Rogue councillor Kiely votes against his own party's council budget in protest over "disgraceful" government

Rogue councillor Kiely votes against his own party's council budget in protest over

Rogue councillor Kiely votes against his own party's council budget in protest over "disgraceful" government

First published in News Basildon Recorder: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

A ROGUE Labour councillor was branded a "marxist" after he announced he would be opposing his own party's budget in protest of government cuts.

Aaron Kiely, ward councillor for Ockendon, was given a round of applause by Labour colleagues on Wednesday night as he delivered a scathing attack on the Conservative government during a debate on the council's budget for the next year.

This was the second year in a row that Mr Kiely, 21, who is also Black Students Officer for the National Union of Students, decided to vote against the council's budget.

In a speech, he told the Conservatives that they had "not been standing up for Thurrock's residents" as they have been "standing up for [David] Cameron and [George] Osbourne".

He said: "The rich get tax cuts and the rest of us get service cuts. 27 Anglican bishops attacked your party last week for creating widespread hardship and hunger.

"That is also the situation in Thurrock where the hardest hit, are the poor and the old people.  

"That is absolutely shameful.

"Your party has created a crisis both nationally and in Thurrock but the Tory group smugly turn up at council meetings as if your party is not responsible for making us all worse off."

Mike Revel, a veteran Conservative councilllor for Orsett: "I've been hugely entertained by the marxist view of life. We have to remember that the last Labour government left us debt."

Mr Kiely has a notoriously bad record of attending council meetings. This year, he has attended 50 per cent of full council meetings.

Lynn Carr, a Conservative councillor for Ockendon asked if Mr Kiely would be giving back his £7000 allowances. She said: "I suggest he does the moral, proper thing and give his allowances back to the people of Thurrock as both Cllr [Barry] Johnson and myself have worked tirelessly to help the residents he should be supporting."

This is not the first time Mr Kiely has hit the headlines. 

A Gazette probe in November 2012 found Kiely had not made a single call on his council mobile phone in six months - and he had been cancelling surgeries with residents in Ockendon, the ward he serves.

The controversial councillor has also landed himself in hot water on a number of occasions over comments made on Twitter. In October 2012, he appeared to tweet in support of radical cleric Abu Hamza.

The council eventually agreed its budget on Wednesday night, which includes a council tax freeze for the next year.

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12:37pm Thu 27 Feb 14

mikgrays says...

This man is an absolute disgrace.
This man is an absolute disgrace. mikgrays
  • Score: 9

12:44pm Thu 27 Feb 14

angryofessex says...

“Mr Kiely, 21, is also Black Students Officer for the National Union of Students”. Oh dear, I didn’t realise Ockendon was a hot bed of Marxism positive discrimination.
“Mr Kiely, 21, is also Black Students Officer for the National Union of Students”. Oh dear, I didn’t realise Ockendon was a hot bed of Marxism positive discrimination. angryofessex
  • Score: 12

1:28pm Thu 27 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

mikgrays wrote:
This man is an absolute disgrace.
And to think that those mugs actually voted him into office, Labour doing us Conservatives another favour, thanks...
[quote][p][bold]mikgrays[/bold] wrote: This man is an absolute disgrace.[/p][/quote]And to think that those mugs actually voted him into office, Labour doing us Conservatives another favour, thanks... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 0

1:29pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Paul_Grays says...

I have met this guy and he has no interest in helping anyone except to self-promote himself. If the cause is deemed to him to be liberal and politically correct then he's all on board. The very concept of a Black Students Officer offends me as much as a White Student Officer.
I have met this guy and he has no interest in helping anyone except to self-promote himself. If the cause is deemed to him to be liberal and politically correct then he's all on board. The very concept of a Black Students Officer offends me as much as a White Student Officer. Paul_Grays
  • Score: 19

2:00pm Thu 27 Feb 14

ebagumtrebor says...

Has Thurrock Council meetings been reduced to an open Mic for failed comedians. Has anyone asked the Labour group why they applauded such a knackered out old act. It's like a return to the wheeltappers and shunters club where sad old lefties get their turn on the mike to slag off the Tories and praise their union paymasters.

The morally bankrupt Kiely is a prime example of what socialism and the Labour party are all about.
Has Thurrock Council meetings been reduced to an open Mic for failed comedians. Has anyone asked the Labour group why they applauded such a knackered out old act. It's like a return to the wheeltappers and shunters club where sad old lefties get their turn on the mike to slag off the Tories and praise their union paymasters. The morally bankrupt Kiely is a prime example of what socialism and the Labour party are all about. ebagumtrebor
  • Score: 12

3:44pm Thu 27 Feb 14

poortaxpayer says...

When is Councillor John Kent going to grow a pair and expel Cllr Kielly from the Labour Party?

No wonder Cllr John Kent is known as 'Paperback' - he lacks a spine.
When is Councillor John Kent going to grow a pair and expel Cllr Kielly from the Labour Party? No wonder Cllr John Kent is known as 'Paperback' - he lacks a spine. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 12

4:01pm Thu 27 Feb 14

J Arthur Rank says...

Personally I'd rather be branded a Marxist than be branded a Tory!
Personally I'd rather be branded a Marxist than be branded a Tory! J Arthur Rank
  • Score: -1

4:09pm Thu 27 Feb 14

rayleigh123 says...

Because he does not follow the "whip" he is a marxist - perhaps we need more councillors to not follow the line like lemmings.

What happened to robust debate and individual opinions.

This guy did not support the party line - boo hoo


.
Because he does not follow the "whip" he is a marxist - perhaps we need more councillors to not follow the line like lemmings. What happened to robust debate and individual opinions. This guy did not support the party line - boo hoo . rayleigh123
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Indred Cold says...

