Councillor Maxine Fothergill phoned me, emailed me and eventually lied to the
police in an increasingly desperate attempt to have her expensive libel kept
secret; and what has she achieved? Instead of news of her indiscretions being confined to a few
thousand people in and around Bexley something like a quarter of a million
readers of Private Eye can now scratch their heads in disbelief. Who in their
right mind makes false allegations of theft against business associates and
concocts an untruthful story to bamboozle plod and thinks they can get away with it?
What sort of mind thinks that someone capable of such misjudgment is a fit and proper person to be a Conservative Councillor in Bexley and then decides that Vice-Chairman of the Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee is the natural home for such a talent?
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The Private Eye feature is not the only milestone crossed today on the road
towards bringing Councillor Fothergill to justice, Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court
has confirmed that my application for costs has been approved.
It doesn’t mean that I will get my £1,338.30 back as the payout will be at the lower Legal Aid rate and it will take three or more months to come through but it may be confirmation that the Court believes the case brought by Sergeant Robbie Cooke on behalf of Fothergill was ill-considered.
The Private Eye report was written by Darryl Chamberlain of 853london fame.