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had a phone call this morning to ask why I hadnt mentioned councillor John Daveys
appointment to the Board of Bexley Care (N.H.S.) Trust and the answer is that I really didnt think that there
was anything exceptional about it. It is the height of naivety to believe that these appointments are not all part
of the cosy system of back-slapping and self-enrichment that pervades councils and quangos, but I was wrong to
ignore it and my caller was right. That a councillor who says one thing to his constituents and does the
opposite on Bexley council committees, and walks away when shown evidence of motorists being ticketed for parking
in a prohibited place where Bexley council hadnt bothered to put up signs, is deemed a fit person to sit on
the board of anything is alarming but sadly no longer surprising.
The press release about the appointment
is available on-line.
I expect his expertise in double-talk will come in handy if my experience of the N.H.S. is anything to go by. Im still waiting for an honest reply from them on why they came to throw me out of A&E to meet their targets. Currently they have lied themselves into the position of having to admit they diagnosed a severe stomach problem but gave me no treatment for it whatever. Eight months on and they are still looking for an explanation but they are good at sending me holding letters to cover the delay. Councillor Davey should feel very much at home in his new sinecure and the £8,000 he will get for it will augment his councillors expenses very nicely.