Campaigns And Adventures Amalgamating

In recent years most will have known me as an East Riding of Yorkshire Independent Councillor or as a Campaigner.

Those who knew me prior will be aware of how extensive my life has been as an Adventurer.

I am currently amalgamating my campaigning and adventures. I expect UK based adventures to commence before the New Year.

These will be fully within the “Covid rules”. If any Police force disagrees with my opinion I encourage them to issue me a Fixed Penalty Notice. At which point I will look forward to my day in court.

I will publish full accounts upon my return.

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Save The NHS – 2018 Warning Ignored

Those who watched UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his sidekicks the Chuckle Brothers on their TVs yesterday will have witnessed the key narrative change:

“Covid 19 was replaced with Coronavirus.”

There is nothing new about Coronavirus as the earliest reports of coronavirus infection in animals occurred in the late 1920s and the word was first used in print in 1968 to designate the new family of viruses.

The human coronaviruses continually circulate in the human population and produce the generally mild symptoms of the common cold in adults and children worldwide.

I would encourage everyone to research this year’s deaths rates. Such endeavours will confirm that there are no extra deaths this year despite there being a pandemic.

Does this mean in 2020 the world has witnessed the first-ever pandemic in the full glare of world media that produced no extra deaths?

In addition to the narrative change, we were informed that 62% of new cases are a new strain. Collectively this confirms:

  1. New coronavirus strains are a regular occurrence
  2. The Covid 19 vaccine will not work on the new strain
  3. World Governments have lost their get out of this mess card
  4. Lockdowns and tiers do not prevent the spread of coronavirus
  5. At best only 38% of new cases are Covid 19
  6. Coronaviruses only last a few months
  7. Covid 19 ran out of steam months ago.
  8. We are back to square one

Prepare For Years Of Lockdowns And Tiers

In the beginning, we were told that the lockdown would be only for three weeks, this evolved to months. We are now looking at entering the second year.

How many years does everyone want to hide behind curtains?

Has the world really become too frightened of dying that they are willing to stop living for years?

Herd Stupidity

Many try to defend the UK Governments position by stating that the vast majority of countries in the world are doing the same. This is nothing more than an insane defence for herd stupidity.

The Tory Government claim that the tiers and lockdown are to prevent the NHS been overrun is crass in the extreme given that in January 2018 the Chief Executive of NHS providers stated:

“the NHS can no longer cope”

For the next two years, the Tory Government failed to act. But they now expect us plebs to lose our jobs, our businesses, our mental health, have cancelled operations, not see our loved ones, not go to the pub etc…

Solution To Herd Stupidity

The reason for the herd stupidity is obvious – incompetence, ego and common purpose.

The solution to herd stupidity is simple either have lockdown without end or introduce a policy suggested by a certain Yorkshire man on 29 March 2020:

“Why has there not been a policy to isolate the vulnerable”

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Whitby – I Am Not Entering Into A Contract

Everyone will appreciate that there is more than one way to secure a Whitby Aire to support Whitby business. I have sent the email below to Lisa Dixon, SBC Director of Legal & Democratic Services. This is my Take 2.

Dear Lisa,

It was rather disappointing that SBC refused to support Whitby businesses with the introduction of the Whitby Abby Aire and never even referred the proposal to elected members.

As a country bumpkin, I subscribe to the “There are many ways to skin a rabbit” maxim. You will recall that Sajid Javid was asked “What fines were being given to travellers?”.

You will appreciate that, in the case of a traveller, he or she occupies a space in a local authority off-street car park as an illegal occupier and, as such, no contract exists between the traveller and the local authority as the purpose for which he or she has entered the car park is prohibited. In these circumstances, the appropriate cause of action is not “breach of contract” but “illegal occupation”.

Such being the case, motorists using public car parks, where charges are enforced, can legitimately display a note on their windscreen stating:

“THIS VEHICLE IS PARKED ILLEGALLY. I, THE  DRIVER, AM NOT ENTERING INTO ANY CONTRACT, EXPRESS OR IMPLICIT, WITH ANY BODY CORPORATE. I DO NOT AGREE TO ANY BODY CORPORATE’S TERMS AND/OR CONDITIONS.”

From a legal perspective, the authority is hog-tied because of the absence of any contractual obligation between the parties.

Could I please refer you to the attached SIAM image?

