26 November 2019 – 6-7.30pm
I had the pleasure and good fortune to attend the Moulsecoomb School Education Hustings last night at the Moulsecoomb Primary School (MPS)
The Brexit Party candidate Graham Cushway, and the Green Party representative Hannah Clare, sitting in for MEP Alexandra Phillips (who was in Strasburg), were the first to arrive, followed by baby faced Conservative candidate Joe Miller who rocked up at 5.57pm, followed by the sitting MP for Brighton Kemptown, bad boy Lloyd Russell-Moyle (LRM) who made the hustings just in time, walking through the doors at approximately 5.59.55 seconds, with the last to arrive, 4 minutes late; Ben Thomas, the Lib Dem candidate.
At 6.05pm the panel were complete and sitting, with the chair, Craig Arden, from the National Education Union (NEU), kicking of proceeding, reminding the audience that this is an “Education Only” hustings.
“What will you do for the ‘Hands off Moulsecoomb’ campaign, if you become MP?
Joe Miller – Conservative Party
Having already ignited the wrath of the Moulsecoomb community by stating at a previous husting that MPS was failing it’s pupils, inexperienced Miller maintained his unfair and defiant stance, (causing a gasp of disbelief from the audience), when he repeated his mantra, “I think that the school should become an academy.”
“Well I think that the school should become an academy. I think for too long, (boos and jeers from the crowd), for too long the children at this school have been failed.”
‘How to lose an election and alienate your voters’ by Joe Miller!
“The outcomes for children is the most important thing,” he states, defiant in front of a hostile audience, passionate about rejecting the academy status currently being enforced upon them.
“Only academies will rise the standards,” he said against a further barrage of boos and jeers.
A stark difference to Labour Party’s Lloyd Russell-Moyle‘s (RLM) response, up next.
“I will continue to support you,” (which brought an immediate and rapturous round of applause from an audience fully aware of his support which has been shown since day one,) “I was at that public meeting we had here and actually I’m getting almost emotional thinking about it. It was a fantastic strength of feeling about the school here.”
Close to tears and filled with emotion, LRM was the first to articulate the feeling in the room towards Miller, “But I am actually quite surprised about Joe Miller, because the Conservative at the city council have taken a much more pragmatic approach to this. The Conservatives at the city council have decided to continue to support the parents in their ballot and they said they’ll support the parents on the outcome of that ballet. So I’m surprised that Joe has broken with his city councillors and decided to take a more extreme version that even the Conservatives in this city and I wonder if that’s because he’s had a phone call from head office in London saying that’s the position he has to take or not.”
With Miller shaking his head, LRM finished off, “But it’s rather bizarre!”
“You don’t mess with Moulsecoomb!”
Set to retain his position as the MP for Brighton Kemptown, LRM clearly understands the importance of following the community’s example, when it comes to community issues. He rightly stated, “You don’t mess with Mouslecoomb.”
LRM clearly recognized the level of passion and dedication in the Moulsecoomb community towards the academy threat, and as such is set to win the Brighton Kemptown Christmas General Election by a landslide.
The first to give his opinion on baby faced Miller’s statement, that MPS was failing it’s pupils, year 4 MPS teacher Mr Cumiskey said, “I find it highly offensive that you say we are failing our pupils.”
“I am disgusted by your comments towards our school and teaching staff. You are wrong.”
Hannah Clare – The Green Party
“I’ve worked in an academy and know how bad they are.”
Graham Cushway – Brexit Party
“It should be up to the parents who decide if it wants academisation.”
Ben Thomas – Lib Dems
“This is something new to me!”
Acknowledging the Lib Dems were responsible for bringing in academies while in coalition with the Tories, Ben continued, “We admitted we didn’t get everything right.”
Getting used to hearing that from Lib Dem politicians, I for one am reluctant to trust in a political party, who readily confess to getting things wrong in the past, but assuring us to get it right in the future.
Hannah Clare – The Green Party
“It won’t happen!”
Graham Cushway – Brexit Party
“The key is democracy. 96% are against and that’s the end of the matter.”
Lloyd Russell-Moyle – Labour Party
“Academies have not been proved to improve school performance.”
Joe Miller – Conservative Party
“It was Tony Blair who introduced academy and I praise him for it.”
Giving Miller credit where credit is due, and taking a leaf out of Prince Andrew’s book, Miller is standing firm in his belief that MPS is failing its pupils by reeling of a bagful of local statistics, compared nationally.
“So for example in the Key Stage One stats; Reading – 64% compared to 75% nationally. Writing – 49% compared to 69% nationally.”
Nasty party representative Miller wants the best for our pupils, but comes across as knowing better than the parents of MPS, as to how to get the best for the pupils.
With comments coming from the audience thick and fast, Warren Carter who’s on the MPS Governor Board and mentioned as one of the 100 most influential people in Brighton and Hove, said, “We’ve been financially crippled by the Tory government, and now you say academies is the answer.”
Mr Cumiskey shouts out, “tell him off, tell him off.”
“The issue of academies needs to be reviewed,” said Ben Thomas, to which Hannah Clare promised the Green’s would, “Increase funding by 4 billion a year.”
“Give Mouslecoomb a chance. Ofsted needs to give us a chance,” pleads a member from the audience.
“Personally I’m very offended by your arrogant,” Cumiskey slams Miller, “You’ve wound me up!”
“You are trying to get a reaction from us, so we’ll write about you.”
“You were out of order.”
Miller comes across as knowing best, as he babbles shit for 10 minutes.
Local councillor Daniel Yates corrects Miller for an incorrect statement that he was leader of the council when something or another, did or didn’t happen!!!
Here we have LRM making the important distinction that money makes anything a success, not academies.
- Academy + Money = Works
- Academy + No Money = Fails
Falling back into the mantra of any politician, LRM promises, “Labour will give £5.5 billion above the Tories into education.”
