Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

Southend Standard: Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting Chaos at Basildon Council budget meeting

TEMPERS flared and a Basildon Council meeting descended into chaos as the Tory administration’s controversial budget was pushed through.

The Conservative-led council tabled an “alternative budget” based on a list Labour had compiled showing areas they would like to spend cash, or cut back on.

Ruling Tory councillors took the list and did calculations to create this alternative then tabled it as an amendment at last Thursday’s full council meeting in a stunt which they claimed would show up the opposition’s financial incompetence.

This alternative showed the council would end up £2million in deficit.

But senior opposition councillors claimed the Tories’ stunt made them sick, and accused them of playing theatre politics as Labour were not planning to put forward the list to a vote.

No-one voted for the alternative budget.

Labour accused the Tories of letting the meeting fall into disarray and preventing councillors from speaking on the council’s proper budget, as it went straight to a vote after the meeting overran.

Geoff Williams, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, said: “This is a pathetic attempt at political theatre. You make me sick.”

The budget was passed with a Tory majority, and means that while residents will have a freeze on their council tax, 4,214 social housing tenants who pay full rent will be hit by a 3.95 per cent hike, an average increase from £82.77 to £86.06 per week.

The Tories were accused of “shutting down Basildon” after passing the budget, which will mean the administration has to make another £1million in savings, with its Government grants cut by 52 per cent since 2010.

Labour councillor Keith Bobbin almost got thrown out of the meeting after repeatedly interrupting speakers, while the Tory administration’s leader Tony Ball said: “Labour haven’t been bothered to do an alternative budget so we’ve done one for them.”

John Dornan, councillor responsible for the environment, said after the meeting: “The point of it was to expose these car crash economics and expose labour for being financially incompetent.”

Labour refused to discuss the alternative budget, claiming it was nonsense and demanded the meeting be adjourned so there could be a debate on the Tory’s real budget, but this was thrown out.

After the meeting, the group’s deputy leader Byron Taylor said: “Rather than talk about the cuts in services and the spiralling costs that affect people’s lives, they acted like a juvenile debating society.”

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5:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

iknowbetter says...

Get ready for it!!
Get ready for it!! iknowbetter

5:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Bolloximian says...

iknowbetter wrote:
Get ready for it!!
I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: Get ready for it!![/p][/quote]I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted. Bolloximian

6:05pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Trebles, extra pies and solid gold pocket linings all round.....
Trebles, extra pies and solid gold pocket linings all round..... Howard Cháse

6:10pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm
Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm ThisYear

6:12pm Tue 25 Feb 14

iknowbetter says...

Bolloximian wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Get ready for it!!
I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.
She must be busy, was expecting at least an A4 page size by now!!
[quote][p][bold]Bolloximian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: Get ready for it!![/p][/quote]I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.[/p][/quote]She must be busy, was expecting at least an A4 page size by now!! iknowbetter

6:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

iknowbetter says...

ThisYear wrote:
Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm
She is busy looking for her Dummy that she spat out the other day, she needs to find it otherwise her toys get it!!!
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm[/p][/quote]She is busy looking for her Dummy that she spat out the other day, she needs to find it otherwise her toys get it!!! iknowbetter

7:53pm Tue 25 Feb 14

whateverhappened says...

No doubt she is waiting outside the council offices chewing on a bone, fists clenched with a wild look in her eyes, just waiting for the pies and ale to be finished and the merry councillors to emerge then whoa thar she blows...
No doubt she is waiting outside the council offices chewing on a bone, fists clenched with a wild look in her eyes, just waiting for the pies and ale to be finished and the merry councillors to emerge then whoa thar she blows... whateverhappened

8:21pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

iknowbetter wrote:
Bolloximian wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Get ready for it!!
I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.
She must be busy, was expecting at least an A4 page size by now!!
Containing 250 references to herself. " I said, I did, I would, I saved the world from lefties but "'m not political"
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bolloximian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: Get ready for it!![/p][/quote]I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.[/p][/quote]She must be busy, was expecting at least an A4 page size by now!![/p][/quote]Containing 250 references to herself. " I said, I did, I would, I saved the world from lefties but "'m not political" ThisYear

8:58pm Tue 25 Feb 14

jolllyboy says...

Methinks its time to reduce the number of councillors - that would save money on wages and expenses.
Methinks its time to reduce the number of councillors - that would save money on wages and expenses. jolllyboy

12:01am Wed 26 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

This was Labour getting it all wrong AGAIN and disappearing up their own @rseholes as usual.

I bet none of you numpties were there so are therefore not entitled to an opinion.

I listened to the whole lot and I suggest before you airheads like This Year even attempt to opine - put your single braincells into action and go and listen to the actual recording of the meeting on the Basildon Council website.

Labour made a total freakshow of themselves as usual, baying and barking like animals. Barnyard politics at its best. Or worst, depending how you look at it.

