – Fresh woe in tomorrows Times

For readers that can get behind the paywall, the rest of us will have to buy the print edition in the morning. Inquiry launched into sexual abuse of children Andrew Norfolk and Ruth Maclean Published 1 minute ago A parliamentary … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – Problem does exist – Official!

Here’s a brave WOMAN who’s prepared to stand-up and make the country and MPs publicly aware that young women are indeed being systematically sexually abused, and by whom. Note how she clearly refers to the perpetrators, she doesn’t shy away … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – RMBC Website concealing more than revealing – Questions asked

COMPLAINT/CONCERN TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF RMBC Dear chiefexecutive@rotherham.gov.uk As an active and empowered citizen ratepayer and unpaid community volunteer with an interest in scrutinising and challenging the costs and activities of those who seek public office in the well-rewarded … Continue reading

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Seen Elsewhere – Would that be Jahangir Akhtar on Guido Fawkes’?

Warsi’s Spice Partner Took Labour MP on Expenses-Paid Trip Abid Hussain Linked to Pakistan ISI Spy Agency Front Group Well spotted by Cerberus, many thanks.

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – The Times Report – Litany of Failure!

From The Times Website of 7th June 2012: “An official report into the way care agencies dealt with a murdered girl concealed key information about adults suspected of grooming and using her for sex from the age of 11, The … Continue reading

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Rotherham’s Disgrace – Why has no one been called to account?

So, once again, RMBC has been publicly shown to be completely inadequate in its ability to protect a Rotherham child from harm and sexual exploitation by despicable, wicked, evil Rotherham men. And, once again, all the multitude of warning signs … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar’s view on the Anston & Woodsetts Result

We quote from a Press release from Rotherham Labour Group: “Councillor Akhtar also expressed his disappointment that Anston and Woodsetts Councillor Darren Hughes narrowly lost his seat saying “Darren had been a great servant to his ward and made an … Continue reading

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Congrats from Grald-Hunter to Rotherham’s New Women Councillors

I would like to send my best wishes to the new cohort of Labour women councillors, Shabana Ahmed, Maggie Clark, Maggie Godfrey and Lauren Astbury, who represent a brave new enlightened chapter in Rotherham democratic politics. Now you are in … Continue reading

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Praise indeed – from the Deputy Leader

Spotted this tweet from Jahangir Akhtar, Deputy Leader Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, who found favour with us: 7 Apr Jahangir Akhtar ‏ @Jahangirakhtar Just spotted this endorsement by Rotherham Politics blog “Labour, on the other hand, have the best panel … Continue reading

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Rotherham Labour’s Democratic Deficit!

Whenever Rotherham Politics even so much as mentions that elections are to be contested by Independent candidates, Labour Trolls come out of the woodwork and criticise anyone who has the temerity to challenge them! Dave Smith is challenging Simon Tweed … Continue reading

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Corporate plan. Are we making a difference?

“18 months ago the Council launched its corporate plan. This plan sets out 29 key commitments based around five key priority areas in which the Council have pledged to make a difference. We are now wanting to “seek your views” … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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‘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 … Continue reading

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Can Rotherham have this too?

Couldn’t resist sharing this interesting article from the Guardian website with you: Why Oldham is taking council meetings online Broadcasting proceedings on the web with questions from the public is keeping Councillors on their toes Read on……. Must declare an … Continue reading

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Superfast Broadband Chaos?

This interesting story of much woe in the roll out of the super fast broadband network that has promised much but delivered little, can be brought to Rotherham Politics readers due to the observant “A regular reader” to whom we … Continue reading

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The Saturday Question? 4th Feb 2012

Following the exposure this week, of the Civil Servant running the Student Loans system and his pay being paid gross in to a private company, avoiding Tax and NI! Have we any such arrangements here in Rotherham? Previous Saturday Questions: … Continue reading

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Magna – Time for some facts!

For those of you who like their facts straight, we bring you the latest set of  full accounts available of  Magna Trust. Report of the Trustees and Consolidated Financial Statements for the Year Ended 31 March 2011. Available as pdf … Continue reading

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Wonderful news for Anston’s green belt!

It can be reported that the plans to build a school off Todwick Road with Common Road, Anston have been withdrawn!!!!!! . The advice from officers was for rejection. The decidedly unwelcome application was being fought by the the local … Continue reading

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Magna – pass the parcel ends with Jahangir Akhtar!

I was surprised to learn yesterday that the ‘pass the parcel’ game over RMBC’s representation on the Magna Trust has been passed on to a new Councillor. I can reveal that Jahangir Akhtar, Deputy Leader, is Roger Stone’s replacement as … Continue reading

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A few random questions?

Rotherham Politics poses the difficult questions: Why are the Conservatives in Rotherham so poor at providing opposition? Why did the independent remuneration panel only take evidence and advice from Council Officers, before recommending more? Rotherham Politics thinks that ordinary people … Continue reading

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Time for Rotherham to bite the bullet?

Rotherham Politics suggestion for savings No Two. Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council elected members have had for years the highest allowances in South Yorkshire! Is Rotherham one of the largest authorities in Yorkshire? Definitely not! Rotherham is by any stretch of … Continue reading

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2011 in retrospect – Anticipating 2012 – 30,000 hits later!

On New Year’s Day, a few sometimes random reflections on 2011, and the same for the year in prospect. 2011 was an interesting year politically at the local and national level and 2012 looks set fair to be at least … Continue reading

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