Saturday, 7 February 2009

I don't agree with Ed Balls on much, but he was right here



I have just forced myself to sit through the Sharon Shoesmith interview on R4 done by my least favourite seventies femminist interviewer Jennie Murray. I was prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt, as I do not trust Ed Balls as far as I can throw him.

But listening to the self serving,self justifying claptrap I have just heard, and Murray's very direct questioning, Ed Balls was right, immediate dismissal was the only option.

Shoesmith just talked in local authority speak, situations were 'challenging', there were complicated ishoos, every question was met with a protracted mush of psychobabble before any half hearted attempt was made at answering the question. She made much of 'dip' samples of files, Christ Almighty we are talking about children, and she was talking about sampling in a something akin to a jam factory.

She talked about 'quality' questionnaires, and other utterly useless managementspeak buzz phrases.

The telling thing was that they knew they were in deep deep crap when the child died. They blamed the deceitful parent and boyfriend, instead of all the dip sampling and other pointless activity, they should have treated the parent with the utmost suspicion. It was never clear to me then this story first broke why the child was returned, against the advice of the Police and the carer. Obviously they were not arrogant 'experts' like Ms Shoesmith who talks a good talk, but performs molehills.

If nothing else it has demonstrated to all the other social work 'professionals' that they have not got a sinecure to sit around contemplating ishoos and diversity, that they are paid to prevent lethal parents killing or harming their children. If they fail they will be sacked.

33 comments:

The Penguin said...

Fucking right, hence my facebook campaign to get this bitch and all the other guilty wankers sacked.

I hope she sues and gets lumbered with massive costs.

If she does top herself I'll rejoice as it'll save my taxes contributing to her old age pension or health care costs.

The Penguin

mikey said...

As ever The Penguin nails it to the mast. Wot 'e said ect ect...

OH is always the last to know! said...

Better and earlier blogging on the subject here -

http://isupporttheresistance.blogspot.com/

Anna Raccoon said...

Guthrum,

You shouldn't blame the poor misguided cow for talking in Numanagement speak - the sad fact is, she wouldn't have got the job in the first place if she hadn't been able to converse fluently at the interview.......come to that, she wouldn't have been able to understand the Guardian advertisement for the job.

Bulldog Piss Nettle said...

Look at her fucking face, I would love to bang the lemon sucking faced bitch spark out

Guthrum said...

OHIATLTK 17.12

Typical BNP/ National Socialist, posting an opinion at 12.16, when Sharon Shoesmith's interview was not until 16.00

Now be off with you

mikey said...

There is a quiet civil war being waged local authority, politically correct, multi culti, moral equivalence lunatics against everyone else who still inhabits a world devoid of all the above. I'm not sure that reality and sense will prevail. I hope it will but it ain't looking too good at the moment.

Guthrum said...

OHIATLTK 17.12

And you want approval of comments first not too much difference between you and Draper's Labourlist then

huh! said...

Guthrum said...
OHIATLTK 17.12

Typical BNP/ National Socialist, posting an opinion at 12.16, when Sharon Shoesmith's interview was not until 16.00

Now be off with you

07 February 2009 17:18

Oh dear!

Did you not see the link to the BBC interview in the article, which was their source?

As we speak only last updated at 13:16 GMT, Saturday, 7 February 2009.

I suggest you get some glasses as well as a braincell before you spout your ignorant shit all over the internet and down the front of your shirt.

jesus wept!

subrosa said...

My summary of this week's hyped BBC interview:

"it's not my fault, it's the media's."

run along sonny mummy wants to use her computer said...

Guthrum said...
OHIATLTK 17.12

And you want approval of comments first not too much difference between you and Draper's Labourlist then

07 February 2009 17:23

First it is not my blog,

Comment moderation -
The site IS smammed by lefties continuously making threats to the bloggers life and his family.

Making the comments section unreaderble,

They also gave out his address and he nearly quit due to the threats, but rather than quit like a coward he moderated to shake of the violent lefty rabble.

One day you may land on earth and understand such things.

now run along your mummy wants to use her computer.