They didn't have the b@lls to present a suggested budget themselves, just a f@rt@rse little amendment that would have only lasted for the term of one year AGAIN.

And get your facts right about the luncheon club. Especially those who use it.

It's not, as you would imagine, lots of cute old grannies in nice hats being packed off into the sunset along with their knitting needles.

If numpties like This Year got off their backsides and attended these meetings and actually witnessed for themselves what goes on, including certain members of the labour group gesticulating at the public, which is going to come back and bite them on the @rse, they might have an opinion worth listening to.

Oh and confronted face to face, these selfsame labour idiots are strangely silent when challenged.

Refused to answer my question when challenged during the break and just walked past with a stupid grin.

But my question will be answered by official means. ;0)

None of you numpties such as resident twerp This Year, will have the slightest idea what I am talking about. That is because you are as thick as a brick, ignorant and stupid eh TY.

You have a long way to go before you can keep up with me mate. I'm always several steps ahead of you. Mind you it doesn't take much to be ahead of you given you have the IQ of a boiled sprout.

Only others who attended the meeting will know what I am talking about. Ignoramuses whose opinions count for Jack, won't have the foggiest.
This was Labour getting it all wrong AGAIN and disappearing up their own @rseholes as usual. I bet none of you numpties were there so are therefore not entitled to an opinion. I listened to the whole lot and I suggest before you airheads like This Year even attempt to opine - put your single braincells into action and go and listen to the actual recording of the meeting on the Basildon Council website. Labour made a total freakshow of themselves as usual, baying and barking like animals. Barnyard politics at its best. Or worst, depending how you look at it. They didn't have the b@lls to present a suggested budget themselves, just a f@rt@rse little amendment that would have only lasted for the term of one year AGAIN. And get your facts right about the luncheon club. Especially those who use it. It's not, as you would imagine, lots of cute old grannies in nice hats being packed off into the sunset along with their knitting needles. If numpties like This Year got off their backsides and attended these meetings and actually witnessed for themselves what goes on, including certain members of the labour group gesticulating at the public, which is going to come back and bite them on the @rse, they might have an opinion worth listening to. Oh and confronted face to face, these selfsame labour idiots are strangely silent when challenged. Refused to answer my question when challenged during the break and just walked past with a stupid grin. But my question will be answered by official means. ;0) None of you numpties such as resident twerp This Year, will have the slightest idea what I am talking about. That is because you are as thick as a brick, ignorant and stupid eh TY. You have a long way to go before you can keep up with me mate. I'm always several steps ahead of you. Mind you it doesn't take much to be ahead of you given you have the IQ of a boiled sprout. Only others who attended the meeting will know what I am talking about. Ignoramuses whose opinions count for Jack, won't have the foggiest. Kim Gandy

12:12am Wed 26 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

iknowbetter wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm
She is busy looking for her Dummy that she spat out the other day, she needs to find it otherwise her toys get it!!!
Ok moron and for your information, I do not need spellcheck. As a former employee of several national newspapers and having written for local rags and magazines I never need them - and if I did need to look something up I certainly wouldn't rely on a computer. Unlike you, I do not need help with my spellings and grammar; something I note that you often struggle with.

I notice that not one of your comments above even relates to the story. That is because you are as thick as a docker's sandwich and like your mate TY - who is probably just another pseudonym of yours - you have the IQ of a boiled vegetable.

You know nothing about me, have never seen me, talked to me, nor even debated with me properly on here. That is because you do not have the capacity for intelligent debate or reasonable conversation. In short, you are no match.

I suggest you grow up, grow a pair and come back and comment on here when you have had a brain transplant, preferably from an amoeba, which evidently has more brain cells than you.

You have small need to comment on people using spellcheckers when your own diatribes are so full of mistakes and over-punctuation, poor syntax and highly questionable grammar which you no doubt learned in your z-rated school.

If you even remotely knew me, you would realise that I never need to use spellcheckers. You are merely referring to your own lack of skills and assuming everybody else has your problems with basic English.

When you are as articulate and intelligent as I am, you can comment. Until then, shut it and jog on.

As for "Iknowbetter"... what a totally unsuitable pseudonym. You clearly know nothing. As for "This Year"... unbelievably poor use of the language, no understanding of subject matter and singularly lacking in any kind of humanity. Obviously a Nazi.

If you did "know better" - and you rated yourself as any kind of commentator - you would be happy to qualify your comments with a signature.

Anybody here, even the dimmest of you, can see I have a better command of the English language than all you dimwit leftie numpties put together. And that cannot be picked up by spellcheckers - which do not understand grammar or contextual spelling.

You are still struggling with cursive writing (look it up in the dictionary).

I apologise for one thing: I often use big words that idiots like you couldn't possibly understand.

That's what you don't like: I'm cleverer than you are and it makes you feel inferior.

