Monthly Archives: January 2018

Swindlers, Frauds and Thieves

Friends and readers.

They changed the rules to protect their bonuses in case of collapse. The chairman was former PM Cameron’s ”corporate responsibility” adviser. CEO paid himself more than £6 million in 5 years and while the company was sliding down the tubes he trousered more than a million quid towards his retirement.

The board have pocketed more than £12 million since 2012. Taxpayers money was siphoned off straight into their pockets. This is CARILLON and that is the reality.

Breaking it down. Former finance chief Richard Adam got a million pound package in 2016 and has collected £6.5 million since 2009. Chairman Philip Green copped £215,000 in 2016 and £193,000 in 2015. Carillon will continue to pay chief executive Richard Howson a salary of £660,000 till October 2018 plus £28,000 in benefits.

This is massive fraud by any other name and these creatures must be made accountable for their deceit and thieving.

Former finance chief Zafar Khan who has left the company gets £450,000 in base salary for 12 months. Interim chief executive Keith Cochran will be paid his £750,000 salary until July but he left the company in February.

This organisation run by these criminals have several major projects in Scotland including Aberdeen’s new £745 million bypass and a £23 million platform extension at Edinburgh’s Waverley.

This mess friends and readers is a stark warning to Westminster, Holyrood and local authorities about the privatistion of public services.
While these greedy thieving fuckers at the top of this organisation have been stealing from the taxpayer hundreds of ordinary workers many who probably have families will be wondering how to pay bills and mortgages in February.

We have previously warned our own City Council about the preferred contractors system which is wide open to abuse and certainly does not give best value, maybe now they might take a serious look at this policy, and change it.

it is hard to imagine fraud on this scale and right in front of their Tory pals, although we did go through the mess that Goodwin left the Royal Bank Of Scotland in, and he managed to run off with his pension pot intact leaving the taxpayers to clean up his mess. No criminal charges were ever brought against Goodwin and he almost brought the Country to it’s knees.

It’s almost certain no criminal charges will be brought against the thieves of Carillion and they will slide off back to the rocks they crawled out from under rubbing their greedy hands together. Once again the people witness corporate fraud and once again on a massive scale and once again the taxpayers may have to foot part of the bill.

Peoples lives and jobs will now be affected but not the greedy fuckers who stole taxpayers money, no they get off scott free to enjoy their stolen loot. These bastards should be in a fairer world not allowed to gain from failure, be made to return all the money they have stolen and their assets sold off to repay some of the debt and charged with fraud and embezzlement, but they won’t it’s easier to fuck up the ordinary worker, it’s easier to penalise them, it always is.

Nothing Done.

Friends and readers.

Some time ago we covered the Cameron House Community Centre scandal and the corrupt practices at play. Now our friends over at the Evening News tell us that there was over £150,000 work on the building without it being tendered for. Now Sucks is nor known for pulling it’s punches and certainly not on this occasion, some fucker got a bung, is that clear enough.

We named City official Peter huffy Watton as the clown who issued a completion certificate when the building was neither complete or safe, and yet he gets off scott free, no doubt blaming some other poor bastard further down the food chain. We named the now retired Mike the fraud Rosendale as another chancer who got off scott free plus a golden handshake for his part in this travesty. Both part of a Council which was given the title of the most corrupt Council in the country.

Officials running wild doing as they please unaccountable to in some cases inexperienced Councillors and in other cases complicit with them. We called for a full investigation into the Sue three jobs Bruce era citing evidence which wasn’t even glanced at, and now we have the invisible Andy pale face kerr and his side kick Paul sleekit Lawrence, yes friends Edinburgh is open for business.

Now that Burns, Hinds and co have departed the scene there is an opportunity to make officials accountable for their actions, no one voted for them yet they can thwart policy at will, take the localities as an example, whereby delaying what was official policy backed by the Scottish Government these faceless overpaid nonentities managed with a little help from the Tories and the treacherous Greens to stop it in it’s tracks, and who was chiefly responsible, yes friends sleekit Lawrence side kick of Chief pale face Kerr.

If the Evening News wants to do a bit of investigative journalism and not just a mouth piece then just ask our old pal and News columnist Steve jambo Cardownie, it’s a cert he knows where all the skeletons are buried, he had his own personal spade.

Time To Tax

Friends and readers.

Our old mate Gavin nee naw Barrie Convener of Economic Development makes a good point about the rip off costs of staying in Edinburgh over Hogmany. Upwards of £300 pounds a night to enjoy the delights of the City’s Hogmany bash and we add not a penny piece to the City coffers. Gav is just a sentence off saying a bedroom tax would be appropriate in these rip off circumstances.

