Archive for the 'Rob Dix' Category

22
May
09

Labour councillors paid almost half a million pounds

Its Labour’s turn to face Mr Monkey’s how much do they cost the taxpayer test.

When bloggers look at the figures it’s easy to see why so many Labour stalwarts have been around for so long. No wonder they squeal like pigs on the way to the slaughter house when they face the prospect of being dragged away from the trough.

Mr Monkey also reckons that this is why their lives are decimated when the electorate kick them out and why so many of them try and grab someone else’s seat on the council. This is the only way they can get their snouts back in the trough – there’s never been any honour amongst thieves especially when it comes to money.

Here are some of the highlights from The Labour Greed List,

• Coun Iain Malcolm made the highest claim at £32,435 (£623.75 a week)

• Coun Alan Kerr claimed at £23,319 (£448.44 a week)

• Coun Ernest Gibson claimed a record £4,932.27 for travel and subsistence

• Coun Rob Dix treated himself to a new BMW when he was elected. This delivery driver receives an annual boost to his salary from the taxpayer of around £14,000.

• After replacing Paul Waggott as leader of the council, Coun Malcolm promptly put the boot in by not giving Coun Linda Waggott a place at his trough. She was the only Labour councillor not to receive a special responsibility allowance.

Mr Monkey was staggered to learn that almost half a million pounds of taxpayers money was paid to just 31 Labour councillors and for what? Most of them can’t string a sentence together and couldn’t care less about the people they represent, that is until it’s time for their re-election.

The cost of each Labour councillor to the taxpayer in 2008 – 09 was a staggering £15,029.83.

Name

Allowance

Travel

Subsistence

Total

Weekly Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anglin, J

11,760

11,760

226.15

Bell, J

16,464

16,464

316.61

Boyack, P

13,833

691.25

152.33

14,676

282.23

Brady, W  E

16,464

16,464

316.61

Clare, M H

16,464

16,464

316.61

Dix, R

14,112

14,112

271.38

Dixon, T

15,352

1,566.80

315.62

17,234

331.43

Donaldson, A

8,168

129.63

8,297

159.55

Foreman, J

16,464

800.15

214.01

17,478

336.11

Gibson, E

16,186

3,431.90

1,500.37

21,118

406.12

Hanson, T

16,464

16,464

316.61

Kerr, A

22,408

733.47

177.63

23,319

448.44

Leask, E

14,112

14,112

271.38

Lewell, E L

11,760

11,760

226.15

Malcolm, E

16,464

1,253.10

605.91

18,323

352.36

Malcolm, I

31,817

239.00

379.82

32,435

623.75

Maxwell, N E

16,464

228.50

72.94

16,765

322.40

McAtominey, E

12,962

638.40

53.12

13,653

262.56

McCabe, J G

14,112

14,112

271.38

McMillan, A

11,481

11,481

220.78

Meeks, J

14,112

334.60

160.61

14,607

280.90

Perry, J

16,464

16,464

316.61

Piggot, T

11,760

11,760

226.15

Punchion, O

11,760

102.40

11,862

228.11

Scorer, B

14,112

211.20

111.75

14,434

277.57

Sewell, J

16,464

658.75

734.78

17,857

343.40

Spraggon, S

11,203

151.20

11,354

218.34

Stewart, A M

13,833

114.90

88.47

14,036

269.92

Strike, A

11,760

56.00

11,816

227.23

Waggott, L I

7,056

7,056

135.69

Walsh, A

8,486

372.00

15.42

8,873

170.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS:

450,321*

10,892.37

4,712.41

465,925*

8,973.16

*These figures do not include pence

28
Dec
08

REVIEW OF 2008: Council Leader Attempts To Silence The Monkey!

It took just 2 weeks for council leader Iain Malcolm to try and silence The Monkey. This post appeared shortly after Miss Piggy, aka Iain Malcolm banned The Monkeyhouse from publicly owned computers – so much for Labour’s commitment to free speech.

