Councillor Craske has been on a mission in recent days to discover who might be willing to sell fireworks to
children and he is very pleased, as everyone over the age of 18 surely will be, to
announce that every single retailer complied with the law.
It wasn’t always so.
For example shopkeeper Baljeet Singh was fined £1,200 with £430 costs and a £120 victim surcharge for selling fireworks to under age customers (see associated Tweet) and in another case Jarnail Singh did the same thing and had his knuckles lightly rapped by the Licensing Committee. The report is still on the News Shopper’s website (click associated small image)
Why the difference? That’s an easy one to answer.
Baljeet Singh stood for election on a Labour ticket in 2010 and was clearly a hardened criminal. On the other hand Jarmail Singh was a Tory candidate at the same election and had made an innocent mistake.
Don’t tell me that Conservative Councillors in Bexley are honest upstanding citizens. Trust Councillor Read to be up to his neck in the skullduggery.