June 13th, 2011

Judge Brands “Pilgrim” a Liar

Jane Brooke had worked for the Land Registry for over three decades before she was sacked for gross-misconduct. Back in 2008, while she was spending 85% of her time as a union pilgrim – being paid to do union work by the taxpayer, Jane began legal proceeding against the Weymouth Land Registry claiming she had repetitive strain injury and could not use a computer. Little did she know that they began to secretly record her to see if she was telling the truth. She was caught working out, swimming and running. When she was sacked she claimed “union victimisation” and took it to a tribunal…

However the judiciary has seen sense for once and branded this pilgrim “inconstant and dishonest” and upheld the fact that “serious misconduct [justified] summary dismissal.” Judge Coles said it “was not cricket”. Brooke says she will continue to work for the PCS. Not on our shilling anymore though…


144 Comments

  1. 1
    Selohesra says:

    Hang her

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  2. 2
    Sophie Taxpayer says:

    What with Pilgrims, the EU bailouts & Cameron borrowing money to give it away hand over fist in Aid it makes you wonder where it will all end.

    Any Conservatives actually in Parliament anymore?

    Blue Labour out.

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    • 18
      John Bellingham says:

      If you complain about foreign aid you are a cold-hearted racist. As Mr Cameron has pointed out–foreign aid prevents people from those countries emigrating to or seeking asylum in Britain (we must have given a shedload to Pitcairn Island and nothing to anyone else). Aid also helps trade and uplifts the economy of both donor and recipient–just look how well Somalia and Britain have done in the last to years. Aid is also a moral requirement–would you rather see an African baby die of pneumonia outside a shack in Monrovia, or on your own doorstep? ( Bearing in mind that councils only collect on a fortnightly basis now). Corrupt third world dictators will be restricted to spending aid money on executive jets, personal security, presidential mansions and their Harrods accounts so there can be no objection there.
      As for bailing out the EU, if we didn’t, London would be swamped with Spanish aristocrats, Greek shipping millionaires and Portugese winemakers who would push the prices of property in Knightsbridge beyond the reach of the Russians, the Arabs, the Indians and the Chinese.
      As for Pilgrims being paid by the State for a job they ignore while making money elsewhere–surely that is just what Gordon Brown MP, David Milliband MP and several others are doing.

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    • 43
      Ex-Conservative voter says:

      Do what jgm2 does – go into ‘tax lockdown’. Since we can’t legally evade tax, earn as little as you can get away with and spend as little as possible (thus minimising VAT).

      It works for me – I’m just on the right side of the personal allowance. Little point handing half your year’s wages to the government just so Cameron can p!ss it all away on India and Pah kiss tan.

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      • 53
        We've been conned says:

        “”just so Cameron can p!ss it all away on India and Pah kiss tan.””

        you mean on Indias Space Programme and

        the Pakistanis who despise us so much, think Osama was a great guy and hate the west

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        • 102
          Ex-Conservative voter says:

          +1

          I’m intrigued by Cameron’s generous donation of £650,000,000 (which he’s had to borrow) to Pah kiss tan so it can build and run girls’ schools for 4 years – because Pah kiss tan’s government won’t build them itself, preferring to give its money to the Tal!ban currently k!lling British troops.

          Presumably, once those four years are up, the schools will close, the girls will be married-off to their cousins and we’ll all still be paying the interest on the donation.

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      • 61

        I’ve been trying to persuade him to move to the Adriatic where he could be much more contented out of it. Miles less hassle and inexpensive wine. He seems to be rather fixed on the Windies though.

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    • 66
      Mystick1 says:

      Last Conservative PM was Thatcher. Cameron is a fucking wanker. Totally useless. Time to follow the Tunisian Egyptian Syrian Libyan example and get rid of all politicians. Only honest ones are Frank Field and Kate Hoey.

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    • 75
      Ty Burntree says:

      Camoron’s obsession with foreign aid is amazingly short-sighted. If we don’t succeed in balancing our own books and lurch into bankruptcy (default) any and all foreign aid will come to an end, and those current recipients that actually do require funds (clue: not India) will be left in a desperate situation. Far better rebuild finances at home, then UK plc could subsequently continue – if it so wished – buying jets for 3rd world dictators.

      Camoron is behaving like the idiot Duchess of York, spending money we don’t have on vanity projects while Britain rots.

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  3. 4
    Premier says:

    One down ….

