Blog posted 02 August 2016
The So Called Independent Public Advocates.
It is probably true to say that when the likes of the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO), Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO), Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and many others were set up they were “Independent” and they did serve the “Public” interest in holding bad government and others to account.
Today the sense of injustice a complainant will feel when the offender is given anonymity and is protected and punished only with a gentle rap over the knuckles with a feather duster just about sums up where we are today. That no longer do the so called independent public advocates protect the public interest but instead protect only bad government and offenders using absolute discretion so as not to cause them any real discomfort.
The LGO “Operate the most perverse and publicly criticized system of administrative justice in the world”, unquote.