Oldrightie said...

mikey said...
There is a quiet civil war being waged local authority, politically correct, multi culti, moral equivalence lunatics against everyone else who still inhabits a world devoid of all the above. I'm not sure that reality and sense will prevail. I hope it will but it ain't looking too good at the moment.

07 February 2009 17:21


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Mikey, you're spot on. Shoesmith was a placement every bit as much as Ian Blair and a myriad others in councils, quangos and other bodies up and down the land. Regardless of the elected members, officers do their Liebore, underpinned career masters bidding. I would like the American system, a new elected Government swaps all the shit they inherit, keeps the rare objective good people. That would concentrate a few minds. Furthermore they would not have a guaranteed job for life.
Balls used to love this woman but politically dumped her to save his own neck. Nothing to do with the real world.

Anonymous said...

The one good thing that may just come out of this is an increase in the ferocity of internal war the Righteous are currently starting.

They are trying to 'Out-Righteous' each other. Maybe when they have completely destroyed each other a relevant and common sense social service may evolve and children be safe in their custody.

Guthrum said...

'jesus wept!'

Prefered to listen to her myself rather than have it mediated to me by third parties like the BBC and make my own mind up, than rely on prejudice

'They also gave out his address and he nearly quit due to the threats, but rather than quit like a coward he moderated to shake off the violent lefty rabble'

My sympathies, was it something you said ? Political violence is not pretty left or right just smacks too much of intolerance.

'now run along your mummy wants to use her computer'

Very Good- sharp, erudite and to the point

Guthrum said...

'a relevant and common sense social service may evolve'

Or perhaps people will not have children with the full expectation that the State will look after them, because they are too immature, stupid and lazy to do so.

Sharon Matthews and Ms Shoesmith are the flipside of the same coin.

Old Holborn said...

I support the resistance,

OH, the last to know?

The opposite in fact

November 19th 2008

21st November 2008

22nd November 2008

Lynne Featherstone MP 20th January 2009

And of course, risking my neck against a court order whilst everyone else was shitting themselves on November 14th 2008

Come back when you have something to add, troll.

The Economic Voice said...

Just another product of a completely morally corrupt and broken system. Protecting children at risk was never the aim. Control of the populace and what they think and do is the sole aim.

Dick Puddlecote said...

"Shoesmith just talked in local authority speak"

Spot on. They all do. People are just numbers on a computer budget printout. Diversity, and Health & Safety rule. Common sense is nowhere to be seen.

Tick some boxes, increase paperwork and red tape. Who cares if the job is done properly or not, they're in a 'job for life' so they just have to make themselves look important and pretend to themselves that they are useful.

It must have been a shock for Shoesmith to be catapulted out of her artificial world and into the real one. She's spouting the same old local authority crap and probably can't understand why everyone else thinks she's an arrogant fuckwit.

The public sector is little more than a massive arse-covering exercise these days. Generally very highly-paid arse-covering at that.

WalterC said...

The first question the interviewer should have asked was:

Sharon Shoesmith, are you, are have you ever been a graduate of Common Purpose?

The Common Purpose graduate database, probably the most important database never to have been leaked or 'lost', would be a wonderful starting point to rid local authorities of politically correct, multi culti, moral equivalence lunatics.

Anonymous said...

If social services have taken on responsibility for us all, then someone gets killed on their watch, what's all this 'lose your job' thing about. It's prosecution followed by a firing squad. Or is 'losing your job and the opportunity to kick everybody about' the modern equivalent of a bullet or a good hanging? Just thought I would ask. Nothing personal. Know what I mean?
DZ

JPT said...

The woman really is as bad as she looks - which is saying something!

Philipa said...

The problem as I see it is that there will now be a greater propensity to remove children into the States crap care because social workers won't act sensibly but by the very dodgy NuLab book. What was needed was an effective and sensible intervention to protect children. But we don't get that. Children seem to be subject to some kind of geographical lottery - some are removed from families for no good reason whatsoever including no evidence of ANY abuse and others, like poor Baby P, are left to die horribly.

I agree the woman should go and agree with your reaction OH, but my fear is the knee-jerk reaction to this.