Sadly that is because you are... ;))
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm[/p][/quote]She is busy looking for her Dummy that she spat out the other day, she needs to find it otherwise her toys get it!!![/p][/quote]Ok moron and for your information, I do not need spellcheck. As a former employee of several national newspapers and having written for local rags and magazines I never need them - and if I did need to look something up I certainly wouldn't rely on a computer. Unlike you, I do not need help with my spellings and grammar; something I note that you often struggle with. I notice that not one of your comments above even relates to the story. That is because you are as thick as a docker's sandwich and like your mate TY - who is probably just another pseudonym of yours - you have the IQ of a boiled vegetable. You know nothing about me, have never seen me, talked to me, nor even debated with me properly on here. That is because you do not have the capacity for intelligent debate or reasonable conversation. In short, you are no match. I suggest you grow up, grow a pair and come back and comment on here when you have had a brain transplant, preferably from an amoeba, which evidently has more brain cells than you. You have small need to comment on people using spellcheckers when your own diatribes are so full of mistakes and over-punctuation, poor syntax and highly questionable grammar which you no doubt learned in your z-rated school. If you even remotely knew me, you would realise that I never need to use spellcheckers. You are merely referring to your own lack of skills and assuming everybody else has your problems with basic English. When you are as articulate and intelligent as I am, you can comment. Until then, shut it and jog on. As for "Iknowbetter"... what a totally unsuitable pseudonym. You clearly know nothing. As for "This Year"... unbelievably poor use of the language, no understanding of subject matter and singularly lacking in any kind of humanity. Obviously a Nazi. If you did "know better" - and you rated yourself as any kind of commentator - you would be happy to qualify your comments with a signature. Anybody here, even the dimmest of you, can see I have a better command of the English language than all you dimwit leftie numpties put together. And that cannot be picked up by spellcheckers - which do not understand grammar or contextual spelling. You are still struggling with cursive writing (look it up in the dictionary). I apologise for one thing: I often use big words that idiots like you couldn't possibly understand. That's what you don't like: I'm cleverer than you are and it makes you feel inferior. Sadly that is because you are... ;)) Kim Gandy

12:15am Wed 26 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Bolloximian wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Get ready for it!!
I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.
No dear, that is you.

I never use them. Read above - and inwardly digest.

Don't try to do verbal battle with you because I could make you look very stupid indeed. Especially if you tried it face to face, which you clearly haven't the b@lls to do, like the rest of these cheesebrains.

As for your doubtful pseudonym, it obviously sums you up in one word, albeit not one you'd find in the OED.

You don't understand what I'm saying? Of course you don't. That's because you have the brains of an ant - and judging by your attitude something of a similar size in your pants.
[quote][p][bold]Bolloximian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: Get ready for it!![/p][/quote]I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.[/p][/quote]No dear, that is you. I never use them. Read above - and inwardly digest. Don't try to do verbal battle with you because I could make you look very stupid indeed. Especially if you tried it face to face, which you clearly haven't the b@lls to do, like the rest of these cheesebrains. As for your doubtful pseudonym, it obviously sums you up in one word, albeit not one you'd find in the OED. You don't understand what I'm saying? Of course you don't. That's because you have the brains of an ant - and judging by your attitude something of a similar size in your pants. Kim Gandy

12:24am Wed 26 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

I see the usual quality of postings above. Utter dross and drivel and absolutely no reference whatsoever to the subject matter.

And the simple reason for that, people, is that the posters above do not have a grip on reality and even less understanding of current affairs.

They are merely jealous of my resoluteness and self-belief, my courage in having actively stood for election, held public office and having campaigned.

Also my willingness to stick my neck above the parapet and say out loud what I think despite having to put up with the sort of cr@p I get from some people here - and refusing to be closed down. And being the only one here to have the courage to sign my own name,

And the fact that I am prepared to put myself out to attend council meetings, in a journalistic capacity and to observe what is going on around me - and stand up for what I believe in.

I've got more b@lls than the rest of you put together and that is why you attack me. And if you weren't so thick, you would understand that, far from throwing my toys out of the pram, it gives me IMMENSE pleasure to rub your noses in your own crass stupidity and ignorance.

It's the only explanation for the sort of idiot behaviour you display on here. There is no other feasible conclusion to draw.

You are thick and ignorant. I am not. There, does that simplify things for you?

;0)

Oh and "This Year"... great idea, finally ditching the "Last Laugh" tag. Is that because you don't get to have the "last laugh" any more - because that is my prerogative (again, look it up in the dictionary). You just can't match me!

And now, if your mental capacity will stretch beyond picking fluff out of your navels, how about going on the Basildon Council website, listening to the debate (if you can stick all four and a half hours of it as I did, in person) and then coming back here and astounding us all with your political opinion and acerbic wit.

No? Thought not..