Special Education Needs (SEN)
Concern from the parents and staff towards the ability of an academy run school to address the high-end needs of their pupils, MPS head Teacher let it be known in no uncertain terms, “Moulsecoomb has a voice but it isn’t being heard.”
Hannah Clare, “Greens will scrap Ofsted”, “it’s a very binary system and it needs to go.”
With a passionate speech by LRM, banging the table to drive home his point, “Sometimes the things we promise in manifesto do come true.”
Bold promises and bold plans from LRM.
“We aim to get rid of poverty.”
“Ofsted changes measurements and we get punished,” says Warren Carter.
“Joe is digging a few holes here,”-“Get the facts of the situation,” says Hannah Clare
Drawing to a close, aware of the promise to Headmaster Mr Sutton to finish on time, and acknowledging MPS high level of SEN’s, the next question went to the very heart of the unique situation facing MPS.
Moulsecoomb has a higher than normal quota of special needs pupils; how will you ensure it continues?
“I’m not up to answering your question,” confesses Graham Cushway.
A former pupil of an academy stood up at the back of the room and said, “academies would dump SEN children to ensure their figures don’t look bad.”
LRM reminds us, “Private school don’t get Ofsted’ed.”
Talking about anxiety and depression treatment, Ben Thomas adds, “I can afford it, but many people cannot.”
Nasty Party provocateur Joe Miller causes further uproar from the audience when he said, “Labour politician,” pointing to LRM, “has jumped on it as a bandwagon.”
Having reached the end of his tether, “I’m leaving because of you and your rudeness,” shouted Mr Cumiskey, storming out of the hustings in disgust at Miller.
A member of the audience lambasted Miller further, “You’re telling us we are all wrong, and you’re right.”
“Shame on you,” shouts another member of the audience.
Coming to the last question of the night:
How will you stop pupils coming to school hungry and not properly clothed?
LRM – “Free school meals and stop poverty”; to which got a healthy round of applause.
Graham Cushway – “Reform Universal Credit.”
Joe Miller – “Cutting income tax and raising the national living wage to £10 an hour.”
Ben Thomas – “Free school meals.”
Hannah Clare – “Increase personal income.”
A member of the audience summed up, “The Brexit Party have no policies.”
And finally onto the last )and most important) question of the evening, Why should we vote for you?
Baby faced Joe Miller, “I say what I believe. I may be wrong.”
Warmonger Graham Cushway, “I know more how to wage war, than I do about education.”
Hanna Clare, “Alexandra is in Strasburg voting and can’t be here. She will work so hard for you.”
Ben Thomas, “Devolution will be key.”
LRM, “Its an election about the future of our country. Labour have done it before and will do it again. Labour will leave no child behind. Vote Labour for hope.”
The clear winner of the evening (by a landslide) was LRM. While the obvious loser was Joe Miller.
- LRM: For his support of MPS and as the sitting MP
- Hannah Clare: For her support of MPS
- Cushway: For being honest enough to admit he didn’t know enough
- Thomas: A poor performance, left on the margins
- Miller: Dug himself into a hole and alienated himself by his own arrogance
My prediction for the Brighton Kemptown Christmas general Election is that Lloyd Russell-Moyle will retain the Brighton Kemptown constituency with a landslide.
Baby faced and inexperienced Joe Miller will score the lowest number of votes of any Conservative candidate in a Brighton Kemptown general election.
Clearly out of this depth, Miller recounted a bizarre example of his experience of poverty, by telling us about the time he had to sleep in his mum’s bed when he was 12 years old, desperate to convince the audience that he was once poor.
As LRM mentioned at the start of the hustings, “it’s rather bizarre.”
MATT TAYLOR PULLS OUT OF BRIGHTON KEMPTOWN 2019 GENERAL ELECTION – EVEN BEFORE IT’S BEGUN!
Following a professional and forensic investigation by Mr.X, as to whether there was any collusion between the Labour and Green parties, to manipulative Democracy, by ensuring any labour candidate chosen to stand in the Brighton Kemptown 2017 General Election, would be guaranteed victory, following the Green Party’s unilateral decision not to field a candidate, and advising all their members to vote Labour instead.
I can conclude that there was collusion between the Labour and Green Party to pervert the course of Democracy.; contrary to the evidence submitted by Labour’s Simon Burgess and Lloyd Russell-Moyles.
I asked this simple question to Labour’s Simon Burgess, Lloyd Russell-Moyles, and Green’s, Caroline Lucas.
Did you or anyone else within the Labour party, play any part in the Green Party’s decision not to field a candidate in the Brighton Kemptown General Election?
HIV Positive Lloyd Russell-Moyles was the first to blast back in no uncertain terms;
“I was not even the candidate when the greens decided to stand down, so I don’t see how we could have had discussions. Go spend your days doing something productive rather than conspiracy rubbish.”
Brighton’s Labour Party supremo, Simon Burgess was also quick to assure me that no communication had ever taken place between the Green and Labour Parties, in relation to their decision not to field a candidate in the Brighton Kemptown 2017 General Election.
“Thank you for the email, the following could sound a bit defensive but it is a genuine fact that I have no idea what conversations did or did not take place. It would be a breach of my contract to spend my time on such matters.
I played no part in any Green Party decisions at the last General Election, at the time I was involved in the campaign to re-elect Peter Kyle for Labour in Hove and was not involved in any organising of the campaign in Brighton Kemptown.
Since shortly after the General Election I have been employed as Lloyd’s constituency Office Manager which is a non-party role and therefore I am genuinely not in a position to know the answer, or to enquire about an answer to your question.
All the best
- No Collusion to Corrupt Democracy?
“It wasn’t a conspiracy I can assure you. Labour did not take part in the Green decision to step down in Kemptown at all.”