What a **** goblin kent needs to show some balls and kick this scumbag out
What a **** goblin kent needs to show some balls and kick this scumbag out Indred Cold
  • Score: 5

6:06pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Vote Labour for free " Get out of Jail Free " cards
Shame on you!!!!!!
Vote Labour for free " Get out of Jail Free " cards Shame on you!!!!!! Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 3

6:07pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

6:06pm Thu 27 Feb 14
Living the La Vida Legra says...

Vote Labour for free " Get out of Jail Free " cards
Shame on you!!!!!!
6:06pm Thu 27 Feb 14 Living the La Vida Legra says... Vote Labour for free " Get out of Jail Free " cards Shame on you!!!!!! Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -2

8:48pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Discouraged says...

Maybe he's right, I don't know, but I bet when he's in bed he dreams of number 10.
Maybe he's right, I don't know, but I bet when he's in bed he dreams of number 10. Discouraged
  • Score: 6

9:54pm Thu 27 Feb 14

G.Fawkes says...

He's attended 50% of the meetings this year? Its only February so hes been to one?
He's attended 50% of the meetings this year? Its only February so hes been to one? G.Fawkes
  • Score: 3

10:04pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Black students' officer? Surely that's racist. It excludes white students and pigeonholes the black ones by their skin colour. Surely this sort of singling out is against all the principles of the Labour party manifesto.. but there again, so was accepting titles and the whole House of Lords taboo which enraged them so bad they wanted it abolishing. Until they espoused the idea and got themselves titles and nice fat expense accounts.

They are also guilty of pigeonholing gay and transgender people, women, the elderly and Christians. And many more.

"Ethnic monitoring" forms: a perfect example of their gross discrimination against an individual's colour, religion or nationality.

But they are happy to go against their Socialist principles all the time for the sake of money, possessions and titles aren't they? Look at Blair...one of the richest men in the country with houses and possessions all over the place. And his wife who also accepted large fees for doing "speeches" when he was PM. I remember one in particular, £27,000 for a "charity" speech in Oz, for which the charity got a reported seven grand.

Yep, a shining example of neo-Socialism: don't do as I do, do as I say.

Some of us have long memories..

Disgraceful.

As for him attacking the Conservatives, he is yet another young councillor who has no recollection of the calamitous 13 years of Labour rule.

I am no fan of the Tories either but they are having to clear up the mess Labour left behind through their catastrophic divide and conquer policies of inflicting mass uncontrolled immigration, enforced multiculturalism, wild spending and galloping political correctness and "elfnsafety" that has bound and gagged this country ever since. Unfortunately the Tories have now espoused some of the "diversity" and "global warming" ideology the Labour party rammed down our throats for years. Anything enforced never works and is never received well by the electorate.

Tony Blair was by far the worst prime minister this country ever had and its greatest enemy. And worst of all, in many eyes, a traitor.Abolished the Treason Act then undertook a massive annihilation of this country's culture and heritage, finally selling it off to all and sundry by doing deals with the EU that meant the people of this country became second class citizens in their own country.

Then sending our troops into a war that was not ours. Not just my opinion. Look at most newspaper comment sections and you will see the same opinions repeated millions of times. Surely they can't all be wrong?

Today's Labour are not true socialists. They are mainly champagne guzzling yuppies who love to preach to the rest of us what we can and can't think, say and do.

All the very worst things about this country now, including the crippling censorship - eg who we can and can't offend - are a direct result of Labour rule.

The Tories haven't improved the situation much either but the very last party I would vote for are the Hypocrisy Party.

Furthermore, politicians under 30 have not had enough life experience to represent the public. They get silly, posting rubbish on Twitter about other people and hacking the opposition to bits on a personal, not even political, level, whilst ignoring the realities of life.

And what's this I see? Another of the Labourites now doing surgery by Twitter... what's wrong with being in a hall and accessible to all your residents, not just the young and trendy who have laptops and tablets. Some older people are online but many are not. But then he doesn't like eye to eye contact does he, preferring to smash people's characters to smithereens on Twitter - and sending pernicious emails to their friends and colleagues.

The younger ones are far too preoccupied with posturing, navel gazing and obsessing with social networking to have time to properly represent the public. Certainly the younger Labour ones, in my personal experience appear to think they are something special. They strut up and down, arrogance emitting from every pore - and even think it's their God given right to interfere in the lives of ordinary members of the public and businesses, dictating to them who they can and cannot communicate with. You know who you are.

They need reminding, as do all politicians of any persuasion.. they are PUBLIC SERVANTS NOT masters. Therefore are in the public employ and need to remember that at all times.

They need to show some humility.

And some of them need to stop abusing their "parliamentary" privileges too.

We don't do forelock tugging these days. The only person I'd curtsey to is the Queen.

Of course there will be exceptions to the above.. I don't pigeonhole every party member, just because they have a few idiots in their midst.

And younger Labourites all too easily forget or ignore the devastating damage inflicted on this country by their own government. But they don't know what this country was like before either. They rely on their nitwit older colleagues to spin a usually false and inaccurate story.

Some are prime examples of their education under the appalling Labour education system during which some of the very worst changes were made to the curriculum including sanitising history in order to make this country look like the villain of the piece, dumbing down our language and shattering the fabric of our society. Especially the ethnic cleansing of the English, for which I both Blair and Brown in the utmost contempt. The demonising of anything British was top of the agenda.

That said, Cameron has been heard to utter some anti English comments too. And as all three have Scots surnames, racism perhaps? It works both ways.

And Labour are, by far and away, the worst party for creating "isms" or seeing them where there are none.

They can't engage in reasoned debate without pigeonholing, castigating , insulting or heckling their opponents and making assumptions about them.

Worst of all, they have hacked away the very cornerstone on which modern Britain was built: freedom of speech and thought. That is by far one of their worst legacies.

