As safely and exclusively predicted on Neil Wilby Media last week, a Conservative Party motion at Full Council failed to persuade their fellow elected Members that the running of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council by an ‘out of depth’ administration warranted intervention by the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing andContinue reading “No Government intervention at troubled council as Tory motion heavily defeated”
Tag Archives: Brian Hobin
One in the Eye for Oldham’s most prolific stalkers and trolls
It’s taken a lot longer than could ever have been anticipated, writes Neil Wilby, but the principal operators behind the infamous ‘Oldham Eye’ Twitter account have now, it seems, been positively identified. This entity started out in October, 2019 and has become notorious across the region, and further afield, for its routinely harassing and defamatoryContinue reading “One in the Eye for Oldham’s most prolific stalkers and trolls”
How can this take so long?
On 26th October, 2022 an exclusive was published on Neil Wilby Media that set out the bare details of a dispute between two experienced Labour Party activists in a famous old East Lancashire mill town. It was headlined ‘Councillor comes clean’ (read full article here) and followed reports that an un-named Labour councillor sitting onContinue reading “How can this take so long?”
Tory revolt over controversial councillor’s future role
A controversial Conservative councillor, who owes his seat on Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council almost entirely to a grotesque smear campaign against his main opponent, faces losing his Party nomination for the ‘all-out’ elections in May, 2023. Cllr Robert Barnes, who presently represents the Chadderton South ward, narrowly ousted the former Labour and Council Leader, AroojContinue reading “Tory revolt over controversial councillor’s future role”
‘Private Pike’ to face court martial?
A rookie Conservative councillor, nicknamed ‘Private Pike’ in Oldham’s civic chamber, who has spent much of the last year denying that he is linked to a notorious Tameside-based conspiracy theorist, has eventually revealed his true colours. Cllr Dave Arnott, whom, purportedly, represents the Royton North ward since he was narrowly elected in May, 2021, enthusiasticallyContinue reading “‘Private Pike’ to face court martial?”
‘This Council is being run like a circus full of clowns’
A dramatic headline, drawn from the very recent words of Cllr Lewis Quigg (pictured above) in a scathing attack about Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council on which he sits as a Member of the Conservative Party. For context, the post on the ‘Oldham Conservatives’ Facebook page earlier this week is reproduced here in full: “Oldham CouncilContinue reading “‘This Council is being run like a circus full of clowns’”
‘Cover-up’ council puts up the shutters yet again
A local council that repeatedly, and falsely, claims to be open and transparent has been caught out, yet again, in a familiar sequence of ineptitude, poor decision-making, deception and cover-up. As is often the case, what started out as a relatively minor matter escalates out of all proportion simply because very highly paid senior officersContinue reading “‘Cover-up’ council puts up the shutters yet again”
‘Vigilante’ patrol returns to Manchester streets
The controversial Failsworth Street Patrol (FSP) is back. Founded around two years ago and run by local man, Paul Wadsworth, FSP purports to keep the streets of the North East Manchester suburb safe by sending out unvetted men in hoods and balaclavas in the early hours of the morning. Amongst these patrollers are said toContinue reading “‘Vigilante’ patrol returns to Manchester streets”
Disgraced hyper-local Party let themselves down yet again
On this Neil Wilby Media website there are hundreds of stories that concern the more complex end of the crime and disaster spectrum; serious journalism on the most sombre of topics. Amongst all that, there are probably a dozen or so articles that feature a controversial political party that operates out of a north-east suburbContinue reading “Disgraced hyper-local Party let themselves down yet again”
‘Investigative journalist, my arse’ says disgraced councillor.
Two days ago, a perennially disgraced Oldham councillor, Brian Hobin, was approached by the author of this article, Neil Wilby, to offer right of reply to a piece published here on Neil Wilby Media on the same day. The subject matter concerned a prima facie parking violation that was of no real consequence, apart fromContinue reading “‘Investigative journalist, my arse’ says disgraced councillor.”
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