:D
I see the usual quality of postings above. Utter dross and drivel and absolutely no reference whatsoever to the subject matter. And the simple reason for that, people, is that the posters above do not have a grip on reality and even less understanding of current affairs. They are merely jealous of my resoluteness and self-belief, my courage in having actively stood for election, held public office and having campaigned. Also my willingness to stick my neck above the parapet and say out loud what I think despite having to put up with the sort of cr@p I get from some people here - and refusing to be closed down. And being the only one here to have the courage to sign my own name, And the fact that I am prepared to put myself out to attend council meetings, in a journalistic capacity and to observe what is going on around me - and stand up for what I believe in. I've got more b@lls than the rest of you put together and that is why you attack me. And if you weren't so thick, you would understand that, far from throwing my toys out of the pram, it gives me IMMENSE pleasure to rub your noses in your own crass stupidity and ignorance. It's the only explanation for the sort of idiot behaviour you display on here. There is no other feasible conclusion to draw. You are thick and ignorant. I am not. There, does that simplify things for you? ;0) Oh and "This Year"... great idea, finally ditching the "Last Laugh" tag. Is that because you don't get to have the "last laugh" any more - because that is my prerogative (again, look it up in the dictionary). You just can't match me! And now, if your mental capacity will stretch beyond picking fluff out of your navels, how about going on the Basildon Council website, listening to the debate (if you can stick all four and a half hours of it as I did, in person) and then coming back here and astounding us all with your political opinion and acerbic wit. No? Thought not.. :D Kim Gandy

12:26am Wed 26 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

whateverhappened wrote:
No doubt she is waiting outside the council offices chewing on a bone, fists clenched with a wild look in her eyes, just waiting for the pies and ale to be finished and the merry councillors to emerge then whoa thar she blows...
I don't stand OUTSIDE witless wonder, I go INSIDE and listen to the debates. I leave hanging around buildings looking dubious to anonymous nitwits like you.

You wouldn't have the intelligence either to get yourself to the right building or to understand a single word of the debate. Hence your lack of comment on the subject matter.
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: No doubt she is waiting outside the council offices chewing on a bone, fists clenched with a wild look in her eyes, just waiting for the pies and ale to be finished and the merry councillors to emerge then whoa thar she blows...[/p][/quote]I don't stand OUTSIDE witless wonder, I go INSIDE and listen to the debates. I leave hanging around buildings looking dubious to anonymous nitwits like you. You wouldn't have the intelligence either to get yourself to the right building or to understand a single word of the debate. Hence your lack of comment on the subject matter. Kim Gandy

12:27am Wed 26 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

iknowbetter wrote:
Bolloximian wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Get ready for it!!
I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.
She must be busy, was expecting at least an A4 page size by now!!
There... I obliged you, above, if you managed to get this far without consulting a dictionary. I know how dense you are.
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bolloximian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: Get ready for it!![/p][/quote]I'm bracing myself. It probably has to be run through a spellcheck and a few advisors before it gets posted.[/p][/quote]She must be busy, was expecting at least an A4 page size by now!![/p][/quote]There... I obliged you, above, if you managed to get this far without consulting a dictionary. I know how dense you are. Kim Gandy

12:31am Wed 26 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

So, all you alter egos above - and I believe that most of you are one and the same person... last laugh, lastlaugh and lastlaugh... you all write the same cr@p

you're all sorted! And I had so much pleasure doing it. As usual. I see it as some sort of bloodsport!

Glad to have obliged. Night night numpties ;0)

xxx
So, all you alter egos above - and I believe that most of you are one and the same person... last laugh, lastlaugh and lastlaugh... you all write the same cr@p you're all sorted! And I had so much pleasure doing it. As usual. I see it as some sort of bloodsport! Glad to have obliged. Night night numpties ;0) xxx Kim Gandy

12:37am Wed 26 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Afterthought... I reckon Lastlaugh aka iknowbetter, ThisYear and Bolloximian enjoys being whipped, whilst hanging from chains on a dungeon wall.

Why else would he enjoy so much, the verbal flagellations I regularly dish out to his sorry @rse.

By the way, it's called wit: something you clearly have no understanding of

:D
Afterthought... I reckon Lastlaugh aka iknowbetter, ThisYear and Bolloximian enjoys being whipped, whilst hanging from chains on a dungeon wall. Why else would he enjoy so much, the verbal flagellations I regularly dish out to his sorry @rse. By the way, it's called wit: something you clearly have no understanding of :D Kim Gandy

12:39am Wed 26 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
This was Labour getting it all wrong AGAIN and disappearing up their own @rseholes as usual.

I bet none of you numpties were there so are therefore not entitled to an opinion.

I listened to the whole lot and I suggest before you airheads like This Year even attempt to opine - put your single braincells into action and go and listen to the actual recording of the meeting on the Basildon Council website.

Labour made a total freakshow of themselves as usual, baying and barking like animals. Barnyard politics at its best. Or worst, depending how you look at it.

They didn't have the b@lls to present a suggested budget themselves, just a f@rt@rse little amendment that would have only lasted for the term of one year AGAIN.

And get your facts right about the luncheon club. Especially those who use it.

