The foul whiff of Smiff

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Chris Spivey

 

HIV Positive, LORD Chris Smith the first Politician to publicly admit to being gay, is as you probably know the Chairman of the Environment Agency who has found himself under fire of late, what with the recent flooding and all.

Now, according to the Guardian, Smiff earned £97,365 chairing the Agency in 2012-13 for what amounted to working no more than a three-day week. He also currently holds 11 posts, a mixture of paid and unpaid.

On top of that, between the 1st of October 2012 and the 31st of March 2013 (6 months), he racked up £12,300 in attendance allowance from the House of Lords.

Now, since that allowance was for attendance at the House every day –  give or take a day or two – you have to question how Smiff fits his 3 day week in chairing the Environment Agency, don’t you?

Another thing worth questioning is how the fuck is Smiff still alive?

You see, he contracted HIV in 1987, which back then was a death sentence. Of course, as it stands today, with the proper treatment someone with HIV can expect to live to a normal life expectancy:

But the truth is that HIV is a very different disease than it was 10 years ago. Maintaining adherence is easier today with drugs that offer lower pill burdens, less side effects, and far superior drug resistance profiles to previous-generation drugs.  Source

Now, that was written in 2014 so ten years ago was 2004. Prior to that, HIV sufferers were not given a boost in life expectancy until 1995.

But then again, neither do 1 in 3 of the elite cunts develop cancer, something that HIV sufferers have a 10 percent higher chance of developing… Just saying.

Moreover, although I don’t have the statistic to hand, you will find that those who are gay with HIV have a significantly less chance of living longer than someone who is straight with HIV… Perhaps he was just incredibly lucky then. A bit like the “modern Miracle” Michael Douglas was with his stage 4 cancer.

And as we know, Smiff is gay, beginning his ‘coming out’ speech in parliament thus:

“Good afternoon, I’m Chris Smith, I’m the Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury. I’m gay, and so for that matter are about a hundred other members of the House of Commons, but they won’t tell you openly”.

I would venture that Smiff has under estimated by a long way there.

Never the less, this isn’t a gay witch hunt…  Hang on, I best just tell the Cunt Cameron – I’M JUST SAYING DAVE. THIS ISN’T A GAY WITCH HUNT.

Course, no doubt many will disagree.

You see, it is fair to say that a lot of people, in particular those with an agenda, as well as a significant number of Jews and homosexuals don’t ‘get me’.

That is their problem of course, since I am far from racist, homophobic or anti semitic.

On the other hand, I am pleased to see that there are a growing number of those who would normally be a target from that list – had I been that way inclined – who do ‘get me’. Like my friend Andy for instance, for whom I have enormous respect and plenty of time for:

“You say it straight without scapegoating people like me, Muslims or even the real Jews out there and that means a lot when you actually belong one of that bunch”.

Furthermore, with well over 900 Muslims on my Facebook friends list and a daughter & grandson who are technically Jahooish, any argument for me being racist, homophobic or anti semitic just doesn’t hold water.

It is however fair to say, that I have little or no time for people who play the race card, or feel that they have the right to push their sexuality in other peoples faces or those who play the victim as an excuse or defence for their wrong doing .

So, I was absolutely fucking appalled when I learned that Chris Smiff was using tax payers money on ‘pet’ projects unrelated to the environment and in particular £30,000 worth that he handed over to a “Gay Pride” march in Birmingham:

Astonishing as it may seem, the Environment Agency, chaired by Lord Chris Smith spent a great deal of taxpayers money on projects completely unrelated to the environment. Perhaps the most shocking abuse was the “donation” of over £30,000 to a “Gay Pride” march in Birmingham.

The Environment agency also spent thousands on T shirts, Banners and Mugs for this event.  This expenditure, uncovered by The Mail on Sunday, may be the tip of the iceberg, as far as quango abuse of public funds is concerned and it is hoped that audits and investigations continue. Lord Smith is homosexual, in my opinion this makes his criminal abuse of funds more serious, as he has clearly diverted taxpayers money to sponsor his own “Hobby”.  Source

Thanks to Tony Taylor for pointing me in the right direction.

On top of the £30 Grand for the Gay Pride March, Smiff’s department also spent £639 on mugs promoting gay rights, a fact that the Daily Chimpanzee points out could have bought 250 sand bags for houses affected by the floods and which the fucking money was intended for.

Teabreak slogan: The Environment Agency spent £639 on these mugs, handed out to staff

PHOTO: The cups in question

The Chimp goes on to say:

staff were provided with ‘proud to be at Pride’ T-shirts and banners with the organisation’s logo on at Manchester Gay Pride marches in 2009 and 2007. 

The agency even took out a costly half-page advert in the Independent newspaper’s Diversity section to boast about its sponsorship of the Birmingham Gay Pride event in 2009. Lord Smith became EA chairman in 2008. Source

Now, as I say, I couldn’t give two fucks who sticks their cock in who as long as its not a child and the other person/persons is/are consenting. But when it comes down to giving taxpayers money to promote something – in this case homosexuality – that should be nobodys business but their own, i take great exception.