I have friends in the Motorhome world who, when charges apply (and subject to Covid restrictions) plan to join me to support Whitby businesses by parking overnight in car parks in Whitby, displaying the attached image.

In the interests of transparency, I would like to give you advance notice and invite any legal challenges that SBC would level against this. Shall we say ten working days?

Merry Christmas.

Regards,

Andy Strangeway

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No Vaccine Passport And No Life Back

“We don’t yet know if it will stop you passing on the disease to others”.

This statement by Matt Hancock is a game-changer for all UK Citizens as well as the rest of the world.

He went on to say:

“We have to keep acting as if you can pass it on to others”

Vaccine Fit For Pupose?

NB: The following is based on the Governments narrative.

To varying degrees, the reasons for the vaccines are to:

  1. Protect ourselves
  2. Protect others
  3. Get on with our lives
  • Protect Ourselves – Pass

We are informed that the vaccine will suppress symptoms. So to that extent, it protects ourselves.

  • Protect Others – Fail

As Matt Hancock states “We don’t yet know if it will stop you passing on the disease to others” this confirms that we cannot be assured we will protect others by having the vaccine. Indeed Matt even goes on to advise “We have to keep acting as if you can pass it on to others”.

It is reasonable to conclude from these two statements that by having the vaccine we will not protect others.

  • Get On With Our Lives – Fail

The desire to get on with our lives is held by all and it could be said that this is the greatest incentive to have the vaccine. Getting on with our lives could be going to the pub, praying in a church or flying overseas on holiday.

Although the Government has constantly stated there will not be a Vaccine Passport many believed there would be and this is supported by the position taken by Qantas. In essence, the belief was once you have a vaccine you would receive a passport and only those with such a document would be able to fly overseas, go to a restaurant or enjoy a pint in their local.

Given the statement by Mr Hancock, this will now clearly not happen as the vaccine will not prevent you from infecting others.

Why would India allow a Yorkshire man who has had a such a vaccine to visit India where over one billion Indian nationals have not had a vaccine and could be infected by me?

0.8% Effective Not 95%

As can be seen in the video above the vaccine will only mean we have 0.8% less chance of contacting Covid, not 95% as the Government calculators claim.

Asymptomatic Disaster

A new word to many of us in 2020 is asymptomatic. In essence, this means you have no symptoms.

We are all fully aware that there are two main ways not to pass on Covid:

  1. Wear masks, keep your distance etc…
  2. If you have symptoms you should self isolate

The vaccine could result in an asymptomatic disaster as those who have the vaccine will be less likely to have symptoms as any symptoms will be suppressed by the vaccine. We can all appreciate that this can lead to more infections as one of the two main ways to prevent infection will be removed by the vaccine itself.

Conclusion

Not only will we not be able to get on with our lives but the asymptomatic aspect could aid the spread of Covid put simply

THE VACCINE COULD HELP SPREAD COVID

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Sausage Sandwich Creates A19 Accident Blackspot

In late September my research team exposed the dangerous exit from Brookes Garage onto the A19. Then in October, a Whistleblower Revealed Foreknowledge of Dangerous Exit.

I can reveal that the owners are fully aware of the danger and the reason for it. Sadly if the Hambleton District Council (HDC) Planning Department had fulfilled their legal duty over the past seven years we would not be in this position.

I refer to the planning approval by Hambleton District Council North Road Garage – Notice of Decision – 31 October 2013

The approval only amounts to three pages and on page two it simply states:

“no food shall be prepared on the premises for sale”

Unfortunately, this is not simple enough for the Managing Director, Tom Brookes.

Yet this HGV had just been delivering before reversing onto the A19.

This HGV enjoyed hot food at the side of the A19 while obstructing the free flow of traffic.

While this HGV obstructed the free flow of traffic for longer to ensure he could enjoy his hot food.

Who would have thought a hot sausage sandwich could be so dangerous?

Please correct me if I am wrong. I believe the label states that the hot sausage on white was handmade in store on 6 November 2020 at North Road Garage, A19, Shipton by Beningborough in contravention of the planning approval.

My research team informs me that the neighbour to the north of the garage has recently been informed by NYCC Highways that they must cut their hedge back as it is encroaching onto the highway (grass verge). I would like to suggest that NYCC Highways also question whether the significant sign for Brookes Garage and their hot food is actually on the highway.

Full credit goes to my research team. I have referred the results of the investigation to NYCC Hopefully, HDC Planning along with NYCC Highways will now be as diligent and ensure that the danger is removed from this accident blackspot on the A19.

