Pictured is Cornwall Council’s Mr Simon JR Mansell MBE FCILEX

Blog posted 28 September 2015


The moment Cornwall Council’s Mr Fixit Simon JR Mansell MBE introduced the Local Government Ombudsman Factor to the Information Commissioner Office as to why I should be denied Freedom of Information requests, the ICO’s hands were tied. That unless the ICO could prove the decisions by the LGO were wrong the ICO had little choice but to accept and agree with the Council’s reasons for not replying to my FOI requests.

This combined with the PHSO and the CQC has created an ‘Appalling Vista’ type situation.

That Cornwall Council’s reasons for invoking a modified ‘vexatious’ policy under Section 14 (1) of the FOIA was in some way due to my inability to accept decisions made years earlier by the LGO.

The introduction of a ‘vexatious’ policy is probably the most abused and dishonest way for organizations to avoid answering difficult questions. I recall my landlord Sanctuary Housing twice invoked a vexatious policy on me to avoid answering questions about a criminal Mediation Scam it had organized and funded and was covertly conducted by TPAS in a public place, a cafe, without the proprietor’s consent, or my consent to enter into binding mediation.

Sanctuary Housing Association is the largest social housing Landlord in the country with some 100,000 properties, and the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS), a glorified protection racket for Landlords, frequently advises Government. Not the kind of organizations one would expect to be short of funds but organizations which needed to bury my complaint as quickly and as dishonestly as possible.

The mediation scam remains unresolved to the day despite 2 Sergeants and 2 PCs from Devon & Cornwall Police at St Austell Police Station attempting to set me up to remove blogs from my website involving Sanctuary Housing, and, as a consequence, blogs about the Council. The IPCC ruled in my favour.

Cornwall Council first invoked a ‘vexatious’ policy on me in 2014 due to its inability to answer complaints and within in its own timescale. It then closed a number of complaints unresolved and blocked me from making further complaints for 1 year. This year it invoked a ‘vexatious’ policy to avoid answering FOI request but later applied it too broadly to exclude information I was entitled to receive. To overcome this the Council then introduced a modified vexatious policy, moved the goal post, to avoid answering questions by assassinating my character and by introducing ‘the LGO factor’ and the excuse I had upset Council members of staff .

The fact these members of staff had wilfully engaged in unlawfully rigging Welfare Priority Assessments for the Council and had personally abused my late wife was not taken into consideration by the ICO. Also not taken into consideration was the fact the Council sent me a threatening ‘Letter of Defamation’, itself vexatious, in 2014, advising me not to repeat the names of 2 members of staff on social media again.

To date I have now named and shamed 6 Council members of staff and a member of the NHS Trust on social media in excess of 500 times without being served papers for Defamation. That it is the Council who is responsible for upsetting its members of staff by not acting upon its ‘Letter of Defamation’ to protect and defend their reputations. This because the Council has no stomach for scrutiny. I consider the ‘Letter of Defamation’ is vexatious because the Council sought only to threaten me.

It is one of the most perverse injustices of all when you have a wilfully blind LGO protecting a corrupt Council using absolute discretion not to investigate serious allegations. The problems remain unresolved, they fester and the public remains without protection from further abuse. An LGO so perverse that she ruled in the Council’s favour before I had even been given an opportunity to respond to the Council’s reply to my complaint. Something most Ombudsman would find perversely unjust and wrong.

The Council’s assertion that the named and shamed are in some way ‘victims’ is grossly offensive when one considers the Council and its staff have knowingly abused and discriminated against many mentally ill and vulnerable adults who should have been supported and protected.

I close with a statement I understand was made in Parliament. The LGO “Operate the most perverse and publicly criticised system of administrative justice in the world”, unquote.

The Abuse of the Mentally ill in Cornwall. An Open Invitation


Blog posted 20 September 2015

The Abuse of the Mentally ill in Cornwall. An Open Invitation

Parliament has now used 5 so called “Independent Public Advocates” to protect a corrupt Cornwall Council and Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who have jointly abused and neglected the human rights of the mentally ill and the vulnerable in Cornwall, and have engaged in criminality. This has also included the willful blindness of Cornish MPs, Cornish Councillors and a local Tory media.

If any member of Government, Parliament, MP or Cornish Councillor disagrees with the above statement, then please state your reasons to :

(The 5 being the LGO, PHSO, CQC, ICO and the IPCC) (An “Appalling Vista”)

The ICO is the latest so called Public Advocate to cease protecting the public.


Blog posted 18 September 2015


The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today ruled that Cornwall Council was right to declare me ‘Vexatious’ and deny me Freedom of Information Request and Reviews.

That although Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust abused my late wife, and others, and abused her human rights and denied her a fair and honest Welfare Priority Assessment, and denied her the care and support she should have received up until she died within a year later, Cornwall Council is right to consider me ‘vexatious’ and does not therefore have to answer why the Council and the Trust have lied profusely, why the Council disregarded Council Policy and Procedures and how many mentally ill and vulnerable adults has the Council and the Trust jointly abused and discriminated against. All of these things being in the public interest but all subject to a continuing cover-up indirectly by the Governments so called public advocates who are no longer “Independent” or protecting the public but protecting central and local Government.

