Loathsome Lucy just doesn’t know when to stop digging, does she?
Having been outed as a workplace bully after she sacked an employee who was on a temporary contract – and gloated about it on the telephone to her victim – Ms Allan tendered what can only be described as a pathetic excuse for an apology – which appeared briefly on her website before being removed after only a few hours.
The BBC reports that, in a statement, the MP said: “Whilst it was certainly human to be frustrated and exasperated by Arianne [Plumbly, the sacked employee]’s conduct, it was wrong to express that frustration as I did, and I have apologised for this.”
To clarify, Ms Plumbly had been signed off work by her doctor. This is no cause for any employer to be “frustrated and exasperated”, certainly not by the conduct of a person who is officially ill.
Ms Allan stated the first she heard about her employee’s complaint was when the ‘bullying’ allegations appeared in the media. She stated that this was inappropriate as an employee should attempt to sort out problems with an employer first.
That’s all very well, but we’ve all heard Loathsome Lucy’s phone message to Ms Plumbly, haven’t we? After a call like that, would anybody want to have contact with such a person again? Of course not.
It was also alleged that Ms Plumbly had made a complaint to the Conservative Party. Interestingly, rather than handle this complaint in a reasonable manner, the Tories appear to have threatened her with a gagging order. Perhaps the fear of such behaviour from Loathsome Lucy was another reason Ms Plumbly didn’t want anything to do with her.
The fact that the Conservative Party itself behaved in a manner falling well below the standards to be expected of it merely demonstrates its own failings – and tells us much about the Tory attitude to employment.
All of the MP’s claims – the most pertinent of which were allegations that her former employee had not kept in touch regarding medical issues – have been denied by Ms Plumbly herself.
It seems clear that Loathsome Lucy is nothing more than a typical sleaze-ridden Tory snake who will do everything possible to slither out of a bad situation, while retaining her hold on what little power she has.
It seems many people have already called for her to resign in disgrace, and there is already a petition on Change.org, calling for her resignation after she faked an emailed death threat over the vote on air strikes in Syria.
With the Conservative Government having shelved a Parliamentary Bill giving voters the power to remove their MP – perhaps corruptly, given the conduct of Loathsome Lucy? – it seems the only way to get rid of this creature is to force her out by making her position untenable.
That would be a job for her constituents – the people of Telford.
Are you up for it, Telford?
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