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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
However, since she is a writer only in the conceptual sense, I have undertaken to fill these pages on her behalf
If not by her, these pages will certainly be about her, and other important matters of the day         Leslie Monk






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Vince Cable

And the Silent Fart


Vince Cable now tells the nation in 2015 just before the Election in May, that the Tories made him do it.

I was horrified to learn in 2011 that Cable of all politicians facilitated, in law, the introduction of increased fees for employment tribunals. The tribunal process was already loaded in favour of exploitative employers. The former system was in itself flawed and failed to protect whistle blowers and other genuinely aggrieved employees.

However Vince Cable now says that it was the Tory members of the coalition cabinet that forced through the introduction of increased  "legal fees" and he now says that this was "extremely damaging" and should be reversed.

Some might think this would be a resigning matter for Cable but it is now understood that he has been arguing privately, yet unsuccessfully with his Tory cabinet colleagues since it became clear that the change of law has prevented access to employment tribunals. The TUC have called it "a tax on justice".

On BBC Radio 4's Any Answers, this week a teacher forced out of her profession, described the all too familiar tale of the bullying and harassment of her school that forced her to quit.

The BBC discussion referred to the increasing majority of Newly Qualified Teachers that quit within a year of qualifying.

Another BBC contributor and a GP, described the constant flow of stressed teachers that pass through his surgery on a daily basis. The institutionalised bullying of teachers has been out of control for many years.

Vince Cable described in 2011 the difficulty that employers have, in the "getting rid of" employees, including teachers of course when he was argueing in favour of the changes which he now wants to reverse.

13 January 2012, Michael Gove told the BBC that teachers who complain about bullying are "incapable teachers".

Apparently the default bigoted assumptions of these two men is that no teachers should be entitled to lodge a complaint, or blow the whistle on a bad or corrupt employer, or seek justice.

And that is why the coalition, under the watch of Vince Cable, changed the law in 2011.

This was top of their political agenda the very first thing they did when they snatched power without actually securing a mandate of the electorate in order to do so.



by  Monkles 6 April 2015


The Tory Tax on Justice .

Their Very First Priority

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