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Recent activity on twitter re certain LA solicitor

(99 Posts)
StarlightMcKenzie Wed 23-Oct-13 22:29:05

It ain't him tbh, but a particular gleeful respondent to one of his tweets. Made my stomach churn.

MariaNoMoreLurking Wed 23-Oct-13 23:50:58


SickOfLAs Thu 24-Oct-13 08:15:31

Do you mean this twitter exchange? All the more shocking because a very quick 5 minute google showed up that Person A is the out of school officer for a LA. All tweeted using a very public social media forum - so not a private conversation.

Also saw my first selection of Single Plans today - if parents thought Statements were bad you aint seen nothing yet!

Person A:
have you got any copies you can share????

Yep, will send one to you. Nothing like Statements at all. In fact, I would say they are a step backwards. Limited specificity etc.

Person A:
great!! Will look forward to the legislation change!!

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 24-Oct-13 09:22:31

Yes. That exchange.

Blood curdling.

babiki Thu 24-Oct-13 10:49:18

sad disgusting

lottieandmia Thu 24-Oct-13 10:52:23

I think I know who you're talking about - is the militant ABA one? I am very glad our tribunal was before his time but I'm worried for all the families affected by him.

What the hell motivates people like him, that's what I want to know.

lottieandmia Thu 24-Oct-13 10:52:40

sorry I meant anti ABA.

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 24-Oct-13 10:58:39

I hate to say it Lottie, but it isn't him. He is motivated by people who employ him. They are the culprits, like Person A in this thread.

lottieandmia Thu 24-Oct-13 11:03:58

It is the one that begins with B though? I just found it on Twitter. I'm horrified tbh.

lottieandmia Thu 24-Oct-13 11:04:23

The firm I mean.

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 24-Oct-13 11:53:27


StarlightMcKenzie Thu 24-Oct-13 11:55:46

I'm trying to work out what motivates Person A.

It can't be vindictiveness surely? From my understanding of it all, these people actually see themselves as victims and think the system is unfairly against them.

inappropriatelyemployed Thu 24-Oct-13 11:56:51

Maybe she is just really thick. Many of them are sadly.

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 24-Oct-13 12:04:33

She must be thick to post her views so publically against parents on such a public forum whilst holding the job she does.

AgnesDiPesto Thu 24-Oct-13 13:40:24

I was sort of hoping reply was sarcasm
I am loving the BS logo. Very apt.

dev9aug Thu 24-Oct-13 13:43:20

grin @ BS

tryingtokeepintune Thu 24-Oct-13 13:44:48

With attitudes like this, I feel like just giving up.

lottieandmia Thu 24-Oct-13 14:39:17

BS indeed grin I was thinking the same thing earlier.

I think people who work for the LEA sometimes are not very bright. They cannot think outside the box and have been ground down by the 'system'. The ones I've come across don't seem to have much about them to admire (except a very few).

We all know that they have the capacity to tell absolute lies to be seen to be 'right' an often don't even know much about the law itself anyway. It's not surprising sadly.

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 24-Oct-13 14:43:49

trying, it is the only system we have. You mustn't give up, just change your expectations. Not of your child, not of their entitlement, but of people to give a shit or to see you as reasonable rather than an overly emotional greedy parent.

You have to remember that children of overly emotional greedy parents also deserve to have their needs met, so what they think of you is irrelevant.

sickofsocalledexperts Thu 24-Oct-13 14:59:06

Someone should leak it to the newspaper most local to them - media LOVES twitter cock-ups like this

inappropriatelyemployed Thu 24-Oct-13 15:20:31

But how do we know who the poster who responded is?

tryingtokeepintune Thu 24-Oct-13 15:28:59

Starlight - after so many years in the system my expectations are so low.

Sorry, just posted off another appeal so feeling down.

Yes, it is the only system we have - I have stopped responding to any consultations (learnt our presence only enabled them to tick the box about parental consultation and ignore anything we say) and am just waiting to see how it pans out so know how to respond to the changes.

Love the BS comment though!

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 24-Oct-13 15:44:56

Person A is easily googleable and works in a similar part of the country to the solicitor.

MariaNoMoreLurking Thu 24-Oct-13 17:14:35

Has it disappeared?

TOWIELA Thu 24-Oct-13 17:22:42

No it's still there. Shocking comment. If ironic - it's in very poor taste and can easily be taken to have another meaning. A recent very high profile person tweeted something which was claimed to be "ironic" but a court differed and found it was extremely libellous.

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