Then Caroline Lucas replied and changed everything.
I asked Simon Burgess the same question again;
“I’d like to offer you this opportunity to answer the question again, was there any communication between you, or anyone else in the Labour Party, with Caroline Lucas, or anyone from the Green Party, in relation to their decision not to field a candidate, effectively handing you the Brighton Kemptown constituency on a silver platter?”
“I am genuinely shocked, I expect better from you, how on earth could you claim such a thing. I made it very clear I had no idea, see below which is a direct quote from my reply;
I have no idea what conversations did or did not take place. It would be a breach of my contract to spend my time on such matters. I played no part in any Green Party decisions at the last General Election, at the time I was involved in the campaign to re-elect Peter Kyle for Labour in Hove and was not involved in any organising of the campaign in Brighton Kemptown. Since shortly after the General Election I have been employed as Lloyd’s constituency Office Manager which is a non-party role and therefore I am genuinely not in a position to know the answer, or to enquire about an answer to your question.
Please detract from making up stuff up when I was crystal clear. I’d be glad of an apology for what you made up about what i said and then published it on social media.
What would you have done if you received he following response from Caroline Lucas?
Many thanks for your message and questions. I certainly had conversations with a few Labour members and activists – and indeed the candidates – during the general election campaign about the Green party’s decision, yes.
The decision wasn’t mine to take, it was taken by the local Party. I supported their stance though and do not regret that the Green party was prepared to step back in this instance. There was overwhelming support for the decision and one of the conditions was that the Labour candidate would support a change in the voting system so we don’t have to have tactical voting in the future.
On whether or not such a decision constitutes meddling with democracy, I’d strongly disagree. No Party is required to stand, and in some seats the Greens simply cannot afford to do so, for example. The decision was taken transparently and if voters disapproved they could eg spoil their ballot paper. That said, I do think we have a deeply unfair voting system and have always advocated for first past the post being replaced with proportional representation. I want a system in which every vote counts and voters are not put in the position of potentially having to vote strategically.
Best wishes, Caroline”
Here we have Green Party deal-breaker, Caroline Lucas directly contradicting Labour’s Simon Burgess and Russell-Moyles insistence that no communication took place between them.
“I certainly had conversations with a few Labour members and activists – and indeed the candidates – during the general election campaign about the Green party’s decision, yes.”
“I played no part in any Green Party decisions at the last General Election, at the time I was involved in the campaign to re-elect Peter Kyle for Labour in Hove and was not involved in any organising of the campaign in Brighton Kemptown.”
“I was not even the candidate when the greens decided to stand down, so I don’t see how we could have had discussions. Go spend your days doing something productive rather than conspiracy rubbish.”
Does it matter that either Caroline Lucas is lying, or Burgess and Russell-Moyles are lying?
I submit that I have correctly and justifiably concluded that there has been collusion between the Labour Party and Green Party to meddle in Democracy; and that both Labour’s Burgess and Russell-Moyles have lied during this investigation.
Dear Simon Burgess and Lloyd Russell-Moyles,
May I inquire whether you or anyone else within the Labour party, played any part in the Green Party’s decision not to field a candidate in the 2017 Brighton Kemptown General Election?
Many thanks for your time.
Thank you for the email, the following could sound a bit defensive but it is a genuine fact that I have no idea what conversations did or did not take place. It would be a breach of my contract to spend my time on such matters. I played no part in any Green Party decisions at the last General Election, at the time I was involved in the campaign to re-elect Peter Kyle for Labour in Hove and was not involved in any organising of the campaign in Brighton Kemptown. Since shortly after the General Election I have been employed as Lloyd’s constituency Office Manager which is a non-party role and therefore I am genuinely not in a position to know the answer, or to enquire about an answer to your question.
All the best
Simon Burgess, Office Manager
Office of Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven
“I want not even the candidate when the greens decided to stand down, so i don’t see how we could have had discussions. Go spend your days doing something productive rather than conspiracy rubbish.”
“It wasn’t a conspiracy I can assure you. Labour did not take part in the Green decision to step down in Kemptown at all. The local Green Party membership voted to stand down…. to unseat Simon Kirby. I have to admit that i was in the minority of Greens who voted against standing down….. I hated that the Greens didn’t stand a candidate. I did then vote for Lloyd as I believe in having the vote that I am entitled to and i was never going to vote Tory. So please do not think it was a conspiracy between Labour and the Greens … I can assure you that the Greens will NOT be standing down again any time soon, as Labour did not return the favour in any seats and continued to stand in Pavilion, where Caroline Lucas is a very good hard working left wing MP. Mind you saying that …it is always up to the membership, as we are the only party that is from the ground up…rather than top down like all other major parties.”
Simon Burgess Profile/CV Analysis.
Following on from the hugely successful and well received statement analysis of Prince Charles, in which I concluded he did have a case to answer, (in relation to allegations of paedophilia,) I now present a similar styled assessment of a certain public figure of notable public acclaim, Labour Ring Master, Mr Simon Burgess.
Read my Prince Charles Statement Analysis here:
And why should I write a Profile/CV analysis of a certain Mr Simon Burgess, the Labour Legend of Brighton’s Labour Party?
Well that’s for me to know and for you to find out, (which will be soon enough, so don’t fret.)
There is no need for anyone to get their knickers in a twist, all I’m doing is analysing a public document, which Simon Burgess wrote as his Labour Party profile, and choose to make publicly available.
I found it here: PPC Profile: Simon Burgess
Before we continue I wish to warn anyone who is fortunate enough to read this;
I AM NOT FORCING YOU TO READ THIS…
The last article I wrote celebrating a look back at 50 years of Sussex Police Chief Constables (which I thought was a well-balance, well researched and well written 1000 word plus article) was meet with the following negative feed-back.
