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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS



Birmingham City Council have always prided themselves that they have a rich history in scientific and mathematical knowledge. If you take a walk to the Birmingham Science Museum, you will find plenty of exhibits of super complicated machinery that the clever historical Brummies have invented, using their vast skills of practical mathematics.
With all that Birmingham mathematical brilliance in mind, I thought I would take the opportunity to put a simple question to the Birmingham City Council officials. They can think of it as a little test, if they like, just to check if they are able to do their sums.
The question is this – does 1 + 1 = 1?
I know a few people who are not regular readers of this blog might be scratching their heads in confusion, so for the sake of clarity I will flesh the question out a little.
There is one Colin Tucker, who was recently suspended as Birmingham’s Director of Children’s Services Department, for what precise reason Birmingham City Council are reluctant to discuss.
There is one Colin Tucker also known as Arthur C. (Colin) Tucker of Messrs, Burnett, Walker, Lindesay & Rae, W.S. Stafford Street, Edinburgh.
who was the homosexual lover of a lawyer called Ian Walker, his senior partner, who hung himself in the garage after being discovered to be involved in embezzlement of client’s funds. This Colin Tucker was involved in the Magic Circle paedophile investigation. This Colin Tucker also had a gay pal called Gordon May, who had a little funny handshake club thing going on in Thailand called the Gay McMafia.
Now, maths is not my best subject, so if I have done the maths wrong, I hope people will excuse me, after all, I did get abused as a child, and lost a lot of schooling as a result. I keep trying to do this sum in my head, and it keeps coming up as 1 + 1 = 1.
But I really do not think I should be to hard on myself. After all, the very highly paid civil servants at Birmingham City Council don’t seem to be any better than me at maths, judging from their expenses last year. I quote - “THE cost of placing troubled children from Birmingham in private care has rocketed after council chiefs closed four kids’ homes in the city.
In a four month period last year, the bill was £13,772,491 – the equivalent of £41 million a year, compared to just £18,434,830 for the whole of 2009/10.
Some youngsters are costing the taxpayer as much as £790 for every day they spend in a private care home”

(Birmingham Mail May 9th 2011)
Here is the Freedom Of Information request I have just sent to Birmingham City Council:

I have already asked you for a CV of the recently suspended Director of Children’s Services for Birmingham, Colin Tucker, to ascertain wether this man had the correct qualifications to do the job on behalf of the taxpayers of this country to a satisfactory standard. There was great reluctance to provide me with any relevant information about this man, I was made to feel as if I was having to wring water out of a stone.
I have discovered that there is a Colin Tucker, a lawyer from Scotland, who was caught up in the Magic Circle Rent Boy scandal just over 20 years ago.
Could you please tell me if this is the same Colin Tucker as you employed as Director of Children’s Services?


Right then, now I am going to post the rather large envelope addressed to Lockheed Martin, the American terrorist organisation that makes cluster bombs and sends paedophile psychologists round the world to teach secret family court judges the most efficient way of taking new born babies and children away from their mothers. Two big men that banged on my door last week seem very anxious that they get all my personal details to these terrorists and what nots as quickly as possible, so I had better dash, because I certainly do not want them booming my door down again!

10 comments:

Zoompad said...

Philip J Measures

11 April 2010
Dear Birmingham City Council,

Can you please confirm that all 6 sacked social workers referred to
in recent media publicity as stated by Mr Colin Tucker have been
referred to the General Social Care Council (GSCC) and if not, why
not?

Can you also please advise how many Registered social workers
(including Managers) have been referred to the GSCC in connection
with the death of Krya Ishaq?

Yours faithfully,

Philip J Measures

Zoompad said...

Birmingham City Council

14 April 2010
Dear Mr Measures

Thank you for your request for information held by the Council under the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which was received on
12th April 2010.

We will contact you again once it has been ascertained what data is held
by Birmingham City Council. In some circumstances a fee may be payable
and if that is the case, we will let you know. A fees notice will be
issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to
deal with your request.

If you require any further information or are not happy with our response
please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the reference number above in
any future communications.

Yours sincerely
Steve Cullen

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Manager
Children, Young People and Families Directorate
Birmingham City Council

Zoompad said...

Philip J Measures

11 May 2010
Dear Birmingham City Council,

You have failed to respond to my Freedom of Information request
within the required timescale - when can I expect a response by
please?

Yours faithfully,

Philip J Measures

Zoompad said...

Birmingham City Council

12 May 2010
Dear Mr Measures

Further to your Freedom of Information Request dated 11/4/2010 requesting
information under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are still in the process of gathering and reviewing the relevant
information, therefore we wish to apologies for the delay in responding to
your request.

As soon as the data is available we will be in a position to response to
your request.

Once again we do apologies for the delay.

If you require any further information or are not happy with our response
please do not hesitate to contact me quoting the reference number above in
any future communications.

Thank you

Melanie Sewell
Data Protection & Freedom of Information Officer
Children Young People & Families Directorate
Tel: 464-4591

Zoompad said...

Philip J Measures

12 May 2010
Dear Birmingham City Council,

Quite frankly I am extremely surprised that you are unable to
respond as yet to my Freedom of Information request.

I would have thought that all sacked social workers would
automatically be referred to the General Social Care Council in
order to, first of all, ensure the protection of the general public
and also to ensure that an independent evaluation was carried out,
which enable them to be represented, to ascertain if such actions
were appropriate and justified.

I loom forward to receiving a more definite response as soon as
possible.

Yours faithfully,

Philip J Measures

Zoompad said...

Birmingham City Council

20 May 2010
Dear Mr Measures

We would like to take this opportunity to apologies for the delay in your
response regarding your request. However you will be pleased to know in
respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the Authority under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please find below
your response:-

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Can you please confirm that all 6 sacked social workers referred to in
recent media publicity as stated by Mr Colin Tucker have been referred to
the General Social Care Council (GSCC) and if not, why not?

Can you also please advise how many Registered social workers (including
Managers) have been referred to the GSCC in connection with the death of
Krya Ishaq?

Please find herewith the following:

Can you please confirm that all 6 sacked social workers referred to in
recent media publicity as stated by Mr Colin Tucker have been referred to
the General Social Care Council (GSCC) and if not, why not? Yes the 6 cases
were reported to the GSCC.

Can you also please advise how many Registered social workers (including
Managers) have been referred to the GSCC in connection with the death of
Krya Ishaq?At this point 3 names have been given to the GSCC

Whilst we have undertaken a thorough search of the information held by
Birmingham City Council, it may be that, due to the size and amount of
information held by Birmingham City Council, some information may have been
inadvertently missed.

If you have any information which may assist us in determining or locating
any missed information, we would be grateful if you would contact us with
details of this information, quoting the FOI reference number so that we
can conduct a further search.

If you are not satisfied with the response you may ask for an internal
review. If subsequently you are not satisfied with the Council’s decision
you may apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at the following address:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545745 Web Address: www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Steve Cullen

Zoompad said...

MESSAGE FOR BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL - STOP MESSING ABOUT, WE WANT ANSWERS NOT LAME EXCUSES!

Ian Evans said...

"M" for Murder!!!

Anon said...

Colin Tucker - worth investigating.

- Aangirfan

Zoompad said...

Which one Aang, B'ham Colin Tucker, Scottish Colin Tucker, or a hybrid of both, hahaha!