Calls for Lord Hanningfield to "do the right thing" and pay back £50,000

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Calls for Lord Hanningfield to "do the right thing" and pay back £50,000 Calls for Lord Hanningfield to "do the right thing" and pay back £50,000

THE leader of Essex County Council has called on disgraced peer Lord Hanningfield to do the “right thing” and pay back more than £50,000.

Lord Hanningfield, who was Tory leader at Essex County Council between 2001 and 2010, is said to have wrongly claimed the cash on his council credit card.

Last week the authority’s audit committee said it could cost up to £110,000 to fight for the money and the council might not win.

It recommended dropping the case but the final decision lay with the current council leader David Finch.

Today he announced he would support the committee and said: “This about doing the right thing.

“It is about choosing to spend money on providing care, education, and roads, instead of spending it lining the pockets of expensive lawyers.

“I’ve made sure this situation can never happen again and our governance is now second to none.

“But I am still as angry and frustrated about this situation as Essex taxpayers are.

“So I am calling again on Lord Hanningfield to do the right thing and repay the money he owes.”

 

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1:49pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Hatpeg says...

Put 10p on the Council Tax and prosecute him - it would be worth it.
Put 10p on the Council Tax and prosecute him - it would be worth it. Hatpeg
  • Score: 33

1:57pm Fri 4 Jul 14

John Right says...

Starbucks coffee houses, avoided that amount daily, in unpaid taxes, chicken feed, if he has to pay it back, then pound a week....
Starbucks coffee houses, avoided that amount daily, in unpaid taxes, chicken feed, if he has to pay it back, then pound a week.... John Right
  • Score: -12

2:00pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Maya Pinnion says...

Why would he pay anything back ? he insists he did nothing wrong, also if the council believes he did do wrong, the people who "checked" and passed his spending should be investigated as well. Who knows what a can of worms could be opened.
Why would he pay anything back ? he insists he did nothing wrong, also if the council believes he did do wrong, the people who "checked" and passed his spending should be investigated as well. Who knows what a can of worms could be opened. Maya Pinnion
  • Score: 29

2:05pm Fri 4 Jul 14

eurodoomed says...

I look forward to the prosecution of Gordon Brown who draws a salary as an MP, but does not attend the Commons, and is therefore just as guilty as Lord Hanningfield.
And while we're talking about expenses, where are Tony Blair's. Oh, he shredded them. How very unfortunate.
Meanwhile, fraudster David Laws somehow crawled out of the woodwork to reemerge as an education mionister. What a splendid example to the young.
I look forward to the prosecution of Gordon Brown who draws a salary as an MP, but does not attend the Commons, and is therefore just as guilty as Lord Hanningfield. And while we're talking about expenses, where are Tony Blair's. Oh, he shredded them. How very unfortunate. Meanwhile, fraudster David Laws somehow crawled out of the woodwork to reemerge as an education mionister. What a splendid example to the young. eurodoomed
  • Score: 15

2:34pm Fri 4 Jul 14

n-unknown says...

Pah! It's great weather to watch some pigs flying today.

Politicians, Councilors, etc all have a different definition for "do the right thing". It's usually something along the lines of "if it doesn't benefit me, why should I bother?".

What happens to people who abuse the benefit system? They're prosecuted regardless of the cost (and rightly so). Why not do the same to him and all the rest of them!... oh wait, it's because they all old 'ex-colleagues'. *face palm*
Pah! It's great weather to watch some pigs flying today. Politicians, Councilors, etc all have a different definition for "do the right thing". It's usually something along the lines of "if it doesn't benefit me, why should I bother?". What happens to people who abuse the benefit system? They're prosecuted regardless of the cost (and rightly so). Why not do the same to him and all the rest of them!... oh wait, it's because they all old 'ex-colleagues'. *face palm* n-unknown
  • Score: 30

2:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Catchedicam says...

This odious parasite will give nothing back, he needs to be prosecuted even if it costs twice as much as he has stolen, he needs to be made an example of, confiscate his house (proceeds of crime) his car on the same basis, send the message that you will not gain from stealing from the good people of Essex, rather than the message we are currently sending of it's ok nick what you want it's too difficult to prosecute, Come on Essex CC GROW A PAIR!!
This odious parasite will give nothing back, he needs to be prosecuted even if it costs twice as much as he has stolen, he needs to be made an example of, confiscate his house (proceeds of crime) his car on the same basis, send the message that you will not gain from stealing from the good people of Essex, rather than the message we are currently sending of it's ok nick what you want it's too difficult to prosecute, Come on Essex CC GROW A PAIR!! Catchedicam
  • Score: 29

3:13pm Fri 4 Jul 14

iknowbetter says...

