Monday, 31 December 2007

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DONT







Some of you may have missed a comment which has been added to a post I made on 29th December under the title “BILLY NO MATES”. The original post is not relevant now to the issue, but I have decided to highlight it as it contains some intriguing and very serious points.




http://thenorthernherald.blogspot.com/2007/12/billy-no-mates.html I have outlined the comment in full at the end of this post.

“The Badger” has posted on this site before, and whilst I don’t like anonymous names or hidden identities, at least he has been pleasant and somewhat informative. However, this comment contains more “information” than an encyclopaedia!

I have allowed it to stand as unfortunately I am sure I am not the only one who has noticed a series of text “amendments” on the Whiteleas site (http://whiteleasandparkway.blogspot.com). Posts have a tendency to appear and disappear. The instance of the “Do You Know Who I Am” story has caused a plethora of calls to me naming a certain individual as the guilty party at Roxanne’s in South Shields, but to be honest I would be very surprised if this person would make such a slip up considering other “tasks” which lie ahead for him. The comments attached to the post leave the public in no doubt who some people consider to be the offending Councillor. I wish, I wish…….but I don’t think so.

The South Tyneside blogging world is a pretty small community and whilst we never agree, frequently fall out and often criticise each other publicly, we have a degree of solidarity which transgresses political approaches. Somebody, somewhere, knows who BRENDA is. As a result of “her” post two women have had their integrity questioned and a local commentator of long standing and sound integrity has been compromised. We are all therefore due the truth and the guilty party should come clean before the situation escalates once again to the front pages of the Gazette.

It’s New Years Eve. Wipe the slate clean and move on into 2008 knowing you did the right thing.



The Badger said...




Well done Mr Shaw it seems you have a crystal ball as Billy Boy is now frequenting the ‘Working for Whiteleas and Parkway Blog’ or should I say the 'Now You See It, Now You Don't Blog'. Have you noticed how often posts appear, disappear or are edited as if by magic. The most recent one being on the Brenda saga. It’s a good job I’ve started printing a hard copy otherwise I would meet myself coming back.Perhaps like me you will recall Mr Gibson denying having been summoned or indeed meeting with the Chief Executive to discuss the Brenda post, although she may well have a different take on this. Perhaps this explains the sudden disappearance of any reference to the Chief Executive from the original post.Take a look at the last paragraph from Mr Gibson’s last Brenda post:Note the final words in the last line - honesty is the best policy. I have been honest and open (at times to honest!). Now it is up to someone else to be honest and open.So come on Mr Gibson lets see some of this famous honesty (or was it infamous), tell us why you removed references to the Chief Executive. Whilst you are at it can you confirm or deny that you have:






a. Met with the Chief Executive to discuss posting comments on Curly’s blog under the name of Brenda?






b. Been summoned by Chief Executive to discuss posting comments on Curly’s blog under the name of Brenda?






c. Had discussions with the Chief Executive about using council computers for posting comments on Curly’s blog?






d. Asked the Chief Executive to cover up your actions in relation to posting possible slanderous comments on Curly’s blog?






Before you answer think carefully, remember questions may will be asked in public, clarification will be sought from the Chief Executive including a written request to confirm or deny any such meeting has taken place. This in turn may lead to a formal complaint being made to the Standards Board (yet again) questioning amongst other things your integrity, honesty and fitness to hold public office!






What price honesty now Mr Gibson?












4 comments:

The Badger said...

Well it seems Mr Gibson is not the honest and open person he would have us believe.

Immediately after posting this (18.30hrs) I asked the same questions over on the ‘'Now You See It, Now You Don't Blog' sorry I mean ‘Working for Whiteleas and Parkway Blog’. It obviously created quite a stir or was it a bit too near the truth for Mr Gibson’s liking.

So how did Mr Gibson react?

Well he didn’t publish the post which confirms my theory that he only publishes posts that suit the tiny little world he inhabits like the one he published almost 2 hrs later.

He clearly he refuses to answer the questions posed (see them above). This surely makes a mockery of his statement about being honest and open. Above all it leaves a huge question mark over his integrity and indeed his fitness to hold public office.

He doesn’t deny meeting the Chief Executive although he did in his original post before he removed it probably because someone told him to do so or pointed that the Chief Executive would not be party to his little scam and would certainly not lie about any meeting should she be asked.

