Tomorrow I am going to meet Mick Barnbrook to discuss the next move in the lying Cheryl Bacon business. There is no doubt now that she lied rather than simply acknowledge a mistake and now Lynn Tyler, Akin Alabi, Nick Hollier and Will Tuckley have had to lie in an attempt to cover her tracks. It’s not worked, they have contradicted themselves too many times as liars always do. Their stories make no logical sense either and more than 20 people know that Cheryl Bacon lied, well they would do if they read Bonkers, so maybe 15 councillors are in blissful ignorance.
I think Mick might suggest just bundling up the most damning of the papers and passing them to the police. He has already said that he expects Chief Superintendent Peter Ayling to dismiss the case to protect his council friends the same as Stringer and Olisa before him and now under investigation by their Department of Professional Standards for succumbing to the political pressure already admitted by their own officer. Then an eighteen month long cycle of complaints followed by allegations of police corruption will ensue, I know the path all too well. I had yet another email this morning from the Deputy Assistant Commissioner relating to the Craske corruption.
My inclination is to tell the DAC that I have another case of Misconduct in Public Office which I fear will eventually lead to CS Ayling being implicated in a cover-up and seek advice as to where else I might send my file. Then I would name as witnesses the five other members of the public who know that Cheryl Bacon lied when she accused me and others of misbehaviour in order to justify her own law breaking. More importantly I would name the 15 councillor witnesses who were at the meeting and also know that Cheryl Bacon fabricated her story. Actually I am far more concerned that four senior Bexley council officers have refused to seek out witnesses other than Bacon but for now please regard that as a mere detail.
The trouble with naming the 15 councillors is that they may know nothing about what Bexley council has been up to over the past seven months and would be willing to come forward as witnesses if only they were asked, thereby simplifying the case going to the police considerably. Consequently I have been toying with the idea of emailing them all to make sure they know what they have been implicitly supporting. The email would go something like this…
You were present at the Public Realm Scrutiny meeting on 19th June 2013 when Nicholas Dowling asked permission to audio record it and the Chairman eventually announced that the meeting would be held in Closed Session and in the event no member of the public was able to attend it.
You may not be aware that since then the Chairman of the meeting, the Chief Executive, the Human Resources Manager, the Legal Team Manager and the Monitoring Officer have all made statements about the events of that evening which are entirely false. If you have read them you will know they are false too.
Over the intervening months I have accumulated a great deal of documentary evidence, for example I know which councillor barricaded the reconvened meeting from inside.
In the fairly immediate future an allegation of Misconduct in Public Office will be made to the police against councillor Cheryl Bacon, the four Council Officers and the Independent Person and I intend to name you as a witness. You may know nothing of what has happened since last June and if so may I suggest you make yourself familiar with it. The evidence I now have against councillor Cheryl Bacon is damning.
I am sure that if you are honest you will be able to confirm every one of the following statements and I will expect you do so to the police if so asked. If you can confirm the statements now it might save a lot of police time in the future.
1. Mr. Danny Hackett sat alone in the public gallery and said absolutely nothing and did absolutely nothing throughout the proceedings but was not able to attend the reconvened meeting because it was announced it was to go into 'Closed Session'.
2. Mr. Knight sat alone at a table placed no more than five feet from the nearest councillor, and said nothing, waved no papers and remained in his seat throughout and was not allowed entry to the meeting. Mr. Tuckley has confirmed that is the case and justified the illegal exclusion because he is known to Mr. Dowling.
3. Mr. Gussman said nothing throughout the meeting and was denied entry.
4. Mr. Barnbrook said nothing except that he specifically asked permission to attend the reconvened meeting and was refused.
5. Mr. Bryant said nothing except during the adjournments and was denied entry to the meeting.
6. Mr. Dowling was polite throughout, never raised his voice and did not put his microphone within six inches of councillor Bacon's face or anything remotely similar, contrary to the statement by the Deputy Leader on BBC television.
7. Councillor Mrs. Bacon when directly addressing Mr. Dowling and standing immediately before him while he was seated in the public gallery did not address other members of the public and certainly not Mr. Hackett or Mr. Knight who were sitting elsewhere.
Mick says that when he was a police Inspector the penalty for making a false statement to the police was two years in prison but he doesn’t think my plan would work as there is not a single honest councillor who isn’t scared rigid of the leadership. He’s probably right but it would only take two or three to crack and together with all the documentary evidence already in my possession the others would all be exposed for what they are as well.
I think I shall sleep on it for a day or two and listen to what readers think.
The Cheryl Bacon index.