October 4th, 2013

Wandsworth Cover Up: Activists Threaten to Knife Council Boss

It all went quiet over the summer for Rob Morritt, the Wandsworth Tory councillor caught trousering some £50,000 in expenses during his time as Justine Greening’s agent. The patience of a group of local activists has been tried too far, they are now threatening to pass a vote of no confidence in impotent council leader Ravi Govindia. Guido understands a letter to a local newspaper is being passed around key volunteers calling on Govindia to either act, or step aside. Readers will remember how a selection committee ruled that Morritt is not fit to be considered for selection at the next local elections and approved a motion of censure. Despite that Guido’s source in Wandsworth reports:

“Nothing is being done about this thieving b*****d. They are just d**king around, holding meeting after meeting, promising to act against him but delivering nothing. It is utterly pathetic. Five years ago Wandsworth Conservatives was one of the most well organised and impressive campaign machines in the country. Now it is falling apart.”

Why might they be so reluctant to act?

You can see all of Guido’s stories on the Wandsworth cover up here.

61 Comments

  1. 1
    ¶©®±¥§¿‖†‡∑∏∩√≠Ω℗‼ says:

    Bob Porridge

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  2. 3
    David Camerön says:

    umm,,, are we all in this together?

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  3. 5
    Addison Lee says:

    Anyone want a taxi receipt ?

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  4. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Hmm. What can one conclude from this “dicking around”, delivery of nothing and campaign machine that has gone from hero to zero within 5 years?

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  5. 8
    The Maimed Badger says:

    Corruption is the Blight of the Asian Sub Continuant, why would we think it changes when they come to live here, then is it Fraud destroying a system built around a Christian Population and their Values, which has failed to adapt to new circumstances ?..

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    • 37
      Chastened Ebayer says:

      I have recent experience of an expensive fraudulent Ebay transaction. And it was indeed executed by one of our recent middle eastern, though now UK based, imports.
      Caveat emptor, but even more so these days.

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  6. 9
    Smurfy says:

    Scummy. It is a shame that a well run organisation has gone to the dogs because of a few idiots with no moral scruples have been allowed to abuse the system. Unacceptable!

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  7. 10
    Owen Jones says:

    London Fire Brigade ask you to please refrain from putting your penis in the toaster http://wp.me/p1tkOY-scv

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  8. 11
    Maximus says:

    UKIP? (Redundant question mark, I suspect).

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  9. 13
    Torywatch says:

    I assume Julie Kirkbride must be advising them.

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  10. 15

    For starters a Morrittgate, then Wandsworthgate and now Govindiagate…..any more this way please!

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  11. 16
    Anne Arquist says:

    Does he know where bodies are buried?

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  12. 18
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    On the subject of Ed’s father and the Marxist smear campaign, it is surprising that the left have not pulled ‘Operation Clockwork Orange’ out of the hat:

    http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm198990/cmhansrd/1990-01-30/Writtens-2.html#Writtens-2_sbhd19Archie

    – Check from Column 108 (Mr. Col!n W’allace), where this was admitted in answers given to the house.

    (The column above with the question on K!nkora boys home is of interest as that scandal has been reopened, however many believe it to be a distraction, despite the fact that there was a serious cover up of security services using under aged children in honey trap operations at that facility)

    Op Clockwork Orange was a plot apparently run by security services out of N’orthern I’reland during 1974-75, to smear left-wing politicians. Apparently W!lson feared that the security services were attempting a coup-d’etat.

    History does have a habit of rhyming.

    One should be aware that the DM do employ a lot of people who happen to have security service connections.

    Ed is not as adept as W!lson. Is he being played ?

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  13. 19
    David Cameron says:

    Rob Morritt is a wealth creator.

    Never mind that whenever someone says the words wealth creator they mean the person only creates wealth for themselves, pointing that out means you are anti-business

    Meanwhile I, David Cameron, am pro-business and will squash workers at every turn.

    Bah humbug

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  14. 20
    Tory Beacon Almost Extinguished says:

    Absolutely typical of everything about the Tory Party in its current state – sleazy, leftist, lobbyist dominated, corrupt and boring – and what an incredibly dull party conference. Cameron, his cronies and their lobbyist friends must go.

