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Trial by Fury

By Mike Cunningham On November 8th, 2017 at 2:37 pm

Welsh Labour’s Carl Sergeant commits suicide, less than four days after his dismissal by the Welsh Labour Leader. That, folks, are the facts as we know them. The allegations, although not published but are only quoted by ‘informed sources’.

News pages state the allegations ranged from groping to unwanted attention and ‘inappropriate touching’, it has been claimed.

No-one actually knows the sources, apart from senior Welsh Labour figures, including Carwyn Jones, the Welsh leader.

As far as is known, Carl Sergeant was told he was suspended, but not told of the severity of the allegations against him. So either he knew of more allegations ‘in the wind’, or he knew that his behavior had been completely unacceptable, and he had used his position, his office and , of course, his power over staff and others, to ensure that nothing would be said.

His worries must have overcome him, and, in the old words from my days, his life was ended as ‘the balance of his mind was disturbed’.

But my annoyance, my anger, is not aimed at Mr. Sergeant, troubled man that he was: no, my annoyance is aimed fair and square at those who suffered his attentions, his hands and his base sexual urges, if that was what happened: and did nothing about it!

As I have written before, and will no doubt do again, if you want to be vindicated, if you wish the problems to stop, speak out, speak out against the BULLIES of this world; and shame the very devil!

How dare they stay silent?

By Mike Cunningham On October 15th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

As well as many others, I wish to add my fourpenny’s worth to the mounting scandal roaring around the head, as well as other body parts; of the rapist and sexual predator Harvey Weinstein: but not to add scorn on to the predator; but instead to roundly rebuke the literal dozens of young or now mid-aged stars and starlets for not speaking up! How dare they stay silent? How dare they allow this predator to continue his sexual ambushes of all and sundry, just because he was ‘powerful’? Just because his word could damn their careers? How dare they stay silent, when one word, one strong statement would have brought this grinning moron down upon his very knees, begging forgiveness from his victims?

All my long life, I have lived with one frame of mind when dealing with the outside world; and that frame can be compressed into a single statement: ALL BULLIES ARE COWARDS! I have stood up against threats of physical duress, I have faced down so-called important men because I knew I was in the right; I have gone to bat for my eldest son when he was bullied to the point where he was so scared he was refusing to go to school; I even took on the might of a Council because actions and delays to implementation of certain aids which involved my wife’s well-being were being threatened by the bullying beliefs of a minor Council official: that particular clown was fired within days of my first and second e-mails to very senior Council officials.

Some may well argue that I can think like that because I am a man. Rubbish, you stand up for your beliefs, your principles and you never, ever, stay silent because, well, its easier and there is comfort in silence. No, the likes of the Obamas, of Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, of Rose McGowan and of many, many more who, by either by their silence of the knowledge of this predator’s activities, or the many unsaid rumours complacently overlooked, betrayed the women who were later, over some three decades, attacked, assaulted and demeaned by this bullying bastard.