Activist set to defy police warning over witness intimidation?

In news first broken on this website yesterday afternoon (21st January, 2022), Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a 48 year old man from Stamford Road, Mossley had been charged with two criminal offences and bailed to appear at Tameside Magistrates’ Court on 3rd February, 2022 (read more here). Raja Miah (pictured above), an unemployed, self-styledContinue reading “Activist set to defy police warning over witness intimidation?”

Activist to face court over harassment and malicious communications allegations

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that Raja Miah MBE, a former charity worker and failed free schools operator, has been charged with sending malicious communications to a 42 year old Oldham-based female, and, separately, harassing a 39 year old female, who lives in the Salford area of Greater Manchester. He will appearContinue reading “Activist to face court over harassment and malicious communications allegations”

More holes than a sieve

A leak from a high profile source in the perennially disgraced Failsworth Independent Party (FIP) has revealed that controversial local activist, Warren William Bates (pictured above right), is set to stand for them in the Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council elections in May, 2022. 74 year old ‘Wazza’, as he is fondly known in the bookmakerContinue reading “More holes than a sieve”

Problems mount for disgraced activist

Raja Miah, a 48 year old male from Mossley, Tameside, who features prominently elsewhere on this website, has been reported to Greater Manchester Police over suspicion of offences under the Protection of Harassment Act, 1997. The complainant is a 27 year old female from the Oldham area. She is a known survivor of child sexContinue reading “Problems mount for disgraced activist”

Will long-delayed CSE report miss yet another deadline?

In a statement published on the¬†Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) website on 30th July, 2021, the Mayor of Greater Manchester announced that the long-awaited Oldham Strand of the Child Sexual Exploitation Review¬†will be published in November 2021 or, at the latest, by the end of the year. That deadline was extended by Andy Burnham atContinue reading “Will long-delayed CSE report miss yet another deadline?”

Lowest of the Lowe

On 22nd December, 2021 Bolton-based The Oldham Times belatedly, and dramatically, reported on two peripheral matters that had been discussed at a Full Council meeting seven days earlier, writes Neil Wilby. The headlined screamed: ‘Oldham Council probe after allegations of leaks to ‘malicious blogger‘.’ and, setting aside the absence of any interrogatory process that mightContinue reading “Lowest of the Lowe”

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’”

Controversial election petition may not be heard until next year

Much has been written elsewhere on this website regarding the various controversies surrounding the local council elections in May, 2021. Not least the sustained and disgraceful smear attack that saw the removal of the Leader of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, Sean Fielding. The outfall from which is still attracting coverage in the local, regional andContinue reading “Controversial election petition may not be heard until next year”

Council reveal their detachment from controversial information rights tribunal

A recent information access request to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council has produced another surprising revelation from a public authority that appears not to take the relevant statutory framework, and matters flowing from it, at all seriously enough. Indeed they were exposed within the past three months as deceiving a local politician in order to frustrateContinue reading “Council reveal their detachment from controversial information rights tribunal”

Disgraced activist splits from political party it is claimed he founded

Disgraced Tameside-based political activist, Raja Miah, has split from the controversial Proud of Oldham and Saddleworth Party (the POOS or POAS). In a brief announcement on his frequently banned Recusant Nine platform, on 24th October, 2021, he said: “There is the small matter of a parting of the ways with Proud of Oldham and Saddleworth.Continue reading “Disgraced activist splits from political party it is claimed he founded”