If you don't agree with them, they label you with an "ism". Or run to the newspapers, or your colleagues, family or friends.

Labour is too preoccupied with "minorities", "diversity", "racism", "manmade global warming" and all the other highly dubious, insulting and presumptious buzzwords that have entered into the English language since their unutterably disastrous reign.

They only speak in psychobabble, cannot look you in the eye and simply cannot show respect to anybody who is not one of their number, singling out ethnic minorities and minority groups at election time and bussing them to polling stations, a practice I find odious in the extreme, whichever party indulges in it as I see it as incitement.

I even caught one of their own MPs shepherding people into polling booths when I was an election agent in 2010 - and yes I did report it but of course it never came to anything.

When I look back at the most stressful and dreadful events in my life, apart from the deaths of people who were close, every one of them was as a result of Leftist policies. Without exception.

Labour has a lot to answer for and anyone considering voting for them in any election has a duty to do some serious research before doing so.
Black students' officer? Surely that's racist. It excludes white students and pigeonholes the black ones by their skin colour. Surely this sort of singling out is against all the principles of the Labour party manifesto.. but there again, so was accepting titles and the whole House of Lords taboo which enraged them so bad they wanted it abolishing. Until they espoused the idea and got themselves titles and nice fat expense accounts. They are also guilty of pigeonholing gay and transgender people, women, the elderly and Christians. And many more. "Ethnic monitoring" forms: a perfect example of their gross discrimination against an individual's colour, religion or nationality. But they are happy to go against their Socialist principles all the time for the sake of money, possessions and titles aren't they? Look at Blair...one of the richest men in the country with houses and possessions all over the place. And his wife who also accepted large fees for doing "speeches" when he was PM. I remember one in particular, £27,000 for a "charity" speech in Oz, for which the charity got a reported seven grand. Yep, a shining example of neo-Socialism: don't do as I do, do as I say. Some of us have long memories.. Disgraceful. As for him attacking the Conservatives, he is yet another young councillor who has no recollection of the calamitous 13 years of Labour rule. I am no fan of the Tories either but they are having to clear up the mess Labour left behind through their catastrophic divide and conquer policies of inflicting mass uncontrolled immigration, enforced multiculturalism, wild spending and galloping political correctness and "elfnsafety" that has bound and gagged this country ever since. Unfortunately the Tories have now espoused some of the "diversity" and "global warming" ideology the Labour party rammed down our throats for years. Anything enforced never works and is never received well by the electorate. Tony Blair was by far the worst prime minister this country ever had and its greatest enemy. And worst of all, in many eyes, a traitor.Abolished the Treason Act then undertook a massive annihilation of this country's culture and heritage, finally selling it off to all and sundry by doing deals with the EU that meant the people of this country became second class citizens in their own country. Then sending our troops into a war that was not ours. Not just my opinion. Look at most newspaper comment sections and you will see the same opinions repeated millions of times. Surely they can't all be wrong? Today's Labour are not true socialists. They are mainly champagne guzzling yuppies who love to preach to the rest of us what we can and can't think, say and do. All the very worst things about this country now, including the crippling censorship - eg who we can and can't offend - are a direct result of Labour rule. The Tories haven't improved the situation much either but the very last party I would vote for are the Hypocrisy Party. Furthermore, politicians under 30 have not had enough life experience to represent the public. They get silly, posting rubbish on Twitter about other people and hacking the opposition to bits on a personal, not even political, level, whilst ignoring the realities of life. And what's this I see? Another of the Labourites now doing surgery by Twitter... what's wrong with being in a hall and accessible to all your residents, not just the young and trendy who have laptops and tablets. Some older people are online but many are not. But then he doesn't like eye to eye contact does he, preferring to smash people's characters to smithereens on Twitter - and sending pernicious emails to their friends and colleagues. The younger ones are far too preoccupied with posturing, navel gazing and obsessing with social networking to have time to properly represent the public. Certainly the younger Labour ones, in my personal experience appear to think they are something special. They strut up and down, arrogance emitting from every pore - and even think it's their God given right to interfere in the lives of ordinary members of the public and businesses, dictating to them who they can and cannot communicate with. You know who you are. They need reminding, as do all politicians of any persuasion.. they are PUBLIC SERVANTS NOT masters. Therefore are in the public employ and need to remember that at all times. They need to show some humility. And some of them need to stop abusing their "parliamentary" privileges too. We don't do forelock tugging these days. The only person I'd curtsey to is the Queen. Of course there will be exceptions to the above.. I don't pigeonhole every party member, just because they have a few idiots in their midst. And younger Labourites all too easily forget or ignore the devastating damage inflicted on this country by their own government. But they don't know what this country was like before either. They rely on their nitwit older colleagues to spin a usually false and inaccurate story. Some are prime examples of their education under the appalling Labour education system during which some of the very worst changes were made to the curriculum including sanitising history in order to make this country look like the villain of the piece, dumbing down our language and shattering the fabric of our society. Especially the ethnic cleansing of the English, for which I both Blair and Brown in the utmost contempt. The demonising of anything British was top of the agenda. That said, Cameron has been heard to utter some anti English comments too. And as all three have Scots surnames, racism perhaps? It works both ways. And Labour are, by far and away, the worst party for creating "isms" or seeing them where there are none. They can't engage in reasoned debate without pigeonholing, castigating , insulting or heckling their opponents and making assumptions about them. Worst of all, they have hacked away the very cornerstone on which modern Britain was built: freedom of speech and thought. That is by far one of their worst legacies. If you don't agree with them, they label you with an "ism". Or run to the newspapers, or your colleagues, family or friends. Labour is too preoccupied with "minorities", "diversity", "racism", "manmade global warming" and all the other highly dubious, insulting and presumptious buzzwords that have entered into the English language since their unutterably disastrous reign. They only speak in psychobabble, cannot look you in the eye and simply cannot show respect to anybody who is not one of their number, singling out ethnic minorities and minority groups at election time and bussing them to polling stations, a practice I find odious in the extreme, whichever party indulges in it as I see it as incitement. I even caught one of their own MPs shepherding people into polling booths when I was an election agent in 2010 - and yes I did report it but of course it never came to anything. When I look back at the most stressful and dreadful events in my life, apart from the deaths of people who were close, every one of them was as a result of Leftist policies. Without exception. Labour has a lot to answer for and anyone considering voting for them in any election has a duty to do some serious research before doing so. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 5

