Who says we don’t make a difference? Within days of our article “Covid-19 Grant Fraud at the Grand as Council demands its money back” , Folkestone and Hythe Council received several formal complaints about how they managed the handing-out of COVID-19 grants.
As the Grand’s ‘owners’ were the only one in the frame in our article, and as no denial or refutation has been issued – and we all know how much Michael Stainer love lawyers, although not as much as they love him — there can only be one target in mind.
In fact, these complaints had two destinations – the Council for failing to stick to clear guidelines in handing out our money, and of far greater significance, the COVID-19 Fraud Response Team which sits in the Cabinet Office to assist the government with its counter fraud response.
We are now certain that an investigation above and beyond what FHDC will cobble together is under way, because they have said so:
“I am unable to provide a full response to your complaint at this time as there is an ongoing formal investigation being undertaken by a third-party government department.”
On the assumption that this isn’t the Ministry for Funny Walks Compliance Team, this will not be a laughing matter for the power behind the throne, Michael Stainer, and his stooge on the throne, Robert Moss, who ‘signed’ the paperwork.
On a separate tack, many folks who purchased Grand vouchers for cream teas, or prepaid for weddings, or we hear of one case, £6000 up front for the rent of a flat, are wondering what has happened to their money. Well, Michael Stainer now shops at ASDA……..
This no comfort to furloughed staff. One of the ‘Moss/Stainer’ companies, Seaside Hosts Ltd, claimed support from HMRC for staff wages, but according to several to whom we have spoken, they work for another company, Eastons Management Ltd, and haven’t received a penny!
No wonder Doris Stainer has fled our shores…………..
The Shepway Vox Team
Dissent should NOT be mistaken for Disloyalty