“An article conceived with little knowledge and experience of those included, and with only negativity in mind to undermine all that is good within the Sussex Police….. a sad individual indeed. ☹”
To which I replied;
“Thanks you for your comment and I’m sorry you feel I’m “a sad individual indeed,” I certainly didn’t mean for the article to be seen as negative, and I certainly didn’t intend the article to “undermine all that is good within the Sussex Police.
I apologize if you felt that from reading it.
I simply wanted to celebrate 50 years of Sussex police, by looking back at their colourful Chief Constables, and their own stories.
I love policing and police work. I’m an ex Royal military myself, so I think it’s a bit rich saying I have “little knowledge and experience of those included.”
I suppose my own personal experience with Sussex police has fainted my behaviour towards them, no matter how sub-conscious that may be.”
Read the article yourself:
- Celebrating 50 Years of Sussex Police
Now; quickly analyzing my own response to the negative feedback to what I thought was a brilliant piece of journalism, by apologizing to the person who dissed me, reveals me, that I am a spineless piece of shit who can’t stand up for himself to defend my own opinion and outlook on life.
Well that’s changed; that was the old me; now I’m the new me.
It is truly remarkable that by analyzing the words we use, we can reveal hidden secrets about ourselves which we would otherwise never have known.
I’m analyzing Simon Burgess’s profile for reasons for me to know, and which you will eventually find out shortly, so don’t worry.
I’m building the suspense until the unfulfilling climax.
But for now; I just want to make it crystal clear; If you don’t like what you are reading; FUCK OFF and STOP READING AND GO AND DO SOMETHING MORE INTERESTING INSTEAD.
Just stop reading and watch porn instead for all care. I really don’t give a flying fuck what you do, just stop reading and FUCK OFF.
If any reader thus far is feeling in anyway, alarmed or distressed with what you’ve read so far; please for your own well-being; FUCK OFF AND READ SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD.
I doing this to understand Simon Burgess; and wish to share what I find with you; my readers.
Simon Burgess, better than anyone will appreciate the appeal of attracting other people’s attention and persuading them notice you.
After all, isn’t that what politics is all about?
Now, before any further ado; allow me to introduce Simon Burgess, by letting Simon Burgess introduce himself.
But before I do, and I promise I will; just a quick explanation on the style of Witness Statement analyzation I’ll be using.
The following article published on Blasting News UK, introduces a renowned statement analyst called Peter Hyatt, from America, who works for the FBI by analyzing witness statement’s of suspects under investigation.
He contends that by focusing on every word used, it reveals hidden truths and exposes lies, which would other be missed by the casual reader.
Hyatt is regarded as a highly respected and professional statement analyst, (who teaches other professionals and who assists law enforcement on criminal cases), and has staked his career and reputation on the conclusion that the McCann’s covered up the accidental death of their daughter.
- Madeline McCann is dead says expert
I’ll be applying the same principles as Hyatt used with the parents of Madeleine McCann, and using my own experience as a Royal Military Policeman, well taught in police interview training, here it is:
Analyzing Simon Burgess, based on his own words, which he published in public, under his own will and vocation.
NOW IS THE TIME TO STOP READING. I AM NOT FORCING ANYONE TO READ THIS AND IF YOU ARE OFFENDED WITH WHAT I’VE WRITTEN; HARD FUCKING LUCK.
THIS IS MY OPINION OF A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DOCUMENT. IT IS NOT MY INTENTION TO CAUSE ALARM OR DISTRESS TO ANYONE; MY ONLY MOTIVATION IS TO UNDERSTAND THE TYPE OF MAN, SIMON BURGESS IS.
Full Name: Simon Burgess
Facts after my own heart: I would conclude that Simon is much like me; a middle aged Brightonian.
“Labour member since: 1983 – it was a tough period for the party. My experience during those years of opposition continues to make me very determined to see our party stay electable.”
“Very determined to see our party stay electable,” this is a very telling phraseology used, and reveals his strength of passion for the Labour Party, to which we will later learn, he’s been a faithful servant since 2006, when he was elected Labour City Leader.
Its relevant to the reason why I am analyzing his profile, because I want to determine whether there was collusion between the Labour Party and the Green Party, in the unexpected and disastrous snap general election of 2017.
As history shows, the Green Party unexpectedly decided NOT to field a Green candidate in the 2017 Brighton and Kemptown General Election because they were determined not to allow the then incumbent MP Conservative Simon Kirby from regaining his seat for a third successive time.
As a political observer and independent parliament candidate in the 2015 Brighton and Kemptown General Election, I find it quite implausible that there wasn’t at least a conversation between Simon Burgess and the Green Party legend Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas, about what will happen.
Namely that the Green Party will meddle with Democracy to ensure the next Labour candidate, (whom ever it may be,) will stand unopposed by a Green Party candidate; and that further still, the Green Party will encourage all their supporters to vote for the Labour candidate, (whom ever that maybe), absolutely guaranteeing a Labour victory and the political ruin of an up and rising star in the Conservative Party, Simon Kirby.
“Labour member since: 1983 – it was a tough period for the party.”
He would have been 19 years old when he become a Labour Party member. He had found his Tribe and his future dedication and loyalty to the Labour Party, was cemented during the years of his late teens and into his early adulthood, blazing as fierce as ever 35 years later.
If Burgess was “very determined” to see his party stay electable, then you would be naïve of the highest order to thing he wouldn’t pick up the phone to Caroline Lucas and discuss a deal to ensure a labour candidate, (whomever that may be,) guaranteeing the Brighton Kemptown constituency for Labour.
Lloyd Russell-Moyles is the luckiest man in politics.
He walked into the Labour Candidacy of the Brighton Kemptown 2017 Snap General Election, totally in the dark, that he was guaranteed to win the election.
Vote Rigging behind his back.
