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News and Comment April 2021

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20 April - Oh, the irony!

Philip ReadWith nothing worthy of comment until - possibly - tomorrow’s Full Council meeting in Bexley the Twitter barrel has to be scraped. Fortunately Conservative Councillor Philip Read comes to the rescue as he so often does.

He makes capital out of the fact that all six of the MPs found guilty of expenses fiddles more than ten years ago were Labour but a poor memory has left him open to more ridicule.

It is a matter of public record that Michael Barnbrook was a complainant and sometimes the principal complainant in all those cases (and several more) which may explain to some extent why Councillor Read refused to answer Michael’s public question at a Council meeting when Read’s department was accused of covering up the neglect that preceded the death of Rhys Lawrie with a Serious Case Review that Michael thought was of dubious merit. It was conducted by a former Bexley Director of Children’s Services.

Michael was subsequently banned from making Freedom of Information requests to Bexley Council.

The list of MPs brought down by Michael Barnbrook may be seen here.


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