December 16, 2010

Richard Barnbrook warned not to bully staff

Richard Barnbrook has been warned not to bully members of staff at City Hall after a former employee accused him of "continual bullying" which reduced one member of staff to tears.

Neo Nazi activist Tess Culnane who worked for Barnbrook for nine months, alleged that he:
  • Failed to respond to requests from members of the public "on the few occasions he attended City Hall" and threatened the complainant with dismissal when she brought such requests to him
  • Had a "continual bullying manner" and constantly threatened to sack his staff and replace them with his own people.
  • Forced the Complainant’s colleague, X, to resign because of his perpetual hectoring manner. The Complainant alleges that, on one occasion, Mr Barnbrook reduced X to tears, followed her into the ladies’ toilet to continue to bully her, and then followed her into the City Hall cafĂ© to continue to verbally abuse X and threaten her with the sack.
Culnane also submitted a recorded telephone conversation with Barnbrook and statements from three other witnesses.

The Standards Committee decided that there was not enough firm evidence to refer the complaint for further investigation. However they noted that they were still "extremely concerned about the nature of the allegations" and referred Mr Barnbrook for official guidance from the Monitoring Officer "as a precautionary measure, sought to safeguard existing and future staff."

Last year Barnbrook was suspended by Barking and Dagenham Council for making false claims about murders in the borough. He then went on to lose his seat on the council this May alongside every other BNP councillor in London. He has since been expelled from the British National Party and has indicated his intention to stand as an independent member of the London Assembly in 2012.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like Dicky needs a good hard kick in the bollocks. I fucking hate bullies.

Anonymous said...

As despicable as Barnbrook is, this all seems to be based on information received from hardcore nazi Tess Culnane. Personally, I'd sooner believe Dicky.

James said...

Booze and bullying - two things that often go together.

Anonymous said...

Not enough evidence, in other words fuck off you lying twat.

billy the kid said...

Its not so much that he is a bully, more that his 'cheese has slid off his cracker'. The guy is bonkers. I used to know him, and being around him used to crack me up with his stuttering, partially coherent drunken ramblings. After I left that excuse for a bag-of-shite cult/party, I really hoped that he would end up as an MP; the sheer laughs and humiliation that he would have generated would have been epic. In the end the moron Griffin did the job a lot better and sooner than I thought it would happen.

Anonymous said...

No sympathy for Tess Culnane. She has no problems addressing groups like the BPP on podiums draped in Nazi style flags. See the 'Dave Jones' photo here of the same meeting she spoke at:

Anonymous said...

Funny how she never came out with this when he was with the BNP.

Not trying to get him kicked out of City Hall so they can have his seat surely?