Thursday 29th October 2020,
North Yorks Enquirer

Browsing the "Double Dipping" Tag

Cheap Broadband

In a letter bristling with brazen hypocrisy, Labour’s North Yorkshire Leader, Councillor Eric Broadbent, has called out the North Yorkshire Tories for increasing their councillor allowance by 2.5% per annum. I can hear many of you saying you agree with [...]

June 1, 2017 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

“Take Two!”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the ninety-ninth in a continuing series of so-called “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and far beyond. Readers [...]

April 1, 2017 Photoons

Real Whitby, Private Eye, the BBC and the faceless Public Servants

Real Whitby, Private Eye, the BBC and the faceless Public Servants IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Following a nine-month long in-depth BBC ‘legal eagle’ scrutiny of our numerous reports on Real Whitby regarding evidence of corruption in North Yorkshire, on Monday [...]

February 11, 2014 North York Moors National Park Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Borough Council

Hambleton Double-Dippers Revealed

You may remember an article about the free Broadband connection that Hambleton District Council (HDC) provides to a number of their elected members that I published a few months ago. You may also remember that HDC went to great lengths [...]

November 21, 2013 Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire County Council

Ethics versus Expediency @ NYCC

Ethics versus Expediency @ NYCC an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward, reporting on the balancing act – between Ethics and Expediency; between what is morally right and what is merely convenient – performed by Monitoring Officers in attempting [...]

September 1, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

HDC: Evasive FOI Responses

In January this year, FOI questions were put to Hambleton District Council attempting to find out what their policy was regarding Broadband and the Council’s forty-four elected members. It turned out that the Council provided a Broadband connection free of [...]

June 5, 2013 Hambleton District Council

Double-Dipping: McCartney Puts Record Straight!

All has been quiet on the Double-Dipping front for some time now; not really surprising given that North Yorkshire County Council elections were scheduled for the 2nd May. No-one was willing to stick their head above the parapet, given it [...]

May 15, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Selby District Council

“Me Too!” – Councillor Plant ‘protesteth too much’

Trimming the lawns, pruning the plants . . . – an “In My View” article, by Nigel Ward. IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Corruption Buster Nigel Ward interrupts the schedule of his series of exposés describing the fraud and forgery surrounding [...]

March 31, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council

“2 Heads R Better Than 1” – CodHead 054

“2 Heads R Better Than 1” CodHead has picked up on the fact that Councillor Eric Broadband – begging pardon, ERIC BROADBENT – is the only Labour Party Councillor to have been caught out double-dipping his Broadband/IT Allowances (from North [...]

March 25, 2013 Cartoons

N Yorks Council CEO under renewed pressure

N Yorks Council CEO under renewed pressure – an ‘In My View’ article by Nigel Ward ~ Talking to a ‘tame’ Councillor last week, I discovered that there are still some people who see nothing wrong with ‘double-dipping’ – the [...]

February 4, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council