We know Lloyd Russell-Moyles was unaware of any arrangement between the Labour and Green Party because in response to being asked whether himself, his election manager (Simon Burgess), or anyone in the Labour Party, ever communicated, in relation with the Green Party’s decision NOT to field a Green candidate in the last election, to which he replied, “I was not even the candidate when the greens decided to stand down, so I don’t see how we could have had discussions.”
A loud and clear denial from the bad boy of the House of Commons, Lloyd Russell-Moyles.
Onwards to Simon’s CV
“I left school at 16 having hated it, which is why I want schools to be a positive experience for all students.”
How very interesting, and what a very peculiar thing to say.
So he left school at 16 and he hated it, but yet he wants schools to be a positive experience, which he himself didn’t experience.
It doesn’t make sense to me; some kind of oxymoron, or some other peculiar particle which hasn’t yet been named by scientists.
But I know what I mean, even if I may not be able to explain what I mean to you, my readers.
A negative immediately followed with a positive; it reveals a hidden conflict yet to be resolved.
Of-course it’s valiant of him wanting something for others, which he never got himself; and it’s a typical thing a selfless man would say.
This use of words reveals a gentle, generous and caring man, who is prepared to work hard to make other people happy.
Having met Simon Burgess myself in person, I found him to be a gentleman, polite, accommodating, helpful, sincere, interested and attentive.
This is confirmed as we plunge deeper into his profile and reveal the hidden meanings behind the words that he’s used.
“I worked in a sports shop for a year before working for a number of shipping and transport companies advancing from clerk to operations manager.”
Again, this one sentence alone reveals a huge amount of the man we know to be Simon Burgess.
On the verge of leaving his teens and entering early manhood, here we see a hard working and conscientious young man, who worked hard to reach management level in a relatively short space of time.
This demonstrates a purpose of intention, natural leadership and a desire to better himself. These are admiral traits for anyone.
“In the meantime I had spent a lot of time volunteering with people with disabilities and I decided to make that a full time commitment in the NHS working with adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.”
OK, so from working as a sales assistant, to a shipping/transport clerk to manager; a 9-5 automated existence wasn’t a prospect Burgess was willing to accept.
Thus it was ’meanwhile’ working a soul destroying 9-5 job that Burgess found personal and spiritual satisfaction in volunteering his valuable time helping people with disabilities.
Helping people less fortunate than himself. Isn’t this the back bone of every politician’s desire to get involved in public office?
This caring, sharing and compassionate side of Burgess has already been identified, and this change of career direction, further demonstrates the his willingness to take risks, follow his heart and make bold moves.
It was brave, bold and courageous of him to leave a managerial position to work in the NHS to work with adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.
Again, a valiant direction to take and a further indication of his willingness and dedication to help others.
“During those years in the NHS I became an active trade union rep and then branch secretary.”
We know from analyzing ahead that his early involvement in ‘politics’ was with the Anti-Nazi League, CND and the Anti-apartheid Movement; and it wouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone that Burgess would get involved with a Trade Union; and taking into consideration his self motivation to better himself; it’s also no surprise that he would progress through the ranks to become and Union Representative and then Branch Secretary.
Is it fair to say that Burgess was meeting all expectations and doing very well in life; thank you very much.
“These were during the dark days of Thatcher and Major who inflicted terrible damage on this most vital of public services.”
Yes of-course; let’s get all Ben Elton and talk about the dark days of ’Thatcher-the-Milk-Snatcher’.
“The dark days of Thatcher and Major,” interesting that he used the word “dark” and that he felt those ’dark days’ lasted 18 years.
So as far as Burgess was concerned, from 15 years old to 35 years old, he believed he and the nation was living under “Dark Days.”
I’ve said it before and no doubt I’ll say it again, the use of “Dark Days” is revealing because of the dire picture the words paint.
From 1979 when Thatcher become PM, to 1997 when Blair took over from Major; Burgess would have watched in abject horror as the Conservative Party, as they “inflicted terrible damage on this (NHS) most vital of public services.”
I don’t intend to ridicule him for feeling this way. He was right; history has shown the Tories have systematically inflicted terrible damage on British society as a whole. I believe Burgess is being sincere and that it really was “Dark Days” for him and his colleagues. It must have been terrible to work in an organisation, seeing the damage being done to it, by an uncaring government on a daily basis.
I sincerely salute Burgess.
While he was fretting about the state of the NHS, I was travelling the South of France, getting drunk, working hard, and living life with the one intention of experiencing new things.
My own experience of living through the “Dark Days” of the Thatcher/Major was neither here or there.
It was what it was. It was the 80’s and 90’s, and I was just as busy as everyone else dealing with the bullshit the Conservative Party was throwing at us on a daily basis.
“At 29 I decided it was time to get an education and I studied Politics and Development Studies at Sussex University.”
So even he himself acknowledges that the ten years from starting work to reaching 29, were spent doing something he didn’t really want to be doing for the next 20 years.
“I decided it was time to get an education and I studied Politics and Development Studies at Sussex University.”
OK, this is an admission that he learnt nothing at school, but we knew that already because he “hated” school and left at 16.
Evidently he never learnt a thing, and at 29 acknowledges it was time to “get an education.”
Perhaps a bit too hard on himself, especially considering his natural leadership abilities, regularly scoring himself managerial positions; Burgess again demonstrated his boldness, with his decision to risk it all by studying Politics and Development Studies at Sussex University.
Knowing Burgess as I know him thus far; I would have guessed he would have chosen to do a degree in Politics and Development Studies.
Burgess is like an open book; easy to read and equally easy to predict.
“Whilst there I became a Brighton councilor, eventually becoming City Leader, in 2006, of a minority administration.”
This is great. While at University, he immediately acted on his advantage by becoming a Brighton Councillor; and then bettering himself even further by becoming City Leader in 2006; of I may hasten to add, (only because Burgess does himself) that he was a City Leader of “a minority administration.”