NB: My research team are currently looking into a suggestion that a considerable donation to the Conservative Party may be the reason for Conservative controlled HDC turning a blind eye to the breach of planning.

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Cllr Stathers Email – Weaving Tangled Web

The publishing of the shameful email from Cllr Mike Stathers in ERYC Tories – Bullying, Intimidation And Blackmail? on the evening of Friday 4th December has resulted in the weaving of a rather tangled web.

Cllr Nick Coultish

And so it begins…

Monday 7

At 12.56 Mathew Buckley, ERYC Head of Legal and Democratic Services sent an email to me:

“Cllr Nick Coultish has asked me to point out that you have included his personal email address on your website and asks that it is removed.”

I responded positively and reasonable at 14.12:

“If Nick would like to contact me on his personal email to verify and redact his details from the image I will give his request due consideration.” 

As for obvious reasons no ERYC Officer in their official role should assist a Cllr with a personal request at 18.58 I emailed Mathew:

“”On reflection, I note “Cllr Nick Coultish has asked me to point out that you have included his personal email address on your website and asks that it is removed.”

I am puzzled as to in what way this is Council business as it is a personal email; and therefore a personal request. Could you please advise?”

Tuesday 8 

At 09.30 the next morning Mathew informed me that:

“It is irrelevant whether or not it is Council business.”

In response at 12.32 I corrected Mathew:

““It is irrelevant whether or not it is Council business.” You will be aware that this is blatantly false. No ERYC officer in their official capacity should ever agree to assist a Cllr with a personal request.”

Immediately after I registered a formal complaint against Mathew with Caroline Lacey, ERYC Chief Executive:

“As no officer should use their official capacity to assist a Cllr with a personal request could I register a formal complaint against Mathew for doing so?

NB: Nick has not contacted me to verify.

Nick Coultish – ERYC Councillor and Islamophobe

At this point, I will return to Cllr Nick Coultish.

“Cllr Nick Coultish has asked me to point out that you have included his personal email address on your website and asks that it is removed.”

Of the 67 ERYC Cllrs 48 are Conservative. I published the full email to:

  1. Be transparent
  2. Demonstrate that despite all 48 are aware of the shameful conduct, not one registered a formal complaint

The simple fact is that as the email had been sent to “third parties” it had already been published in the legal sense. So if 47 had no issue their private email address being published again why did Nick? Surely the Conservative Party would have refused to allow Nick to stand if he had anything in his closet?

Please read Councillor Nick Coultish Google

It appears that Nick is pro Israel and believes it acceptable to compare the “tide of Islam” to the Nazis’ bombardment of Britain during the Blitz.

That statement is unacceptable. Did his education fail him so badly that he has no understanding of the blitz?

Regards “tide of Islam” My wife and I have enjoyed holidays to Islamic countries in recent years where the hospitality is second to none. Indeed when I pass through New Delhi I stay in a Hotel owned by Muslims and eat in Muslim restaurants. Perhaps Nick should visit such places to broaden his horizons and gain the education he is lacking.

Please do email Nick at NickGCoultish@outlook.com any suggestions where he could visit to educate himself. Phone 07903 844961. Address: 60A Pasture Road, Goole, DN14 6HD.

Shockingly the Conservatives never banned Nick for his anti-Islam comment.

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ERYC Yorkshire Party Stands Against Bullying

In response to ERYC Tories – Bullying, Intimidation And Blackmail?  Cllr Tim Norman, Deputy Leader – Yorkshire Party and Deputy Leader and Secretary – Yorkshire Group East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued the comment below from the Yorkshire Party and the group.

Cllr Tim Norman,  Deputy Leader Yorkshire Party

“Every Yorkshire Party candidate/member has personally adopted the Nolan principles of public service and every Yorkshire Party member totally rejects bullying in all its forms. 

We will always abide by the Member Code of Conduct inside and outside of Public Life where we must treat others with respect and not bully or harass any person. 

I note that there has been no externally apparent complaint in this case but it is clear that there has been a form of “leadership muscle-flexing” and open threatening to this group’s own members. This behaviour is abhorrent in public life, in all circumstances and could never happen in a party such as ours where there will never be a whip.”

I take my hat off to Tim and the Yorkshire Party for their stand against bullying.