10:53pm Thu 27 Feb 14

profondo asbo says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Black students' officer? Surely that's racist. It excludes white students and pigeonholes the black ones by their skin colour. Surely this sort of singling out is against all the principles of the Labour party manifesto.. but there again, so was accepting titles and the whole House of Lords taboo which enraged them so bad they wanted it abolishing. Until they espoused the idea and got themselves titles and nice fat expense accounts.

They are also guilty of pigeonholing gay and transgender people, women, the elderly and Christians. And many more.

"Ethnic monitoring" forms: a perfect example of their gross discrimination against an individual's colour, religion or nationality.

But they are happy to go against their Socialist principles all the time for the sake of money, possessions and titles aren't they? Look at Blair...one of the richest men in the country with houses and possessions all over the place. And his wife who also accepted large fees for doing "speeches" when he was PM. I remember one in particular, £27,000 for a "charity" speech in Oz, for which the charity got a reported seven grand.

Yep, a shining example of neo-Socialism: don't do as I do, do as I say.

Some of us have long memories..

Disgraceful.

As for him attacking the Conservatives, he is yet another young councillor who has no recollection of the calamitous 13 years of Labour rule.

I am no fan of the Tories either but they are having to clear up the mess Labour left behind through their catastrophic divide and conquer policies of inflicting mass uncontrolled immigration, enforced multiculturalism, wild spending and galloping political correctness and "elfnsafety" that has bound and gagged this country ever since. Unfortunately the Tories have now espoused some of the "diversity" and "global warming" ideology the Labour party rammed down our throats for years. Anything enforced never works and is never received well by the electorate.

Tony Blair was by far the worst prime minister this country ever had and its greatest enemy. And worst of all, in many eyes, a traitor.Abolished the Treason Act then undertook a massive annihilation of this country's culture and heritage, finally selling it off to all and sundry by doing deals with the EU that meant the people of this country became second class citizens in their own country.

Then sending our troops into a war that was not ours. Not just my opinion. Look at most newspaper comment sections and you will see the same opinions repeated millions of times. Surely they can't all be wrong?

Today's Labour are not true socialists. They are mainly champagne guzzling yuppies who love to preach to the rest of us what we can and can't think, say and do.

All the very worst things about this country now, including the crippling censorship - eg who we can and can't offend - are a direct result of Labour rule.

The Tories haven't improved the situation much either but the very last party I would vote for are the Hypocrisy Party.

Furthermore, politicians under 30 have not had enough life experience to represent the public. They get silly, posting rubbish on Twitter about other people and hacking the opposition to bits on a personal, not even political, level, whilst ignoring the realities of life.

And what's this I see? Another of the Labourites now doing surgery by Twitter... what's wrong with being in a hall and accessible to all your residents, not just the young and trendy who have laptops and tablets. Some older people are online but many are not. But then he doesn't like eye to eye contact does he, preferring to smash people's characters to smithereens on Twitter - and sending pernicious emails to their friends and colleagues.

The younger ones are far too preoccupied with posturing, navel gazing and obsessing with social networking to have time to properly represent the public. Certainly the younger Labour ones, in my personal experience appear to think they are something special. They strut up and down, arrogance emitting from every pore - and even think it's their God given right to interfere in the lives of ordinary members of the public and businesses, dictating to them who they can and cannot communicate with. You know who you are.

They need reminding, as do all politicians of any persuasion.. they are PUBLIC SERVANTS NOT masters. Therefore are in the public employ and need to remember that at all times.

They need to show some humility.

And some of them need to stop abusing their "parliamentary" privileges too.

We don't do forelock tugging these days. The only person I'd curtsey to is the Queen.

Of course there will be exceptions to the above.. I don't pigeonhole every party member, just because they have a few idiots in their midst.

And younger Labourites all too easily forget or ignore the devastating damage inflicted on this country by their own government. But they don't know what this country was like before either. They rely on their nitwit older colleagues to spin a usually false and inaccurate story.

Some are prime examples of their education under the appalling Labour education system during which some of the very worst changes were made to the curriculum including sanitising history in order to make this country look like the villain of the piece, dumbing down our language and shattering the fabric of our society. Especially the ethnic cleansing of the English, for which I both Blair and Brown in the utmost contempt. The demonising of anything British was top of the agenda.

That said, Cameron has been heard to utter some anti English comments too. And as all three have Scots surnames, racism perhaps? It works both ways.

And Labour are, by far and away, the worst party for creating "isms" or seeing them where there are none.

They can't engage in reasoned debate without pigeonholing, castigating , insulting or heckling their opponents and making assumptions about them.

Worst of all, they have hacked away the very cornerstone on which modern Britain was built: freedom of speech and thought. That is by far one of their worst legacies.

If you don't agree with them, they label you with an "ism". Or run to the newspapers, or your colleagues, family or friends.

Labour is too preoccupied with "minorities", "diversity", "racism", "manmade global warming" and all the other highly dubious, insulting and presumptious buzzwords that have entered into the English language since their unutterably disastrous reign.

They only speak in psychobabble, cannot look you in the eye and simply cannot show respect to anybody who is not one of their number, singling out ethnic minorities and minority groups at election time and bussing them to polling stations, a practice I find odious in the extreme, whichever party indulges in it as I see it as incitement.