I therefore wonder whether the limp wristed, ‘right on’, fuck eggs at the Guardian knew about this travesty when they wrote in defence of Smiff:

The current deluge of criticism of Smith and his agency is notably not coming from experts in the field of flood risk management. Virtually all of those working in the area say the EA is doing a tough job well, given the resources available to it.

During the crisis he has spoken of “difficult choices” between homes and farmland and the constraints on budgets which make it impossible to defend all coasts from rising sea levels and tempests.

However, with some ministers now briefing against him and no prospect of reappointment when his term ends in July, it would not be a surprise if his reticence ends and Smith tries to pin the blame on government funding cuts. Source

Yeah, course they fucking did!

That didn’t stop the cunts giving the vile Sniffenpissin a platform to refute the criticism:

Ministers are “playing politics” with the flood crisis and “getting in the way of decent people doing a valiant job”, according to an unprecedented outburst from the embattled boss of the Environment Agency, who blamed the government for limiting the agency’s response.

Hitting back at the vitriolic criticism that has been aimed at him and his agency for weeks – one MP has called him a “git” and threatened to “stick his head down the loo and flush” – Lord Smith said the attacks had been unlike anything in his career.

In an article for the Guardian, Smith, a former Labour cabinet minister, said: “In a lifetime in public life, I’ve never seen the same sort of storm of background briefing, personal sniping and media frenzy getting in the way of decent people doing a valiant job trying to cope with unprecedented natural forces.” He said his heart went out to those who had been flooded.  Source

PHOTO: Smug Shit Smiff

And, whilst I wholehearted agree that many of his fellow nonce ponce MP’s are cashing in on the deliberately created flood crisis, that doesen’t alter the fact that the smug looking vile cunt Smiff should be sacked and put on trial for

A) Claiming money under false pretences.

B) Misappropriation of public funds.

Honest to fucking Dog, this Cuntry becomes more insidious by the fucking day… Again, just sayin’.

Partners: Environment Agency officials Shel Thompson and Adrian Grundy pose with Lawrence Barton, director of Birmingham Pride 2009, which the agency sponsored to the tune of £30,000

 

Why did floods agency spend hundreds on ‘equali-tea’ gay awareness mugs… and £30,000 on gay pride marches? As Britain counts cost of shoddy defences, we reveal bizarre spending by quango bosses

  • Investigation shows the Environment Agency, headed by Lord Chris Smith – Britain’s first openly gay Cabinet Minister – spent £639 on gay rights mugs
  • EA also spent £30,000 sponsoring Birmingham’s Gay Pride festival in 2009
  • Comes as EA faces growing criticism of its handling of the flooding crisis

By SIMON MURPHY and BEN ELLERY

PUBLISHED: 22:07, 15 February 2014 | UPDATED: 16:40, 16 February 2014

The government agency responsible for dealing with floods was last night under pressure to explain why it had spent thousands of pounds on what appeared to be ‘pet projects’  of its chairman Lord Smith.

A Mail on Sunday investigation has established that the Environment Agency, headed by Lord Chris Smith – Britain’s first openly gay Cabinet Minister – spent £639 on mugs promoting gay rights.

The mugs, emblazoned with the slogan ‘Some people are gay. Get over it!’, are thought to have been handed out to staff at the organisation’s headquarters in London and Bristol. The cost of the mugs is enough to buy more than 250 sandbags to protect flood victims’ homes.

Under fire: Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith

Teabreak slogan: The Environment Agency spent £639 on these mugs, handed out to staff

Teabreak slogan: The EA (chairman Lord Smith pictured right) spent £639 on these mugs, handed out to staff

 

It has also emerged that the agency spent £30,000 sponsoring Birmingham’s Gay Pride festival in 2009 and that staff were provided with ‘proud to be at Pride’ T-shirts and banners with the organisation’s logo on at Manchester Gay Pride marches in 2009 and 2007. 

The agency even took out a costly half-page advert in the Independent newspaper’s Diversity section to boast about its sponsorship of the Birmingham Gay Pride event in 2009. Lord Smith became EA chairman in 2008.

 

The revelations come as the agency faces growing criticism of its handling of the flooding crisis. An analysis of the Environment Agency’s spending has uncovered that it spent more than £250,000 from 2011 to mid-2012 on meetings at private venues, despite having more than two dozen offices around the country.

The agency paid £5,439 to Aston Villa Football Club in 2012 for the use of meeting rooms, even though its Villa Park ground is only ten miles away from the organisation’s regional Midlands office.

The Environment Agency would not reveal details of what rooms it hired but Villa Park offers a host of luxurious meeting places including the Holte Suite, which costs £4,500 for a full day, and boasts an ‘elegant ground-floor suite’ which can cater for conference events and ‘sumptuous black-tie dinners’. 