Listen we are talking about someone that when he was dipping his hands in the honey pot had no scruples then so why should he have gained any since?

Also if the Police are not going to prosecute due to insufficient evidence then those calling for him to hand back money he owes could well be liable for insinuating he has taken any money at all.
Personally I reckon he should be stripped of all titles and never again allowed into politics or at the very least receives no more money from the taxpayer in any shape or form. But of course we are dealing with MP's and Councillors who are only ever in it for themselves despite what they claim come election time, rules do not apply to these elitists. Its like I have said if you or I were to falter on their Council tax we would be hauled before the courts irrelevant of the cost to prosecute. A clear case of Double standards by this Tory lead Council yet again. Its about time we kicked the whole lot out and started again with Jo public at the helm.
Listen we are talking about someone that when he was dipping his hands in the honey pot had no scruples then so why should he have gained any since? Also if the Police are not going to prosecute due to insufficient evidence then those calling for him to hand back money he owes could well be liable for insinuating he has taken any money at all. Personally I reckon he should be stripped of all titles and never again allowed into politics or at the very least receives no more money from the taxpayer in any shape or form. But of course we are dealing with MP's and Councillors who are only ever in it for themselves despite what they claim come election time, rules do not apply to these elitists. Its like I have said if you or I were to falter on their Council tax we would be hauled before the courts irrelevant of the cost to prosecute. A clear case of Double standards by this Tory lead Council yet again. Its about time we kicked the whole lot out and started again with Jo public at the helm. iknowbetter
  • Score: 17

3:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

eurodoomed says...

Yes, but the same is true of Brown, Blair and fraudster, and current minister David Laws. Hanningfield is an easy target, who has at least served time in prison.
Brown, Blair and Laws are still being paid massively by the taxpayer.
Yes, but the same is true of Brown, Blair and fraudster, and current minister David Laws. Hanningfield is an easy target, who has at least served time in prison. Brown, Blair and Laws are still being paid massively by the taxpayer. eurodoomed
  • Score: 5

3:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

iknowbetter wrote:
Listen we are talking about someone that when he was dipping his hands in the honey pot had no scruples then so why should he have gained any since?

Also if the Police are not going to prosecute due to insufficient evidence then those calling for him to hand back money he owes could well be liable for insinuating he has taken any money at all.
Personally I reckon he should be stripped of all titles and never again allowed into politics or at the very least receives no more money from the taxpayer in any shape or form. But of course we are dealing with MP's and Councillors who are only ever in it for themselves despite what they claim come election time, rules do not apply to these elitists. Its like I have said if you or I were to falter on their Council tax we would be hauled before the courts irrelevant of the cost to prosecute. A clear case of Double standards by this Tory lead Council yet again. Its about time we kicked the whole lot out and started again with Jo public at the helm.
So you'll be putting yourself up for election then?

If you knew anything at all about local politics you would realise that not all councillors are like that and if you think the Tories are bad you surely have forgotten or chosen to ignore the Lefties of Labour who are happily creaming off the taxpayer, collecting £300 a day for attending the House of Lords - and I seem to remember a controversy over their expenses too not long ago. And these are the people that deplore peerages remember but are happy to accept them.

This man's Tory colleagues are not responsible for his actions, he is and he alone. And he should pay dearly.

I always say if you think you do know better or can do better, live up to it and propose yourself at the next elections.

I did my bit and never claimed anything in four years. Nor did I ever take or give a brown envelope.

Don't tar all politicians with the same brush.

I don't care what colour their rosettes are, the bad ones in any party need to be exposed and dealt with accordingly.

I have played my part in exposing skulduggery in party politics INCLUDING the ones I have been a member of. And that is the SOLE reason I am not a member of any. By PERSONAL choice.

And as I am paying these people out of my taxes, I continue to attend meetings and keep an eye on them in general. And I don't mind pulling up even those who are friends, if I think something is wrong.

I suggest you do the same, or as I said, put yourself up as a candidate next year.

