TIME TO SUPPORT THE WHISTLEBLOWERS – This year alone we have witnessed dozens of case where people have decided that the corruption and injustice can no longer be tolerated and have therefore gone public with their findings; these are the whistleblowers.
There is nothing more admirable than telling the truth and there is nothing more just, right and moral than ousting those who move in the shadows or feel they are above everyone else in order to garner wealth, power and ultimately hide their dirty deeds.
Trust for our Government is at an all-time low; and who can honestly blame the public considering what some of our MPs and Ministers get up to.
It will seem incredulous to any decent, hard working taxpayer, how on earth Chris Huhne has the audacity to publicly blame the press for his downfall after swapping penalty points with his then wife Vicky Pryce.
Yes I’m afraid that such is the medley of most of our politicians – they simply think they are untouchable, beyond reproach and their position gives them the right to abuse the system however they see fit.
One of the biggest scandals this year was the horrific realisation that Sir David Nicholson was culpable for the deaths of over 1,200 patients at Mid-Staffordshire hospital.
Despite the revelation and to the revulsion of the public David Cameron refused to sack him. Unfortunately that is the clear and concise level of contempt that the Prime Minister has for the British taxpayer and ultimately those to provide him with a job.
It’s high time that Mr. Cameron learned that he works for the taxpayer and not the other way around – I suspect this realisation may hit home when the public refuse to re-elect him in 2015; not such a big deal really for there’s always the cushy job in the EU, unless we vote to opt out.
If the refusal not to sack Sir David Nicholson wasn’t bad enough Mr. Cameron, or rather Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, approved the appointment of Dame Barbara Hakin, GP, as Sir David Nicholson’s No.2, after she attempted to silence the whistleblowers who successfully lifted the lid on the atrocities.
Yes, those top jobs appear to be awarded to the incompetent and those who are willing to cover the backs of those who fail to perform even on a modest scale.
It is nothing less than a blatant disregard for public opinion and one that not only condones spectacular failure on behalf of the civil servants involved; often such traits provide for massive pay awards by promoting those who have failed or better yet attempted to cover up any wrong-doing.
It is little wonder why Britain is in a position of almost financial bankruptcy and despair; but to be honest that’s how Government likes things to be – remember that a population in despair, ignorance and fear will accept almost anything the Government has to say or do.
It is imperative therefore that people continue to speak out and reveal any wrong-doing for only the truth will allow us to dispel the ignorance and fear and it will lift despair as more people see hope from the truth being brought to light.
Today I read a news article on Lisa Martin, a 46 year old that blew the whistle at the Orchard View Care Home. Ms. Martin, as an administration, could no longer stand by and watch elderly patients being mistreated and as a result causing a number of deaths.
The outcome of Ms. Martin’s whistleblowing resulted in a coroner ruling that the abuse and neglect contributed to the deaths of Jean Halfpenny, 77, Wilfred Gardner, 85, Margaret Tucker, 77, Enid Trodden, 86, and John Holmes, 85.
Another 14 residents died of natural causes after suffering ‘sub-optimal’ care.
You can read the full article on the Daily Mail.
Yes, what Ms. Martin did not only uncovered the disturbing truth and atrocities at Orchard View Care Home, which has since been closed down, but also undoubtedly prevent the needless deaths of many other elderly and highly vulnerable patients.
You would honestly think that this Government would have come out to honour and award Ms. Martin, however such is the level of immorality that the silence is deafening.
Ms. Martin now complains that she is basically unemployable. She has already applied to over 100 jobs and each has turned her down. Ms. Martin is not viewed as person with high moral fortitude or a person that is trustworthy – no, the perception is that she is a trouble-maker, a grass, a snitch and therefore unwanted.
That unfortunately and very much to the public’s shame is how almost all whistleblowers are treated for those in the positions of power simply do not want to be revealed as incompetent, corrupt or worse murderous.
What the public needs is to insist that those in Government reward people like Ms. Martin, possibly with a job and that job should be the monitoring to public officials.
It could be argued that we currently have Government oversight in the form of the Public Accounts Committee but as the public has so often seen, such with the recent admonishment of Google and the BBC, these are nothing short of a public circus and a farce too-boot.
At meebal.com we will continue publishing stories from the whistleblowers for it is these who are champions of the truth and morality to the highest level of human decency; it is these people who refuse to let others get away with an injustice in the hope of turning our current unjust society around.
Do you have an issue on which you want to reveal the truth? Please contact us with your story and we will certainly consider publishing any story that can be verified.