And I don't understand what the woman being unattractive has to do with it? If she a gorgeous young blonde would that make her failing to protect the child ok?

The flip-flop of a blame culture is damaging enough in politics. Caring for children shouldn't be a political tool. Sadly they seem more a government spy on families promoting a political agenda rather than a sensible and effective social service.

Oliver Drew said...

The little I heard was that she was defending herself by saying she new nothing about the case until afterwards (I think - though I might be wrong on that - might have misheard), which just shows her incompetence generally anyway.

I just pity the child - unimaginable is the only way to describe what happened.

Glad she was sacked. Little pity for her at all.

bofl said...

typical- they all spout shite about caring and running 'sevices.'

but they dont give a shit about anyon except themselves-all empire building and all blaming everyone else ie geoff hoon remarks.....

now o/t more troughing...

from the peoples friend.....

no wonder she ordered tazers.......the shit has to hit the fan soon?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1138782/Jacqui-Smith-earns-100-000-claiming-sisters-house-main-home.html

No One at All said...

Of no interest at all to anyone I am sure but common purpose(shoesmith is a graduate) has got their blog up and running.You can leave comment if you want.

http://commonpurpose.wordpress.com/

Dick the Prick said...

No one at all - whey hey - the stoopid cunts don't have moderation on - happy days.

new stain on my sporran said...

Anna Racoon said "You shouldn't blame the poor misguided cow for talking in Numanagement speak... "

What, you mean stuff like this ?
"I don’t believe you can get away from the role perception plays in leadership. If I am leading myself then my own perception of my authenticity is important. If I am leading others, then their perception of my authenticity becomes important. Leading others does include the interaction between us, with all the psychological and social processes this brings!"

Extracted at random from the common purpose link from No One at All above.
This is how they recognise each other in job interviews, no need for dodgey handshakes to promote the needs of the sisterhood.

it's either banned or compulsory said...

So the Shoesmith woman has dared to raise her head above the parapet. I am shocked, appalled and outraged at this innapproptiate behaviour which will not be tolerated and I demand an Apology Now from the BBC for allowing her to air her disgusting opinions.

"Haringey's former head of children's services accused him ( Ed Balls ) of "breathtaking recklessness" that had left social workers demoralised and put children's safety at risk."

No, it's you Shoesmith that is a 'National Disaster ' and Haringey SS is 30% understaffed because what sensible person would want to work for an organisation that allows a cunt like you to get to the top.

I was very pleased to read that you had attempted suicide but, sadly, you failed to act on that too.

Source, The Guardian, not my newspaper of choice but needs must

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/feb/08/ed-balls-baby-p

Mitch said...

I have this strange reaction to management speak, when I hear phrases like "best practice" or "center of excellence" and all the other pointless shite the red mist comes down and I want to disembowel the fuckwit who spouts it.
These phrases are just like the polystyrene chips used in packing,you have to wade through em to find the bit you want and its usually bad news.

bofl said...

o/h..back to the plod.....

this may inerest you...

we really are under attack now......

if this was a foreign country the bbc would be telling us how terrible it was:

http://www.undercurrents.org/breakingnews/index.htm

Philipa said...

new stain on my sporran said: no need for dodgey handshakes to promote the needs of the sisterhood."

Hey, don't tar all women with the same brush, we're not all left-wing incompetant idiots just as all men aren't Hitler. Are they?

Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition said...

Bofl 10.19am - you're not wrong. Have a look at this too:

https://secure.wikileaks.org/wiki/UK_military_targets_domestic_opinion_leaders

about targeting the media and the public.

I was reading another document this morning (well, ok, half way through and then skimmed to the end!)

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/UK_Counter_Insurgency_Operations_Doctrine_2007

Some interesting bits - mostly where describing situations when Armed Police & Forces would be needed in a civilian. Some of the trigger points for COIN have already been reached here, on our own doorstep. So, at least we know they're well-prepared.

new stain on my sporran said...

Philipa Do calm down, I did not suggest that all women were in 'the sisterhood' just those that speak like that and use their positions of power to appoint and promote fellow travellers on the basis of such language being used at interview.

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