We want to attract punters to come and visit our City what we don’t want is them going away feeling they were ripped off, we need them to be leaving with what Cleopatra said to Mark Antony, IF YOU LIKED IT TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS.

The City is entitled to make a buck or two out of the event with the money hopefully being reinvested in the City making it even more attractive to visit. But if you just look a little closer it’s not just the hotels that are ripping people off, everything from the greasy burger stall to the greedy pub landlords look to screw the punter for as much as they can get.

Of course all the ready made excuses are churned out but the exercise in ripping the punters off is a practised art at this time of the year. The introduction of a local, let’s call it a City dividend over the festive period would inject more cash into the City coffers something that is always needed. The £1 a head bedroom tax in some instances is laughable given the profiteering that goes on so a closer examination of what hotels and guest houses are charging or in this case over charging would help set a more realistic dividend for the City. But not only the rip off hotels must come into this equation but all the festive robbers should be made to pay a dividend to the City, set by how much they overcharge the visiting mug punter.

There is no doubt that the Hogmany bash generates income for the City but they too are being ripped off by knowingly allowing this profiteering to go on. The obvious argument is what can we do, but if you don’t try then you won’t know. Task a few over paid fat cat officials to prepare a paper which looks at the ways Edinburgh and it’s citizens can maximise it’s income while still looking to improve it’s image to the visitor.

It only take a few punters to complain about being ripped off for it to escalate into a damage limitation exercise.

Out With A Bang

Friends and readers.

2018 is upon us and all to play for yet again. The squibs went off good style and not a sign of the Hogmany stalwart Jackie plastic Bird, she was otherwise occupied being miserable in sunny Glasgow clearly wishing she was somewhere else, but hey the moneys good so mixing with the punters is a price our Jackie had to pay.

Over on STV was something that went beyond rubbish, a revamped version of the worst television show in living memory Thingamajig, so bad it made riveting viewing, there are few words to describe how bad this was, made standing in princess street freezing your bollocks off with somebody pissing in your pocket seem like a pleasant evening even at £25 quid a pop.

It will be interesting to see the final figure minus Underbelly’s cut, but if the City benefits then good job.

Edinburgh’s Hogmany shows the City in good light and with the event going off without a hitch then it was a good advertisement for the City so well done to all involved. The same can’t be said for the trash offered to the viewing punter on STV, what a disaster and badly staged managed as well. Brought back memory’s of the bad old days when the visiting punter should they have had a TV in their hotel room or the stay at home punter switched on to see the Gay Gordons [that's a dance friends] or the Dashing White corporal or is it sergeant recorded in July for viewing on Hogmany.

Once again STV bought the cheap seats while the BBC even with the party animal Jackie plastic Bird looking like misery personified gave the viewing punter an enjoyable evening going between the two main gigs in Edinburgh and Glasgow. All in all the BBC saved Scotland’s skin and may well pay dividends in tourist bucks.

For the rest Xmas TV was worse than shit and many would have prayed for the Great Escape to be slotted in such was the crap that was dished up, not everybody has the money pit of SKY TV to view the latest drivel on offer. Forgettable comes to mind but we did get the Wizard of Oz, that yellow brick road must have more cracks and potholes than the pavements and streets of Auld Reekie. We did get an omnibus edition of the Antiques road trip and if we see another of these smug bastards crowing on about how much this or that is worth we will throw our imitation silver plated ash tray at the fuckin TV screen.

You could buy a bumper edition of the TV or Radio Times which falls apart after a couple of thumb throughs even the staples that hold them together are shit, to select which of the repeated delights to watch. If you had freeview on your flat screen HD TV then you would have had even more channels of shit to choose from, three days of carry on films is more than anyone can take plus the umpteenth repeat of Minder or the professionals. You really had to search to find something that was not a repeat and you knew things were bad when the Xmas edition of Songs Of Praise started to look attractive.

The usual James Bond films which are mildly entertaining even if you have seen them a few times, at least they offered sanctuary for a couple of hours. If watching the Royal family walking to church is your thing then we were treated to it several times with the mug punters who queue up to flag wave desperate to get a glimpse of the new royal bride to be, exciting eh, made a family Xmas dinner seem digestible. We had the usual Morcambe and Wise clips but at least they are funny and stand the test of time.

Then came the great gong giveaway with the great and the good getting knighted or dame hooded or whatever it’s called with a smattering of gongs for the underlings just to show the elite are in touch with the common punter. Nick Clegg getting a Knighthood took some swallowing but after all he and his mob propped up the ruling class so it’s the least they can do.

So it’s almost back to reality and the usual shit on TV, nice to see some things never change.