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anotherthing
7th Feb 2009, 13:07
...my arse. And she's got a face like a melted Wellington boot... 'Nuff said

Baby P Scandal: Sharon Shoesmith Attacks Children's Secretary Ed Balls And Talks Of Suicide Thoughts | UK News | Sky News (http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Baby-P-Scandal-Sharon-Shoesmith-Attacks-Childrens-Secretary-Ed-Balls/Article/200902115218386)

Rainboe
7th Feb 2009, 13:12
Is anybody listening to her? It happened on her watch- she was responsible, she was in control. Period. But she comes from a class of Guardianistas with peculiar left wing views, which also mean, according to her, that there is no responsibility to be carried. Wrong!

ShyTorque
7th Feb 2009, 14:22
No good her complaining. She accepted the responsibility of supervision when she took the post. She failed to do her job correctly in the most awful way, endex.

Tyres O'Flaherty
7th Feb 2009, 14:38
Just heard her on R4

Pathetic.

Time to (wo)Man up S.Shoosmith.

frostbite
7th Feb 2009, 15:40
Probably angling for a huge compensation payoff.

Or has she already got one? Wouldn't surprise me.

G-CPTN
7th Feb 2009, 15:45
I believe that she was 'summarily dismissed' without recompense on the direct instruction of HM Gov.

Director Sharon Shoesmith may have been undone by her will of iron - Times Online (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article5270457.ece)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/baby-p/4223525/Baby-P-Sharon-Shoesmith-loses-appeal-over-sacking-from-Haringey-Council.html

mocoman
7th Feb 2009, 16:02
I wouldn't pi** on her if she were on fire! :ugh:

She was getting paid the big bucks (£110k according to reports) to take responsibility for her department and those working under her. She failed in her job and, as a result, a child died and others have probably been put at risk.

She's lucky that she's not facing criminal charges for negligence.

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GOLF_BRAVO_ZULU
9th Feb 2009, 16:04
I listened to this while sampling the delights of a very wet M5 this mornings; http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/01/2009_06_mon.shtml (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/01/2009_06_mon.shtml) I thought she made a number of fairly good points.

The ex wife used to work for Social Services; admin wallah in support of the case workers. All caring and well meaning types trying to do a good job. Even though they used to annoy the hell out of me, I would say they’re on a hiding to bugger all in politically sensitive and the pikies are King/Queen/God bloody noo Britain! Walking the tightrope can’t be easy with a sack full of emotion dangling round your neck.

Paradise Lost
9th Feb 2009, 17:40
Extraordinarily, Ms. Shoesmith was removed on the instructions of Ed Balls, Minister for Kids (or somesuch). Pity none of his colleagues seem to take ANY responsibility for their departmental foul-ups!
It is difficult to imagine just how enormous a ministerial f**k-up it would take, for any of the current government to admit liability and do 'the honourable thing'. The House of Lords seems to have joined in the with the lack of moral integrity being displayed by their elected parliamentary buddies, and they are meant to be setting an example to the rest of us!
Either time to abandon ship, or start the revolution?