Brilliant-er and brilliant-er. Larger than life Cyril is waiting for God-oh. Sitting on the fence. Refusing to back any position at all on Spodden Valley. Which by default means supporting the former owners and those who bought the killing fields from TBA.
Are there or are there not thousands of tons of asbestos waste either industrially tipped or windblown and sedimentary all over this site? Did Turner Brothers Asbestos or whatever they were calling themselves decommission and clean up their land and buildings properly?
Sir Cyril was the only "honourable" member who spoke in both the 1981 and 1983 debates on Safeguarding Asbestiosis and Cancer Rights for Rochdale People. He will no doubt have been very impressed in the second debate by the Tory Minister - in this case John Selwyn-Gummer rather than old trouser hoister and appalling defence barrister Baron Waddington - and all the talk of making the CEGB clean up their premises properly before handing them on. "Polluter Pays" is the established principle after all.
As a responsible shareholder, who sometimes disingenuously claims to have bought shares only so he could speak up for the people rather than because they were way short and he expected to win big, and as a bosum buddy and drinking and dining companion of the management and board, he would have INSISTED that what's sauce for the CEGB is sauce for the company he owned a slice of?
Surely Cyril? You'd have listened to JSG and learned? And insisted TBA or whatever they were calling themselves cleaned up after their 100 years of polluting?
And who is this Cllr Jean A Ashworth woman that Cyril is so grateful to? Would she be in any way related to the propagandist woman Jeannie on Rochdale Online who among almost 4000 posts came out with the following guffing up of the Lib Dem godfather?
Jeanie GoldMember 3860Posts Posted - 03/09/2008 : 21:56:08
No-one forced these people including my own family to work at TBA as theydidn't me to work with raw fibre glass I knew the risks and took it to feed my family it is just a cheap & nasty smear campaign toget at a wonderful man Sir Cyril Smith who has put Rochdale first and dedicated his life in doing so.
At the end of the day jobs were more abundant at this time we all went out to earn money and TBA paid more than others so the choice was ours risk or no risk it was down to choice to take that risk!
Edited by - jeanie on 03/09/2008 22:00:20
Edited by - jeanie on 03/09/2008 22:12:57
Jeanie GoldMember 3862Posts posted - 03/09/2008 : 23:20:26
Iam disgusted at the people trying to put the blame on Sir Cyril itwas down to peoples choice to work at TBA I have had speeches wrote for me but chose to put my own words in as we all are entitledto do.
Those of you tryng to condemn a great man because of a figure of speech really ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
Sir Cyril has had one goal one interest 'Rochdale' he has put this town on the map through his dediction and deserves respect.
I am proud of such a great man and thank him for his dedication.
Right on "Jeannie". We can see from your points well made that you would need no help with crafting a top speech. No need for puppet master Dave Drunkagain in your case. Baron Smith of Rochdale has put the town on the map over and over again. You're right. There was the spanking and groping. The asbestos apologias. And that miscarriage of justice too. It's brilliant that this top man has not retired from politics. He now has a chance to take us round the block again.
Meanwhile Jeannie is to be congratulated for hopping rather undeservedly on brave mental nurse Karen Reissman's coat tails as an heroic whistle blower, rather than the a soft headed blow hard Lib Dem blabberer that she really is.
STOP PRESS: The Rochdale Express (a free paper from Rochdale Observer/ MEN stable so also 'owned' by Sir Cyril) has produced the "top scientist" Badami letter as an unchallenged stand alone feature, with the photograph with the evidence of a recent scrape on his forelock. Scraped too low perhaps?