No doubt he paid special attention to the “minority administration,” as proof that he had to work even harder and better as other City Leaders, because he had the additional challenge of leading a “minority administration.”
“Once I graduated I was election agent for my home seat of Brighton Kemptown helping Des Turner MP to be elected three times.”
Which is where Burgess really comes into his own and consolidates himself as a major player in the Brighton Labour Party.
Simon Burgess is without doubt, the power in the shadows.
Not only becoming a Brighton Councillor himself, (which is no small achievement), he helped Des Turner become elected as MP across three General Elections.
“I have worked both full and part-time for him over the 12 years as his office manager.”
And now it gets interesting because ex MP Des Turner is now brought into the picture, with the revelation that Burgess was not only responsible for getting Des Turner elected three times, but he also ran his office as his manager for over 12 years.
This tells us that Burgess was intricately linked with Des Turner and knew everything (and more) which Des Turner knew.
And now this is where it gets uncomfortable for myself to write further and no doubt uncomfortable for any readers who happen to have had a relationship with either Turner or Burgess.
It is not my intention to cause anyone distress or alarm. I am simply following my journalistic nose and following the smell of a story.
Again; I’d like to reissue the warning which I issued at the start; if you don’t like what you are reading; STOP READING AND FUCK OFF.
As an investigative journalist I go where the story takes me, and the mention of Des Turner takes me to a collection of websites, which allege both Turner and Burgess are named as accessories in the murder cover-up of Katrina Taylor.
A murder which just isn’t going away.
I’ll cut and paste in it’s entirety what anyone access from the Internet.
SIMON BURGESS – BRIGHTON AND HOVE COUNCIL LEADER
NAMED AS AN ACCESSORY TO THE MURDER OF KATRINA TAYLOR
AS DES TURNER MP’S P.A. SIMON BURGESS WAS INVOLVED IN COVERING UP FOR THE KILLERS OF KATRINA TAYLOR.
HE LIED TO THE TAYLOR FAMILY OVER THE MURDER
PLUS INVOLVED IN WITNESS INTIMATION
SIMON BURGESS CONSPIRED WITH DES TURNER MP TO COVER UP EVIDENCE IN THE MURDER OF KATRINA TAYLOR
Des Turner MP covered up for the killers of Katrina Taylor. He lied to her family over the murder.
Des Turner MP was personally involved in witness intimidation of a Mr Neilson the member of the public who was responsible for solving the murder. Mr Neilson and Mr Cox repeatedly visited Des Turner MP over the murder and cover up of evidence by Sussex Police but he did Mr. Cox secretly taped meetings with Des Turner MP.
Des Turner MP & Simon Burgess covered up Mark Slades/Marcel Sulc part in the murder of Katrina Taylor.
A full investigation is needed in to Des Turner MP and Cllr. Simon Burgess’s involvement in this case.
THIS SITE HAS BEEN SET UP BY NEW YORK USA CAMPAIGN JUSTICE FOR KATRINA TAYLOR & CAMPAIGN JUSTICE FOR MATTHEW HEADING
FOR THE CAMPAIGN JUSTICE FOR KATRINA TAYLOR
This Website is under New York State Law
Also published under the protection of the Human Rights Act 1998 and Article 10(1) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Very heavy stuff indeed; an obscure website alleging both Des Turner and Simon Burgess are accessories in Brighton’s most infamous unsolved murder case.
It makes you wonder why no other journalists from any local Brighton papers, haven’t looked into this further.
The natural question will therefore be; who is making these allegations that both Des Turner and Simon Burgess are accessories in Brighton’s most infamous unsolved murder?
Well it just so happens that I know the person making these allegations, very well. So well in fact that I consider him a friend, and so well in fact, I saved his life on the 15 January 2015, when two thugs attacked him at his home in Peacehaven.
- Who the Hell is Joe Neilson?
- Joe Neilson Awareness Week
Joe Neilson is making serious allegations of corruption, which have spread far and wide across the Internet. As far as I am aware, Simon Burgess has never directly addressed these allegations.
The murder of Katrina Taylor really did happen and her killers are still at large.
With the Babes in the Woods murder finally resolved after 30 years, with the recent conviction of Russell Bishop, isn’t it time for the Katrina Taylor murder to be reopening, and the roles of all politicians, police chiefs and civil servants, be thoroughly investigated, to ensure corruption wasn’t a contributing factor, in allowing the killers of Katrina Taylor to walk free.
- Katrina Taylor Unsolved Murder Cover-up Evidence
- Momentum is growing for the reinvestigation of the 1996 Murder of Katrina Taylor in Brighton
- Katrina Taylor’s Murder is being erased from history
I could go on further discussing the alleged role of Turner and Burgess in the Katrina Taylor murder cover-up; but having written nearly 4000 words already, and the same amount yet to write; I really must crack on and analyse this profile/CV.
“I was selected as the Labour and Co-op PPC in 2007.”
And this is where it all goes wrong for Burgess; evident by his keenest to skip past this moment in life and talk about something less hurtful instead.
Let’s just take a moment to look at the life of Burgess (thus far) in perspective.
After a lifetime doing things for other people, after over 12 years of ensuring Turner secured three terms of public office, 2007 was the year he was meant to step from behind the shadows to take his rightful place as MP for Brighton Kemptown.
I can only imagine his confidence when the 2010 General Election was called, and all Burgess had to do was to hold a nominal majority of 1800 votes, to fulfill his life-time ambition of becoming a MP.
No wonder he doesn’t want to spend too long dwelling on this part of his life.
I can only imagine his shock and horror, when the dreaded Conservatives, under the candidacy of Simon Kirby, managed a 5% swing from Labour, resulting in Burgess coming second, with 14,889 votes, compared to Kirby’s 16,217 votes.
