Tuesday 10 October 2017 10.41pm
Iím unsure of how this should all play out, or even how it came to be.
Iím talking about the BBC news item re Mulumebet Girma, the ďposter girlĒ for Southwark Council
who was fired when the Council miraculously discovered what a lot of people apparently knew, she had been sentenced to 10 years in prison, reduced to 5 on appeal, for assisting an offender, her brother-in-law, Hussain Osman, who was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years for allegedly taking part in the failed bomb attack on Shepherdís Bush station in July 2005.
According to BBC, she didnít declare her conviction at first, then when she did, didnít say what the conviction was for, Southwark should have checked this, but didnít.
This sounds like total B.S. to me, when I applied to do the Knowledge, the Public Carriage Office, (precursor of TFL), asked me if I had any convictions, I answered truthfully yes, for ABH in 1967, they asked for the circumstances, I again told the truth, someone pushed my then girlfriend to the floor in a Chinese restaurant, as he was making off without paying for his meal, I chinned him just as the police entered the door, and they nicked me, despite mine, and the staffís explanations.
They told me that that arrest precluded me from getting a taxi driverís licence, but that I could apply again in 5 years time.
I was disappointed, but I bit the bullet, and eventually prevailed.
How did Southwark Council
apparently slip up so badly?