It's not, as you would imagine, lots of cute old grannies in nice hats being packed off into the sunset along with their knitting needles.

If numpties like This Year got off their backsides and attended these meetings and actually witnessed for themselves what goes on, including certain members of the labour group gesticulating at the public, which is going to come back and bite them on the @rse, they might have an opinion worth listening to.

Oh and confronted face to face, these selfsame labour idiots are strangely silent when challenged.

Refused to answer my question when challenged during the break and just walked past with a stupid grin.

But my question will be answered by official means. ;0)

None of you numpties such as resident twerp This Year, will have the slightest idea what I am talking about. That is because you are as thick as a brick, ignorant and stupid eh TY.

You have a long way to go before you can keep up with me mate. I'm always several steps ahead of you. Mind you it doesn't take much to be ahead of you given you have the IQ of a boiled sprout.

Only others who attended the meeting will know what I am talking about. Ignoramuses whose opinions count for Jack, won't have the foggiest.
She's here in full vulgar rant!
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: This was Labour getting it all wrong AGAIN and disappearing up their own @rseholes as usual. I bet none of you numpties were there so are therefore not entitled to an opinion. I listened to the whole lot and I suggest before you airheads like This Year even attempt to opine - put your single braincells into action and go and listen to the actual recording of the meeting on the Basildon Council website. Labour made a total freakshow of themselves as usual, baying and barking like animals. Barnyard politics at its best. Or worst, depending how you look at it. They didn't have the b@lls to present a suggested budget themselves, just a f@rt@rse little amendment that would have only lasted for the term of one year AGAIN. And get your facts right about the luncheon club. Especially those who use it. It's not, as you would imagine, lots of cute old grannies in nice hats being packed off into the sunset along with their knitting needles. If numpties like This Year got off their backsides and attended these meetings and actually witnessed for themselves what goes on, including certain members of the labour group gesticulating at the public, which is going to come back and bite them on the @rse, they might have an opinion worth listening to. Oh and confronted face to face, these selfsame labour idiots are strangely silent when challenged. Refused to answer my question when challenged during the break and just walked past with a stupid grin. But my question will be answered by official means. ;0) None of you numpties such as resident twerp This Year, will have the slightest idea what I am talking about. That is because you are as thick as a brick, ignorant and stupid eh TY. You have a long way to go before you can keep up with me mate. I'm always several steps ahead of you. Mind you it doesn't take much to be ahead of you given you have the IQ of a boiled sprout. Only others who attended the meeting will know what I am talking about. Ignoramuses whose opinions count for Jack, won't have the foggiest.[/p][/quote]She's here in full vulgar rant! ThisYear

12:43am Wed 26 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm
She is busy looking for her Dummy that she spat out the other day, she needs to find it otherwise her toys get it!!!
Ok moron and for your information, I do not need spellcheck. As a former employee of several national newspapers and having written for local rags and magazines I never need them - and if I did need to look something up I certainly wouldn't rely on a computer. Unlike you, I do not need help with my spellings and grammar; something I note that you often struggle with.

I notice that not one of your comments above even relates to the story. That is because you are as thick as a docker's sandwich and like your mate TY - who is probably just another pseudonym of yours - you have the IQ of a boiled vegetable.

You know nothing about me, have never seen me, talked to me, nor even debated with me properly on here. That is because you do not have the capacity for intelligent debate or reasonable conversation. In short, you are no match.

I suggest you grow up, grow a pair and come back and comment on here when you have had a brain transplant, preferably from an amoeba, which evidently has more brain cells than you.

You have small need to comment on people using spellcheckers when your own diatribes are so full of mistakes and over-punctuation, poor syntax and highly questionable grammar which you no doubt learned in your z-rated school.

If you even remotely knew me, you would realise that I never need to use spellcheckers. You are merely referring to your own lack of skills and assuming everybody else has your problems with basic English.

When you are as articulate and intelligent as I am, you can comment. Until then, shut it and jog on.

As for "Iknowbetter"..
. what a totally unsuitable pseudonym. You clearly know nothing. As for "This Year"... unbelievably poor use of the language, no understanding of subject matter and singularly lacking in any kind of humanity. Obviously a Nazi.

If you did "know better" - and you rated yourself as any kind of commentator - you would be happy to qualify your comments with a signature.

Anybody here, even the dimmest of you, can see I have a better command of the English language than all you dimwit leftie numpties put together. And that cannot be picked up by spellcheckers - which do not understand grammar or contextual spelling.

You are still struggling with cursive writing (look it up in the dictionary).

I apologise for one thing: I often use big words that idiots like you couldn't possibly understand.

That's what you don't like: I'm cleverer than you are and it makes you feel inferior.