General Election 2010: Brighton Kemptown
Conservative Simon Kirby 16,217
Labour Co-op Simon Burgess 14,889
Liberal Democrat Juliet Williams 7,691
Green Ben Duncan 2,330
UKIP James Chamberlain-Webber 1,384
TUSC Dave Hill 194
Kirby won with a majority of 1,328, with a total turnout of 42,705 voters.
I don’t know about you, but I’d think this was a major low-point in Burgess’s life, and an experience he’d rather not go through again.
“I was inspired to go into politics because:
From an early age I hated discrimination and social injustice.”
OK, the profile/CV is coming to an end, and having swiftly passed over the worst period in his life, namely letting his dream slip through his hands; Burgess is keen to tell us why he was inspired to go into politics, though at the same time revealing something from his past, which I don’t think he reveals to many people; namely that he was ’discriminated against’ and that he ’suffered from social injustice.’
He must have suffered ’discrimination’ otherwise he wouldn’t have hated it through his early years. The same with ’Social Injustice’. He would have suffered ’social injustice’, to form a hatred of ’social injustice’.
But what type of ’Social Injustice’ did Burgess suffer at such an early age?
“It felt instinctively wrong for anyone to be trapped by others’ prejudices or lack of opportunities.”
Evidently he felt trapped by the ’prejudices of others’, and trapped by a ’lack of opportunities.’
I don’t know anything of the childhood Burgess lead, but by the sounds of it, his childhood was filled with discrimination, social injustice, prejudices of others and a lack of opportunities.
Gold stars and a bucketful of Brownie points for Burgess, in overcoming such a debilitating childhood, to achieve so highly in adult life.
“My early involvement in ‘politics’ was with the Anti-Nazi League, CND and the Anti-apartheid Movement but it didn’t take long to be drawn into Labour activity though initially that was in safe Tory areas.”
OK, whatever that means? I don’t know!
Opposing Nazism, nuclear weapons and apartheid, seems the typical causes a passionate teenager would become involved in. Especially a teenage passionate about fairness, social justice and goodwill to all men (and women).
“My experience of working in business and the NHS only increased my anger at the Conservatives’ lack of support for business, and their attacks on public services and the least well off.”
“Conservative’s lack of support for business,” really? I can appreciate the Tory attacks on public services and the least well off; the nation was rudely woken up to this reality a few years into Thatcher’s Premiership, but to accuse the Conservatives lack of support for business, does make me think twice.
I don’t particular think Burgess has got any aptitude for business. With his considerable managerial and leadership skills, he could have easily gone into business himself, but he chose to help others (namely Turner) to secure three terms in public office.
Publicly declaring his “anger” at the Conservatives lack of support for business, reveals to me that Burgess has gone into business at some point in his life, only for it to go tits up, (and as a self preservation exercise), put the blame on the Conservative’s lack of support for business, for the reason why his business venture failed.
Whatever that business venture may have been?
“As with many others, our defeat at successive elections – especially 1992 – is scarred on my memory.”
Poor guy, “our defeat at successive elections – especially 1992 – is scarred on my memory.”
I bet the 2010 defeat hurt even more; but lets not dwell on that.
He used the word “our,” reinforcing his tribe like allegiance to the Labour Party; and what was so special about the 1992 General Election?
Conservative MP Andrew Bowden was elected MP for Brighton Kewmptown an amazing seven times, across a whooping 37 years, from 1970 to 1997, when he was finally deposed by Des Turner (with the invaluable help of Burgess no doubt).
By his own admission, the 1992 defeat is “scarred on his memory.”
I’d imagine the past came back to haunt him, facing the prospect of Simon Kirby regaining Brighton Kemptown for a third time.
From analysing his Profile/CV thus fair, I’m positive Burgess is the type of man who would do everything in his power to ensure Labour wins power.
Which brings me back to the whole point of doing this.
I am convinced, that as the campaign manager responsible for ensuring the Labour candidate for Brighton Kemptown 2017, (whomever that may be), wins the election; he would have communicated with the Green Party to discuss their decision not to stand a Green candidate in the 2017 Brighton Kemptown General Election.
Now to be fair; I haven’t yet asked Simon Burgess or Caroline Lucas, whether they had a conversation concerning the Green Party’s decision to meddle with Democracy to ensure Simon Kirby lost.
But having analysed what I have thus far, I’m confident that Burgess is the type of man who would do anything and everything in his power to secure a Labour victory.
I believe Burgess is the type of man who would go beyond the call of duty to ensure his tribe survives, over and above all others.
My question I want answered was whether or not, there was any collusion between the Green and Labour Party, to meddle with Democracy to ensure Labour won.
Just a simple phone call would have been sufficient; or even a power lunch or an evening meal.
You would be naive to think a political high roller like Burgess, not to facilitate a favourable outcome for Labour.
I know there were a section of the Green Party who opposed standing aside and not fielding a candidate.
This is what one Green Party member had to say on the subject;
“I have to admit that I was in the minority of Greens who voted against standing down….. I hated that the Greens didn’t stand a candidate. I did then vote for Lloyd as I believe in having the vote that I am entitled to and I was never going to vote Tory.”
Let’s get one thing straight; Lloyd Russell-Moyles may not have been the MP of Brighton Kemptown, if the Green Party hadn’t failed to field a candidate and then get all their supporters to vote Labour.
What is most interesting is the measures everyone is going through to convinced me there was no collision, (no ’conspiracy’ for want of a better word); to corrupt Democracy’ to ensure Simon Kirby lost his slender 690 majority, Brighton Kemptown constituency.
As the Green Party member said, “So please do not think it was a conspiracy between Labour and the Greens…”
But still, at the end of the day, and according to the Green Party member, (whom for the time being i’ll keep the identity secret), admitted that via a Green Party vote, they took the unilateral decision to hand the Brighton Kemptown Constituency to the Labour Party, served on a silver platter.