Mind you, you'll have to do that under your real name. ;D
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: Listen we are talking about someone that when he was dipping his hands in the honey pot had no scruples then so why should he have gained any since? Also if the Police are not going to prosecute due to insufficient evidence then those calling for him to hand back money he owes could well be liable for insinuating he has taken any money at all. Personally I reckon he should be stripped of all titles and never again allowed into politics or at the very least receives no more money from the taxpayer in any shape or form. But of course we are dealing with MP's and Councillors who are only ever in it for themselves despite what they claim come election time, rules do not apply to these elitists. Its like I have said if you or I were to falter on their Council tax we would be hauled before the courts irrelevant of the cost to prosecute. A clear case of Double standards by this Tory lead Council yet again. Its about time we kicked the whole lot out and started again with Jo public at the helm.[/p][/quote]So you'll be putting yourself up for election then? If you knew anything at all about local politics you would realise that not all councillors are like that and if you think the Tories are bad you surely have forgotten or chosen to ignore the Lefties of Labour who are happily creaming off the taxpayer, collecting £300 a day for attending the House of Lords - and I seem to remember a controversy over their expenses too not long ago. And these are the people that deplore peerages remember but are happy to accept them. This man's Tory colleagues are not responsible for his actions, he is and he alone. And he should pay dearly. I always say if you think you do know better or can do better, live up to it and propose yourself at the next elections. I did my bit and never claimed anything in four years. Nor did I ever take or give a brown envelope. Don't tar all politicians with the same brush. I don't care what colour their rosettes are, the bad ones in any party need to be exposed and dealt with accordingly. I have played my part in exposing skulduggery in party politics INCLUDING the ones I have been a member of. And that is the SOLE reason I am not a member of any. By PERSONAL choice. And as I am paying these people out of my taxes, I continue to attend meetings and keep an eye on them in general. And I don't mind pulling up even those who are friends, if I think something is wrong. I suggest you do the same, or as I said, put yourself up as a candidate next year. Mind you, you'll have to do that under your real name. ;D Kim Gandy
  • Score: -8

3:31pm Fri 4 Jul 14

MooGirl says...

He and his ilk have no idea about the 'right thing to do' as is evident in his I haven't done anything wrong attitude. Scumbag needs a lesson in reality.
He and his ilk have no idea about the 'right thing to do' as is evident in his I haven't done anything wrong attitude. Scumbag needs a lesson in reality. MooGirl
  • Score: 17

3:42pm Fri 4 Jul 14

ddf35 says...

"do the right thing mr hanningfield" - best joke i've heard all day
"do the right thing mr hanningfield" - best joke i've heard all day ddf35
  • Score: 14

4:02pm Fri 4 Jul 14

shallotman says...

Wouldn't hold my breath waiting.
Wouldn't hold my breath waiting. shallotman
  • Score: 8

4:29pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

There's about as much chance of that happening as there is of Basildon Council selling off a quarter of Lake Meadiws park and several more acres of open/green soace in Billericay for housing this year.
There's about as much chance of that happening as there is of Basildon Council selling off a quarter of Lake Meadiws park and several more acres of open/green soace in Billericay for housing this year. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 8

4:42pm Fri 4 Jul 14

andy:) says...

eurodoomed wrote:
I look forward to the prosecution of Gordon Brown who draws a salary as an MP, but does not attend the Commons, and is therefore just as guilty as Lord Hanningfield. And while we're talking about expenses, where are Tony Blair's. Oh, he shredded them. How very unfortunate. Meanwhile, fraudster David Laws somehow crawled out of the woodwork to reemerge as an education mionister. What a splendid example to the young.
This is a different scenario, there are/used to be various Northern Irish MP's who didnt attend either.

An MP's salary is just that a salart, Lords are paid expenses and Hanningfield used to clock in/out for the sole purpose of getting 'paid'.

I agree about examples to the young, every day the news is full of banks, energy companies, loan companies, landlords, MP's, Lords, builders, and umpteen other scammers as seen on Watchdog all trying to fleece the hard working public, our MP's normally do sweet FA about it with the exception of people like Stel,la Creasey fighting for consumers rights.
[quote][p][bold]eurodoomed[/bold] wrote: I look forward to the prosecution of Gordon Brown who draws a salary as an MP, but does not attend the Commons, and is therefore just as guilty as Lord Hanningfield. And while we're talking about expenses, where are Tony Blair's. Oh, he shredded them. How very unfortunate. Meanwhile, fraudster David Laws somehow crawled out of the woodwork to reemerge as an education mionister. What a splendid example to the young.[/p][/quote]This is a different scenario, there are/used to be various Northern Irish MP's who didnt attend either. An MP's salary is just that a salart, Lords are paid expenses and Hanningfield used to clock in/out for the sole purpose of getting 'paid'. I agree about examples to the young, every day the news is full of banks, energy companies, loan companies, landlords, MP's, Lords, builders, and umpteen other scammers as seen on Watchdog all trying to fleece the hard working public, our MP's normally do sweet FA about it with the exception of people like Stel,la Creasey fighting for consumers rights. andy:)
  • Score: 7

4:47pm Fri 4 Jul 14

franticmum says...