I even caught one of their own MPs shepherding people into polling booths when I was an election agent in 2010 - and yes I did report it but of course it never came to anything.

When I look back at the most stressful and dreadful events in my life, apart from the deaths of people who were close, every one of them was as a result of Leftist policies. Without exception.

Labour has a lot to answer for and anyone considering voting for them in any election has a duty to do some serious research before doing so.
somebody call norris mcwhirter...world's longest rant record attempt
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Black students' officer? Surely that's racist. It excludes white students and pigeonholes the black ones by their skin colour. Surely this sort of singling out is against all the principles of the Labour party manifesto.. but there again, so was accepting titles and the whole House of Lords taboo which enraged them so bad they wanted it abolishing. Until they espoused the idea and got themselves titles and nice fat expense accounts. They are also guilty of pigeonholing gay and transgender people, women, the elderly and Christians. And many more. "Ethnic monitoring" forms: a perfect example of their gross discrimination against an individual's colour, religion or nationality. But they are happy to go against their Socialist principles all the time for the sake of money, possessions and titles aren't they? Look at Blair...one of the richest men in the country with houses and possessions all over the place. And his wife who also accepted large fees for doing "speeches" when he was PM. I remember one in particular, £27,000 for a "charity" speech in Oz, for which the charity got a reported seven grand. Yep, a shining example of neo-Socialism: don't do as I do, do as I say. Some of us have long memories.. Disgraceful. As for him attacking the Conservatives, he is yet another young councillor who has no recollection of the calamitous 13 years of Labour rule. I am no fan of the Tories either but they are having to clear up the mess Labour left behind through their catastrophic divide and conquer policies of inflicting mass uncontrolled immigration, enforced multiculturalism, wild spending and galloping political correctness and "elfnsafety" that has bound and gagged this country ever since. Unfortunately the Tories have now espoused some of the "diversity" and "global warming" ideology the Labour party rammed down our throats for years. Anything enforced never works and is never received well by the electorate. Tony Blair was by far the worst prime minister this country ever had and its greatest enemy. And worst of all, in many eyes, a traitor.Abolished the Treason Act then undertook a massive annihilation of this country's culture and heritage, finally selling it off to all and sundry by doing deals with the EU that meant the people of this country became second class citizens in their own country. Then sending our troops into a war that was not ours. Not just my opinion. Look at most newspaper comment sections and you will see the same opinions repeated millions of times. Surely they can't all be wrong? Today's Labour are not true socialists. They are mainly champagne guzzling yuppies who love to preach to the rest of us what we can and can't think, say and do. All the very worst things about this country now, including the crippling censorship - eg who we can and can't offend - are a direct result of Labour rule. The Tories haven't improved the situation much either but the very last party I would vote for are the Hypocrisy Party. Furthermore, politicians under 30 have not had enough life experience to represent the public. They get silly, posting rubbish on Twitter about other people and hacking the opposition to bits on a personal, not even political, level, whilst ignoring the realities of life. And what's this I see? Another of the Labourites now doing surgery by Twitter... what's wrong with being in a hall and accessible to all your residents, not just the young and trendy who have laptops and tablets. Some older people are online but many are not. But then he doesn't like eye to eye contact does he, preferring to smash people's characters to smithereens on Twitter - and sending pernicious emails to their friends and colleagues. The younger ones are far too preoccupied with posturing, navel gazing and obsessing with social networking to have time to properly represent the public. Certainly the younger Labour ones, in my personal experience appear to think they are something special. They strut up and down, arrogance emitting from every pore - and even think it's their God given right to interfere in the lives of ordinary members of the public and businesses, dictating to them who they can and cannot communicate with. You know who you are. They need reminding, as do all politicians of any persuasion.. they are PUBLIC SERVANTS NOT masters. Therefore are in the public employ and need to remember that at all times. They need to show some humility. And some of them need to stop abusing their "parliamentary" privileges too. We don't do forelock tugging these days. The only person I'd curtsey to is the Queen. Of course there will be exceptions to the above.. I don't pigeonhole every party member, just because they have a few idiots in their midst. And younger Labourites all too easily forget or ignore the devastating damage inflicted on this country by their own government. But they don't know what this country was like before either. They rely on their nitwit older colleagues to spin a usually false and inaccurate story. Some are prime examples of their education under the appalling Labour education system during which some of the very worst changes were made to the curriculum including sanitising history in order to make this country look like the villain of the piece, dumbing down our language and shattering the fabric of our society. Especially the ethnic cleansing of the English, for which I both Blair and Brown in the utmost contempt. The demonising of anything British was top of the agenda. That said, Cameron has been heard to utter some anti English comments too. And as all three have Scots surnames, racism perhaps? It works both ways. And Labour are, by far and away, the worst party for creating "isms" or seeing them where there are none. They can't engage in reasoned debate without pigeonholing, castigating , insulting or heckling their opponents and making assumptions about them. Worst of all, they have hacked away the very cornerstone on which modern Britain was built: freedom of speech and thought. That is by far one of their worst legacies. If you don't agree with them, they label you with an "ism". Or run to the newspapers, or your colleagues, family or friends. Labour is too preoccupied with "minorities", "diversity", "racism", "manmade global warming" and all the other highly dubious, insulting and presumptious buzzwords that have entered into the English language since their unutterably disastrous reign. They only speak in psychobabble, cannot look you in the eye and simply cannot show respect to anybody who is not one of their number, singling out ethnic minorities and minority groups at election time and bussing them to polling stations, a practice I find odious in the extreme, whichever party indulges in it as I see it as incitement. I even caught one of their own MPs shepherding people into polling booths when I was an election agent in 2010 - and yes I did report it but of course it never came to anything. When I look back at the most stressful and dreadful events in my life, apart from the deaths of people who were close, every one of them was as a result of Leftist policies. Without exception. Labour has a lot to answer for and anyone considering voting for them in any election has a duty to do some serious research before doing so.[/p][/quote]somebody call norris mcwhirter...world's longest rant record attempt profondo asbo
  • Score: -3

7:46am Fri 28 Feb 14

ebagumtrebor says...