It would seem Mr Gibson is now an extremely worried man, so much so that he has disabled the comments link thereby denying the public the right to make comment and added the following post:

I have made my stance very clear on this matter. As far as I am concerned the matter on this blog is now closed. There are far more important things to discuss - like taking our borough forward.

Perhaps he really means that he’s finding it a little too hot making all those cups of tea. Never mind once the real Brenda has been revealed to the public he may well find he’s got a lot more time on his hands than he bargained for, although I wonder how much demand there is for a ‘tea lady’ out in the real world. Still one can always moonlight in the double glazing industry.

The Badger said...

I thought your many readers might want to see what really happened when Mr Gibson felt the heat in the tearoom.

The first two paragraphs below are from the original post and have been retained in his additional edits.

I know the Gazette has ran a follow up on the "Brenda" story. Subsequent comments have been left on this blog, making a number of allegations as to who "Brenda" really is.

I know certain people have been lead to believe that I left the comments on Curly's Blog. Let me state here and now, that I have never typed anything about any former Labour Party Members on Curly's Blog. Frankly, I couldn't care less about internal politics else where in the town - as long as the people of Whiteleas and Parkway get a good deal - what happens in other parts of the town whether political or non political is for others to resolve. I certainly have no desire to write about such things on someone elses blog.

The paragraph below was in the original post and then suddenly it disappeared. I wonder if it was on someone’s ‘duff’ advice?

LET ME ALSO ADD, THAT I HAVE NOT DISCUSSED THE COMMENTS ON CURLY’S BLOG WITH THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SOUTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL. I HAVE NOT BEEN BEFORE HER, I HAVE NOT ASKED HER TO “COVER UP” THE STORY. SUCH ALLEGATIONS ARE TOTAL LIES.

This paragraph was then inserted into the third version of the post almost two days after the original post. I wonder if this new advice came from a certain Mr Scott to counteract the previous ‘duff’ advice?

I CAN'T BE ANY CLEARER. I HAVE HAD NO DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS MATTER WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL OR WITH ANY OFFICER OF THE COUNCIL. OTHERS CAN IMPLY WHAT THEY LIKE, (BLOGGERS, OPPOSITION COUNCILLORS ETC).

This paragraph appears in all versions.

I also understand that a number of other comments are being passed around. I say to those who are spreading these - say them to my face rather than behind my back. Honesty is the best policy.

This paragraph was also added at a later stage re-iterating Mr Gibson’s honesty, strange then that he keeps changing his mind.

Note the final words in the last line - honesty is the best policy. I have been honest and open (at times to honest!). Now it is up to someone else to be honest and open.

Below is a final addition to the post, all I can say is the kettle must by now be boiling over.

ADDED UPDATE- I have made my stance very clear on this matter. As far as I am concerned the matter on this blog is now closed. There are far more important things to discuss - like taking our borough forward.

Hmm the whole episode brings a new meaning to the phrase ‘shooting yourself in the foot’, mind you there are many in the labour party that think Mr Gibson is a loose cannon and would love to see the back of him. I’ve heard that Ringtons Tea are looking for staff.

2 DOWN 1 TO GO said...

This is getting more interesting than a episode of Eastenders, not that i watch that crap mind.
The net seems to be closing on someone that has been very childish and very foolish.

Ahmed Khan said...

‘The Badger’

I am sure you’ll agree that as 2007 draws to an end it’s time to put a year of deceit, lies, secrecy, cover ups, spin, self interest, electoral fraud and the down right shame that those who purport to serve our interests have brought upon our borough behind us - no wonder that their antics have made Private Eye. It’s particularly apt then given the shenanigans of 2007 that our borough has been labelled a ‘Rotten Borough’.

The whole BRENDA thing is just the latest example of how certain individuals care little about the shame they heap on our borough. It now looks as though certain people may well have been caught with their ‘hands in the cookie jar’, perhaps not for the first time. For all our sakes I reckon now is as good a time as any to make a new start, come clean, confess your indiscretions & who knows people may even forgive you BRENDA.

Sadly given your track record to date BRENDA there’s more chance of Darlington playing in the UEFA Champions League!

What I can predict with some confidence though is that your true identity is about to be exposed & when it is I reckon there’ll be a by election, however, this time you may well find tracking devices have been fitted to ballot boxes!

Happy New Year.