Sadly that is because you are... ;))
**As for "This Year"... unbelievably poor use of the language, no understanding of subject matter and singularly lacking in any kind of humanity. Obviously a Nazi.**

Kim, that really made me laugh...thank you for that at least.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm[/p][/quote]She is busy looking for her Dummy that she spat out the other day, she needs to find it otherwise her toys get it!!![/p][/quote]Ok moron and for your information, I do not need spellcheck. As a former employee of several national newspapers and having written for local rags and magazines I never need them - and if I did need to look something up I certainly wouldn't rely on a computer. Unlike you, I do not need help with my spellings and grammar; something I note that you often struggle with. I notice that not one of your comments above even relates to the story. That is because you are as thick as a docker's sandwich and like your mate TY - who is probably just another pseudonym of yours - you have the IQ of a boiled vegetable. You know nothing about me, have never seen me, talked to me, nor even debated with me properly on here. That is because you do not have the capacity for intelligent debate or reasonable conversation. In short, you are no match. I suggest you grow up, grow a pair and come back and comment on here when you have had a brain transplant, preferably from an amoeba, which evidently has more brain cells than you. You have small need to comment on people using spellcheckers when your own diatribes are so full of mistakes and over-punctuation, poor syntax and highly questionable grammar which you no doubt learned in your z-rated school. If you even remotely knew me, you would realise that I never need to use spellcheckers. You are merely referring to your own lack of skills and assuming everybody else has your problems with basic English. When you are as articulate and intelligent as I am, you can comment. Until then, shut it and jog on. As for "Iknowbetter".. . what a totally unsuitable pseudonym. You clearly know nothing. As for "This Year"... unbelievably poor use of the language, no understanding of subject matter and singularly lacking in any kind of humanity. Obviously a Nazi. If you did "know better" - and you rated yourself as any kind of commentator - you would be happy to qualify your comments with a signature. Anybody here, even the dimmest of you, can see I have a better command of the English language than all you dimwit leftie numpties put together. And that cannot be picked up by spellcheckers - which do not understand grammar or contextual spelling. You are still struggling with cursive writing (look it up in the dictionary). I apologise for one thing: I often use big words that idiots like you couldn't possibly understand. That's what you don't like: I'm cleverer than you are and it makes you feel inferior. Sadly that is because you are... ;))[/p][/quote]**As for "This Year"... unbelievably poor use of the language, no understanding of subject matter and singularly lacking in any kind of humanity. Obviously a Nazi.** Kim, that really made me laugh...thank you for that at least. ThisYear

12:46am Wed 26 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
So, all you alter egos above - and I believe that most of you are one and the same person... last laugh, lastlaugh and lastlaugh... you all write the same cr@p

you're all sorted! And I had so much pleasure doing it. As usual. I see it as some sort of bloodsport!

Glad to have obliged. Night night numpties ;0)

xxx
Kim I assure you there was only one real lastlaugh....but you could never get to grips with that and the other mimickers who wanted the attention LL got...LL has gone, bitten the dust gone to username heaven...I think you liked him really ;)
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: So, all you alter egos above - and I believe that most of you are one and the same person... last laugh, lastlaugh and lastlaugh... you all write the same cr@p you're all sorted! And I had so much pleasure doing it. As usual. I see it as some sort of bloodsport! Glad to have obliged. Night night numpties ;0) xxx[/p][/quote]Kim I assure you there was only one real lastlaugh....but you could never get to grips with that and the other mimickers who wanted the attention LL got...LL has gone, bitten the dust gone to username heaven...I think you liked him really ;) ThisYear

7:44am Wed 26 Feb 14

Happy Chickie says...

Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help. Happy Chickie

10:25am Wed 26 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Those hot flushes can be a right menace so I've heard......
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.[/p][/quote]Those hot flushes can be a right menace so I've heard...... Howard Cháse

12:27pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Mattster says...

This is yet another example of why party politics has no place in local government.
This is yet another example of why party politics has no place in local government. Mattster

12:44pm Wed 26 Feb 14

eurodoomed says...

Remember the last time Labour ran the council? We had enormous debt, high council tax and the loopy Nuclear Free Zone.
Labour equals financial crisis, at national and local level.
Remember the last time Labour ran the council? We had enormous debt, high council tax and the loopy Nuclear Free Zone. Labour equals financial crisis, at national and local level. eurodoomed

12:57pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Abington86 says...

If the meeting descended into 'chaos' why has the story taken so long to appear in the Evening Echo?

and as for Miss Gandy - the expression is 'head above the parapet' not 'neck above.'
If the meeting descended into 'chaos' why has the story taken so long to appear in the Evening Echo? and as for Miss Gandy - the expression is 'head above the parapet' not 'neck above.' Abington86