An accurate appraisal of the last Labour government and the current dross that goes around calling itself the Labour party.

Like most of the others, Kiely is a spiv on the make with no regard for ordinary peoples lives. He feels he's making all the right moves that will make him an ideal future spiv, sorry candidate, for Labour MP. Sadly he is probably right. He is ringing all the right bells.

He loves to play the race card. He thinks the public purse is his own personal piggy bank to take money from. He's never had a real job and steals from the taxpayer of Thurrock to fund his twitter accounts and other odious little activities he uses to act like a playground bully. Only he is worse than a bully becasue he won't actually do it in person.

He cannot name one positive thing the last Labour government did for this country and the British people. Then again, neither can any Labour supporter. That's why they resort to name calling and hissy messages on social media.

Come on Comrade Kiely, tell us something positive about the last Labour government that isn't a creation of your latest wet dream but actual fact.

You're a con artist, a personal thought of my own, I obviously don't believe that any illegal behaviour has taken place. Morally though. He's is the ideal Labour candidate. Just ask sister Polly and the hairy Smurf.
An accurate appraisal of the last Labour government and the current dross that goes around calling itself the Labour party. Like most of the others, Kiely is a spiv on the make with no regard for ordinary peoples lives. He feels he's making all the right moves that will make him an ideal future spiv, sorry candidate, for Labour MP. Sadly he is probably right. He is ringing all the right bells. He loves to play the race card. He thinks the public purse is his own personal piggy bank to take money from. He's never had a real job and steals from the taxpayer of Thurrock to fund his twitter accounts and other odious little activities he uses to act like a playground bully. Only he is worse than a bully becasue he won't actually do it in person. He cannot name one positive thing the last Labour government did for this country and the British people. Then again, neither can any Labour supporter. That's why they resort to name calling and hissy messages on social media. Come on Comrade Kiely, tell us something positive about the last Labour government that isn't a creation of your latest wet dream but actual fact. You're a con artist, a personal thought of my own, I obviously don't believe that any illegal behaviour has taken place. Morally though. He's is the ideal Labour candidate. Just ask sister Polly and the hairy Smurf. ebagumtrebor
  • Score: 13

9:27am Fri 28 Feb 14

Discouraged says...

Does anyone know the make of Kim Gandy's keyboard? I want one as it is obviously super duper industrial grade.
Does anyone know the make of Kim Gandy's keyboard? I want one as it is obviously super duper industrial grade. Discouraged
  • Score: 1

10:04am Fri 28 Feb 14

Bernard 87 says...

Kim Gandys post was brilliant
Kim Gandys post was brilliant Bernard 87
  • Score: 1

12:36pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Black students' officer? Surely that's racist. It excludes white students and pigeonholes the black ones by their skin colour. Surely this sort of singling out is against all the principles of the Labour party manifesto.. but there again, so was accepting titles and the whole House of Lords taboo which enraged them so bad they wanted it abolishing. Until they espoused the idea and got themselves titles and nice fat expense accounts.

They are also guilty of pigeonholing gay and transgender people, women, the elderly and Christians. And many more.

"Ethnic monitoring" forms: a perfect example of their gross discrimination against an individual's colour, religion or nationality.

But they are happy to go against their Socialist principles all the time for the sake of money, possessions and titles aren't they? Look at Blair...one of the richest men in the country with houses and possessions all over the place. And his wife who also accepted large fees for doing "speeches" when he was PM. I remember one in particular, £27,000 for a "charity" speech in Oz, for which the charity got a reported seven grand.

Yep, a shining example of neo-Socialism: don't do as I do, do as I say.

Some of us have long memories..

Disgraceful.

As for him attacking the Conservatives, he is yet another young councillor who has no recollection of the calamitous 13 years of Labour rule.

I am no fan of the Tories either but they are having to clear up the mess Labour left behind through their catastrophic divide and conquer policies of inflicting mass uncontrolled immigration, enforced multiculturalism, wild spending and galloping political correctness and "elfnsafety" that has bound and gagged this country ever since. Unfortunately the Tories have now espoused some of the "diversity" and "global warming" ideology the Labour party rammed down our throats for years. Anything enforced never works and is never received well by the electorate.

Tony Blair was by far the worst prime minister this country ever had and its greatest enemy. And worst of all, in many eyes, a traitor.Abolished the Treason Act then undertook a massive annihilation of this country's culture and heritage, finally selling it off to all and sundry by doing deals with the EU that meant the people of this country became second class citizens in their own country.

Then sending our troops into a war that was not ours. Not just my opinion. Look at most newspaper comment sections and you will see the same opinions repeated millions of times. Surely they can't all be wrong?

Today's Labour are not true socialists. They are mainly champagne guzzling yuppies who love to preach to the rest of us what we can and can't think, say and do.

All the very worst things about this country now, including the crippling censorship - eg who we can and can't offend - are a direct result of Labour rule.

The Tories haven't improved the situation much either but the very last party I would vote for are the Hypocrisy Party.

Furthermore, politicians under 30 have not had enough life experience to represent the public. They get silly, posting rubbish on Twitter about other people and hacking the opposition to bits on a personal, not even political, level, whilst ignoring the realities of life.

And what's this I see? Another of the Labourites now doing surgery by Twitter... what's wrong with being in a hall and accessible to all your residents, not just the young and trendy who have laptops and tablets. Some older people are online but many are not. But then he doesn't like eye to eye contact does he, preferring to smash people's characters to smithereens on Twitter - and sending pernicious emails to their friends and colleagues.

