Friday, June 13, 2008

A Right Pair Of Knits

Here's something you won't have read in today's Gazunder. (So what's new? - Ed.) Barely a month after being rapped by the Standards Board for his famous Fannit f*cking tosser/wanker outburst at a black tie do, the Blue Rinsers' glorious council leader has been caught tussling again - this time in front of startled shoppers at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill outlet on Margate High Street.

Apparently the former pugilist wasn't there to buy a kilt yesterday morning, but to object to a 1500-signature petition against his proposed redeployment of the community wardens to fight the litter louts on the beaches, instead of bagging shoplifters (which they're rather good at, I hear). The petition was jointly sponsored by Margate Labour councillor Iris Johnston and the Edinburgh Woollen Mill store manager. At Sandy's side was none other than Deputy Dawg, Rodge OBE. One shopper who witnessed the entire incident has emailed me with the following account:

Bystanders, including the store manager, were aghast at the behaviour of Cllrs Sandy and Rodge as they berated Cllr Iris. The 'boys' turned up unannounced and uninvited to throw their weight around and quite frankly made very big fools of themselves. It's safe to say they weren't the least bit interested in purchasing tartan trews, bonnets or kilts from said retailer!

Iris just about remained composed throughout but this was clearly a shocking turn of events for her. Roger tried to snatch the petition from Iris at one point and lunged forward to get it from her as she swept up the sheets of paper. Sandy then carried on berating Iris saying she was wrong to suggest that wardens were being made redundant or taken away from the High Street altogether.

To put it charitably, this was very ungentlemanly behaviour from both of them and they deserve to be exposed.


Our Sandy seems to have a thing about petitions. Only last week he complained that those fighting the flogging of their own assets by his junta of Jurassic Tories were making 'mischief and they should know better'. How different from the lovely new image the national Conservatives cultivate! There's Cuddly Dave, pedalling to parliament, and the other Dave, resigning over liberty, justice and freedom. Down here in the tip of Kent one gets the impression that it would still be possible to stumble across a Maggiesaurus roaming the fields of brassicas!

Update: A full account of the incident has now appeared on Thanet Extra. Click here to read it. And another eyewitness account on the island's second most premierest blog after me, Thanet Strife. Click here to read that.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am I to understand that he tried to snatch a petition that would have been presented to him anyway ?

You would have thought he would be pleased to see all the signa tories ?

The dyslexic chair of the bench erstwhile mayor man did make a shorthand note to denote that a community warden petition issue was raised involving Sandy.

PET COWARD DO

Rick said...

I better own up to that one in case he wants to hit me

Rick said...

I take it he knows how to queue ?

Rick said...

In Ramsgate lives a Doctor Who (William Hartnell) lookielike.

And a very nice non military non British Legion easygoing chap he is too.

He is yer former Mountain Troop SAS man. All the more commendable because of his tendency to vertigo.

He became a psi instructor towards the end of his SAS career with 21 SAS (TA)

If I have the timings right that would mean he was an instructor to David Davis ?

Right there living in yer Eastcliff.

There could be the man who taught David never to reinforce a weak position. And if the attack aint working let go and try another angle.

Now look what's happened .....

I just hope the ex SAS man ain't joining the queue as he is lethal with that zimmer.

Anonymous said...

about time those two got married and just f***ed each other instead of us

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Anonymous said...

The bully and the Liar,what wonderful leadership we have,how about a vote of no confidence survey on your erstwhile site ecr?

Eastcliff Richard said...

I've removed your comment as I deemed it racist, 7:16pm. I don't mind people having a go on the basis of competence, or even general likes and dislikes, but I will not have comments descending into attacks on people based on their race. End of.

Anon 7:20pm - splendid idea! I've popped one of my seven day polls in the sidebar on the right.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully someone filmed it on their phone...

Anonymous said...

What was the series called..the one with Michael Palin as a schoolteacher having a nervous breakdown because of the zealots on the Council? Didn't they have a bunch of thugs in a blue van?

Anonymous said...

my comment was not racist . not all jews are zionists.

Anonymous said...

I am jewish and will report this site to the police, if that attack on 'zionist jews' is not removed


Peter S

( Green Party Supporter )

Eastcliff Richard said...

Er, what attack would that be Peter S? I have removed what I deemed to be an offensive comment, and the commentator has since added that he is not racist and that he did not intend to imply that all Jews are Zionists. That seems perfectly fair and reasonable debate to me and no grounds for some hysterical phone call to Her Majesty's Testicle Jugglers.

Nonetheless, report away if you think there's something here to report. I'm sure they'll find time between important pensions meetings to, er, send you a leaflet.

Aghast said...

Why do people vote for them? Wake up people of Thanet - surely after this latest fracas you cannot be serious in wanting councillors like this?

Anonymous said...

Hope they are reported to the Standards Board. Shocking behaviour - but only to be expected by these two.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, but as they keep saying,'they know what's good for Thanet'.

At least I can say I didn't vote for this lot in control of TDC. Pity it's three years until the next chance people have to vote them out. Don't try to tell me they've dome anything good for the area.

Anonymous said...

anon 10.53

GBH was the series, I think.

Anonymous said...

having community wardens patrolling the shopping centre could be a bit of a problem for councillors committing a breach of the peace in shops

Anonymous said...

If you really want to upset these two louts, get in your protest about China Gateway and e-mail or write to your ward cCouncillors.

Anonymous said...

A Mayoral referendum will sort out a Local Authority bully boy approach...by any local authority!!

O'Richard or Bertie Biggles for Mayor anyone?

Anonymous said...

What is it about petitions - i think they think they are so superior and that anything they do has to be correct!
Sandy Beach only told me recently that all the shops were let in Margate - ( why try to discourage those few remaining by taking away their security lifeline!) and Margate was on the up - is he talking about another town?
That was when i stated one company has left the town because it didnt fit into their profile - other -businesses in Brighton and London Margate too rough! I did not vote for them last time (although i am a life long conservative) and hope others will see the light. We are back to the times of Cyril Hosier (wasnt here then but have heard all about it!)

Anonymous said...

Sandy "The Fist" Beach - putting the "eke" into Ezekiel whichever way the fist comes!

Anonymous said...

You get what you deserve and Thanet has elected people who are prepared to allow 'Rocky' to be the leader. If you don't like it you have a choice. Get rid of the clowns who put him there. Of course, you then end up with Numpty Nicholson, so you aren't any better off. "Vote Liberal Democrat" I hear you cry. Do me a favour. They only come crawling out of the woodwork when there's an election on. So, who can you vote for to get a real change in Thanet? (and don't say UKIP)

Anonymous said...

TDC should be abolished.

Eastcliff Richard said...

What an excellent idea anon 11:41am! A 'Super-Mayor' for Thanet! I don't mind sharing responsibilities with Mr Biggles, perhaps we could split the island geographically? Given my interest in all things coastal, I could be the Eastern-Super-Mayor, and given Bertie's obsession with our water table and other rural affairs, he could be the, er, Western-Super-Mayor!

Matt B said...

My full opinion of this behaviour by this bully boy is not printable on the grounds that even the devil himself might blush.

Anonymous said...

I think that we will soon be able to prove that certain councillers are in the pocket of certain local developers! A good case can then be made to the serious fraud squad!

Let those who have nothing to fear stand up and be counted!!

Anonymous said...

Sndy Ezikiel is a lying two faced twat who is only to happy to be seen with the oth Thanet barons, Hikton, Thorley, Wills and Mr G! Fat chance for democracy with this idiot!