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  4. 7
    Call me Infidel says:

    One less parasite, but tens of thousands remain. She had a good run too. Thirty years of money for nothing.

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    • 124
      Peter Grimes says:

      And the dopey cows squeals –

      “I am still an active officer in the PCS and my members are voicing strong concerns over this matter and are fearful of what the future now holds for them.”

      The future holds no fears if you don’t lie and exaggerate to rob the public!

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      • 138
        John Prescott's Ringpiece says:

        THE employment tribunal was given an account of a “vicious political agenda” by union officials against Land Registry managers and a breakdown in relations.

        If anyone wants to send a message to the PCS union

        justiceforjane@pcs.org.uk

        Turds still have to be sent to the usual place

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  5. 9
    Steve Miliband says:

    Did she get a full toss in the box?

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  6. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Time to set up a rogues gallery of these cheating fuckers.

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  7. 14
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I agre with the Judge, Its just not cricket.

    Hang her and her othe spongers.

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    • 21
      Anonymous says:

      So instead of saying she’s a cheating, criminal skank, the judge says, “it’s just not cricket”. ‘kin wanker.

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      • 26
        Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

        its a classs thing ;-)

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      • 89

        Skank is a wonderful world for describing these parasites which range from this unattractive specimen, who looks in need of a good bath, to Brown, Blair, Balls, Milibands and across the pond to that Weiner scumbag. I just discovered that Guido only gave us the “safe for work” version. I clicked upon the NSFW one this morning just before breakfast and had trouble with my subsequent attempts at mastocation (please – no funnies before I fully digest it…).

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        • 103
          Remittance Man says:

          I’d dispute that.

          While this specimen is indeed a skank, that term is generally used to describe women with the appearance of drug-raddled whores well past their sell by date.

          When describing someone in terms of their criminal tendencies I prefer the term “scrote”.

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  8. 16
    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    And isn’t the Land Registry the most incompetent of all government agencies? At least that’s been my experience.

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  9. 19
    He_never_married says:

    Is this Steve Job’s latest masterpiece that requires working out, swimming and running skills?

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  10. 22
    Senator Bloodn' Gore, says:

    Put ‘er in studded leather, thigh boots and give ‘er a whip and she’ll definitely make a good living going forward methinks:)

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  11. 23
    Union Top Knob says:

    But what will happen to Public services if our members are decimated in this high handed and discriminatory way by this coalition government ? Will I be allowed to keep my well appointed flat in London if we have to start paying our staff? It’s all wrong brothers and sisters!!

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  12. 24
    Desperate Dan says:

    The Land Registry of course was at the centre of another of New Labour’s crookfest policies. They ditched the centuries old custom of keeping the deeds attached to the property and replaced the deeds with a computerised registry. There have been a number of cases of criminals hacking into the system and changing the names and details on the computerised deeds.

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  13. 25
    Beast says:

    She lied so that is fraud, if she did it on oath that is perjury
    Burn the witch!

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  14. 27
    The BBC says:

    The BBC will make a programme about these freedom fighters of the class war struggle. They are heroes and worthy of our praise for the unselfish work they do for the workers.

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  15. 28
    DAVE call me mother teresa Cameron (I Saved The World ) says:

    It’s alright
    i’ve suddenly found shit loads of cash ,i didn’t know i had
    it was in a vault marked “monies repaid from loans for bank bail outs ”
    so she can carry on on full pay
    tell Jane Sickshit that we will give her a generous payout as well
    and now i have all this cash ,i have no need to cap benefits for our immigrant friends
    this morning i have already given away an extra 817 million at a good photo call
    to vaccinate all the poor children of the world
    so they can all grow up in abject poverty and i can then get the british tax payer to stump up even more money to pay for all these starving but desease free people who will be living in even worse more cramped and squalid conditions than before where they can breed even more children for me to vaccinate !

    Isn’t life good

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  16. 29
    A man who thinks Socialism is a myth says:

    But …………….
    Will nice but dim Dave actually do anything?

    Cameron is living in the same utopian dream world as the work shy gi’me gi’me socialists & unions. Has never had a proper job or had to worry how to feed the kids and never will. He has lived all of his life in this strange mythical world of political correctness where the government is responsible for everything and will pay for everything and he knows nothing else. So to expect him to know how to change things is plainly unrealistic.