The younger ones are far too preoccupied with posturing, navel gazing and obsessing with social networking to have time to properly represent the public. Certainly the younger Labour ones, in my personal experience appear to think they are something special. They strut up and down, arrogance emitting from every pore - and even think it's their God given right to interfere in the lives of ordinary members of the public and businesses, dictating to them who they can and cannot communicate with. You know who you are.

They need reminding, as do all politicians of any persuasion.. they are PUBLIC SERVANTS NOT masters. Therefore are in the public employ and need to remember that at all times.

They need to show some humility.

And some of them need to stop abusing their "parliamentary" privileges too.

We don't do forelock tugging these days. The only person I'd curtsey to is the Queen.

Of course there will be exceptions to the above.. I don't pigeonhole every party member, just because they have a few idiots in their midst.

And younger Labourites all too easily forget or ignore the devastating damage inflicted on this country by their own government. But they don't know what this country was like before either. They rely on their nitwit older colleagues to spin a usually false and inaccurate story.

Some are prime examples of their education under the appalling Labour education system during which some of the very worst changes were made to the curriculum including sanitising history in order to make this country look like the villain of the piece, dumbing down our language and shattering the fabric of our society. Especially the ethnic cleansing of the English, for which I both Blair and Brown in the utmost contempt. The demonising of anything British was top of the agenda.

That said, Cameron has been heard to utter some anti English comments too. And as all three have Scots surnames, racism perhaps? It works both ways.

And Labour are, by far and away, the worst party for creating "isms" or seeing them where there are none.

They can't engage in reasoned debate without pigeonholing, castigating , insulting or heckling their opponents and making assumptions about them.

Worst of all, they have hacked away the very cornerstone on which modern Britain was built: freedom of speech and thought. That is by far one of their worst legacies.

If you don't agree with them, they label you with an "ism". Or run to the newspapers, or your colleagues, family or friends.

Labour is too preoccupied with "minorities", "diversity", "racism", "manmade global warming" and all the other highly dubious, insulting and presumptious buzzwords that have entered into the English language since their unutterably disastrous reign.

They only speak in psychobabble, cannot look you in the eye and simply cannot show respect to anybody who is not one of their number, singling out ethnic minorities and minority groups at election time and bussing them to polling stations, a practice I find odious in the extreme, whichever party indulges in it as I see it as incitement.

I even caught one of their own MPs shepherding people into polling booths when I was an election agent in 2010 - and yes I did report it but of course it never came to anything.

When I look back at the most stressful and dreadful events in my life, apart from the deaths of people who were close, every one of them was as a result of Leftist policies. Without exception.

Labour has a lot to answer for and anyone considering voting for them in any election has a duty to do some serious research before doing so.
Brother can you spare a blog.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Black students' officer? Surely that's racist. It excludes white students and pigeonholes the black ones by their skin colour. Surely this sort of singling out is against all the principles of the Labour party manifesto.. but there again, so was accepting titles and the whole House of Lords taboo which enraged them so bad they wanted it abolishing. Until they espoused the idea and got themselves titles and nice fat expense accounts. They are also guilty of pigeonholing gay and transgender people, women, the elderly and Christians. And many more. "Ethnic monitoring" forms: a perfect example of their gross discrimination against an individual's colour, religion or nationality. But they are happy to go against their Socialist principles all the time for the sake of money, possessions and titles aren't they? Look at Blair...one of the richest men in the country with houses and possessions all over the place. And his wife who also accepted large fees for doing "speeches" when he was PM. I remember one in particular, £27,000 for a "charity" speech in Oz, for which the charity got a reported seven grand. Yep, a shining example of neo-Socialism: don't do as I do, do as I say. Some of us have long memories.. Disgraceful. As for him attacking the Conservatives, he is yet another young councillor who has no recollection of the calamitous 13 years of Labour rule. I am no fan of the Tories either but they are having to clear up the mess Labour left behind through their catastrophic divide and conquer policies of inflicting mass uncontrolled immigration, enforced multiculturalism, wild spending and galloping political correctness and "elfnsafety" that has bound and gagged this country ever since. Unfortunately the Tories have now espoused some of the "diversity" and "global warming" ideology the Labour party rammed down our throats for years. Anything enforced never works and is never received well by the electorate. Tony Blair was by far the worst prime minister this country ever had and its greatest enemy. And worst of all, in many eyes, a traitor.Abolished the Treason Act then undertook a massive annihilation of this country's culture and heritage, finally selling it off to all and sundry by doing deals with the EU that meant the people of this country became second class citizens in their own country. Then sending our troops into a war that was not ours. Not just my opinion. Look at most newspaper comment sections and you will see the same opinions repeated millions of times. Surely they can't all be wrong? Today's Labour are not true socialists. They are mainly champagne guzzling yuppies who love to preach to the rest of us what we can and can't think, say and do. All the very worst things about this country now, including the crippling censorship - eg who we can and can't offend - are a direct result of Labour rule. The Tories haven't improved the situation much either but the very last party I would vote for are the Hypocrisy Party. Furthermore, politicians under 30 have not had enough life experience to represent the public. They get silly, posting rubbish on Twitter about other people and hacking the opposition to bits on a personal, not even political, level, whilst ignoring the realities of life. And what's this I see? Another of the Labourites now doing surgery by Twitter... what's wrong with being in a hall and accessible to all your residents, not just the young and trendy who have laptops and tablets. Some older people are online but many are not. But then he doesn't like eye to eye contact does he, preferring to smash people's characters to smithereens on Twitter - and sending pernicious emails to their friends and colleagues. The younger ones are far too preoccupied with posturing, navel gazing and obsessing with social networking to have time to properly represent the public. Certainly the younger Labour ones, in my personal experience appear to think they are something special. They strut up and down, arrogance emitting from every pore - and even think it's their God given right to interfere in the lives of ordinary members of the public and businesses, dictating to them who they can and cannot communicate with. You know who you are. They need reminding, as do all politicians of any persuasion.. they are PUBLIC SERVANTS NOT masters. Therefore are in the public employ and need to remember that at all times. They need to show some humility. And some of them need to stop abusing their "parliamentary" privileges too. We don't do forelock tugging these days. The only person I'd curtsey to is the Queen. Of course there will be exceptions to the above.. I don't pigeonhole every party member, just because they have a few idiots in their midst. And younger Labourites all too easily forget or ignore the devastating damage inflicted on this country by their own government. But they don't know what this country was like before either. They rely on their nitwit older colleagues to spin a usually false and inaccurate story. Some are prime examples of their education under the appalling Labour education system during which some of the very worst changes were made to the curriculum including sanitising history in order to make this country look like the villain of the piece, dumbing down our language and shattering the fabric of our society. Especially the ethnic cleansing of the English, for which I both Blair and Brown in the utmost contempt. The demonising of anything British was top of the agenda. That said, Cameron has been heard to utter some anti English comments too. And as all three have Scots surnames, racism perhaps? It works both ways. And Labour are, by far and away, the worst party for creating "isms" or seeing them where there are none. They can't engage in reasoned debate without pigeonholing, castigating , insulting or heckling their opponents and making assumptions about them. Worst of all, they have hacked away the very cornerstone on which modern Britain was built: freedom of speech and thought. That is by far one of their worst legacies. If you don't agree with them, they label you with an "ism". Or run to the newspapers, or your colleagues, family or friends. Labour is too preoccupied with "minorities", "diversity", "racism", "manmade global warming" and all the other highly dubious, insulting and presumptious buzzwords that have entered into the English language since their unutterably disastrous reign. They only speak in psychobabble, cannot look you in the eye and simply cannot show respect to anybody who is not one of their number, singling out ethnic minorities and minority groups at election time and bussing them to polling stations, a practice I find odious in the extreme, whichever party indulges in it as I see it as incitement. I even caught one of their own MPs shepherding people into polling booths when I was an election agent in 2010 - and yes I did report it but of course it never came to anything. When I look back at the most stressful and dreadful events in my life, apart from the deaths of people who were close, every one of them was as a result of Leftist policies. Without exception. Labour has a lot to answer for and anyone considering voting for them in any election has a duty to do some serious research before doing so.[/p][/quote]Brother can you spare a blog. ThisYear
  • Score: -3

