Friends and readers.
Once more Edinburgh shity Council is in the News for all the wrong reasons. This City named in a report as one of the most corrupt in the country has once again lived up to its infamous reputation.
Two Council officials CHARLES OWENSON and JAMES COSTELLO took bungs from City firm ABC.LTD In exchange for Council contracts. These two cheap crooks made thousands of pounds while defrauding the Council taxpayer in a scam that ran for close to 5 years. This abhorrent and criminal behaviour is only the tip of the iceberg in this most corrupt of cities. The Edinburgh Evening News has 5 full pages, 13-05-2015, including the front page covering corrupt behaviour of one sort or another.
What a disgrace and the present elected mob could pay a far higher price at the Local Council elections next year as it is ultimately their responsibility to be custodians of the public purse. They have failed miserably to manage the affairs of this City properly and allowed officials to run riot and they still are. We the people elect Councillors to run the City not be run by unelected officials who hide behind rules and regulations and use them to benefit themselves.
Pilton Sucks has been in the forefront of exposing corrupt behaviour and at last some of it has hit the press and not before time. Laughably Chief Executive Sue three jobs Bruce said this scandal had prompted a major overhaul. The hypocrisy of this woman is startling. Sucks exposed Bruce’s links with Henderson Global and consultants who have had contracts with the City. Bruce has had at the very least serious conflicts of interests as an employee of this City, and that’s not to be forgotten, she is an employee and is answerable to her political masters who she has played for suckers and dangled on strings like puppets, has behaved as if she is answerable to no-one. Our friends at the Edinburgh Evening News ran a series of love in stories about Bruce, wonder what they are thinking now after Sucks revelations.
We demanded an investigation into the secretive Capital City Partnership which boss JIM RAFFERTY uses as his own personal plaything, and who have produced little or nothing for this City except wage bills for these leeches. There was a move to get rid of Capital City Partnership but Economic Development Chair Frank fingers Ross who is about as useful as a chocolate fireguard did nothing, and they are still hanging around like a bad smell. Ross was warned that when he took over as chair of Economic Development that his officials would bog him down with paperwork and freebie trips to get him out of the way has proven to have been a valid warning as that is exactly what has happened. Ross has sold this City short and allowed officials to run with their own agenda.
We published evidence that showed senior official GREG WARD was hard at it, and accused elected members of meddling, problem is they haven’t meddled enough, not nearly enough. Surely the time has come to select candidates for public office not because a handful of party hacks select them in a room somewhere, but selected for their experience in the real world and with a determination to get rid of those that run it in their own interests. The time has come to stop electing babies wet behind the ears and who have no experience of the realities of life and who by their ignorance encourage corruption to be the rule of thumb.
We also exposed senior officials ERIC ADAIR AND PETER WATTAN who have been doing their own thing at the taxpayers expense for far to long and must also be brought to task for their behaviour. Sucks has a dossier on these two idiots and are happy to hand it over to the correct authorities, all they have to do is ask, but we want action in return. We can prove that by hiding behind rules they have corruptly engineered a project at the former Royston School site in Boswall Parkway Edinburgh which will cost the City millions they can’t afford to spend while at the same time ignored a Community driven Project which would have put a care home and social housing on the site at no cost to the Council, but this was buried, but sucks has seen it, and we can confirm that both Frank fingers Ross knew about and encouraged the project as did local Councillor Cammy squint tie Day.
Sucks demands an open inquiry into why these officials were allowed to bury this project which finance chair Alistair the toff Rankin also knew about and ignored, and then managed to con elected members into signing off on a deal which will cost the taxpayers upwards of 10 million pounds at a time when services are being threatened but not the jobs of these crooks. We also understand that there was an unseemly haste in pushing this project through due to the alternative project being on the table or in this case hidden under it. No local consultation of any kind has taken place and if anybody say’s it has they are liars and we can prove it. WARD, WATTAN and ADAIR should have been in the dock alongside OWENSON and COSTELLO but they aren’t and that is a crime in itself.
We won’t know the real extent of the damage that three jobs Bruce has created and will leave behind until she goes, and she’s another one who should be investigated but none of the elected members have the balls to take her on. She is by far the worst ot the worst, instead of leading she has looked after herself, that’s when she’s been there of course. We at Sucks were against the appointment of Bruce right from the start and with good reason. The climate of corruption has worsened under her stewardship and flourished under her stewardship and when she goes which is not soon enough we will all pay the price for the mismanagement of this City. She conned everyone but Sucks and a few others who are frightened by the other climate in the City, the one of fear. Some have come forward sickened by her and her pals behaviour and blown the whistle with facts and figures.
Will she get her just deserts, wouldn’t think so she will go off into the sun and resurface somewhere on the board of another organisation which she will be paid for and no doubt give us all the, I gave it to charity crap. Her association with SSE was blatant by its conflict of interest as strangely enough this organisation which also boasts a criminal record after being convicted of mis-selling products to punters has a contract with the City Surprise Surprise and who sits on their board, oh yes that’s right Sue three jobs Bruce, a contract we may add that City leader Andy pandy Burns said he knew nothing about, no wonder these officials get away with it when mugs like Burns are supposed to be in charge.
Rightly the citizens of this City many of whom are readers of Sucks will be appalled at the level of corruption in this City and being defrauded and conned by faceless officials whose only interest is their own. These crooks should be behind bars not given fat salaries and honours which condones their behaviour. The citizens of this City who are facing cuts to their services have no-one to turn to, but are witnessing these greedy bastards lining their own pockets, while preaching whiter than white. They have feathered their own nests at the expense of the whole City while pretending and lying about their dedication to duty. These people are nothing more than criminals. So when you the hard pressed citizen goes out to work tomorrow if you have a job that is, just remember that it is you all of you that will be paying the price of the corruption of the few.