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Most recent annotations on things by Chris Leslie

  • Jane Birkby: I am pleased to see that at least one of our MPs is working to protect people's pensions which were paid for by hard work. Parliament must be denied any access to our private pension pot, and... (23 November 2012)
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  • Jane Birkby: Fluoride is a poison which makes minds more biddable when ingested (the nazis used it). Fluoride should never be ingested as it leads to health problems. Topical application of fluoride is... (7 July 2010)
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  • LGO Reporter: Get real Mr Leslie. The government should require local authorities to carry out Local Government Ombudsman's recommendations by law. See http://local-government-ombudsman-lgo.bl ogspot.com/ (2 January 2008)
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  • LGO Reporter: A MORI survey found that 73% of complainants were dissatisfied with the final outcome of their complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman, and only 22% were satisfied. Of the few cases (less... (2 January 2008)
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  • LGO Reporter: The Local Government Ombudsman claims to be independent and impartial. Such a claim is a sham. A representative of the Local Government Association sits on the selection panel for LGO... (2 January 2008)
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  • LGO Reporter: The Local Government Ombudsman is an unaccountable government funded organisation, rotten with corruption. The LGO propose to close an investigation when they have been given clear evidence of... (2 January 2008)
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  • I J: An independent ombudsman system? Complaints about weak controls over public expenditure regularly come from Parliament. Many ¬£billions are at risk/have been lost - but Parliament can... (24 April 2006)
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  • Pablo Titchall: The Minister will find the necessary information at http://ukombudsman.org/ and also at http://localgovernmentombudsman.org/ (1 December 2005)
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  • Pablo Titchall: The Minister will find the necessary information at http://ukombudsman.org/ and also at http://localgovernmentombudsman.org/ (1 December 2005)
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  • Aidan Boustred: I agree. The ballot box is an incredibly blunt instrument, and is no way to address individual acts of maladministration or abuse of position, either by civil servants or elected representatives.... (7 November 2005)
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  • Trevor Nunn: How efficient, instead of each Public Service Ombudsman stuffing the majority of their customers individually the will be able to stuff them collectively. Very handy for the customer to have a... (7 November 2005)
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  • Trevor Nunn: We don't need a unified Ombudsman we need a fair Ombudsman. (7 November 2005)
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  • Trevor Nunn: I just hope you or your family never suffer injustice through Council maladministration. To respond by suggesting that people who have can vote their way out of the problem is just plain stupid. (7 November 2005)
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  • Trevor Nunn: How an earth can an individual hold a council to account for maladministration at the elections. As an example, one of the worst ever cases of maladministration was the Balchin case, 20 years of... (7 November 2005)
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  • Trevor Nunn: The Local Government Ombudsman may be dissatisfied with only 3% of local authority responses but the complainant is dissatisfied with 75% of all complaints the Local Government handle. The... (6 November 2005)
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  • Trevor Nunn: The Local Government Ombudsman upheld my complaint during 1997, however, the Council did not implement the Ombudsman's recommendations. How do I hold them accountable at the ballot box? The... (6 November 2005)
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  • Adam McGreggor: 'The Government still believe that we should get rid of the hereditary peerage' : in context, quite an interesting statement from Leslie. Vive la revoution! (1 June 2004)
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  • Lee Maguire: The d'Hondt mechanism is used to allocate ministerial seats in the Northern Ireland Executive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27Hondt_m ethod (26 May 2004)
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  • Jason Kitcat: By this stage it was already clear from the Electoral Commission's own report that e-voting didn't boost turnout (see http://www.j-dom.org/h/n/WRITING/nonfict /ALL/34/). Indeed the government... (26 May 2004)
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  • Mary Reid: It does seem a shame when discussions about democratic engagement purely focus on voting methods. Christopher Leslie has quite properly talked about educating people - not just young people - to... (26 May 2004)
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