The ‘PRIVATE EYE’ Collection

In recent times, the investigative-journalism of the Real Whitby CORRUPTION BUSTERS team (TIM HICKS, NIGEL WARD and TIM THORNE – supported by a growing number of researchers, analysts and informants) – has drawn the attention of the country’s pre-eminent political exposé magazine PRIVATE EYE.

In the confident expectation of continuing in this fraternal collaboration, Real Whitby presents a growing picture gallery of scans from the ‘ROTTEN BOROUGHS’ column.

The scans are presented in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent addition will always appear at the top of this page.

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015 – “Knacker Deep”

Another Mention For Real Whitby In Private Eye. Scarborough Councils Tom Fox Comes Under Fire From Some Who Suggest He HA sBeen Slow To Acknowledge The Crimes Of Scarborough Pervert Peter Jackonelli

Another Mention For Real Whitby In Private Eye. Scarborough Councils Tom Fox Comes Under Fire From Some Who Suggest He HA sBeen Slow To Acknowledge The Crimes Of Scarborough Pervert Peter Jackonelli

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014 – “SCARRED BOROUGH” – More dirty tricks in North Yorkshire. Just when you thought that Scarborough Borough Council could sink no lower, the worst Council in the country has now excelled itself by progressing a totally false allegation levelled at Real Whitby contributor Nigel WARD. And by a curious quirk of circumstance, this comes as an apparent ‘return of service’ after Real Whitby published “The Genie is out of the Bottle” in mid-March 2014, an article containing excerpts from an apparently fraudulent 1996 benefit claim by a couple of serving Councillors, the documentation of which was widely circulated in late February 2014, seemingly by an SBC insider.

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013 – “HATS OFF TO REAL WHITBY” – Once again, Private Eye – the most prestigious exposé publication in the country – has expressed full support to the citizen-journalists of Real Whitby, in recognition of our persistent investigations into the activities of the Scarborough paedophile-ring headed up by Jimmy SAVILE and former Scarborough Councillor, Mayor and Alderman Peter JACONELLI – now (like SAVILE) stripped of all civic honours.

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012 – “CONGRATULATIONS” – Private Eye’s ‘Rotten Boroughs’ page tips its distinguished hat to Real Whitby over the recent BBC1 “INSIDE OUT” documentary (aired on Monday 10th February 2014) in which Corruption Busters’ issues were in-depth scrutinised by the Beeb’s legal boffins – and scored a resounding 90 victory against a scratch side composed of dodge-pots and self-servers from Scarborough Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the North Yorkshire Police!

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011 – “OPEN GOVERNMENT AWARD” – in our determination to provide readers with news of Lisa DIXON’s runner-up spot in the “Legal Bullies of the Year” category of the 2013 ‘Rotten Boroughs’ Awards (see below), we omitted to mention the splendid achievement of Councillor Harry SMITH of Seamer & Crossgates Parish Council, who scooped first place in the “Open Government Award” category. Sorry Harry – here’s your fifteen minutes now.

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010 – “LEGAL BULLIES OF THE YEAR” – another starring appearance from Scarborough Borough Council’s Director of Legal & Democratic Services Lisa DIXON, runner-up in the ‘Rotten Boroughs’ “Legal Bullies of the Year” category.

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009 – “ANARCHY IN THE UK” – under this extreme tongue-in-cheek caption,”Rotten Borough” reports on the incredibly autocratic pomposity of the Old Guard intransigence in the Borough of Scarborough – deservedly one of the Eye’s most popular targets. Isn’t democracy wonderful?

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008 – EGG ON FACE” – in a hard blow to Scarborough Borough Council’s threats of legal action against Real Whitby and it’s main contributors Nigel, Tim and Tim – the CORRUPTION BUSTERS –  “Rotten Boroughs” reports on the recent ruling that Carmarthenshire County Council’s similar action against blogger Jacqui Thompson was unlawful. As this article concludes, “If only the chumps took more notice of Gnome”.

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007 – LEAKS LIKE A SIV” – featuring “Eye favourite” Scarborough Borough again, this time lampooning  the Council’s ill-considered choice of business-partner for its struggling Tourism Portfolio. Onwards!

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006 – LISA MAJESTY” – featuring Scarborough Borough Council Head of Legal & Support Services LISA DIXON, who is also Monitoring Officer to the Borough Council – and to the North Yor Moors national Park Authority.

Related Reading :

Scarborough Council Legal Threat To Real Whitby

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005 – “THEY CANNOT BE SIRIUS” – featuring Scarborough Borough Councillor TIM LAWN (subsequently resigned (who was also Chair of the North York Moors National Park Authority Planning Committee, scheduled to consider the Sirius Mineral YORK POTASH LTD planning application to mine polyhalites under the moors) and Secretary of State appointed Member JANE MITCHELL.

Related Reading

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004 – “MOOR THE MERRIER” – featuring Scarborough Borough Councillor TIM LAWN (subsequently resigned (who was also Chair of the North York Moors National Park Authority Planning Committee, scheduled to consider the Sirius Mineral YORK POTASH LTD planning application to mine polyhalites under the moors) and County Councillor HELEN SWIERS.

Related Reading

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003 – “EXPENSES FIDDLERS OF THE YEAR AWARD – 2012” – featuring the ten North Yorkshire County and Scarborough Borough Councillors who ‘double-dipped’ their Broadband/IT Allowances.

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002 – “DOUBLE-DIPPERS” – featuring County Councillor JANE KENYON, ROBERT GOODWILL MP (Conservative) and the ten North Yorkshire County and Scarborough Borough Councillors who ‘double-dipped’ their Broadband/IT Allowances.

Related Reading

All Real Whitby Articles On Double Dipping

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001 – “WOODEN EXCUSES” – featuring County Councillor JANE KENYON, Dales Timber Ltd and NYCC Head of Legal & Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer CAROLE DUNN.

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All Real Whitby Articles Tagged Kenyon

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