As the Green Party member continues,
“It was not a secret that the local Green Party had a vote on the matter. We strive for transparency and don’t like to do things behind closed doors (I say ‘we’ as I am an active Green Party member). Yes, it was a shame ….as I said, I voted against standing down as I believe that Green supporters should have been able to vote Green even if there was no chance of a Green been elected in Kemptown. I admit I was cross at the time and really upset…. so much so that I jumped on a bus in tears after that meeting. But the way our party works is that if a party member has a motion …..and it gets voted by majority (as long as the meeting is quorate) then that motion will pass. So it’s how we work democratically as a party. Caroline did not hatch a plan with Lloyd and his team….I can assure you 100%.”
Still, this Green Party member knew in their heart of hearts, that the Green Party decision to throw in their deck of cards, went against everything Democracy stood for.
Let me just highlight and repeat a small portion of what was said above;
“I admit I was cross at the time and really upset…. so much so that I jumped on a bus in tears after that meeting.”
My personal opinion is that the Green Party’s decision not to field a candidate in a General Election, with the intention of guaranteeing the election of a certain candidate, over and above the wishes of the constituents electorate, is an affront to Democracy and a clear example of political corruption.
The luckiest man in Parliament, HIV Positive Lloyd Russell-Moyles is also adamant that there was no collusion, conspiracy or back room deal to get him elected.
I’ll remind you what he had to say on the subject;
“I was not even the candidate when the Greens decided to stand down, so I don’t see how we could have had discussions. Go spend your days doing something productive rather than conspiracy rubbish.”
Well let’s find out if it is “Conspiracy Rubbish”, or whether it was a blatant act of sabotage against Simon Kirby to defraud him of a legitimate election win?
We must remember how scarred Burgess was that Conservative MP Andrew Bowden retained his seat in the 1992 General Election.
Burgess would have been more motivated than anyone, to ensure his candidate, (whomever it may be), won at all costs.
Perhaps it was Burgess who approached Lucas and seeded the idea.
I’ll only know once I ask them, of which I will be asking shortly.
Evidently what they did hasn’t caused any alarm bells to sound and no doubt the Electoral Commission feel as if the Green Party did nothing wrong.
The local Press haven’t caused any waves, and it would appear that I’m the only one concerned that Democracy has been meddled with to ensure Lloyd Russell-Moyles won.
Perhaps I’m wrong and making a mountain out of a mole hill?
I just feel that for many centuries, many people put their lives on the line to ensure each and every man and women, had the right to cast their vote.
It just seems perverse that a Green Party so keen on social justice, should meddle with the natural course of Democracy to ensure a victory, which may not have otherwise happened, if they did field a Green Party candidate.
I’m sure you are as bored of the whole thing as much as I am, so let’s speed through the rest of what Burgess had to say on the Profile/CV.
“My main policy interests are:
Tackling climate change and grabbing the opportunities for quality jobs, the continuing fight against discrimination, improving the supply and quality of affordable housing and in all those and many more areas implementing solutions that empower consumers and workers. We get the best from people when we give them a real say in what they do and use.”
Yeah yeah, whatever! I’m too bored to care anymore; I know know everything I need to know about Burgess and don’t necessarily need to know anymore.
But I’ll persevere until the end.
“Three things I think should be in the next Labour Manifesto:
1 – A strong commitment to mutual solutions for services that are essential such as the Royal Mail and People’s Rail. Even Conservative voters are deeply suspicious of privatization and excess profits – mutual solutions are trusted and proven to whether tough economic times. This is the time – we must grab it.
2 – Increased supply of affordable and low carbon housing – the public rightly looks to politicians for real results on climate change and affordable housing, Labour and Co-op values and solutions are in tune with that.
3 – International justice from conflict resolution to fairtrade.”
I’ll let you make what you want from his three things which he thinks should be in the next Labour Party Manifesto.
“I feel strongly that politicians are there to serve the public not themselves.”
This line comes across was as disingenuous, because politicians very rarely serve the public, and more often than not, serve themselves.
“I have made pledges on expenses – ones I will honour because we must re-build trust if we are to be able to help this country as a whole and especially those who need it most.”
If Burgess is so keen to re-build trust in politicians, it doesn’t help that he should have colluded with the Green Party, to corrupt Democracy to their own will and direction.
And of-course, as of yet there is not indication that anyone from the Labour Party colluded with the Green Party to fix the result of the Brighton Kemptown 2017 General Election.
Lloyd Russell-Moyles calls it “Conspiracy Rubbish” to imply there was any collusion; as does a Green Party member who states, “Caroline did not hatch a plan with Lloyd and his team….I can assure you 100%.”
As I’ve said before, I’m yet to ask Burgess and Lucas their side of the story, and as soon as I do, I’ll pass on their answers.
I think it’s important we get to the bottom of this.
Democracy must not be corrupted to secure a win, no matter how justified that win is wanted.
And why should we vote for Burgess?
“People should vote for me because:
I have worked in the public, private and voluntary sectors, I have been a carer and I am a parent – that range of experience is what we need in parliament as politicians work to re-connect with voters.”
Evidently the voters decided not to vote for him, so I think it’s criminal that he should (allegedly) collude with the Green Party to ensure everyone voted for his prodigy instead.
If you have read this far; well bloody done. You must have been at a loose end.
But seeing as you have; why don’t you take another minute to leave a comment and tell me what you think about it?
- Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill?
- Were the Green Party right NOT to field a Green Party candidate in the Brighton Kemptown 2017 General Election?
- Did it amount to a corruption of Democracy?
- Was there collusion between the Green and Labour Parties; and does it even matter?
I’d love to know what you think….
Oh yes, and once more question; do you think this 6000+ analysis amounts to harassment of Simon Burgess?