Support: Manchester's 2009 Gay Pride march, when Environment Agency staff displayed banners and T-shirts

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Support: Manchester’s 2009 Gay Pride march, when Environment Agency staff displayed banners and T-shirts

Meanwhile, the 1874 suite costs £3,000 for a day and offers views across the pitch as well as two bars and is said to be ideal for ‘stylish receptions, gala dinners and company meetings’.

The EA paid another £4,320 to Fulham Football Club in the same year for meeting rooms, even though the agency’s London offices are based only five miles away from Fulham’s Craven Cottage ground, which boasts a number of upmarket meeting rooms including the Marathonbet Lounge, which overlooks the Thames and is described as ‘ideal for small gatherings and  business events’.

Another £3,892 was paid to Sheffield United FC – recorded under the heading ‘restaurant and bars’ on a list of spending – for meeting rooms at the club’s Bramall Lane ground, despite the Environment Agency having offices little more than three miles away.

An EA spokeswoman said the organisation tried to hold meetings at its own premises, or in other government offices, and used commercial premises only ‘if absolutely necessary’. Referring specifically to the football ground venues, she added: ‘We will have used these premises as they were the best value for money available.’ 

Last night, Tory MP Ian Liddell-Grainger, whose Bridgwater and West Somerset constituency has been devastated by the floods, reacted with fury to the spending and called for Lord Smith to stand down. He said: ‘It seems like Chris Smith is spending taxpayers’ money on his own pet projects. He has been proven to be wanting at every level dealing with these floods. 

Partners: Environment Agency officials Shel Thompson and Adrian Grundy pose with Lawrence Barton, director of Birmingham Pride 2009, which the agency sponsored to the tune of £30,000

Partners: Environment Agency officials Shel Thompson and Adrian Grundy pose with Lawrence Barton, director of Birmingham Pride 2009, which the agency sponsored to the tune of £30,000

 

 

‘It was crass stupidity to tell people who are living on flood plains that they’ve got it wrong. Now this shows that he’s actually made silly choices himself to spend hundreds of pounds on mugs and thousands sponsoring a Gay Pride event. 

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‘It gives no help to people in my constituency. He should go now and not hang around and spend more money on mugs which are not helping any flood victims. The only mug I can think of is Lord Smith. What are people going to think who work on the ground in flooded areas when they find out money is being spent on expensive meetings at football grounds? 

‘Sadly, nothing surprises me any more – this agency has a history of excess and a lack of integrity.’
Other spending included a £3,600 sponsorship of Lord Smith’s Royal Society of Arts reception and speech, entitled ‘Are Green And Growth Compatible?’ on May 8, 2012, in which he called for better flood defences. 

In the speech, Lord Smith said floods were ‘top of the list’, adding: ‘We need to build in better resilience – whether it’s building flood defences, or preparing individual properties for  better protection . . .’

Lord Smith is a keen follower of the arts, having been a former Minister for culture, media and sport and chairman of the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London since 2003. He has also been a board  member for Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL), an organisation which manages the rights of performers, since 2007.

The Environment Agency has even wasted thousands of pounds paying for meeting rooms that had to be cancelled because staff had to be called away to deal with flooding. From 2011 to mid-2012, the agency has spent £6,621 on cancelled meetings. Of that, £3,276 was because of floods.

Environment Agency staff posing in Manchester in 2009 at the city's Gay Pride march

Environment Agency staff posing in Manchester in 2009 at the city’s Gay Pride march

 

As much as £1,188 was spent on one of the cancelled meetings, which was to be hosted at the four-star Royal York hotel but was called off due to flooding. Another £750 was spent on a meeting at Nottingham’s four-star Park Plaza hotel, despite it being cancelled due to flooding. And more than £700 was spent on cancelling a meeting at the four-star  Mercure Hotel in Manchester.  

The Environment Agency also spent more than £1,200 on two chairs for employees with ‘health issues to avoid time taken off sick’, £1,056 on 500 pin badges for staff while working on an Olympics project and £900 on free fishing rods to hand out to participants in angling events.

Another £1,134 was spent on a plush dinner at Hotel Du Vin in Bristol for board members of the Environment Agency and Natural England to discuss ‘joint working and collaboration’. 

Menus at the hotel’s restaurant offer diners £11.95 pan-roasted scallops for starters, £29 fillet steaks for main, and £7.95 raspberry soufflés. An EA spokeswoman said it no longer provided financial support for Gay Pride events but would not say why, adding: ‘As an employer, the Environment Agency is committed to diversity, and we support this in a number of ways. 

‘We continue to support Pride,  but we no longer provide financial sponsorship.

‘The Environment Agency has an important role to play in raising awareness of flood risk. 

‘We undertake a number of activities to ensure people know they are at risk of flooding, and understand the actions they can take get warnings, and prepare and protect themselves when the worst does happen.’

Smith's leisurely start for work... and flood-proof holiday home