The weather in Ashford where the Industrial Tribunal hearing got underway
would seem to have been rather better than at home, it missed the rain. The hearing is scheduled to
finish tomorrow and I’m sure it will. Bexley council has two of its legal staff
there and three witnesses. The TIC manager who one might have expected to be the
principal witness was missing - detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure after pleading
guilty to paedophilia charges. I sat at the back trying to follow proceedings and
occasionally felt like a powerless boat in a storm; at one moment flung towards
the rocks and then towards safety. Its probably wise to reserve further
comment until another day but I did spot one claim by Bexley council which I know
to be untrue (by accident or design) so I have printed out the documentation in
the hope that B’s representative will be able to make use of it tomorrow.
If I am as late home tomorrow as I was today and attend the evening’s Civic Centre meeting too it may well be Thursday before you see anything new here.