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Bonkers Blog February 2014

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11 February (Part 3) - Bexley council cut off

As noted last month, Mike Ellsmore, Bexley’s Director of Finance, plans to retire. I wonder if one of his underlings, Tariq Bashir, is eyeing up the job.

Mr. Bashir is responsible for paying Bexley council’s contract bills, but he didn’t. The result was that Bexley council’s staff mobile phones did not work for a couple of days. EE cut them all off for non-payment. Social Services were unreachable by vulnerable clients. Can’t have done Tariq’s promotion prospects a lot of good.

Don’t laugh. The last time Bexley council screwed up their communications systems, someone died.


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