Cheshire crime boss to hire two new workers

Cheshire crime boss to hire two new workers

Cheshire crime boss to hire two new workers

First published in News

TWO new jobs in the office of Cheshire’s Crime Commissioner will not be given to any of the 70 police staff slashed in budget cuts, the Warrington Guardian can reveal.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, has confirmed he is to spend more than £60,000 in creating two administrative posts on his personal team, as part of plans to improve services for victims.

He said the roles of commissioning officer, on £26,658 a year; and planning and strategy officer, on £37, 332 a year, were offered internally.

However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers due to be sacked from Cheshire Police, so external recruitment was authorised.

Mr Dwyer said: “Before we advertised outside the organisation positions were offered internally but no suitable candidates were found.”

It means the commissioner will spend more than £760,000 a year on 15 staff at his Winsford HQ.

However, he says his office costs £100,000 a year less to run than the old Police Authority.

The new jobs are being funded by a £700,000 grant from Government aimed at improving services for victims, and not from the police budget.

Mr Dwyer will decide how to use the cash to help victims in areas such as emotional support and guidance on the court process.

He said: “This is extra work that my existing team would not be able to take on.

“Victims are very important to me as being a victim to crime is a horrendous experience.

“They should be treated in every way that gives the support and protections.

“I hope this will make us more efficient and save money.”

New recruits will be focused on helping to formulate how services can be best improved.

The commissioning officer will be charged with ‘finding the appropriate services to support victims and determine what services are already out there’.

The planning and strategy officer will ‘help find better ways to work with other businesses and forces’.

Adverts for both roles have now expired with candidates being shortlisted.

 

Unison, the union which represents police staff that are not officers, met with Mr Dwyer to discuss redundancies last year.

The commissioner has not decided which positions are to go, with a consultation due to take place Andy Rutherford, regional organiser said it will fight to stop compulsory job losses.

He said: “Unison will be supporting our members through this difficult time.

“We will work to avoid compulsory redundancies and minimise the negative impact on the service to the public.”

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12:49pm Fri 21 Feb 14

foggy says...

No suitable candidates out of the 70 staff earmarked to loose their jobs. Does unsuitable mean they are not old mates of Mr Dwyer. I think the police should investigate.
No suitable candidates out of the 70 staff earmarked to loose their jobs. Does unsuitable mean they are not old mates of Mr Dwyer. I think the police should investigate. foggy
  • Score: 9

12:55pm Fri 21 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

foggy wrote:
No suitable candidates out of the 70 staff earmarked to loose their jobs. Does unsuitable mean they are not old mates of Mr Dwyer. I think the police should investigate.
Will definitely be jobs for the boys!
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]foggy[/bold] wrote: No suitable candidates out of the 70 staff earmarked to loose their jobs. Does unsuitable mean they are not old mates of Mr Dwyer. I think the police should investigate.[/p][/quote]Will definitely be jobs for the boys! Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 7

2:47pm Fri 21 Feb 14

PageA says...

I'm sorry I don't get it...Why is this chap so unpopular with you all? Seriously...I don't understand why he gets such abuse on here. I understand that not many people voted for him or anyone during the election. I know I didn't vote, but I'm happy for the person with the most votes (from those that could be bothered) to proceed in the best way they see fit.

I understand that the editor of this newspaper has a friend at Winsford Police HQ. She's written that she calls him from time to time. I hope it's not when he's being paid to work...and I hope that work is all he's being paid for. I understand that this new post might not be popular with the editors friend, who would obviously prefer not to have a police commissioner at all...I can see that most stories about him don't paint him in a good light...but I put that down to the editor and her friend again. Seriously..What's your beef?
I'm sorry I don't get it...Why is this chap so unpopular with you all? Seriously...I don't understand why he gets such abuse on here. I understand that not many people voted for him or anyone during the election. I know I didn't vote, but I'm happy for the person with the most votes (from those that could be bothered) to proceed in the best way they see fit. I understand that the editor of this newspaper has a friend at Winsford Police HQ. She's written that she calls him from time to time. I hope it's not when he's being paid to work...and I hope that work is all he's being paid for. I understand that this new post might not be popular with the editors friend, who would obviously prefer not to have a police commissioner at all...I can see that most stories about him don't paint him in a good light...but I put that down to the editor and her friend again. Seriously..What's your beef? PageA
  • Score: -6

3:11pm Fri 21 Feb 14

widnesman says...