In the interests of transparency and balance my invitation to Richard Burton, Conservative Group Leader and Barbara Jefferson, Independent Group Leader to offer for publication statements that stand against bullying in respect of themselves or their groups remains open.

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East Riding CCTV Systems – Collective Buffoonery

I find it most amusing that those in “positions of authority” believe they can insult my intelligence and knowledge when they themselves are buffoons.

On Friday I received in the post, a copy of the Driffield Town Council (DTC) CCTV Code of Practise with the above slip.

It is most amusing and an insult to my intelligence for Claire the Town Clerk to claim the DTC Code of Practise is their name for a Service Level Agreement. I am astounded that after a year and a half DTC has failed to take the required legal advice. If they had Claire would never make such a statement.

  • Reason 1

A Code of Practice is nothing more than an aspiration. While a Service Level Agreement is a contractual obligation.

  • Reason 2

I suggest that Claire considers the following:

  1. On 15 June 2020, Claire sent me a copy of Service Level Agreement Between Driffield Town Council And Humberside Police For The Provision, Operation and Management of Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) Monitoring This was unsigned. It commenced on 28 November 2019 and had a review date of 26 November 2020
  2. I submitted my Subject Access Request on 19 July 2020
  3. The Driffield Town Council CCTV Code Of Practice that was signed by DTC and  Humberside Police on 28 July 2020.
  4. In an email dated 29 July 2020 Claire stated “the Service Level Agreement is ‘under development’.  The document is under review and we look forward to publishing our contract with Humberside Police in the very near future.”
  • Summary – Reason 1 and Reason 2
  1. A Code of Practice is not a Service Level Agreement
  2. There was no Code of Practice in place when I submitted my Subject Access Request
  3. DTC and Humberside Police must have a Service Level Agreement in place for Humberside Police to deal with Subject Access Requests.
  4. There was no Service Level Agreement in place when I submitted my Subject Access Request.

Over the past week, I have exposed how Humberside Police, DTC, Market Weighton Town Council and Pocklington Town Council have conspired to conceal gross miscarriages of justice and undertaken unlawful acts. Yet the whole purpose is to gather evidence of unlawful acts. Oh, what irony.

I estimate that up to 2,000 convictions have been achieved across the area by the use of inadmissible evidence in courts of law. I am in no doubt this is a national failure which could easily have resulted in over 100,000 miscarriages of justice. But still, Humberside Police buries its head.

The four Government bodies have failed for over a year and a half to correct the failure. They are merely delaying the inevitable and in the meantime, they are the criminal’s best friend. Indeed who are committing the most offence’s the Government bodies or members of the public?

With such shameful public figures in positions of authority, there is no wonder we see anti-social behaviour on the increase. I suggest that anti-social behaviour is a reflection of the example set. It is time public bodies got their own houses in order before looking at others.

Simple Truth

For obvious reasons, Humberside Police cannot enter into a Service Level Agreement with a Town Council in relation to a CCTV system. As such the current CCTV systems can never be operated lawfully.

I invite Humberside Police to prove me wrong and finally sign the agreements.

Simple Solution

Ironically there is a simple solution.

When will Humberside Police, DTC, Market Weighton Town Council and Pocklington Town Council realise this and correct their years of incompetence or will their egos prevent this?

Formal Complaint

I have registered a formal complaint against DTC and Humberside Police for:

  1. Collectively operating an unlawful CCTV system
  2. Colluding to unlawfully gather, store and process my Data
  3. Breaching others Data when unlawfully processing my Data
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ERYC Liberal Democrat Stands Against Bullying

In response to ERYC Tories – Bullying, Intimidation And Blackmail? Cllr David Nolan has issued a statement against bullying.

Cllr David Nolan, ERYC Liberal Democrat Group Leader

“Any complaints of bullying within the Council must be treated very seriously. The Council has policies in place to deal with such matters. Nobody including the council Deputy Leader is above the rules to prevent intimidation. Councillor Jane Evison has raised legitimate concerns about the way in which the Council has let-down vulnerable children. In response, Cllr Stathers has threatened her with expulsion from the Conservative Group. This is shocking behaviour from Cllr Stathers. Whilst an investigation is underway, he should do the honourable thing and stand down from his posts.”

I take my hat off to David for his stand against bullying.

In the interests of transparency and balance I have invited Richard Burton, Conservative Group Leader; Barbara Jefferson, Independent Group Leader and Tim Norman, Yorkshire Party Group Leader to offer for publication statements that stand against bullying in respect of themselves or their groups.