This guy has a proven track record of doing "the wrong thing" not only with Colchester's schools but also with his professional and moral judgement. Why would anyone expect a change of behaviour from one so arrogant?
This guy has a proven track record of doing "the wrong thing" not only with Colchester's schools but also with his professional and moral judgement. Why would anyone expect a change of behaviour from one so arrogant? franticmum
  • Score: 19

5:43pm Fri 4 Jul 14

cropped hero says...

'I did my bit and never claimed anything in four years. Nor did I ever take or give a brown envelope.'

Where were you a councillor and why are you no longer a councillor? Do you attend your local council meetings or just those for Basildon?

and why does everything have to come back to you?

This article is not about Kim Gandy it is about Lord Hanningfield who has behaved extraordinarily badly. He should be reported to the Honours Forfeiture Committee who really should remove his title. Anyone else wouldn't be able to sleep at night.

However the real villians are the people at County Hall who passed the 'expenses.' What is happening to them - will they keep their jobs? will they be censured? I doubt it very much.
'I did my bit and never claimed anything in four years. Nor did I ever take or give a brown envelope.' Where were you a councillor and why are you no longer a councillor? Do you attend your local council meetings or just those for Basildon? and why does everything have to come back to you? This article is not about Kim Gandy it is about Lord Hanningfield who has behaved extraordinarily badly. He should be reported to the Honours Forfeiture Committee who really should remove his title. Anyone else wouldn't be able to sleep at night. However the real villians are the people at County Hall who passed the 'expenses.' What is happening to them - will they keep their jobs? will they be censured? I doubt it very much. cropped hero
  • Score: 9

5:57pm Fri 4 Jul 14

runwellian says...

Somebody signed his expense claims without checking ... how about them taking some responsibility?
Somebody signed his expense claims without checking ... how about them taking some responsibility? runwellian
  • Score: 15

6:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

alarminstaller says...

Little more can say about this man !

Perhaps he should find a stone to hide under.
Little more can say about this man ! Perhaps he should find a stone to hide under. alarminstaller
  • Score: 9

7:27pm Fri 4 Jul 14

roger moore says...

a tory doing the right thing, don't make me laugh! all the tories care about is the rich and they treat anyone else like something they have just scraped of the bottom of their expensive shoes. just look at the disgusting way they are treating the sick disabled unemployed and poor.
a tory doing the right thing, don't make me laugh! all the tories care about is the rich and they treat anyone else like something they have just scraped of the bottom of their expensive shoes. just look at the disgusting way they are treating the sick disabled unemployed and poor. roger moore
  • Score: 9

8:51pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Shoosh1905 says...

When are they going to prosecute Bob for his multiple houses, and lack of commuting from a well known commuter town!!
When are they going to prosecute Bob for his multiple houses, and lack of commuting from a well known commuter town!! Shoosh1905
  • Score: 9

8:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

girlie71 says...

One rule for the rich and one for the poor, I am paying back money I was overpaid and its a struggle, but it was overpaid so only got myself to blame, why should Lord Hanningfield get off scott free, maybe refuse him any future wages etc until its all back
One rule for the rich and one for the poor, I am paying back money I was overpaid and its a struggle, but it was overpaid so only got myself to blame, why should Lord Hanningfield get off scott free, maybe refuse him any future wages etc until its all back girlie71
  • Score: 9

9:24pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Shoosh1905 wrote:
When are they going to prosecute Bob for his multiple houses, and lack of commuting from a well known commuter town!!
Shoosh, we meet again! Thing is, since king Bob voted against a move to reduce knife crime he has vanished. He voted no because he hasn't the balls to stand up for the people of Colchester - the yellow breasted budgie folded to a Lib dem whip. The reason is just more woolly headed lib dem flawed logic. Russell owes the Jay's mum and the people of bob town an explanation or apology for his ridiculous vote. Someone noted in an earlier thread that bob' s personal publicity machine - the Gaz and County Standard - protected him. I now believe it.
There has been no mention of his vote in any sensible article in these rags, despite the recent tragic history if knife crime in our town. Will someone please explain to me how he gets away with it. I see from this week's CS, bob's guardian angel has put her name to an article about bob being bombastic about a worthless row as to where a meeting is held. Wendy Brading you should be ashamed of such like warm journalism.
[quote][p][bold]Shoosh1905[/bold] wrote: When are they going to prosecute Bob for his multiple houses, and lack of commuting from a well known commuter town!![/p][/quote]Shoosh, we meet again! Thing is, since king Bob voted against a move to reduce knife crime he has vanished. He voted no because he hasn't the balls to stand up for the people of Colchester - the yellow breasted budgie folded to a Lib dem whip. The reason is just more woolly headed lib dem flawed logic. Russell owes the Jay's mum and the people of bob town an explanation or apology for his ridiculous vote. Someone noted in an earlier thread that bob' s personal publicity machine - the Gaz and County Standard - protected him. I now believe it. There has been no mention of his vote in any sensible article in these rags, despite the recent tragic history if knife crime in our town. Will someone please explain to me how he gets away with it. I see from this week's CS, bob's guardian angel has put her name to an article about bob being bombastic about a worthless row as to where a meeting is held. Wendy Brading you should be ashamed of such like warm journalism. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 18

9:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

white_van_ man says...

Looks like a fiddler if ever I saw one!!!
Looks like a fiddler if ever I saw one!!! white_van_ man
  • Score: 13

11:31pm Fri 4 Jul 14

karaoke queen says...

David Finch is a hypocrite. He is bleating on about Hanningfield paying back money £50.000 , but on the other hand, Finch and his cabinet have given away £4.million of tax payers money to two government funded academy schools that don't need it. Clearly, after the Deanes School fiasco, they are just bad losers. Its time the lot of them packed their bags. ECC needs to be abolished .
David Finch is a hypocrite. He is bleating on about Hanningfield paying back money £50.000 , but on the other hand, Finch and his cabinet have given away £4.million of tax payers money to two government funded academy schools that don't need it. Clearly, after the Deanes School fiasco, they are just bad losers. Its time the lot of them packed their bags. ECC needs to be abolished . karaoke queen
  • Score: 13

12:22am Sat 5 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

karaoke queen wrote:
David Finch is a hypocrite. He is bleating on about Hanningfield paying back money £50.000 , but on the other hand, Finch and his cabinet have given away £4.million of tax payers money to two government funded academy schools that don't need it. Clearly, after the Deanes School fiasco, they are just bad losers. Its time the lot of them packed their bags. ECC needs to be abolished .
Please give a precis! If facts.
[quote][p][bold]karaoke queen[/bold] wrote: David Finch is a hypocrite. He is bleating on about Hanningfield paying back money £50.000 , but on the other hand, Finch and his cabinet have given away £4.million of tax payers money to two government funded academy schools that don't need it. Clearly, after the Deanes School fiasco, they are just bad losers. Its time the lot of them packed their bags. ECC needs to be abolished .[/p][/quote]Please give a precis! If facts. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -2

12:24am Sat 5 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
karaoke queen wrote:
David Finch is a hypocrite. He is bleating on about Hanningfield paying back money £50.000 , but on the other hand, Finch and his cabinet have given away £4.million of tax payers money to two government funded academy schools that don't need it. Clearly, after the Deanes School fiasco, they are just bad losers. Its time the lot of them packed their bags. ECC needs to be abolished .
Please give a precis! If facts.
I mean what are the facts please?
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]karaoke queen[/bold] wrote: David Finch is a hypocrite. He is bleating on about Hanningfield paying back money £50.000 , but on the other hand, Finch and his cabinet have given away £4.million of tax payers money to two government funded academy schools that don't need it. Clearly, after the Deanes School fiasco, they are just bad losers. Its time the lot of them packed their bags. ECC needs to be abolished .[/p][/quote]Please give a precis! If facts.[/p][/quote]I mean what are the facts please? Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -2

10:16am Sat 5 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

runwellian wrote:
Somebody signed his expense claims without checking ... how about them taking some responsibility?
Runellian, you are absolutely correct. It's fairly obvious the monies will not be recovered. This happened over a long period, the internal and external checks failed to pick it up, either by stupidity or involvement. The external audits concerned need to be challenged and a proper investigation made. If it happened at his level, it's likely to have been repeated elsewhere. May even still be happening.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Somebody signed his expense claims without checking ... how about them taking some responsibility?[/p][/quote]Runellian, you are absolutely correct. It's fairly obvious the monies will not be recovered. This happened over a long period, the internal and external checks failed to pick it up, either by stupidity or involvement. The external audits concerned need to be challenged and a proper investigation made. If it happened at his level, it's likely to have been repeated elsewhere. May even still be happening. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 13

11:15am Sat 5 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

this chap could sue for harrasment..... the council have dropped the charges, time to move on, bigger fish to fry....
this chap could sue for harrasment..... the council have dropped the charges, time to move on, bigger fish to fry.... pembury53
  • Score: -5

3:07pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Arthur Fonzarelli says...