PageA wrote:
I'm sorry I don't get it...Why is this chap so unpopular with you all? Seriously...I don't understand why he gets such abuse on here. I understand that not many people voted for him or anyone during the election. I know I didn't vote, but I'm happy for the person with the most votes (from those that could be bothered) to proceed in the best way they see fit.

I understand that the editor of this newspaper has a friend at Winsford Police HQ. She's written that she calls him from time to time. I hope it's not when he's being paid to work...and I hope that work is all he's being paid for. I understand that this new post might not be popular with the editors friend, who would obviously prefer not to have a police commissioner at all...I can see that most stories about him don't paint him in a good light...but I put that down to the editor and her friend again. Seriously..What's your beef?
This comment is truly a master class in irony, I think!!
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry I don't get it...Why is this chap so unpopular with you all? Seriously...I don't understand why he gets such abuse on here. I understand that not many people voted for him or anyone during the election. I know I didn't vote, but I'm happy for the person with the most votes (from those that could be bothered) to proceed in the best way they see fit. I understand that the editor of this newspaper has a friend at Winsford Police HQ. She's written that she calls him from time to time. I hope it's not when he's being paid to work...and I hope that work is all he's being paid for. I understand that this new post might not be popular with the editors friend, who would obviously prefer not to have a police commissioner at all...I can see that most stories about him don't paint him in a good light...but I put that down to the editor and her friend again. Seriously..What's your beef?[/p][/quote]This comment is truly a master class in irony, I think!! widnesman
  • Score: 5

3:40pm Fri 21 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
I'm sorry I don't get it...Why is this chap so unpopular with you all? Seriously...I don't understand why he gets such abuse on here. I understand that not many people voted for him or anyone during the election. I know I didn't vote, but I'm happy for the person with the most votes (from those that could be bothered) to proceed in the best way they see fit.

I understand that the editor of this newspaper has a friend at Winsford Police HQ. She's written that she calls him from time to time. I hope it's not when he's being paid to work...and I hope that work is all he's being paid for. I understand that this new post might not be popular with the editors friend, who would obviously prefer not to have a police commissioner at all...I can see that most stories about him don't paint him in a good light...but I put that down to the editor and her friend again. Seriously..What's your beef?
PageA
You are funny!
"I know I didn't vote, but I'm happy for the person with the most votes (from those that could be bothered) "
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry I don't get it...Why is this chap so unpopular with you all? Seriously...I don't understand why he gets such abuse on here. I understand that not many people voted for him or anyone during the election. I know I didn't vote, but I'm happy for the person with the most votes (from those that could be bothered) to proceed in the best way they see fit. I understand that the editor of this newspaper has a friend at Winsford Police HQ. She's written that she calls him from time to time. I hope it's not when he's being paid to work...and I hope that work is all he's being paid for. I understand that this new post might not be popular with the editors friend, who would obviously prefer not to have a police commissioner at all...I can see that most stories about him don't paint him in a good light...but I put that down to the editor and her friend again. Seriously..What's your beef?[/p][/quote]PageA You are funny! "I know I didn't vote, but I'm happy for the person with the most votes (from those that could be bothered) " GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 5

4:30pm Fri 21 Feb 14

old-codger says...

foggy wrote:
No suitable candidates out of the 70 staff earmarked to loose their jobs. Does unsuitable mean they are not old mates of Mr Dwyer. I think the police should investigate.
SPOT ON foggy SPOT ON.
[quote][p][bold]foggy[/bold] wrote: No suitable candidates out of the 70 staff earmarked to loose their jobs. Does unsuitable mean they are not old mates of Mr Dwyer. I think the police should investigate.[/p][/quote]SPOT ON foggy SPOT ON. old-codger
  • Score: 2

4:56pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Recruitment question number one

"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the tory party, if not why not?"
Recruitment question number one "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the tory party, if not why not?" Nick Tessla
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Fri 21 Feb 14

PageA says...

Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef
Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef PageA
  • Score: -6

5:05pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Freeborn John says...

The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering.
It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.
The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering. It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk. Freeborn John
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Fri 21 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef
PageA
You are funny
However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers.

Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef[/p][/quote]PageA You are funny However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers. Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 2

5:21pm Fri 21 Feb 14

PageA says...

Freeborn John wrote:
The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering.
It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.
FJ, you ex police? I know I can rely on you to tell me how it is. All I know about this guy is what I've read in here...which is basically the editor expressing the views of her police officer friend. Did you see the video on youtube of the fracking protester being set up by the GM police officer? I'm not surprised they don't want someone sticking their oar in. Confidence in the police is probably at an all time low..and with good reason. Now then...disregarding the opinion of the Warrington Guardian and Winsford HQ...what's up with him?
[quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering. It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.[/p][/quote]FJ, you ex police? I know I can rely on you to tell me how it is. All I know about this guy is what I've read in here...which is basically the editor expressing the views of her police officer friend. Did you see the video on youtube of the fracking protester being set up by the GM police officer? I'm not surprised they don't want someone sticking their oar in. Confidence in the police is probably at an all time low..and with good reason. Now then...disregarding the opinion of the Warrington Guardian and Winsford HQ...what's up with him? PageA
  • Score: -1

5:24pm Fri 21 Feb 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef
PageA
You are funny
However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers.

Still Grumpy
Thank you, I try to be. What's your point?..no no. Read it again and tell me..what's your point
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef[/p][/quote]PageA You are funny However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Thank you, I try to be. What's your point?..no no. Read it again and tell me..what's your point PageA
  • Score: 1

5:44pm Fri 21 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef
PageA
You are funny
However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers.

Still Grumpy
Thank you, I try to be. What's your point?..no no. Read it again and tell me..what's your point
Civilian workers. They work for the Government (paid probably for and by Cheshire Police granted) but are not Police. These are two "administrative" jobs that were unsuitable for any of the 70 staff doing administrative jobs within Cheshire Police and you don't find that strange PageA? I do.
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef[/p][/quote]PageA You are funny However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Thank you, I try to be. What's your point?..no no. Read it again and tell me..what's your point[/p][/quote]Civilian workers. They work for the Government (paid probably for and by Cheshire Police granted) but are not Police. These are two "administrative" jobs that were unsuitable for any of the 70 staff doing administrative jobs within Cheshire Police and you don't find that strange PageA? I do. Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 3

5:48pm Fri 21 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef
PageA
You are funny
However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers.

Still Grumpy
Thank you, I try to be. What's your point?..no no. Read it again and tell me..what's your point
Civilian workers. They work for the Government (paid probably for and by Cheshire Police granted) but are not Police. These are two "administrative
" jobs that were unsuitable for any of the 70 staff doing administrative jobs within Cheshire Police and you don't find that strange PageA? I do.
Still Grumpy
By the way zero confidence in your civilian staff makes you wonder what confidence he has in his policing staff!!
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef[/p][/quote]PageA You are funny However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Thank you, I try to be. What's your point?..no no. Read it again and tell me..what's your point[/p][/quote]Civilian workers. They work for the Government (paid probably for and by Cheshire Police granted) but are not Police. These are two "administrative " jobs that were unsuitable for any of the 70 staff doing administrative jobs within Cheshire Police and you don't find that strange PageA? I do. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]By the way zero confidence in your civilian staff makes you wonder what confidence he has in his policing staff!! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 4

6:27pm Fri 21 Feb 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef
PageA
You are funny
However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers.

