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On being sued by Fergus Wilson – again.

On being sued by Fergus Wilson – again.

Last year I blogged about Fergus Wilson’s attempt to bankrupt me over my reporting of his disqualification from the post of Police and Crime Commissioner, and how that attempt was thrown out of court and he was ordered to pay my costs. Wilson had brought his claim in his wife’s name and against someone with a name that was similar to mine, but who wasn’t me. Unsurprisingly, the Judge gave his claim short shrift. Today, I have received another Claim…

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Ignore the prophets of doom: ending Section 21 is the right thing to do.

Ignore the prophets of doom: ending Section 21 is the right thing to do.

It is widely-reported that Thursday’s Queen’s Speech will include provision to abolish no-fault evictions in England by abolishing Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988: which enable a landlord to evict a renter after giving just two months’ notice once the fixed term has expired, and without having to prove any fault by the tenant. Predictably, this has led to the usual predictions of doom from landlords’ groups, claiming that scrapping no-fault evictions will lead to terrible unintended consequences for…

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On being sued by Fergus Wilson

On being sued by Fergus Wilson

When I started this blog a little over three years ago, my first story was about millionaire landlord Fergus Wilson and how his conviction for assault disqualified him from election as Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner. I’m proud of that story and I stand by it. Now it appears Fergus Wilson is seeking to bankrupt me for telling the truth about him. In March this year I received a notice that High Court Enforcement Agents – the sort of people…

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Oh Steve Uncles, what have you done?

Oh Steve Uncles, what have you done?

Putting other people’s work on your website seems to be a feature of the no-hope candidates in this election. First, we had Fergus Wilson and the curious case of those photographs. Now, it appears, English Democrat Steve Uncles has also been indulging in a little cutting-and-pasting. One of these is quite funny, but the other really isn’t funny at all. First, a little light relief. On April 16th an article appeared on Uncles’ official website: The wasted years of Anne Barnes…

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Fergus Wilson: the final Act.

Fergus Wilson: the final Act.

Fergus Wilson’s bid to be elected Kent Police and Crime Commissioner finally came to an end in Court 18 of the Royal Courts of Justice today when his application for Judicial Review of the Returning Officer’s decision to exclude him from the ballot paper was dismissed. Wilson was also ordered to pay £20,000 towards the Returning Officer’s costs in defending the action which, as we have seen, always seemed doomed to failure. Good. Our faith in British Justice is restored.

Fergus Wilson – my complaint to the Returning Officer

Fergus Wilson – my complaint to the Returning Officer

It is reported today that Fergus Wilson has gone ahead with his application for Judicial Review of the Returning Officer’s decision to reject his nomination. As we have seen, his application seems doomed to fail: what he really wants is an injunction to protect himself from the consequences of his own incompetence. More importantly, it is an affront to the democratic process that Mr Wilson has gone to law to seek to stand in an election from which his assault…

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Can Fergus Wilson stand after all?

Can Fergus Wilson stand after all?

The bizarre saga of Fergus Wilson’s attempts to stand for Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner have taken another twist this evening as Wilson claims he will be seeking an injunction  to allow him to appeal against the decision that he is ineligible to stand. Is this possible? First, it appears there were two problems with Wilson’s nomination. The reasons given by the Returning Officer were as follows: Nomination Invalid as the papers were not delivered as required by law and…

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Kent PCC election – the next few days.

Kent PCC election – the next few days.

Nominations for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections close at 4pm this Thursday (April 7th). The Police Area Returning Officer will publish a Statement of Persons Nominated shortly afterwards: for Kent the Statutory Notices are being posted here. At the latest this must be published by 4pm on Friday. Within the next few days, therefore, we will know for certain who the candidates for Kent PCC are: it is quite possible that one or more of the declared candidates will…

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Oh Fergus Wilson, what have you done?

Oh Fergus Wilson, what have you done?

So, I make no apologies for blogging again about Kent PCC candidate Fergus Wilson. Regular readers (there must be at least one of you out there) will be aware that Wilson has been convicted of common assault, which disqualifies him from being elected. His plan to appeal – long out of time – so that he can stand appears, at best, hopeless. For the past few months Kent residents have been entertained by Wilson’s bizarre weekly adverts, in which he…

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On Fergus Wilson (again) and that appeal

On Fergus Wilson (again) and that appeal

I promise that this blog won’t all be about everyone’s favourite comedy landlord Fergus Wilson; there are far more important things to say, like how we should build more bloody houses, or how Her Majesty’s Opposition has reduced itself to an irrelevance, or how the Government is rigging the system to make itself impregnable, or how we should build more bloody houses. Did I mention building more bloody houses? However, I find myself moved to return to Fergus Wilson like…

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