    The die-hard realists who were the Conservatives of old are gone; they now live in isolation deep in the shires and only get out of bed to shake their walking sticks at the odd militant rambler and her wife.

    So to expect nice but dim Dave to shake up this country and set it on the path to success is as likely to happen as Osama Bin Bag living in a nice cosy room at Guantanamo Bay. Ooops!!

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    • 54
      Ex-Conservative voter says:

      “Will nice but dim Dave actually do anything?”

      Other than p!ss-off everyone, Labour, Liberal and Conservative supporters alike?

      No.

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  17. 31
    The Penguin says:

    “Union solicitors were informed of the surveillance in October 2008 and in December they withdrew the personal injury proceedings and agreed to pay £65,000 of the Land Registry’s costs incurred in planning to defend the action. ”

    Cost the bruvvers a good few quid too, hope they ask the bitch to pay them back.

    The Penguin.

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  18. 32
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Is it me or is it the screen thats jerking?

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    • 51
      Dr Desperate Dan says:

      Its you. I diagnose delirium tremens.

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    • 96
      Anon says:

      Stop beating the meat Billy, your eyesight is already badly damaged.

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    • 114
      Roll out the barrel says:

      Yes Billy you are right. It is happening to my computer too. Every time I post a comment the screen auto-scrolls after the posting appears. A couple of clicks seems to stop it though.

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  19. 33
    JohnOfEnfield says:

    From her comments made after the judgement she still thinks
    she is in the right.

    Another world.

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  20. 34
    Jane Pilgrim's Strapon says:

    So why isn’t this scrounging bitch sewing mailbags and serving time at HMP for he outrageous lies to the court and her dishonesty.

    Typical the PCS is happy to keep employing a known liar.

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  21. 36
    Hanse Cronje says:

    It appears from the report that the judge’s “that’s not cricket” comment related to the covert surveillance rather than the claim.

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  22. 37
    Amongomous says:

    I bet she’s a tuppence licker.

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  23. 40
    Engineer says:

    We’ve all encountered people like Jane Brooke. They may have the ability to do a good job, to make a useful contribution, but for some reason they choose not to. In my experience, they often have a huge chip on their shoulder, believing that “the bosses” are out to get them, or just want to exploit them. (The Bosses don’t want to ‘get’ people – they just want a good job done, and are usually willing to recognise people who make every effort to do a good job.)

    What causes such people to become so negative? Why are they prepared to lie and cheat, when just by doing a half-decent job they’ll gain far more respect? Their deceptions end up costing them far more than any perceived ‘exploitation’ ever would have done, and they give management grief out of all proportion to their contribution to the common good.

    In the end, I can’t blame management one bit for wanting such people off the payroll. Given that many such are supposedly ‘public servants’ (ha ha), the sooner the decks are cleared of them, the better for the hard-pressed taxpayer.

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    • 45
      Up the Werkers says:

      Proof, if any were needed that Socialism is a chronic mental condition.

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    • 59
      A man who thinks Socialism is a myth says:

      But how do you un- program them from their persecution disorder? They are obviously sick and need our help. In this society created by fools talking polytwaddle, only wads of cash will do this.

      There has to be a better way. Do we have any salt mines left?

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      • 71
        Engineer says:

        We do have a salt mine left, but it’s a private enterprise trying to turn a profit, so they don’t like carrying passengers on the payroll.

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    • 69
      Jane Pilgrim's Strapon says:

      Problem with people like her is that as they get older and reach the limit of their ability they become bitter as they see people overaking them and resentful and blame the bosses for their own inadquacy. The fact the Union, in this case, backed down and agreed to pay some costs prior to the trial says reams.

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      • 93
        Backwoodsman says:

        No, the problem is, local government and central government departments have been allowed to set their own budgets and agree their own manpower levels. Thus, to increase their status and the size of their job, managers always make a case for more money and more people. They then create systems to provide work for the people employed.
        Thats why there are a lot of people with very little productive to do and nobody objects if some herbert asks to take the odd 35 hours a week off to organise union stuff.

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        • 107
          Jane Pilgrim's Strapon says:

          I do not disagree with that either. I have no problemw with full time union staff working and organising for their members. However it should not be the taxpayer paying for it.

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      • 108
        Ex-Conservative voter says:

        Do you remember when the then-Inland Revenue lost CD-ROMs containing people’s bank account details about 7 years’ ago? There were photos in the press of the office in question, showing IR staff wearing jeans, t-shirts and baseball caps, one had a poster of Che Guevara next to his desk.

