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Goodbye Burnley
Richards' constant attacks unacceptable
Thursday, 05 January 2017 08:55

I AM relieved that Allan Richards is no longer one of your columnists, writes Alan N Estherby.

I am sure I was not alone in finding his constant attacks on CaRT and general air of negativity unacceptable, and I suspected much of what he had to say was biased and inaccurate; it is interesting that Victor's recent piece confirmed this.

Freedom of Information Act

One thing I find particularly objectionable: Richards' use (actually, abuse would be a better term) of the Freedom of Information Act.  A quick search on Google reveals 13 FOI requests from Richards in December 2016 alone, and well over one 100 in total. Most of these are directed at CaRT.

The cost to a public body of complying with these FOI requests is considerable, and I believe the money would be better spent as intended, that is on the waterways.

Vexatious Litigant

Richards seems to be making a career out of being a thorn in the side of public bodies, especially CaRT and it makes me wonder if the legal concept of a "Vexatious Litigant" could be applied to someone like Richards in order to stop him wasting public money in this way.


 
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