Monday, 22 December 2014

The Seven Nolan Principles

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (Nolan Committee) has set out seven principles of public life which it believes should apply to all in public service. The following are the seven principles of conduct that underpin the work of public authorities.

The following are the Seven Nolan Principles:
1 Selflessness:
Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other benefits for themselves, their family or their friends.
2 Integrity:
Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might seek to influence them in the performance of their official duties.
3 Objectivity:
In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.
4 Accountability:
Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.
5 Openness:
Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.
6 Honesty:
Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest
7 Leadership:
Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example

Saturday, 20 December 2014

County Durham - ANOTHER 'rotten borough'!

Decades of child abuse by the leader of Stanley Town Council, County Durham!

How can these politicians evade justice for so long, while their victims are so often ignored and even attacked for speaking the truth?
Over and over again we hear about council members abusing children and evading justice. Council 'Social Services' (private-for-profit registered companies) are stealing children for profit, illustrating very clearly how low a regard for the welfare of children, and families, exists in councils across the country!

Why £47bn pension black hole threatens to push up council tax

Why £47bn pension black hole threatens to push up council tax...

"Michael Johnson, author of the report, said the 89 different funds that are used to pay retired workers were "ponzi schemes in the making".
Three in four were in deficit, he said, as the amount of money paid in by workers each year was failing to cover the costs of payouts to the elderly."

As has been repeatedly made clear, more Council Tax goes to private pensions than goes to Public Services. Which means that Council Tax is FRAUDULENT and therefore CRIMINAL! Councils submit FRAUDULENT accounts with their yearly demands for payment. They do NOT include the pension spending, or the interest on debt, or the massive expenses paid to executives, or the payments/bribes to retiring council staff to prevent whistleblowing on the council FRAUD!
Council Tax pension schemes are ALREADY "ponzi schemes" that have been invested in unethical and even criminal investments, which is why the schemes have so often failed to retain original balance, failed to make any return, and have lost badly! Over and over again the CRIMINAL corporate councils have lost vast sums of Public Funds, making them guilty of Misconduct in Public Office and Misappropriation of Public Funds, both serious CRIMINAL offences!

It is time to STOP PAYING Council Tax!