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    • 26
      The British media are cunts says:

      And yet all the media can find to talk about is Osborne’s hair cut.

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    • 54
      Haribo Halfwit says:

      For a man elected over David Davis on the strength of a speech delivered without notes, his performance @ToriesRGR8#2013 was puzzling. On the basis of the holidays he’s seen taking, he can’t be overtired.

      Playing deliberately to lose in 2015?

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  15. 23
    Red Ralph says:

    When you hear the English talk of this war you sometimes almost want them to lose it to show them how things are.

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    • 41
      nellnewman says:

      I feel quite sure that he really didn’t want Britain to lose the war because then the
      n a z i’s would have been here and he could not have escaped their evil clutches again.

      I read a book by an enterprising cz ech oslov akian j e w who came here in the war and joined the RAF. He tells how he was overjoyed to be fighting the n a z i s and then heard one day on the radio that h e s s had landed in Scotland. He thought it signalled that Britain was about to surrender and felt physically sick.

      whatever militwit’s Dad said – most J e w s saw Britain as the land of hope and opportunity and made the best of it.

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      • 49
        Anonymous says:

        @Nellnewman.

        Plenty of strawmen there. So,do you think Miliband was joking when he wrote that?

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  16. 28
    I hate The Mail AND Labour - it IS possible says:

    I’m disappointed. The thread title led me to believe this thieving cock had actually been threatened with bodily harm. Now I have to go back to periodically checking the news to see if mass murdering war criminal gangster Tony Blair has died yet.

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    • 35
      Tony Blur says:

      I can’t die..I power and immortality and vast, vast wealth.

      What? .. you didn’t really think an obscure backbench Tory-leaning MP from Nowheresville suddenly became leader of a political party and three times PM all by himself did you?

      Have any of you ever seen The Omen?

      Oh..and I’m a ‘peace’ envoy. Me! HA!

      Yep..guess how this is all going to pan out..if you don’t want to know the score then turn away from the book of Revelations now.

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  17. 30
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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  18. 32
    Ed Moribund says:

    Dear Her Majesty,
    I would like to be Prime Minister because my father is dead.

    Love Ed.

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  19. 33
    skintmanwithoutajobinthenortheast says:

    Why are they so reluctant to act ? A rhetorical question surely ?? He probably knows a lot of things about others that they would rather not come out !!

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  20. 34
    Person with very thick pebble lensed glasses says:

    Apparently Max Clifford still has his sex change nightmare:

    http://news.sky.com/story/1150130/clifford-my-sex-charge-nightmare-continues

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  21. 39
    The British media are cunts says:

    The Tories really are dim. I see Grant Shapps has finally woken up to the fact that the left tried to smear Cameron’s father after he died over how he made his money.

    I posted on here about that days ago. Don’t the fucking Tories actually have anyone who briefs their politicians on this sort of stuff and then go on the BBC with it?

    Is it any wonder people think politicians are so stupid?

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  22. 40
    Social worker says:

    Amanda Hutton didn’t vote UKIP, so we had no reason to investigate reports of neglect and abuse.

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    • 42
      nellnewman says:

      Dd you know there are 150,000 families across Britain each year wrongly accused, by the social services of child abuse of one form or another, whilst they keep on missing children like this.

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    • 45
      Anonymous says:

      With the number of UKIP members steadily increasing (trying to be neutral here), should the number of these cases also be declining? Two in the courts this week.

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  23. 43
    Call in the Police now says:

    We know why they are reluctant to act because others are involved in similar fraud and theft and he will take them down with him.

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  24. 46
    Anonymous says:

    I can’t help thinking that Ed Militwat (and others) have started a shit fight, though equipped with a fart. Will this end nicely? Hmmm.

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  25. 47
    The electorate says:

    They will go down together anyway, as we will vote them out and UKIP in, in May.

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  26. 48
    Social worker says:

    Don’t tell us about junkies neglecting their kids! We’re not interested! It’s reactionary to investigate demonised junkies and violent parents. But if anyone hears of loving foster parents who are looking after healthy, happy foster kids and vote UKIP, call us immediately and we’ll be at their door in ten minutes with police, health workers and lawyers.

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  27. 50
    Mrs Dales casebook says:

    I’ll do ANY bas**ard !

