Friday, December 19, 2008

Andy Coulson: Does David Cameron now condone bullying?

The dickhead who is now the Conservative party director of communications is a bully - and that's official.

The former editor of the News of the World Andy Coulson presided over a culture of bullying, an employment tribunal found yesterday. Former sports writer Matt Driscoll won his case for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination at the Stratford Employment Tribunal.

"We find the behaviour to have been a consistent pattern of bullying behaviour... with the intention to remove him (Driscoll) from their employment, whether through negotiating a settlement package or through a staged process of warnings leading to dismissal," the tribunal's judgment stated.

"The original source of the hostility towards the claimant [Driscoll] was Mr Coulson, the then editor of the News of the World; although other senior managers either took their lead from Mr Coulson and continued with his motivation after Mr Coulson's departure; or shared his views themselves. Mr Coulson did not attend the tribunal to explain why he wanted the claimant dismissed."

Why is Coulson still working for the Tories? Why hasn't he been fired? Would Tory leader David Cameron have tolerated it if Coulson had been convicted of criminal offences? What's the difference in essence? Does Cameron condone bullying in the work place? Don't imagine that silence will be accepted as an answer. Disgusting people like Coulson should be forced into psychiatric analysis for his and others' good. He is now working for a Conservative victory at the next election.

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Chas Newkey-Burden said...

At least Alastair Campbell was a SEXY bully!

Madame Arcati said...

About as sexy as plywood, my sweet. Al is a borderline psycho and that's his best excuse for his appalling behaviour. Blair doesn't have one for hiring him in the first place.

What's interesting is that the media will try to bury this story about Coulson: the Guardian carried what I call an Echo-less Report: a dutiful chronicle followed up by silence. However one of the joys of blogging is that you can nag nag nag; and it's amazing how people come round in the end and see sense.

There is a blind spot about bullying. But you will see how Madame Arcati won't let it drop till she sees a consequence.

I emailed Guido Fawkes. Silence.