Councillor Brian Simpson Eastfield – He’s at it again!

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Councillor Brian Simpson Eastfield – He’s at it again!

In my view by Nigel Ward

He’s at it again!

Further to my articles “BAR SIMPSON” and “BAD APPLES” (and not forgetting CodHead’s pictorial lampoon), addressing breaches of the EPC, SBC and NYCC Councillors’ Codes of Conduct, respectively; a member of the public has kindly provided me with further evidence of what appears to be a pattern of behaviour on the part of Councillor Brian Simpson.

The extract from a ‘screenshot’ of a FaceBook page, shown here, evidences another totally inappropriate and insulting remark made by Councillor Brian Simpson in reference to a caricature of one of his fellow Eastfield Parish Councillors, whom he refers to as “Dell troll”.

The ‘Dell’ part is a reference to an area of land in the Parish of Eastfield.

The Free Dictionary defines ‘troll’ thus:

  • Noun: A mythical, cave-dwelling being depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance.

No doubt the Standards Committees of all three Councils will engage in an extraordinary feat of semantic contortion, such that “typically having a very ugly appearance” is deemed to be in no way indicative of Councillor Brian Simpson failing to show appropriate respect for his fellow Councillor (whose likeness, though exaggerated in the way in which cartoon figures tend to be, is nevertheless instantly recognisable)  – and, indeed, (and of course) in no way risking bringing his Councils into disrepute.

Councillor Brian Simpson’s fellow Councillors (on all three Councils) number around one-hundred-and-thirty. One might reasonably expect one of them, at least, to take issue with such conduct. I think we all know that it is unlikely to be Councillor Steve Bairstow – who has stated that he is “not going to go about falling out with fellow Councillors unless it becomes a problem to” himself. Moral heroism of the highest order, if you will.

But such is the level of ethical courage that we now know is standard – perhaps that is why they call it the Standards Committee?

Why is it okay for CodHead to take the mickey – and not Councillor Brian Simson?

The clue is in the word ‘Councillor’.

Brian Simpson has signed a binding legal document requiring him to uphold the Councillors’ Code of Conduct – and CodHead, of course, has not.

Question: Now that Councillor Brian Simpson has breached the Code, must we the public bear the financial burden of another expensive Council cover-up – or will Councillor Brian Simpson finally evince the common decency to RESIGN?

In my view, he most certainly should. And there are other matters to raise. You can probably guess what. Me Too!

By |2012-04-27T21:26:58+00:00April 27th, 2012|Categories: News, Nigel Ward - In My View|Tags: , |3 Comments

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3 Comments

  1. Tom Brown April 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Give em enough rope!

  2. Nigel Ward April 28, 2012 at 2:17 am - Reply

    I think that the point that we all so easily overlook is that, quite aside from his ‘three-hatted’ representation of the Eastfield electorate, Brian is a Cabinet member – the Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Renewal, Community Involvement and Partnerships, Democratic Services, Customer Services and Safer Communities – no less. Every element of that Portfolio has been compromised by him, in every way. I cannot see how it can be possible for Council Leader Tom Fox to retain Brian on his Cabinet after these appalling lapses of judgement. Tom Fox is himself impervious to reason, but the aggregate disgust of the public may force his hand. To that end, it is important to spread the knowledge of these disgraceful events far and wide.

  3. Real Whitby April 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Carole Gerada Said

    In view of the continuing behaviour of the majority of Eastfield Parish Councillors refusal to listen to what members of the public tell them – and in particular at the recent Councillor Surgery held yesterday, I urge members of the Eastfield Electorate to contact me as a matter of urgency on 2 things.

    1. The Annual Parish Assembly takes place this Thursday 3 May at 6.30pm at Eastfield Community Centre. If a minimum of 10 people call for a Parish Poll at this meeting to vote on whether to keep the Parish Council or just have the Borough and County Council in Eastfield. The poll could be on whether voters agree to the 111% Parish Precept increase or not. If the majority of voters at this meeting agree not to have the 111% increase – then the Council will have to listen to the voters. So too, with whether or not we want a Parish Council.

    2. We need to ask ourselves, what has the Parish Council done for us? Or is it only the Borough and County Council who provide services in Eastfield?

    3. This is a time for Eastfield residents and members of the electorate to have a second chance to vote for their Councillors.So if any residents vote no confidence in Cllr Brian Simpson, the Council will have to listen.

    I will support whatever the majority of residents want. From what I hear, they do not want the 111% increase – I was the only Councillor to vote against it.

    At 2:04 am On April 29, 2012

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