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Johanna Kaschke a judge at London Swimming Regional Champs

Just decided to air this blog again, after I had been hiding it for years because of the shame of losing this libel trial. But history is what it is and we just have to live with it. Apparently we are now being defined by our online history and seeing that employers now choose employees by their public profile, I can well now understand that it is absolutely hopeless for me to ever get a well paid job.

What has happened so far?

I am a pensior now and I volunteer a lot to keep busy. I volunteer with

  • my local community centre
  • my local Safer Neighbourhood team and Neighbourhood Watch
  • for British Swimming at competitions as a swimming judge/starter

I am not active in politics at all. It is just amazing how small local activities of a female to do with political parties or interest groups get blown out of all proportions. Does it have to do with power-sharing?

Just having watched Dragon’s Den this week, there is now an online business that offers to clean up people’s public internet profile for a yearly membership of £70, so that it is easier to get the well paid job.

I think I will pass on that and allow the people who so completely and utterly bullied me online to live with their own conscience.

In the meantime, after having left the Conservative Party and been politically abstinent for years, I tried to re-join the Labour Party but was refused membership by my local association apparently just a year after I applied, apparently when I posted a picture of  being at a Jewish synagoge durinng a multi-faith celebration of the yearly Holocaust commemoration, which also included Councillor Islam for Bethnal Green. I declined an inviation to appeal the refusal.

Somehow I have the feeling I just don’t fit into political parties and will give that a miss in future.



Silly policing strategy

It is more than silly and not working that the Met Police puts together SNT teams staffed with PCSO and police officers but that the public simply does not get to know what their shift patterns are. In any other profession you get opening times, may that be the doctor’s surgery, the hospital emergency unit, all public services usually have accountable opening hours just the SNT teams do not have publicly announced shift patterns.

So how can we rely on our SNT police officers? We need to know when they work or they should just ask us to ring 101 and not our dedicated SNT team number when we do not know whether they work or not.

Don’t understand me wrong I fully support the recent strategies to do with vehicle licensing and other operations that led to the arrest and prosecution of offenders but the general public is being let down by local SNT policies, which do not reflect on individual officers but on the people at the top that expect us to rely on officers we do not even know when they work.

Who is in charge of this? Think again!


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