No, not the silly season diversionary fluff about Rochdale Council putting Christmas lights up in August.
MP's expenses, allowances aside...
...it seems Christmas has come early in Rochdale... for certain property speculators.
RAW is still investigating but we feel we must share some clear concerns immediately.
Some very odd property deals have been going on in Rochdale. Eyebrows have been raised but orders have come from on high for people to keep quiet and their heads down.
Who are the Usual Suspects?
Does spin and mismanagement come in threes?
Is there a troika of dodgy bullshit, incompetance and skullduggery (a freemason reference?) from:
-Senior Executives of Rochdale Council/Impact Partnership
-Rochdale Council Lib Dems/Paul Rowen MP/142a-144 Drake Street
-Rochdale Development Agency
Is there a symbiotic relationship between the three?
What deals have been done, or promised, with local property developers and civil engineering companies?
The amounts of cash involved could be huge.
Has Christmas come early for a lucky few, whilst others are expected to tighten their belts?
In a recent gift of a comment, Rochdale Lib Dem "caseworker" John Swarbrick expressed a few "Home Thoughts" on Rochdale Online's forum about a recent blockage with Rochdale Council planning applications. In hubris that could be regretted soon, Mr Swarbrick warns his political opponents could face the charge of Misuse in Public Office.
Pictured: A scruffy John Swarbrick next to mystery boy in wooly hat?
Oh dear, that is a threat that could haunt a few in Rochdale soon.
Misuse of Public Office by blatant abuse of public money for political purposes, personal or party gain?
Who has profitted from recent property deals in Rochdale? Who has been involved? Are large amounts of public money involved?
Whilst hard working local businesses and lowly council employees battle for their livelihoods and job, who has been "larging it" in Rochdale?
Have patience, like Christmas in Rochdale, you won't have long to wait for some shocking revelations about where our money is going.