Still Grumpy
Thank you, I try to be. What's your point?..no no. Read it again and tell me..what's your point
Civilian workers. They work for the Government (paid probably for and by Cheshire Police granted) but are not Police. These are two "administrative
" jobs that were unsuitable for any of the 70 staff doing administrative jobs within Cheshire Police and you don't find that strange PageA? I do.
Still Grumpy
I don't find the desire for a fresh approach, new faces etc. strange at all. Especially not when some of them are working against him in the local press. Makes perfect sense to me Grumpy. There's an agenda here . I don't know much about the bloke but I want him to succeed.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: Surely if the man's job is to keep an eye on the police he needs to pick his own team and not recruit from the police. Sounds sensible to me. I'm still none the wiser about the beef[/p][/quote]PageA You are funny However, ‘no suitable candidates’ were found amongst the raft of civilian workers. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Thank you, I try to be. What's your point?..no no. Read it again and tell me..what's your point[/p][/quote]Civilian workers. They work for the Government (paid probably for and by Cheshire Police granted) but are not Police. These are two "administrative " jobs that were unsuitable for any of the 70 staff doing administrative jobs within Cheshire Police and you don't find that strange PageA? I do. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]I don't find the desire for a fresh approach, new faces etc. strange at all. Especially not when some of them are working against him in the local press. Makes perfect sense to me Grumpy. There's an agenda here . I don't know much about the bloke but I want him to succeed. PageA
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Fri 21 Feb 14

PageA says...

It's actually quite refreshing..especial
ly when compared to WBC who ignored new vigour and enthusiasm in favour of part-time Steve.
It's actually quite refreshing..especial ly when compared to WBC who ignored new vigour and enthusiasm in favour of part-time Steve. PageA
  • Score: -1

9:35pm Sat 22 Feb 14

MikeJT says...

My beef with this guy is he got himself elected on the basis that "I am the best man for the job". And then since being appointed has surrounded himself with the people he needs to show him how to do the job. Surely, had the political will been there, then one of the people he has appointed would have been the best for the job.

I didnt vote in the election because information was scarce and I was not going to vote for something that I didnt understand. Since then all the "meet the official" roadshows have been during the day on a weekday meaning, as a hard working taxpayer, I cannot attend.

Its all as democratic as a Ukrainian presidency
My beef with this guy is he got himself elected on the basis that "I am the best man for the job". And then since being appointed has surrounded himself with the people he needs to show him how to do the job. Surely, had the political will been there, then one of the people he has appointed would have been the best for the job. I didnt vote in the election because information was scarce and I was not going to vote for something that I didnt understand. Since then all the "meet the official" roadshows have been during the day on a weekday meaning, as a hard working taxpayer, I cannot attend. Its all as democratic as a Ukrainian presidency MikeJT
  • Score: 4

8:51am Sun 23 Feb 14

PageA says...

MikeJT wrote:
My beef with this guy is he got himself elected on the basis that "I am the best man for the job". And then since being appointed has surrounded himself with the people he needs to show him how to do the job. Surely, had the political will been there, then one of the people he has appointed would have been the best for the job.

I didnt vote in the election because information was scarce and I was not going to vote for something that I didnt understand. Since then all the "meet the official" roadshows have been during the day on a weekday meaning, as a hard working taxpayer, I cannot attend.

Its all as democratic as a Ukrainian presidency
It's a new position though Mike, I'd be surprised if anyone could confidently foresee how things would pan out when they put themselves forward. I doubt that whoever wins the next election would remove the support positions that have been put in place by Mr Dwyer and do it alone.
[quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: My beef with this guy is he got himself elected on the basis that "I am the best man for the job". And then since being appointed has surrounded himself with the people he needs to show him how to do the job. Surely, had the political will been there, then one of the people he has appointed would have been the best for the job. I didnt vote in the election because information was scarce and I was not going to vote for something that I didnt understand. Since then all the "meet the official" roadshows have been during the day on a weekday meaning, as a hard working taxpayer, I cannot attend. Its all as democratic as a Ukrainian presidency[/p][/quote]It's a new position though Mike, I'd be surprised if anyone could confidently foresee how things would pan out when they put themselves forward. I doubt that whoever wins the next election would remove the support positions that have been put in place by Mr Dwyer and do it alone. PageA
  • Score: -2