        While investigating the discs’ disappearance, the police discovered that few of the IR’s staff were able to say what their co-workers (sitting next to them) did on a day-to-day basis.

        Offices, stuffed-full of non-jobbers, whiling away the time until they get their gold-plated pensions.

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        • 122
          Cato Street Conspirator says:

          Here’s a tale about the old Child Support Agency that will amuse you. A layabout cousin of mine had a job with their Hastings office. He rarely used to go in, getting various friends to clock him in and out. On one of the rare days he did put in an appearance he was horrified to hear that his line manager wanted to see him. In the course of the discussion it emerged that the line manager was concerned at the amount of flexi-time my cousin had accrued and begged him to take it in one go as a week’s leave.

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        • 130
          Handycock, No1 Trougher in Parliament says:

          How dare you speak of the public sector like this. If it were not for the public sector being totally incompetent, I would not have been able to spend the last 40+ years troughing, and now I can look forward to a large index linked pension and a peerage, in due course; not to mention all the shagging in third world countries, I have done. Without this public sector incompetence sustaining me, I would now have nothing and probably be working in McDonalds.

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  24. 46
    Titford Hat says:

    I agree. Ban the thumbs. They’re an unnecessary “improvement”.

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    • 58
      Jeffrey Archer says:

      That’s a big thumbs up from me

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    • 65
      A Firefox+noscript user says:

      What thumbs? I even briefly looked at this page in IE and couldn’t (through the mass of adverts) see any ‘thumbs’.

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    • 139
      Solutions looking for problems says:

      If it was an unnecessary improvement it must have been thought of by a Politician

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  25. 55
    Ghastly says:

    Why is there a photo of the film Evil Dead? Oh, I see…

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  26. 56
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Oh well, the worl will keep turning, the taxpayer will carry on getting raped and most will still vote for socailist parties. Ho hum…..

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    • 72
      Ex-Conservative voter says:

      Most will vote for socialist parties? There’s a choice?

      Labour = Marxists/Communists.
      LimpDims = Communists.
      Cameron’s Conservatives = Happy-Clappy Blue Labour.

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  27. 57
    Steve Miliband says:

    Commercial Union Non Transferable Sisters

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  28. 62
    I says:

    So much neck, she’s trying to hide it with a scarf.

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  29. 63
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I got an Idea, Let the unions re-open the mines and mine them , any profit can used to pay the workers and if it loses money no bailouts, They seem to always know better, so let them prove it.

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    • 70
      Arthur Scargill says:

      “No son of mine is going down the mine”

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      • 73
        And all other miners says:

        Mine neither

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        • 81
          A man who thinks Socialism is a myth says:

          What are you thinking? That would involve work Billy and that is a really really old fashioned concept.

          What is needed is more free X Boxes to help those on benefits with stress. As one of the folks in new the affordable houses locally said to a neighbour’s child, “why does your dad go to work?”

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          • Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

            But But But , The left keep going on about Baroness Thatcher closing the mines (tho Labour closed more), I thought the reason they did it was to get them re-opened?

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    • 78
      Ex-Conservative voter says:

      Back in 1985, it was suggested that if the NUM thought the mines were viable, the NUM should take them over and run them.

      The NUM didn’t take up the offer, oddly enough. Dropping concrete blocks on taxi drivers was wayyy more fun.

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      • 97
        I don't need no doctor says:

        Did Arthur Scargill become Andrew Neal?

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        • 109
          COMRADE BOB CROW (ANNUAL SALARY £95K) says:

          LEJUND HAS IT THAT ARFUR IS SLEEPIN AND WILL 1 DAY ARIZE 2 DEFEET FATCHUR IN BATTUL.

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      • 140
        Gangsters posing as union officials says:

        Yep as you will recall the taxi driver was killed as a result. The unions then complained when those responsible were convicted and imprisoned.

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  30. 68
    Nelson's Eye says:

    Will she be replaced by another “Pilgrim” funded by the taxpayer?

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  31. 74
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    : “We’re looking for a better acronym for “Union Pilgrims”, “NonSEs” Non-working State Employees? UTSAs Unionised Tax Subsidised Activists?”

    Gordons?

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  32. 82
    KEN hush puppy CLARKE says:

    GO! your freeeeeeeR
    run away my lovelies your all freeeeeee

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  33. 90
    Norman Dee says:

    have you ever considered having a serious comments and discussion page, so the the children, mentally retarded and obscene can play on their own?