South Tyneside Council is at the centre of a bitter censorship row today after officials probably the Labour Leader of the Council Iain Malcolm ordered senior ICT staff to ban staff and elected members from accessing The Monkeyhouse,a controversial blog which was in part set up to expose the inner workings of the ruling Labour group. 

Speculation as to the real identity of The Monkey is rife but it is widely believed that he/she is either a close associate of the borough’s ruling elite or is an employee of the council.   

 

Since its appearance on the blog scene around two weeks ago The Monkeyhouse has become the most widely talked about blog in South Tyneside and The Monkey can confirm that the number of hits are rising daily.    

 

It was unclear today, who gave the order to ban the site, but the decision seems to have been made following a heated exchange between senior officers and the Labour Leader of the Council Iain Malcolm, who is apparently extremely concerned that he may become the next target of The Monkey’s keyboard!   

 

Although the site has been blocked on the council network, it remains freely available outside of the Town Hall and to anyone with access to a computer.    

 

Although The Monkey acknowledges that access to ‘external’ internet sites for personal use by council employees is a privilege and not a right, there are concerns as to the the real reasons why it has been decided the content of The Monkeyhouse is inappropriate.   

 

The Monkey would like to remind ‘nanny’ Iain that it is not just employees and elected members of the council who can look at The Monkeyhouse but anyone with access to the World Wide Web   

   

Sorry Iain but your pathetic attempt at covering up what you really get up to censorship will only result in more visitors to The Monkeyhouse as even more people will now want to learn the truth about you and your mates.   

 

This crazy act of censorship has already led to a massive increase in traffic and the last 24 hours has seen record numbers of visitors to The Monkeyhouse, keep up the good work Iain you are doing far more to promote The Monkeyhouse than I got have ever dreamt about.

 

7.30PM UPDATE: The Monkey has received confirmation that Iain Malcolm, Leader of the Council, ordered The Monkeyhouse, The Whip and Curly’s Corner Shop to be blocked from the council’s ICT network. However, he later instructed officers to unblock Curly’s Corner Shop which would suggest that Curly too is being manipulated by Mr Ego!

 

Despite Iain Malcolm’s political experience it seems he has learned very little about censorship. The first lesson any dictator learns is to only use censorship as a last resort because when you ban something it guarantees everyone will want to see what all the fuss is about.    

 

The Monkey is delighted to reveal that despite Iain Malcolm’s efforts The Monkeyhouse has had another record day. I might pop into the Fountain for a swift one later, but if I don’t have one on me. Whilst you’re at it get Rob Dix one, he’s going to need it when he answers his bail at South Shields Police Station! 

21
Oct
08

Comments Galore

A regular blogger wanted to tip Mr Monkey off about an incident involving disgraced Conservative Parliamentary candidate and local councillor Pudgy Face Potts. Mr Monkey activated the moderation option for 24 hours to allow the person to forward comments in private.

Mr Monkey can reveal that several other bloggers took advantage of the moderation to forward their comments about certain people and it makes interesting reading.

Beware councillors Malcolm, Malcolm, Potts, Boyack, Gibson, Kerr, Leask, Dix, Meeks, Khan, Hanson, Elsom, Waggott and Sewell, Mr Monkey will promises to reveal all.

Moderation has now been removed so any comments bloggers post are immediately visible.

01
Sep
08

Bums and Breasts!

Mr Monkey has learned that Council Leader, Iain Malcolm and his two favourite stooges, Rob Dix and Arthur ‘I’m not bitter’ Meeks are sunning themselves in the Balearic’s.

Apparently Rob Dix has taken his wife along so that she can fetch and carry for the boys whilst they perv on those fine toned, bronzed and bare chested lasses that are so plentiful at this time of year, although in Iain’s Malcolm’s case it’s probably beach bums and local Latino hunks!

Mr Monkey reckons Iain Malcolm’s hands might be a bit sore when he comes back, especially after all that DIY. Nothing new there then, he’s always been a tosser hasn’t he?