Crossing the red line

A notorious, repulsive, unemployed, Tameside-based conspiracy theorist, Raja MIAH, widely known on social media as ‘The Malicious Beggar’, has, very arguably, sunk to his lowest depths yet. Bradford-born Miah operates the infamous, frequently banned Recusant Nine social media platforms upon which he can be frequently found indulging his violent fantasies about murder plots, mobsters, gangsters,Continue reading “Crossing the red line”

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?”

Local councillor backtracks over legal action against journalist

Following an article published by Neil Wilby Media on 11th January, 2023, headlined ‘They are not proper Tories’ (read in full here), a request was received from a controversial local councillor who claimed that those words had been mistakenly ascribed to him. Cllr Max Woodvine (pictured above), who represents the Saddleworth South ward on OldhamContinue reading “Local councillor backtracks over legal action against journalist”

District Commander delivers upbeat Policing Plan review

At a Full Council meeting in Oldham today, the Borough’s most senior police officer delivered a positive update to a bold plan he outlined in the same civic centre just over thirteen months ago: 1. Respond to incidents (not done well in past, he said at the time). 2. Investigate and detect crime. Do itContinue reading “District Commander delivers upbeat Policing Plan review”

Top cop set to address his local council today

A few weeks after he took over as District Commander in October last year, Chief Superintendent Chris Bowen delivered a powerful – and welcome – speech to a Full Council meeting in Oldham’s civic chamber (read in full here). This, in essence, is what he promised Greater Manchester Police would deliver in the Borough as hisContinue reading “Top cop set to address his local council today”

‘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’”

Tories head for acrimonious split

The present shenanigans in the Conservative Party at Parliamentary level are, of course, very well rehearsed on network television, the national press and on social media. Less well known is the discontent and, at times, raw acrimony between Tory elected Members who sit on Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. This has been alluded to on aContinue reading “Tories head for acrimonious split”

‘Renegades’ face humiliation over quest for public inquiry

Four ‘renegade’ Oldham Metropolitan Borough councillors, Bethany Sharp (representing St James ward), Dave Arnott (Royton North), Lewis Quigg (Royton North) and Robert Barnes (Chadderton South) say they have written a joint letter to the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Priti Patel, urging her to consider instituting an independent public inquiry into child sexualContinue reading “‘Renegades’ face humiliation over quest for public inquiry”

Tory councillor to face Standards investigation

This week’s Oldham Council meeting was another extraordinarily chaotic affair, following which local Liberal Democrats have condemned the behaviour of Conservative councillor, Robert Barnes, who represents the Chadderton South ward. Liberal Democrat councillor for Grotton, Springhead & Lees, Mark Kenyon, said: “Local Conservative voters must be wondering what exactly it is they’ve done wrong toContinue reading “Tory councillor to face Standards investigation”