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Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Pooter's enemy Parsons!
The Dame brings you this. How ironic...Parsons stood against Pooter for LGA chairmanship and lost. Yet they both share a similar passion for luxury limos and the high life 'on the tax'...Pooter has more high falutin' taste: he bought a Bentley. 

 The leader of Leicestershire County Council stands to be given the boot by his Tory colleagues next month after clocking up bills of more than £200,000 on chauffeur-driven travel. The last straw for came for David Parsons when it emerged he had been driven to his daughter’s wedding in the authority’s luxury Daimler — and refused to pay the council.
Parsons has been widely criticised for his office expenses, which have cost taxpayers a staggering total of £1 million over the past five years. He is particularly enamoured of the local authority’s Daimler — spending a whopping £210,000 of taxpayers’ money on travel. Over the past six years he has taken 202 trips to London in the chauffeur-driven vehicle, costing £280 each time. Officials have calculated that more than £24,000 could have been saved had he taken the train.
Apparently of the view that the council was a surrogate bank account, at one point he had racked up an unofficial taxpayer-funded overdraft of £5,400. He still owes the voters of Leicestershire over £1,800 for flights taken six years ago.
Last Tuesday, the county’s Standards Committee backed independent report saying that David Parsons breached the councillor’s code of conduct four times. He will face a motion of no confidence in a secret ballot next month brought by Tory councillors axed from the cabinet last month.
Astonishingly, Parsons is labouring under the delusion that he can cling on:
I believe that these attacks against me have been politically motivated. Due process has been satisfied and I now intend to draw a line under the matter.”


  1. This is as bad as Pooter!

  2. We know the signs and behaviour only too well in K&C. But how interesting that two rotten apples should end up in the run off for the LGA Chair.

    Just goes to show what a sad basket case Local Govt and its appendages have become. Quangos like the LGA and London Councils should be wound up. They are safe harbours, and troughs, for the likes of Pooter and Parsons. They add no value whatsoever

    At the Borough level, there urgently needs to be a clean up. If huge resident rage is required to do this, so be it. Councillors seem to be incapable of sweeping the shit from their own back yard. It is incredible that Parsons got away with it for so long. The Essex guy, Lord Hannigfield, was another one. He had to be sent to jail before his Tory mates on the Council decided that perhaps something odd was going on. Staying with his boyfriend at Claridges and charging it up should have raised an eyebrow or three. But no, Nelson's blind eye was order of the day.

    When will the pathetic Conservative Councillors in Hornton Street get rid of Cockell?

  3. Before the Dame nobbled his little excesses, Cllr Cockell was a little more discrete than Cllr Parsons with his splurging. Out of site and out of mind in New York, Boston and San Francisco was his thing. For our boy from Earls Court it was all American Pie. But the urges got the better of him from time to time at home. He just could not resist the Bentley and driver to whisk him to Heathrow for his jaunts to the Big Apple. Got him in the right frame of mind for the Stretch Limo at JFK

  4. Time for K&C to rid of its soiled linen

  5. Lord Kensington27 June 2012 at 10:40

    Shocking, shocking. A disgrace to the Conservative Party

  6. 'It is all politically motivated'. This is what Cockroach says everytime he is questioned or criticised. Somewhere there is a school where Tory leaders are trained in this sort of claptrap. LoL Rebekah

  7. Rebekah hits the nail on the head


  8. Tweedledum and Tweedledee, except this pair is not amusing.

    We live in a world where most people worry about money much of the time. It's high time Pickles woke up to what's really going on, and did something about it.

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