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Civil Servant Gets Sacked For Saving Taxpayers' Money

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http://www.politic.co.uk/united-kingdom-po...ony-france.html

Some may recall seeing Mark Anthony France on TV at the height of the MPs' expenses scandal - he helped organise the Bromsgrove petition which chased out the local MP, Julie Kirkbride. Thousands of locals flocked to sign it. Ms Kirkbride held out for a while, then caved in and agreed to go at the next election. Her husband, Andrew MacKay MP, was also involved in fiddling. He was dealt with by the good people of Bracknell.

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Anyway, Mark's employer, the Bromsgrove Job Centre, is now trying to sack him from his job. He's a junior civil servant and they're seeking to apply (wrongly in my view) the political rules which prevent senior civil servants getting involved in politics.

Victimising Mark Anthony France

The disciplinary hearing's tomorrow. Fingers crossed. It's a blo*dy ridiculous situation. We're told by this government to care for our neighbourhoods, they moan about low voter turnout, they lecture us about 'broken Britain" but when someone gets off his **** and does something positive - chasing out a corrupt MP - what do they do? Try to sack him. D'oh!

Anyone who takes part in democratic activities beyond voting for identikit politicos is now a subversive and should be stripped of their job. It's now a totalitarian system where you have to watch every word you say.

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Yep. The political restriction on public servants were introduced by the Tories in the mid 80s. They were aimed specifically at stopping local council workers being councillors in one authority and employees in a neighbouring one. The Tories liked the idea so much that they extended it to the whole civil service. Did you object then as well ?

Anyway, this chap should have the defence that he's too low-grade to be in a specifically politically-restricted post. It depends whether he informed his bosses first or not, I suspect. If he did he should be fine. If not he may be in hot water, because I'll bet it's in his contract that he should.

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And indeed he has since been sacked and is signing on at his old job centre...

Curiously however, if he'd stood as a BNP candidate in council elections, the DWP would have been fine with that and would have said that they couldn't get involved (which is exactly what happened in another part of the country).

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http://www.politic.co.uk/united-kingdom-po...ony-france.html

Anyone who takes part in democratic activities beyond voting for identikit politicos is now a subversive and should be stripped of their job. It's now a totalitarian system where you have to watch every word you say.

Exactly the correct assessment. Anyone talking about fascism is way off track, although there are elements of fascism in political correctness. What Britain is turning into is much more in line with totalitarianism. But it's all shiny and new and property-ladderish so let's call it neo-totalitarianism, and let's also not allow anyone to forget that Tony Blair allowed it to happen.

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And indeed he has since been sacked and is signing on at his old job centre...

Curiously however, if he'd stood as a BNP candidate in council elections, the DWP would have been fine with that and would have said that they couldn't get involved (which is exactly what happened in another part of the country).

Presumably the difference is that the odious fascist was careful enough to play by the rules and tell his bosses what he was doing beforehand

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Anyone who takes part in democratic activities beyond voting for identikit politicos is now a subversive and should be stripped of their job. It's now a totalitarian system where you have to watch every word you say.

he's an Outer Party member so what do you expect!

Yep. The political restriction on public servants were introduced by the Tories in the mid 80s. They were aimed specifically at stopping local council workers being councillors in one authority and employees in a neighbouring one. The Tories liked the idea so much that they extended it to the whole civil service. Did you object then as well ?

oh dear..another one who thinks there's any difference between the political parties.

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Tony Blair allowed it to happen.

Erm, no

The political restriction on public servants were introduced by the Tories in the mid 80s. They were aimed specifically at stopping local council workers being councillors in one authority and employees in a neighbouring one. The Tories liked the idea so much that they extended it to the whole civil service

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he's an Outer Party member so what do you expect!

oh dear..another one who thinks there's any difference between the political parties.

The point was making was that the OP said that this was "now" a totalitarian state. I was just pointing out that the evidence he was presenting for that actually dates from the 1980s.

Perhaps you should seek treatment for that jerky knee ?

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