ECC will not bother chasing Paul White for £50,000 in falsely claimed expenses but they will chase you for a £60 parking fine.
ECC will not bother chasing Paul White for £50,000 in falsely claimed expenses but they will chase you for a £60 parking fine. Arthur Fonzarelli
  • Score: 10

5:37pm Sat 5 Jul 14

John Right says...

girlie71 wrote:
One rule for the rich and one for the poor, I am paying back money I was overpaid and its a struggle, but it was overpaid so only got myself to blame, why should Lord Hanningfield get off scott free, maybe refuse him any future wages etc until its all back
It's known as Class...
[quote][p][bold]girlie71[/bold] wrote: One rule for the rich and one for the poor, I am paying back money I was overpaid and its a struggle, but it was overpaid so only got myself to blame, why should Lord Hanningfield get off scott free, maybe refuse him any future wages etc until its all back[/p][/quote]It's known as Class... John Right
  • Score: 4

9:18pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

pembury53 wrote:
this chap could sue for harrasment..... the council have dropped the charges, time to move on, bigger fish to fry....
Ah pembuty53 you mean pursuing bob Russell, our lack luster mp for an explanation why he didn't have the balls to vote for a change in knife crime law that might save lives.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: this chap could sue for harrasment..... the council have dropped the charges, time to move on, bigger fish to fry....[/p][/quote]Ah pembuty53 you mean pursuing bob Russell, our lack luster mp for an explanation why he didn't have the balls to vote for a change in knife crime law that might save lives. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 12

10:56am Sun 6 Jul 14

HARRY438 says...

Lord Hanningfield / Do the right thing. The perfect oxymoron?
Lord Hanningfield / Do the right thing. The perfect oxymoron? HARRY438
  • Score: 3

11:36am Sun 6 Jul 14

roger moore says...

i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.
i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor. roger moore
  • Score: 4

3:10pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

roger moore wrote:
i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.
Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.
[quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.[/p][/quote]Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 3

12:47am Mon 7 Jul 14

Boris says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
roger moore wrote:
i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.
Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.
Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.[/p][/quote]Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.[/p][/quote]Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening. Boris
  • Score: 1

2:15am Mon 7 Jul 14

Boris says...

As a council tax payer, I expect ECC to sue Paul White for that money, and get it. It doesn't matter if it costs half a million to recover £50,000. It is the principle that crime must not be allowed to pay.
And if Finch and his mates do not understand that, it proves that all they want to do is protect their Tory mates, and of course their Chief Executive, who should have been checking White's expenses and refusing to pay for stuff that could not be justified.
As a council tax payer, I expect ECC to sue Paul White for that money, and get it. It doesn't matter if it costs half a million to recover £50,000. It is the principle that crime must not be allowed to pay. And if Finch and his mates do not understand that, it proves that all they want to do is protect their Tory mates, and of course their Chief Executive, who should have been checking White's expenses and refusing to pay for stuff that could not be justified. Boris
  • Score: 4

6:36am Mon 7 Jul 14

alarminstaller says...

He should pay, he does not seem to be short of cash when he sits outside The Queens Head pub in Maldon.
Perhaps next time I see him there I will ask him.
He should pay, he does not seem to be short of cash when he sits outside The Queens Head pub in Maldon. Perhaps next time I see him there I will ask him. alarminstaller
  • Score: 0

10:50am Mon 7 Jul 14

Hatpeg says...

alarminstaller wrote:
He should pay, he does not seem to be short of cash when he sits outside The Queens Head pub in Maldon.
Perhaps next time I see him there I will ask him.
Does he drink and drive?
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: He should pay, he does not seem to be short of cash when he sits outside The Queens Head pub in Maldon. Perhaps next time I see him there I will ask him.[/p][/quote]Does he drink and drive? Hatpeg
  • Score: 0

10:26pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
roger moore wrote:
i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.
Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.
Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.
Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.[/p][/quote]Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.[/p][/quote]Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.[/p][/quote]Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

cropped hero wrote:
'I did my bit and never claimed anything in four years. Nor did I ever take or give a brown envelope.'

Where were you a councillor and why are you no longer a councillor? Do you attend your local council meetings or just those for Basildon?

and why does everything have to come back to you?

This article is not about Kim Gandy it is about Lord Hanningfield who has behaved extraordinarily badly. He should be reported to the Honours Forfeiture Committee who really should remove his title. Anyone else wouldn't be able to sleep at night.

