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Monday, 20 July 2015

BUSINESS FAILURE POOTER COCKELL TO LEAD BUSINESS GROWTH!

How does Sir Pooter Cockell do it?

Laughing all the way to the bank

A man with no education and nil success in business gets to be appointed chairman of the Crossrail 2 Growth Commission. Read about it HERE





Pooter's 'business' was a three man  commodity broking operation sited in the basement below the Conservative Association offices.
Called Abingdom Cockell is ceased trading, never having turned a profit.
So then that Pooter decided to reinvent himself as a local government entrepreneur.
It's been a smart move. 
He has managed to work the system so successfully his entire income of £140k a year income has been provided by taxpayers.
His sponging off the taxpayer is the stuff of legends...
Here is just one example DAILY MAIL

Those who know him remain mystified as to how this uneducated business failure could have got so far.

But the greatest irony of all is his appointment to the Growth Commission.
The only thing Pooter knows about business is based on his selling cigarettes in Africa!

No wonder local government is seen as  a laughing stock when the likes of Pooter are seen to thrive.

28 comments:

  1. I wonder if he will be Commissioning Growth in his old stamping ground of Chelsea. Hoping for the best but fearing the worst.

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    1. They need to watch his expenses claims

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    2. Cockle unlikely to fiddle expenses in the new job - the Dame and the Hornets already exposed him and burnt his fingers. He will use the new job for self promotion and personal marketing to the supplier companies who want to make money out of Crossrail. They are the ones who need to be careful of "he who never used the Bentley"

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  2. Incredible. Absolutely incredible

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    1. The same old slime faced reptile

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  3. Not a good move by Boris to appoint Cockel as Chairman of anything.

    More evidence that the London Mayor has lost the plot. In recent weeks it has become evident that the Conservative Party no longer needs Boris and has lost interest in him because Cameron won a convincing (and unexpected) election victory.

    Loudmouth Boris is now on the side-lines, shunned and ridiculed by Cabinet colleagues and held in disdain by the new intake of Conservative MPs. And he continues to sink by moving in bad company and making thoroughly ridiculous decisions such as associating with the likes of disgraced ex Leader Pooter Cockle, expense trougher on a scale of huge magnitude,

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  4. This is a dream job for Pooter who is desperately looking for income to top up the £150k every year that he was scrounging from local Government employment.

    As Chairman of Crossrail 2 "growth" he has an excuse to contact 60 CEO's in British Industry to get himself known and seek personal advancement. He will of course be telling all kinds of porkies about things he might be able to do for their companies through his connections. For a fee, of course.

    Just remember. "I never use the Bentley".

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  5. Fly On The Wall21 July 2015 at 16:47

    ex Cllr Cockell has let be known that he has an understanding with Cllr Paget-Brown to overcome resident opposition to a Crossrail Station in Chelsea

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  6. Councillor "I never use the Bentley" Cockell should be banned from all public and quango service. He is not a fit and proper person for public office. Any cursory glance at press clippings will confirm this.

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  7. I see our MP is now the president of The British Antique Dealers' Association now

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    1. Indeed, place where he should be.... Fake or Real? You decide... He is among those of his vintage

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  8. i thought Pooter's business was above a kebab shop.....and we know who eats kebabs

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  9. PC? According to the British conspiracy theorist David Icke, 5–12 feet tall, blood-drinking, shape-shifting reptilian humanoids from the Alpha Draconis star system, now hiding in underground bases, are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy against humanity.

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  10. "I never used the Bentley" is back in the market again.

    Lock up your gold and silver.........

    Daughters not at risk

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  11. The instigators of the tri-borough fiasco have now received their various gongs and preferment and moved on. Only Barrow missed out, as Westminster was the basket case of the three boroughs. Improving under Roe, but still a way to go. New leaders and the hapless Nichols Holgate are now left to clear up the mess. Experienced and effective officers have all jumped ship and those that remain are struggling. Bi- and tri-borough contracts intended to save money are costing far more to clear up. For example, the disastrous transport contract for seriously vulnerable children that tormented them for almost a year. Most of those savings went to Westminster. Putting it right has cost Kensington and Chelsea more than the old contract. Now the ludicrous contract for a tri-borough payroll and human resources services has gone pear-shaped, leaving salaries and suppliers unpaid or paid the wrong amount. Like the transport contract, it was not piloted first. This will end up costing Council Tax payers far more than it saves – as well as serious reputational damage to all three boroughs. The former Cllr. Cockell was the progenitor of all this chaos.

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    1. Retired Chief Executive23 July 2015 at 07:02

      This is classic integration failure when something on the scale of the tri Borough is attempted by people without experience in a command structure that is inappropriate.

      "Virgins discussing copulation"

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    2. Tri-borough is now dead. H&F council wants nothing to do with it (or even Bi-borough for that matter). A massively costly exercise that succeeded in advancing the careers of a privileged few, substantially lowering standards of services to residents across the board and making many experienced officers of quality and integrity redundant.

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  12. Combining the boroughs hs seen staff become very unhappy and good staff leave and more are intending to leave. The fiasco of the new payroll system that has left staff having to be paid in cash or wait months to have their pay corrected. Who would have thought that this sorry state of affairs would have occurred under the new leadership?

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  13. Has anyone fighting Cross Rail 2 thought about contacting former Councillors to help them. There were 2 ex-Hans Town Councillors involved with Save Sloane Square.

    I'm sure the bulk of ex-Councillors wouldn't want to get involved but there may be some who would only be too happy to get involved.

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    1. The most recently departed ex-Councillor is, er, Sir Merrick himself.

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  14. It is beyond belief that the self centred and self obsessed Cockell, the architect of the tri Borough fiasco, is talked about as a candidate for Cameron's resignation honours list. David Cameron is desperate to restore "order" to the House of Lords and needs an additional 30 Tory votes to stitch up the Upper House. This is worse than scraping the bottom of the barrel to find the dregs.

    What on earth is the Scrutiny Committee doing to prevent this possible injustice, insult to public service and alienation of our political system? Are the lessons of the past forgotten?

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    1. No doubt the Dame is tweaking the ears of her media contacts to prepare them for an onslaught on Cameron if he is stupid enough to dredge up Cockell to add some more Tory ballast in the Lords.

      A man under attack who writes to the newspaper to say that "I never used the Bentley" when FOI showed that he was a frequent user of the Bentley is deeply untrustworthy and not worthy of public offcie

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  15. Kensington Resident23 July 2015 at 12:34

    It is incredible that the last Leader of Kensington and Chelsea wrote to the local newspaper (letter published) to say that "I never used the Bentley". A bare faced lie. FOI showed that he used the Bentley often

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  16. The new Tri-borough accounting scheme is called "Agresso". That says it all. Aggressive to staff, to customers and to the Council Tax Payer. It was 18 months late and still full of problems.

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    1. Word is that senior management across the three boroughs are desperate to scrap it but can't - fearful of a costly lawsuit by BT. Genius isn't it?

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  17. word is that many suppliers haven't been paid for months and budgets are messed up as money has had to come out of this year for purchases from last year shambles all round

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