3:40pm Wed 26 Feb 14

whateverhappened says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
whateverhappened wrote: No doubt she is waiting outside the council offices chewing on a bone, fists clenched with a wild look in her eyes, just waiting for the pies and ale to be finished and the merry councillors to emerge then whoa thar she blows...
I don't stand OUTSIDE witless wonder, I go INSIDE and listen to the debates. I leave hanging around buildings looking dubious to anonymous nitwits like you. You wouldn't have the intelligence either to get yourself to the right building or to understand a single word of the debate. Hence your lack of comment on the subject matter.
Outside inside pah, i'll change it then..No doubt she is waiting INSIDE the council offices chewing on a bone, fists clenched with a wild look in her eyes, just waiting for the pies and ale to be finished AT THE BREAK. and the merry councillors to emerge then whoa thar she blows...
.
.
The reason i do not attend these "events" is not because i'm unintelligent nitwit, it is because i don't care....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: No doubt she is waiting outside the council offices chewing on a bone, fists clenched with a wild look in her eyes, just waiting for the pies and ale to be finished and the merry councillors to emerge then whoa thar she blows...[/p][/quote]I don't stand OUTSIDE witless wonder, I go INSIDE and listen to the debates. I leave hanging around buildings looking dubious to anonymous nitwits like you. You wouldn't have the intelligence either to get yourself to the right building or to understand a single word of the debate. Hence your lack of comment on the subject matter.[/p][/quote]Outside inside pah, i'll change it then..No doubt she is waiting INSIDE the council offices chewing on a bone, fists clenched with a wild look in her eyes, just waiting for the pies and ale to be finished AT THE BREAK. and the merry councillors to emerge then whoa thar she blows... . . The reason i do not attend these "events" is not because i'm unintelligent nitwit, it is because i don't care.... whateverhappened

3:50pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.[/p][/quote]Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her. ThisYear

5:50pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Minceir. says...

ThisYear wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.
You talk to her then!
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.[/p][/quote]Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.[/p][/quote]You talk to her then! Minceir.

6:23pm Wed 26 Feb 14

iknowbetter says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm
She is busy looking for her Dummy that she spat out the other day, she needs to find it otherwise her toys get it!!!
Ok moron and for your information, I do not need spellcheck. As a former employee of several national newspapers and having written for local rags and magazines I never need them - and if I did need to look something up I certainly wouldn't rely on a computer. Unlike you, I do not need help with my spellings and grammar; something I note that you often struggle with.

I notice that not one of your comments above even relates to the story. That is because you are as thick as a docker's sandwich and like your mate TY - who is probably just another pseudonym of yours - you have the IQ of a boiled vegetable.

You know nothing about me, have never seen me, talked to me, nor even debated with me properly on here. That is because you do not have the capacity for intelligent debate or reasonable conversation. In short, you are no match.

I suggest you grow up, grow a pair and come back and comment on here when you have had a brain transplant, preferably from an amoeba, which evidently has more brain cells than you.

You have small need to comment on people using spellcheckers when your own diatribes are so full of mistakes and over-punctuation, poor syntax and highly questionable grammar which you no doubt learned in your z-rated school.

If you even remotely knew me, you would realise that I never need to use spellcheckers. You are merely referring to your own lack of skills and assuming everybody else has your problems with basic English.

When you are as articulate and intelligent as I am, you can comment. Until then, shut it and jog on.

As for "Iknowbetter"..
. what a totally unsuitable pseudonym. You clearly know nothing. As for "This Year"... unbelievably poor use of the language, no understanding of subject matter and singularly lacking in any kind of humanity. Obviously a Nazi.

If you did "know better" - and you rated yourself as any kind of commentator - you would be happy to qualify your comments with a signature.

Anybody here, even the dimmest of you, can see I have a better command of the English language than all you dimwit leftie numpties put together. And that cannot be picked up by spellcheckers - which do not understand grammar or contextual spelling.

You are still struggling with cursive writing (look it up in the dictionary).

I apologise for one thing: I often use big words that idiots like you couldn't possibly understand.

That's what you don't like: I'm cleverer than you are and it makes you feel inferior.

Sadly that is because you are... ;))
In reply to your 3rd paragraph, (sorry fell asleep after the 3rd), I know more about you Kim then you seem to know about me. Like I said put your dummy back in dear, because people are more then fed up listening to you using the Echo as a platform to spout your bile.