However the real villians are the people at County Hall who passed the 'expenses.' What is happening to them - will they keep their jobs? will they be censured? I doubt it very much.
Gandy was apparently a 'non-political' councillor...yet she will not enlighten people into what that is exactly..perhaps you can ask her next time you read a comment (rant) from her
[quote][p][bold]cropped hero[/bold] wrote: 'I did my bit and never claimed anything in four years. Nor did I ever take or give a brown envelope.' Where were you a councillor and why are you no longer a councillor? Do you attend your local council meetings or just those for Basildon? and why does everything have to come back to you? This article is not about Kim Gandy it is about Lord Hanningfield who has behaved extraordinarily badly. He should be reported to the Honours Forfeiture Committee who really should remove his title. Anyone else wouldn't be able to sleep at night. However the real villians are the people at County Hall who passed the 'expenses.' What is happening to them - will they keep their jobs? will they be censured? I doubt it very much.[/p][/quote]Gandy was apparently a 'non-political' councillor...yet she will not enlighten people into what that is exactly..perhaps you can ask her next time you read a comment (rant) from her ThisYear
  • Score: -1

11:15pm Mon 7 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

eurodoomed wrote:
I look forward to the prosecution of Gordon Brown who draws a salary as an MP, but does not attend the Commons, and is therefore just as guilty as Lord Hanningfield.
And while we're talking about expenses, where are Tony Blair's. Oh, he shredded them. How very unfortunate.
Meanwhile, fraudster David Laws somehow crawled out of the woodwork to reemerge as an education mionister. What a splendid example to the young.
"I look forward to the prosecution of Gordon Brown who draws a salary as an MP, but does not attend the Commons, and is therefore just as guilty as Lord Hanningfield"

So you agree Hanningfield should be prosecuted
[quote][p][bold]eurodoomed[/bold] wrote: I look forward to the prosecution of Gordon Brown who draws a salary as an MP, but does not attend the Commons, and is therefore just as guilty as Lord Hanningfield. And while we're talking about expenses, where are Tony Blair's. Oh, he shredded them. How very unfortunate. Meanwhile, fraudster David Laws somehow crawled out of the woodwork to reemerge as an education mionister. What a splendid example to the young.[/p][/quote]"I look forward to the prosecution of Gordon Brown who draws a salary as an MP, but does not attend the Commons, and is therefore just as guilty as Lord Hanningfield" So you agree Hanningfield should be prosecuted ThisYear
  • Score: 1

11:35pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Boris says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
roger moore wrote:
i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.
Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.
Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.
Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.
OK Angry, apology accepted, and sorry I took you seriously. But I knew you meant it about our MP, because you bang on about him at every opportunity, so I thought you meant all of it.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.[/p][/quote]Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.[/p][/quote]Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.[/p][/quote]Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.[/p][/quote]OK Angry, apology accepted, and sorry I took you seriously. But I knew you meant it about our MP, because you bang on about him at every opportunity, so I thought you meant all of it. Boris
  • Score: 2

6:43pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
roger moore wrote:
i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.
Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.
Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.
Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.
OK Angry, apology accepted, and sorry I took you seriously. But I knew you meant it about our MP, because you bang on about him at every opportunity, so I thought you meant all of it.
Thanks Boris.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.[/p][/quote]Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.[/p][/quote]Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.[/p][/quote]Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.[/p][/quote]OK Angry, apology accepted, and sorry I took you seriously. But I knew you meant it about our MP, because you bang on about him at every opportunity, so I thought you meant all of it.[/p][/quote]Thanks Boris. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

1:12am Wed 9 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
roger moore wrote:
i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.
Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.
Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.
Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.
OK Angry, apology accepted, and sorry I took you seriously. But I knew you meant it about our MP, because you bang on about him at every opportunity, so I thought you meant all of it.
Thanks Boris.
By the way, I admire your support of Russell, and I can understand it. His apparent strength of character in jumping ship reminded me of Churchill. And at the time, I was impressed to the point I actually considered joining the LB. Two of my best mates, now judges, moved to the ld's via the the speech defect party. My problem is that over the recent years I have observed Russell, and in my personal opinion, he has become obsessed with his own image, more than dedicating the £ 100k plus pa he costs the tax payers for to benefit the town, which we don't get. Today he should have made the intervention in parliament which defended the town - instead, silence, this from a guy who claims bounty points for being first in the queue for the queens speech! If he is ill, or suffers from some tragedy at home, I will shut up and support him. But, he still has to explain his weakness on his recent vote against reducing the risk of knife crime. My child was at that party as an invited guest. My child had been devastated by the murder. My child also was press ganged by the police to appear as a witness - there was no anonymity. My child is now terrified
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.[/p][/quote]Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.[/p][/quote]Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.[/p][/quote]Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.[/p][/quote]OK Angry, apology accepted, and sorry I took you seriously. But I knew you meant it about our MP, because you bang on about him at every opportunity, so I thought you meant all of it.[/p][/quote]Thanks Boris.[/p][/quote]By the way, I admire your support of Russell, and I can understand it. His apparent strength of character in jumping ship reminded me of Churchill. And at the time, I was impressed to the point I actually considered joining the LB. Two of my best mates, now judges, moved to the ld's via the the speech defect party. My problem is that over the recent years I have observed Russell, and in my personal opinion, he has become obsessed with his own image, more than dedicating the £ 100k plus pa he costs the tax payers for to benefit the town, which we don't get. Today he should have made the intervention in parliament which defended the town - instead, silence, this from a guy who claims bounty points for being first in the queue for the queens speech! If he is ill, or suffers from some tragedy at home, I will shut up and support him. But, he still has to explain his weakness on his recent vote against reducing the risk of knife crime. My child was at that party as an invited guest. My child had been devastated by the murder. My child also was press ganged by the police to appear as a witness - there was no anonymity. My child is now terrified Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