3:50pm Sun 23 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

PageA wrote:
MikeJT wrote:
My beef with this guy is he got himself elected on the basis that "I am the best man for the job". And then since being appointed has surrounded himself with the people he needs to show him how to do the job. Surely, had the political will been there, then one of the people he has appointed would have been the best for the job.

I didnt vote in the election because information was scarce and I was not going to vote for something that I didnt understand. Since then all the "meet the official" roadshows have been during the day on a weekday meaning, as a hard working taxpayer, I cannot attend.

Its all as democratic as a Ukrainian presidency
It's a new position though Mike, I'd be surprised if anyone could confidently foresee how things would pan out when they put themselves forward. I doubt that whoever wins the next election would remove the support positions that have been put in place by Mr Dwyer and do it alone.
I would as they cost too much. Could probably get two people to fulfil one of these positions and split the salary, and wouldn't surprise me if they did a better job! Job's for the boys always has been and always will be.
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: My beef with this guy is he got himself elected on the basis that "I am the best man for the job". And then since being appointed has surrounded himself with the people he needs to show him how to do the job. Surely, had the political will been there, then one of the people he has appointed would have been the best for the job. I didnt vote in the election because information was scarce and I was not going to vote for something that I didnt understand. Since then all the "meet the official" roadshows have been during the day on a weekday meaning, as a hard working taxpayer, I cannot attend. Its all as democratic as a Ukrainian presidency[/p][/quote]It's a new position though Mike, I'd be surprised if anyone could confidently foresee how things would pan out when they put themselves forward. I doubt that whoever wins the next election would remove the support positions that have been put in place by Mr Dwyer and do it alone.[/p][/quote]I would as they cost too much. Could probably get two people to fulfil one of these positions and split the salary, and wouldn't surprise me if they did a better job! Job's for the boys always has been and always will be. Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 1

7:47pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Rowdie says...

Its quite obvious to me why he has been given a hard time since day one and why he will continue to be given a hard time....He is a Conservative politician and as such will be 'slagged of'f' at every possible thing he does.
Me I am prepared to give the man a chance and if the rate payers find themselves £100,000 better off....then that has to be good for starters in these times when there is no money.
Its quite obvious to me why he has been given a hard time since day one and why he will continue to be given a hard time....He is a Conservative politician and as such will be 'slagged of'f' at every possible thing he does. Me I am prepared to give the man a chance and if the rate payers find themselves £100,000 better off....then that has to be good for starters in these times when there is no money. Rowdie
  • Score: 1

7:52pm Sun 23 Feb 14

PageA says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
PageA wrote:
MikeJT wrote:
My beef with this guy is he got himself elected on the basis that "I am the best man for the job". And then since being appointed has surrounded himself with the people he needs to show him how to do the job. Surely, had the political will been there, then one of the people he has appointed would have been the best for the job.

I didnt vote in the election because information was scarce and I was not going to vote for something that I didnt understand. Since then all the "meet the official" roadshows have been during the day on a weekday meaning, as a hard working taxpayer, I cannot attend.