I regret the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) is no longer protecting the public.

In September 2014 Cornwall Council sent me a ‘Letter of Defamation’ advising me not to name 2 Council employees on social media again and who I alleged were party to rigged Welfare Priority Assessments by the Council and the Trust. In reply I named all 6 Council employees and an employee of the Trust. If the Council and the Trust and it’s employees truly did not abuse my long term mentally ill wife, and others, and did not abuse her human rights, why has the Council, or the Trust for that matter, not taken me to court ? Why will the Council or the Trust not protect and uphold the reputations of their employees if I am wrong ?

How can I be considered ‘vexatious’ when it is the Council and the Trust which abused my late wife and other mentally ill and vulnerable adults, and intimidated me with an empty threat of defamation ?

It will shortly be the 1st anniversary of the threatening letter from Cornwall Council and the only path left, having attempted to do it the proper way by seeking help from my then useless MP Stephen Gilbert, my new unhelpful MP Steve Double, the ICO, the perverse LGO, a willfuly blind PHSO and a deaf CQC, is to escalate the matter nationally and in the interest of all mentally ill and vulnerable people in our country.

Sanctuary Housing and TPAS Mediation SCAM


Blog posted 14 September 2015.

Did SANCTUARY HOUSING suggest a tenant was “Dangerous” and was an alleged pedophile to stop the BBC showing a program about a SANCTUARY HOUSING and TPAS Mediation SCAM ?


The following is a cut and pasted entry from a weekly email sent to Sanctuary’s Managing Director Simon Clark, CEO David Bennett CBE etc..


I quote : “14 September 2015, I today report the further consideration of the malicious statement by a ‘Director of Sanctuary’ in 2012 who falsely accused me of being “Dangerous”, and within what context it may have been meant. I have also further considered why the BBC decided not to show the shot film footage and story compiled by the BBC Spotlight team in early 2013, which you knew about Mr Clark. Based on information I found out about this year that an alleged pedophile once lived within the Timber Close flats community, and the fact I once had to call the police because some house residents were attempting to kick my front door in thinking I was that alleged pedophile, I believe this was the event the “Director of Sanctuary” was referring to. That you Mr Clark then later suggested to the BBC that I was an alleged pedophile to stop the BBC showing the programme which concerned the Sanctuary Housing & TPAS Mediation Scam. Although Regional Director, and Bennett’s pet, Richard Keeley was found to be a liar by an internal investigation by Sanctuary, the meaning of “Dangerous” was not investigated. Also falsely being accused of being “mentally disturbed” and having “mental health issues” does not make someone “Dangerous”. Unbeknown to me the alleged pedophile actually lived next door to me up until he died. Interestingly when some house residents returned in the evening on the day they attempted to kick my door in, they attempted to kick his door in instead. Until such time as Sanctuary can explain the context in which it’s “Director of Sanctuary” considered me “Dangerous” I will continue to assume both he and you Mr Clark have willfuly and wrongly accused me of being a pedophile to your own perverse advantage.”, unquote.



Blog posted 09 September 2015

The following comment was removed by the Tory owned Cornish Guardian this morning despite the comment being true and accurate.

The “story” concerned a whitewash by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to praise and protect the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of Central and Local Government which is hardly by “a team of Independent inspectors”.

“Wow, a story up-loaded by the CQC itself in a Tory owned newspaper, without a human interface according to the newspaper owner himself, involving a public advocate body, the CQC, which is no longer “Independent” or protects the public and has been corrupted by Government to protect it and its local Government Bodies such as Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust from failures, negligence and the true cost of austerity.”, unquote.

Lets be honest the Government and its corrupted public advocates could not win an egg and spoon race without the use of superglue.



Blog posted 07 September 2015


When the Tories planned to turn Cornwall ‘blue’ in the run up to the 2015 general election, was acquiring nearly all of the Cornish newspaper titles, below, by Local World, part of that plan ? and did that involve corruption by an out going Office of Fair Trading ?

Was this one of the reasons why then MP Stephen Gilbert closed his constituency office a month before the election ?







The following 2 titles were not part of the above OFT package, but are Tory owned.



“We will harvest content and publish it without human interface”, unquote, David Montgomery, owner of Local World.

Montgomery’s vision was that press officers from the police, hospitals, councils, schools, businesses and other organisations should be invited to provide the majority of stories usually by self-service and given a large measure of control as trust developed.

This to some showed little understanding of, or respect for, quality regional content that often begins with readers pleas, claims or complaints against those very same organisations. That such a vision did not allow for the exposure and coverage of regional scandals and controversy.

If the OFT thought it fair and democratic for a county to be saturated by a Tory Press in the run up to a general election then the OFT really was corrupt and deserved to go. The trouble is Cornwall is now lumbered with an undemocratic Tory media which will only tell the people in Cornwall what they want the people to know. The likes of a corrupt Council, NHS Trust, Police Force etc. are not going to-up load what they would rather the people not know.