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  34. 91
    Bliss says:

    Belgium goes a year from elections without government

    For the year since a general election on 13 June 2010, Belgium has had no official government. As coalition negotiations have dragged on, the country has had to make do with a caretaker prime minister and cabinet. How long can it continue?

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  35. 94
    I don't need no doctor says:

    Which labour MP do you hate the most.
    Sadiq Khan gets my vote but only just. Liam Byrne and Peter Hain come very close.

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    • 132
      Cato Street Conspirator says:

      You’re not telling us that you actually like some Tory or Lib Dem MPs are you?

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  36. 95
    Remittance Man says:

    Ignoring her blatent, not to say fraudulent, fibbing for a moment and let us consider something else.

    This woman was spending 85% of her time working for a union, yet her claim for RSI is 100% against her employers at the land registry. While it tells us a lot about her and her so called priorities it says very little about her contact with reality.

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    • 101
      I says:

      Ah yes but

      She wasn’t actually doing anything while working for the Union

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      • 112
        Remittance Man says:

        She’s a civil servant, by definition she doesn’t do any work while she’s at the Land Registry either.

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  37. 99
    Thumb Counter says:

    Sophie Taxpayer @2 has 36 thus far.
    Can she have the prize Billy?

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  38. 105
    Penfold says:

    Having uttered false witness to obtain pecuniary advantage shouldn’t she know face trial…..

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    • 113
      Engineer says:

      Well, in theory, quite right. However, quite a lot of managerial time and taxpayers’ money has been expended in proving the case for dismissal. If further time and money were expended, what would be the result? The taxpayer funding a court case, possibly leading to her being detained for a few months at taxpayers’ expense.

      She is no longer a cost to the taxpayer. Best draw a pragmatic line there, methinks.

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  39. 119
    jockstrap says:

    GF YOUR spending too much time knocking the workers, you of ostrich journalist tribe who kept th egross miss conduct of MPS+LORDS QUITE over decades.

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  40. 123
    Ringpiece. says:

    She should be the middle section of a Human Centipede.

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  41. 128
    confused says:

    Swimming, running etc is not affected by RSI whereas typing most certainly is as its confined to the hands/fingers So unless they witnessed her typing or somthing very simular with her hands & fingers then to call her a liar may not be correct

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  42. 134
    Bald Old Git says:

    Is evidence to employment tribunals in sworn affidavits, or given on oath?

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  43. 135
    Anonymous says:

    Great story. Except for the fact that exercise, especially swimming, are standard treatments for RSI sufferers.

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    • 137
      Nigel Farage says:

      No excuse.

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      • 144
        Whatever ! says:

        No excuse – ignorant twat – it’s called medical advice you low brained wanker!! Go back and try and learn to read a book and think – raise your IQ to double figures!

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  44. 136
    Nigel Farage says:

    Fecking hell, where do they find these ugly munters?

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    • 143
      Whatever ! says:

      Fuck you – bet you’re an ugly piss infested monk fish yourself you judgmental tosser …..die

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  45. 141
    Whatever ! says:

    Amazing how much bullshit appears here with no recourse to the facts. You are all a bunch of wankers who know nothing about this person, the Civil Service or any Public sector workers. I hope you bunch get what you want and they sack all of us Government workers and make you pay the private sector for your services.

    Remember that bitch Thatcher selling off the gas/electric and water – how are those bills feeling now? And most of their workers have no pension at all…so only the company shareholders win. You fuck-wits! This woman did no wrong – the fight will go on and when we prove that the management have lied, broken the law etc you lot will be shown for what you are….judgmental, stupid tossers…

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  46. 142
    Whatever ! says:

    Amazing how much bullshit appears here with no recourse to the facts. You are all a bunch of wankers who know nothing about this person, the Civil Service or any Public sector workers. I hope you bunch get what you want and they sack all of us Government workers and make you pay the private sector for your services.

    Remember that bitch Thatcher selling off the gas/electric and water – how are those bills feeling now? And most of their workers have no pension at all…so only the company shareholders win. You fuck-wits! This woman did no wrong – the fight will go on and when we prove that the management have lied, broken the law etc you lot will be shown for what you are….judgmental, stupid tossers… I hope you all die horribly waiting for your services to be delivered in an abusive carehome!!!

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