Saturday, April 07, 2007

Tories still a bit nasty really

A couple of days ago, the lovely Trixy highlighted the case of a Tory agent, in Sevenoaks, who had been sacked from her job for having breast cancer.
So, especially in light of how the Tories rubbed their hands with glee at the case of UKIP being blackmailed by a man with plastic knees, who completely made the story up, I am going to do the same to the Tories.

I am going to call the Tories mean, heartless bastards for bullying a lady with cancer and trying to make her go for a medical examination with the buddy of the Constituency Chairman, rather than an unbiased doctor. Especially when she had been to countless doctors, and the only reason for this one was because the Constituency Chairman Mike Broomby, was looking for excuses to sack her.

I wonder who is liable to pay? The Constituency as a whole, which used to have lots of money (but less since they loaned some to the main party who then decided to keep it) or the Chairman who was taken to court?

Contrasting rather sharply with the number of papers taking up the "UKIP and the plastic knees man" case, only The Mirror seems to be running with this story.
A TORY agent has won £38,000 after being hounded from her job because she had breast cancer.

Rosemary Holman said her life was made a "living nightmare" by bullying constituency boss Mike Broomby.

She claimed he picked on her, bombarded her with aggressive questions about her illness and refused to let her work from home.

Eventually he dismissed her, allegedly saying he "didn't care" about her illness. After winning a claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination, Rosemary, 48, said: "It's fantastic my suffering has been recognised.

"I cried when the judgment came through.

"This wasn't about money, I wanted to be taken seriously. I was left out of the loop as proceedings against me gathered force."

Rosemary was struck by cancer in 2004 after running admin for Sevenoaks Conservative Association, in Kent, for 10 years. She pressed on at work as long as possible.

She claimed Mr Broomby, 72, shouted at her so much she became terrified of going to the office and had trouble sleeping.

Whoops! I await the—no-doubt forthcoming—party disciplinary hearing against Mr Broomby with interest...

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