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  28. 51
    Anonymous says:

    Just seen the draft letter. Talks about how Govindia is terrified to stand up to the man that ran his victorious campaign for the leadership of the council and who knows more than he should about senior councillors and their dodgy relationships with lobbyists.

    Ouch.

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  29. 52
    Time to nuke it says:

    I’m fed up of the weak minded backboneless short-sighted arse-covering hypocrites who are currently running Wandsworth Conservatives. Their time will come. Nothing can stop the truth and the wheels of justice will continue to roll. Until Mr Morritt gets his rightful punishment this will not go away.

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    • 53
      An ex-correspondent from Belfast says:

      However did a subcontinental import get to be leader of Mossis Thotcher’s favourite local council? Still, Wandsworth nick is just across the common.

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  30. 55
    Wandsworth Supporter says:

    Why, after all this time, are Wandsworth waiting to hear that Morritt has been kicked out or collared by the Fraud Squad?
    An audit was conducted by a respected independent expert, and as is widely known, this confirmed all the accusations (and more) levelled at Morritt. Like many crooks he had the ability to ensnare others, not to taking money, but to appear to engage in lax management, purely because they trusted him.
    It seems that although this audit is available to be read by Councillors, some are still in awe of Morritt, and either will not read the audit, or having done so, try to suggest it isn’t clear in its implications. Its like dealing with people who lived next to well known attrocities, and claimed to know nothing, and then said it wasn’t possible, even when they saw the evidence.
    This state of denial is mostly evidenced by Councillors in Justine Greening’s Putney constituency. This is where Ravi draws his most loyal support from. Justine does not seem to understand that Putney alone would not have secured her election, which was largely achieved by workers from Battersea, and mostly Tooting.
    If Putney cannot sort itself out, and do the right thing and support Ravi in getting shot of Morritt, it would not be at all surprising if Putney was forced to leave the Group, and then let others get on with re-building the once phenomenal campaigning machine it was. Battersea and Tooting did well on their own, and they easily can again
    Its Putney’s choice. Or maybe its also Greenings, if she wants support from other constituencies to get re-elected?
    Who knows?

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  31. 56
    UKIP voter says:

    This is nothing. Take a look at East Herts District Council! Last shambles was paying IT expenses twice including to all Councillors including some who had retired 3 years ago, for nearly 18 months. Then there was the story of the Leader who had to step down having been taken to Court for bullying by two staff. Resign? No chance. He became duputy joint leader. How much did this all cost taxpayers? They won’t tell. Could go on but you get the drift.

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  32. 57
    Scoopsoops says:

    in response to comment 55
    You seem to know a lot so:
    are you one of the ones who signed the letter?
    you say that Putney might be forced to leave the Group but might this not play into their hands?
    you refer to the “phenomenal” campaigning machine that the “Group” (assuming you mean Wandsworth Conservatives) was, so you must mean the time when Justine Greening and other people were elected into high places and be saying that Rob Marritt was a good and successful agent?
    if you believe that the report provided evidence then why has it not been accepted and why is this matter continuing?

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  33. 58
    Scoopsoops says:

    in response to comment 43
    you are probably right so what do you know about others being involved in fraud and theft?

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  34. 59
    Scoopsoops says:

    in response to comment 51
    you must be involved if you have seen the draft letter so:
    if Rob Morritt was the agent who got Govindia elected as Leader of Wandsworth Council then what has Govindia got to hide? Would most people not normally support someone (even an agent whose job is was and who would have been supported by their GMC) who managed a campaign and succeeded in getting them elected to such an important role as Leader of a Council ?

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  35. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Who cares. It is funny. If he has done anything at all wrong then why is he still around. He’s better than that useless bloke who was in the papers for some kind of mistreatment of a nurse and also seen trying to glass his girlfriend in a local pub. He was running in Wandsworth a few yeas back. I hope he’s took as much as he could and had a brilliant time. Two fingers up to the Tories in disarray!

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  36. 61
    Anonymous says:

    Just found a boat load of other stuff on google if you put in “mark Clarke Sarah gill”. It gets worse for this rotten borough and this guy seems to be still lurking about in London politics. Outrageous. They all need to go. I’m going to raise awareness in every part of London politics.

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