Questions pile up for under siege conspiracy theorist

Following a widely read and shared article published elsewhere on this website on 1st September, 2022, there has been, inevitably, a demand for a follow-up. The substance of that careful, well-researched (and widely praised) piece of investigative journalism (read in full here) was to pose a series of important, public interest questions to an unemployed,Continue reading “Questions pile up for under siege conspiracy theorist”

‘The Rabble’ set to demand arrest of local councillors at ‘peaceful protest’

A group of political agitators who self-style themselves as ‘The Rabble‘ is being mobilised to form what they say will be a peaceful protest on Wednesday 16th March, 2022 outside Oldham Civic Centre. Their Leader, an unemployed 48 year old man from Mossley, Tameside, Raja Miah, issued this rallying cry yesterday (Saturday 12th March, 2022)Continue reading “‘The Rabble’ set to demand arrest of local councillors at ‘peaceful protest’”

Tribunal hears belated claim that Council refused FOIA requests ‘because of ethnic background’

On 11th October, 2021 an Information Rights Tribunal hearing, held remotely via the Court Video Platform (CVP), was the culmination of a bitter two year struggle between a disgraced Tameside-based political activist and the neighbouring Metropolitan Borough Council in Oldham that are the subject of his persistent and unpleasant on-line attacks. Raja Miah, aged 48,Continue reading “Tribunal hears belated claim that Council refused FOIA requests ‘because of ethnic background’”

Disgraced hyper-local party mired in yet more controversy

Scandal-hit Failsworth Independent Party, never far from headlines in the local, regional and national press, face more controversy as two of their more recent bids to silence their opponents and critics appear set not only to fail, but backfire spectacularly. The thrust of much of the press coverage, and several articles elsewhere on this website,Continue reading “Disgraced hyper-local party mired in yet more controversy”

‘Bare faced lies’

These are words uttered by Leader, Sean Fielding, during a tumultuous full meeting of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council on 7th November, 2019, writes Neil Wilby. “Over the last few months there have been daily postings on social media about planning and historic safeguarding incidents. “These allegations have been combined with a series of personal onlineContinue reading “‘Bare faced lies’”

‘Get the white vote angry’

In October, 2020 I published an article on this website headlined ‘Search for the truth‘. An overview of a journalistic investigation into allegations of a multi-agency cover-up of child sex abuse in Oldham, Greater Manchester (read in full here). The genesis of those highly emotive accusations, and indeed now its centrepiece, oft-repeated on social media,Continue reading “‘Get the white vote angry’”