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To celebrate International Women's Day in 2015, Brent Council tweeted a photograph of a powerful, smiling female employee standing beside the smiling Council Leader, Cllr. Butt. No wonder Cara Davani was smiling - she should have been dismissed in 2014 for gross misconduct, for her victimisation of Rosemarie Clarke, after publication of the Employment Tribunal judgement, yet three months later Brent Council were going to give her an undeserved "pay-off" of £157,610 (details of which were kept secret for a year).That £157k payment is currently the subject of objections (to Brent Council's 2015/16 accounts) from local electors, who allege that it was unlawful.Philip.
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Davani and Potts seem to have used their pay offs from Brent to buy a hotel. Their Tripadvisor reviews suggest a certain level of cluelessnes about customer service.
Presumably their consciences have guided them into offering free full board weekend breaks on production of a council tax receipt or a utilities bill proving you're a resident of Brent.I'm sure Ms D would be 'passionate' about 'putting something back'Mike Hine
Don't hold your breath Mike. If you look at some if the TripAdvisor comments they are overpriced, poor value for money and Mrs D does not takecricism of them very charitably. Her personality and attitude clearly has not changed....but this time she will just destroy her own business. From some reports I'm not even sure if I would even want a free weekend there.Dream on Mike
My final line was an attempt at the bullshit language her kind spout. But it's put to shame by the real thing. Her words from Trip Advisor:'We live the ethos of the hotel'. No,me neither. On the other hand 'We live off other people's money' would make perfect sense.
Thanks, Anon @17.47. I just read the Trip Advisor comments and Madam's replies. Bloody funny. 'Our high end customers have complimented us etc etc' but underneath it's just classic old school b'n'b battle-axe stuff. Davani isn't related to John Cleese by any chance? And does Potts have any Catalan provenance at all?Mike Hine
Since it was publicising International Women's Day why did Butt appear on the publicity material at all (being supposedly male).....or is there something else he's keeping quiet?
Couldn't understand where you saw Butt in the publicity material for a minute, but when I had another look at the poster above, if you take the yellow arm and fist on the right and the blue, er, whatever, some would say that's Butt to a T.Mike Hine
Dear Anonymous (9 March at 21:39)I think it was appropriate that the Council Leader appeared in the photograph - after all, it appears that he may have "empowered" Cara to do whatever she wanted to at Brent Council, by some action in 2012 which may have put her in a position where "he owed her one". This is one of the matters which I have brought to the attention of the auditor, who is considering whether Brent Council's £157k "pay-off" to Ms Davani was unlawful.Philip.
International Self-serving Women's Payday at the Grand Trough in Brent Civic Centre is on *9th* March.Sorry for the confusion.M.ButtMike Hine