GO away you silly silly little girl.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Kimmmmmmmmmmmmm[/p][/quote]She is busy looking for her Dummy that she spat out the other day, she needs to find it otherwise her toys get it!!![/p][/quote]Ok moron and for your information, I do not need spellcheck. As a former employee of several national newspapers and having written for local rags and magazines I never need them - and if I did need to look something up I certainly wouldn't rely on a computer. Unlike you, I do not need help with my spellings and grammar; something I note that you often struggle with. I notice that not one of your comments above even relates to the story. That is because you are as thick as a docker's sandwich and like your mate TY - who is probably just another pseudonym of yours - you have the IQ of a boiled vegetable. You know nothing about me, have never seen me, talked to me, nor even debated with me properly on here. That is because you do not have the capacity for intelligent debate or reasonable conversation. In short, you are no match. I suggest you grow up, grow a pair and come back and comment on here when you have had a brain transplant, preferably from an amoeba, which evidently has more brain cells than you. You have small need to comment on people using spellcheckers when your own diatribes are so full of mistakes and over-punctuation, poor syntax and highly questionable grammar which you no doubt learned in your z-rated school. If you even remotely knew me, you would realise that I never need to use spellcheckers. You are merely referring to your own lack of skills and assuming everybody else has your problems with basic English. When you are as articulate and intelligent as I am, you can comment. Until then, shut it and jog on. As for "Iknowbetter".. . what a totally unsuitable pseudonym. You clearly know nothing. As for "This Year"... unbelievably poor use of the language, no understanding of subject matter and singularly lacking in any kind of humanity. Obviously a Nazi. If you did "know better" - and you rated yourself as any kind of commentator - you would be happy to qualify your comments with a signature. Anybody here, even the dimmest of you, can see I have a better command of the English language than all you dimwit leftie numpties put together. And that cannot be picked up by spellcheckers - which do not understand grammar or contextual spelling. You are still struggling with cursive writing (look it up in the dictionary). I apologise for one thing: I often use big words that idiots like you couldn't possibly understand. That's what you don't like: I'm cleverer than you are and it makes you feel inferior. Sadly that is because you are... ;))[/p][/quote]In reply to your 3rd paragraph, (sorry fell asleep after the 3rd), I know more about you Kim then you seem to know about me. Like I said put your dummy back in dear, because people are more then fed up listening to you using the Echo as a platform to spout your bile. GO away you silly silly little girl. iknowbetter

6:50pm Wed 26 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Minceir. wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.
You talk to her then!
You seem to be a bit confused about the difference between gender...not surprising really.
[quote][p][bold]Minceir.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.[/p][/quote]Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.[/p][/quote]You talk to her then![/p][/quote]You seem to be a bit confused about the difference between gender...not surprising really. ThisYear

7:11pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Bolloximian says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Indeed she does. I put her anger down to a chiding she once received whilst working as a cleaning assistant at the offices of a national newspaper. Some unfortunate misundersting concerning the term "rag" I believe.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.[/p][/quote]Indeed she does. I put her anger down to a chiding she once received whilst working as a cleaning assistant at the offices of a national newspaper. Some unfortunate misundersting concerning the term "rag" I believe. Bolloximian

6:56am Thu 27 Feb 14

Happy Chickie says...

ThisYear wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.
No thanks. I'm terrified of her.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.[/p][/quote]Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.[/p][/quote]No thanks. I'm terrified of her. Happy Chickie

11:55am Thu 27 Feb 14

PurplePrincess says...

Wow, an awful lot of anger and very little of it actually directed at the story. Have I stumbled on some sort of verbal S&M site? Gulp. However, using phrases like ignoramuses is somewhat pompous and Basil Fawlty like…. and a bit like wandering into the lion’s den waving a huge hunk of steak dripping with blood on an online forum. But I think I’ll go and find sanctuary in the safety of a famous Echo ‘chip fire on Canvey story before I become subject to a vile verbal attack…..
Wow, an awful lot of anger and very little of it actually directed at the story. Have I stumbled on some sort of verbal S&M site? Gulp. However, using phrases like ignoramuses is somewhat pompous and Basil Fawlty like…. and a bit like wandering into the lion’s den waving a huge hunk of steak dripping with blood on an online forum. But I think I’ll go and find sanctuary in the safety of a famous Echo ‘chip fire on Canvey story before I become subject to a vile verbal attack….. PurplePrincess

4:57pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Mattster says...

ThisYear wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.
Come on LastLaugh, play nice.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.[/p][/quote]Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.[/p][/quote]Come on LastLaugh, play nice. Mattster

8:08pm Sun 2 Mar 14

ThisYear says...

Mattster wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.
Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.
Come on LastLaugh, play nice.
Now now Nitwit (took me a while to work out your old user name) ...I posted what I believe to be the truth..no game intended.
[quote][p][bold]Mattster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: Am I the only one on here that thinks Kim Gandy needs help with her anger issues? Crikey - that woman needs help.[/p][/quote]Can't you have a chat to her..woman to woman...she gets annoyed if men reply to her.[/p][/quote]Come on LastLaugh, play nice.[/p][/quote]Now now Nitwit (took me a while to work out your old user name) ...I posted what I believe to be the truth..no game intended. ThisYear

10:00pm Wed 26 Mar 14

TheWizzard says...

eurodoomed wrote:
Remember the last time Labour ran the council? We had enormous debt, high council tax and the loopy Nuclear Free Zone.
Labour equals financial crisis, at national and local level.
This lot are not much better, the council is around £200,000,000 in debt!
[quote][p][bold]eurodoomed[/bold] wrote: Remember the last time Labour ran the council? We had enormous debt, high council tax and the loopy Nuclear Free Zone. Labour equals financial crisis, at national and local level.[/p][/quote]This lot are not much better, the council is around £200,000,000 in debt! TheWizzard

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