Conservative Group Rules

This morning I receive a copy of Conservative Group Rules. I would like to politely draw the attention of the ERYC Conservative Group to consider the actions of Cllr Stathers in relation to conduct:

  • Members shall observe the highest standards in their conduct as councillors, Members of the Group and Members of the Party.
  • In particular, Members shall observe the letter and spirit of the Council’s Code of Conduct and the Conservative Party’s Code of Conduct For Conservative Party Representatives.
  • Members shall ensure that their conduct in their business and private lives does not cause embarrassment to the Group or the Conservative Party.
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ERYC Tories – Bullying, Intimidation And Blackmail?

In December 2019 Ofsted published a damning report that highlighted the failures of East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) Children’s Services.

Please read East Riding of Yorkshire – Ofsted Report – Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services – December 2019

ERYC Deputy Leader Cllr Mike Stathers

This was followed on 24 July 2020 when Ofsted issued ERYC with an Improvement Notice. Please read Improvement Notice To East Riding of Yorkshire Council

At the Full Council meeting of 29 July 2020 a motion was moved by Liberal Democrat Cllr Nolan, seconded by Cllr Healy;

As a fundamental aspect of the report is the failing of Senior leaders and members (Councillors) it is totally reasonable and would demonstrate transparency if “the Urgent Scrutiny Review Panel is chaired by a councillor from outside the ruling group” as it is Councillors of the ruling Conservative Group that the report states have failed.

As can be seen in the recording above the Secretary of ruling Conservative Group, Cllr Felicity Temple, aka Duplicity, closed down the debate despite Conservative Cllr Jane Evison admitting:

“The motion from the Lib Dems following the inadequate Ofsted outcome was predictable and were roles reversed exactly the course of action our group would have taken”.

To watch the full 39 minutes of the motion please see ERYC Meeting – 29 July 2020 – Ofsted Motion 

During my three years as an Independent ERYC Councillor between 2016 and 2019, I witnessed similar action at every Full Council. For this reason, I never put a motion before Full Council as there is no reasonable debate due to the Conservative Group always hijacking opposition Cllrs motions for political reasons. The recording above confirms this even on such a vital issue.

Less than two days later at 09.04 Friday 31 July Cllr Jane Evison expressed how “uncomfortable” she still felt in an email to the full Conservative Group.

At 09.10 the Deputy Leader of ERYC, Cllr Mike Stathers then became engulfed in red mist and responded.

“Anymore of this and I will press for her to be removed from the Group”

Is this bullying, intimidation or blackmail? It is most certainly not appropriate for the Deputy Leader especially as a key aspect of his Portfolio is communication.

As Deputy Leader, Cllr Stathers represents the Council on various regional and national bodies, including:

  1. East Riding Local Development Framework
  2. Flood Protection and Resilience Board
  3. Housing Tenant Forum
  4. The County Councils Network
  5. The Local Government Association
  6. Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee
  7. York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Housing Board
  8. East Riding Rural Partnership
  9. Humber and Wolds Rural Action
  10. Pocklington School Governor

I cannot imagine any of these organisations would want to be associated with a Cllr who sends such an email.

His position as Pocklington School Governor is untenable as no school can condone bullying.

Formal Complaint

I have submitted the following formal complaint against Cllr Mike Stathers.

Sent: Friday, December 4, 2020 7:21 PM
Subject: Formal Complaint – Cllr Mike Stathers

Dear Caroline, Richard and Matthew,

Could I please refer you to the attached emails?

Could I please register a formal complaint against Cllr Stathers for bullying and bringing ERYC into disrepute?

I believe, with immediate effect, Cllr Stathers should be removed from his role of Deputy Leader and Portfolio holder and also the various regional and national bodies he represents ERYC on, including:

  1. East Riding Local Development Framework
  2. Flood Protection and Resilience Board
  3. Housing Tenant Forum
  4. The County Councils Network
  5. The Local Government Association
  6. Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee
  7. York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Housing Board
  8. East Riding Rural Partnership
  9. Humber and Wolds Rural Action
  10. Pocklington School Governor

I cannot imagine any of these organisations would want to be associated with a Cllr who sends such an email.

His position as Pocklington School Governor is untenable as no school can condone bullying.

As this appears to be blackmail could you please advise has this been referred to Humberside Police?

In the interests of transparency could I refer you to LINK

Regards,

Andy Strangeway

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