12:37pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Bernard 87 wrote:
Kim Gandys post was brilliant
Do you also like to walk around with glass in your shoe?
[quote][p][bold]Bernard 87[/bold] wrote: Kim Gandys post was brilliant[/p][/quote]Do you also like to walk around with glass in your shoe? ThisYear
  • Score: -4

3:08pm Fri 28 Feb 14

jb411 says...

Do they also have a White Students Officer for the National Union of Students? I bet they dont!
Do they also have a White Students Officer for the National Union of Students? I bet they dont! jb411
  • Score: 4

4:23pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

jb411 wrote:
Do they also have a White Students Officer for the National Union of Students? I bet they dont!
Let us know if you find out..
[quote][p][bold]jb411[/bold] wrote: Do they also have a White Students Officer for the National Union of Students? I bet they dont![/p][/quote]Let us know if you find out.. ThisYear
  • Score: 3

8:09am Sat 1 Mar 14

poortaxpayer says...

The biggest problem isn't Comrade Kielly's politics - it is the simple fact he has not lifted a finger to do anything for the residents of Thurrock. He only attends the bare minimum of full council meetings so he can continue to collect his £8,000 in allowances. If you are a resident he won't respond to letters, emails or telephone calls - he isn't interested in helping residents. He has not done a single thing for residents. He is a disgrace and nothing more than a massively expensive parasite and sponger on the taxpayer.
The biggest problem isn't Comrade Kielly's politics - it is the simple fact he has not lifted a finger to do anything for the residents of Thurrock. He only attends the bare minimum of full council meetings so he can continue to collect his £8,000 in allowances. If you are a resident he won't respond to letters, emails or telephone calls - he isn't interested in helping residents. He has not done a single thing for residents. He is a disgrace and nothing more than a massively expensive parasite and sponger on the taxpayer. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 10

11:47am Sat 1 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

poortaxpayer wrote:
The biggest problem isn't Comrade Kielly's politics - it is the simple fact he has not lifted a finger to do anything for the residents of Thurrock. He only attends the bare minimum of full council meetings so he can continue to collect his £8,000 in allowances. If you are a resident he won't respond to letters, emails or telephone calls - he isn't interested in helping residents. He has not done a single thing for residents. He is a disgrace and nothing more than a massively expensive parasite and sponger on the taxpayer.
He will probably be looking for a job come the next election...isnt that the way it works?
[quote][p][bold]poortaxpayer[/bold] wrote: The biggest problem isn't Comrade Kielly's politics - it is the simple fact he has not lifted a finger to do anything for the residents of Thurrock. He only attends the bare minimum of full council meetings so he can continue to collect his £8,000 in allowances. If you are a resident he won't respond to letters, emails or telephone calls - he isn't interested in helping residents. He has not done a single thing for residents. He is a disgrace and nothing more than a massively expensive parasite and sponger on the taxpayer.[/p][/quote]He will probably be looking for a job come the next election...isnt that the way it works? ThisYear
  • Score: 2

11:25pm Sun 2 Mar 14

poortaxpayer says...

Aaron Kielly is no better than expense fiddling Tory MP.
Aaron Kielly is no better than expense fiddling Tory MP. poortaxpayer
  • Score: 0

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