Another blog exposing the dishonest, deceitful, corrupt, underhand, prejudiced, pro Council biased, malpractices of the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO). Exposing how the LGO misrepresent facts, manipulate evidence in favour of Councils, conceal incriminating evidence, whitewash the truth, fail to follow their own guidance, fail to act in the public interest, and cover up Council maladministration causing injustice.
Trevor will not be making any posts for a week or so. His mother-in- law, Amy, was taken seriously ill on Friday morning and died in hospital on Saturday. Amy's story is already on the psow.co.uk website.
I would like to submit a complaint but I doubt I would live long enough for the Ombudsman to resolve it! It took the Balchins over 16 years and my relatives have been waiting since 1997. So although I could live until I am 103, the odds, similar those of a complainant obtaining justice through a Local Government Ombudsman, are very slim indeed. How true! Please note that Amy was also the first person to sign the petition. Trevor intends to update her story and post his own as soon as he has received the final report into his 2002 complaint.
Posted on behalf of Trevor by Thomas psow.co.uk webmaster.
Just to let everyone know that the provisional report into my 2001 complaint has arrived at last. As readers will no doubt appreciate, I cannot divulge the contents at this time. Save to say I am now producing a detailed response. However, the task has been made much easier than I anticipated because of numerous errors in law and fact. Which in the circumstances rather surprised me. Not.
Mr D W R Whittet has just set up a short term petition calling for the Scottish Parliament to set up an Appeal Tribunal to review final decisions by the Public Services Ombudsman where any complainer so requests.
Unfortunately you can't sign the petition on line you need to send an email in support of Mr Wittet's petition. However, Mr Franck David of the Scottish Parliament public petition department has confirmed that if any member of the public wishes to support this petition, then all they have to do is send him an email confirming that they wish to sign and support petition PE1076.
Mr Franck David advised that the petition PE1076 will probably go to committee on the 4th December 2007 so please don't delay sending your email.
If the Scottish Parliament implemented this petition then it would be a significant step forward in making the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman more accountable and I think it would send a clear message to the Scottish Parliament how dissatisfied the public are with the service provided by the current Ombudsman.
The email I have just sent is shown below.
Email Subject: Petition PE1076
Dear Mr Franck David,
I wish to sign and support Mr Whittet's petition PE1076. Please add my name to the list.
I linked to Fassit during and early post but feel so incensed that this scandal is still going on whilst Ombudsmen, MPs and Government twiddle their thumbs I decided to sign and publicise the Fassit petition.
Justice is too important to be left to secret courts, incompetent and unaccountable social services staff & incompetent and unaccountable ombudsmen.