1:18am Wed 9 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
roger moore wrote:
i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.
Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.
Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.
Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.
OK Angry, apology accepted, and sorry I took you seriously. But I knew you meant it about our MP, because you bang on about him at every opportunity, so I thought you meant all of it.
Thanks Boris.
By the way, I admire your support of Russell, and I can understand it. His apparent strength of character in jumping ship reminded me of Churchill. And at the time, I was impressed to the point I actually considered joining the LB. Two of my best mates, now judges, moved to the ld's via the the speech defect party. My problem is that over the recent years I have observed Russell, and in my personal opinion, he has become obsessed with his own image, more than dedicating the £ 100k plus pa he costs the tax payers for to benefit the town, which we don't get. Today he should have made the intervention in parliament which defended the town - instead, silence, this from a guy who claims bounty points for being first in the queue for the queens speech! If he is ill, or suffers from some tragedy at home, I will shut up and support him. But, he still has to explain his weakness on his recent vote against reducing the risk of knife crime. My child was at that party as an invited guest. My child had been devastated by the murder. My child also was press ganged by the police to appear as a witness - there was no anonymity. My child is now terrified
Oops, another senior key board moment - I was going on to say that my child is terrified that they will meet one of Redman's mates or relatives. - so what is king bob going to do to make my child feel. And be safer?
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roger moore[/bold] wrote: i haven't yet heard anyone calling hanningfield a scrounger for what he's done, i guess you only receive that title if you are sick disabled unemployed or poor.[/p][/quote]Roger you left out asylum seekers, single mums, oh and, parasitic lib dem mp's for Colchester who don't have the guts to stand up to the party whip and vote for a change in the law to reduce knife crime.[/p][/quote]Angfy, I am so glad you didn't answer my proposal to meet you a few weeks ago (on the topic of the finest building in Essex). With your hate for asylum seekers and single mums you have finally revealed your true colours, as a xenophobic and thoroughly nasty person. I don't care about your boring and repetitive drivel about Bob Russell, which will have as much effect on him as water off a duck's back, but your contempt for people less fortunate than yourself is frankly sickening.[/p][/quote]Hey Boris, my note was written in sarcastic /humour following the previous writers comment. Genuinely sorry if it caused offence.[/p][/quote]OK Angry, apology accepted, and sorry I took you seriously. But I knew you meant it about our MP, because you bang on about him at every opportunity, so I thought you meant all of it.[/p][/quote]Thanks Boris.[/p][/quote]By the way, I admire your support of Russell, and I can understand it. His apparent strength of character in jumping ship reminded me of Churchill. And at the time, I was impressed to the point I actually considered joining the LB. Two of my best mates, now judges, moved to the ld's via the the speech defect party. My problem is that over the recent years I have observed Russell, and in my personal opinion, he has become obsessed with his own image, more than dedicating the £ 100k plus pa he costs the tax payers for to benefit the town, which we don't get. Today he should have made the intervention in parliament which defended the town - instead, silence, this from a guy who claims bounty points for being first in the queue for the queens speech! If he is ill, or suffers from some tragedy at home, I will shut up and support him. But, he still has to explain his weakness on his recent vote against reducing the risk of knife crime. My child was at that party as an invited guest. My child had been devastated by the murder. My child also was press ganged by the police to appear as a witness - there was no anonymity. My child is now terrified[/p][/quote]Oops, another senior key board moment - I was going on to say that my child is terrified that they will meet one of Redman's mates or relatives. - so what is king bob going to do to make my child feel. And be safer? Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0
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