Its all as democratic as a Ukrainian presidency
It's a new position though Mike, I'd be surprised if anyone could confidently foresee how things would pan out when they put themselves forward. I doubt that whoever wins the next election would remove the support positions that have been put in place by Mr Dwyer and do it alone.
I would as they cost too much. Could probably get two people to fulfil one of these positions and split the salary, and wouldn't surprise me if they did a better job! Job's for the boys always has been and always will be.
Still Grumpy
Sorry Grumpy, maybe you have insider knowledge about the recruitment process here and the new job roles. I'm only commenting on what I read. Maybe we'll learn about the successful candidates and their previous relationship with Mr. Dwyer in the coming weeks
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PageA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: My beef with this guy is he got himself elected on the basis that "I am the best man for the job". And then since being appointed has surrounded himself with the people he needs to show him how to do the job. Surely, had the political will been there, then one of the people he has appointed would have been the best for the job. I didnt vote in the election because information was scarce and I was not going to vote for something that I didnt understand. Since then all the "meet the official" roadshows have been during the day on a weekday meaning, as a hard working taxpayer, I cannot attend. Its all as democratic as a Ukrainian presidency[/p][/quote]It's a new position though Mike, I'd be surprised if anyone could confidently foresee how things would pan out when they put themselves forward. I doubt that whoever wins the next election would remove the support positions that have been put in place by Mr Dwyer and do it alone.[/p][/quote]I would as they cost too much. Could probably get two people to fulfil one of these positions and split the salary, and wouldn't surprise me if they did a better job! Job's for the boys always has been and always will be. Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Sorry Grumpy, maybe you have insider knowledge about the recruitment process here and the new job roles. I'm only commenting on what I read. Maybe we'll learn about the successful candidates and their previous relationship with Mr. Dwyer in the coming weeks PageA
  • Score: 0

7:35am Mon 24 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Freeborn John wrote:
The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering.
It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.
Political Correctness - the only thing that comes to mind that you could possibly be referring to is speaking out against hate crime - do you approve of people being targeted for assaults, or worse, because of their real or perceived race, gender, sexual orientation etc. ?
[quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering. It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.[/p][/quote]Political Correctness - the only thing that comes to mind that you could possibly be referring to is speaking out against hate crime - do you approve of people being targeted for assaults, or worse, because of their real or perceived race, gender, sexual orientation etc. ? Nick Tessla
  • Score: 1

9:35am Mon 24 Feb 14

Freeborn John says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Freeborn John wrote:
The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering.
It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.
Political Correctness - the only thing that comes to mind that you could possibly be referring to is speaking out against hate crime - do you approve of people being targeted for assaults, or worse, because of their real or perceived race, gender, sexual orientation etc. ?
I disapprove of anybody, and I mean anyone, being assaulted or worse.
Just a thought Tessie, I know where there are a couple of jobs going which would be right up your street...
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering. It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.[/p][/quote]Political Correctness - the only thing that comes to mind that you could possibly be referring to is speaking out against hate crime - do you approve of people being targeted for assaults, or worse, because of their real or perceived race, gender, sexual orientation etc. ?[/p][/quote]I disapprove of anybody, and I mean anyone, being assaulted or worse. Just a thought Tessie, I know where there are a couple of jobs going which would be right up your street... Freeborn John
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5:47pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Freeborn John wrote:
Nick Tessla wrote:
Freeborn John wrote:
The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering.
It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.
Political Correctness - the only thing that comes to mind that you could possibly be referring to is speaking out against hate crime - do you approve of people being targeted for assaults, or worse, because of their real or perceived race, gender, sexual orientation etc. ?
I disapprove of anybody, and I mean anyone, being assaulted or worse.
Just a thought Tessie, I know where there are a couple of jobs going which would be right up your street...
Working for a tory like him? I don't think I'd last long!


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[quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freeborn John[/bold] wrote: The stench of Political Correctness which hangs around Mr Dwyer and his agenda is positively eye watering. It will be fascinating to see what qualities the two superhumans he picks possess which raise them above the seventy ordinary folk.[/p][/quote]Political Correctness - the only thing that comes to mind that you could possibly be referring to is speaking out against hate crime - do you approve of people being targeted for assaults, or worse, because of their real or perceived race, gender, sexual orientation etc. ?[/p][/quote]I disapprove of anybody, and I mean anyone, being assaulted or worse. Just a thought Tessie, I know where there are a couple of jobs going which would be right up your street...[/p][/quote]Working for a tory like him? I don't think I'd last long! ;-) Nick Tessla
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