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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
SERIAL BULLY STANDING FOR PARLIAMENT
Given a bit of power some people just can’t help abusing it. Such a person
is Murray Norton, a former BBC Radio
Jersey presenter, who is standing in the October election for the States of
Jersey, as the parliament in this ChannelIsland is called.
My son Simon Abbott died of a heart attack in Jersey
aged 47 having been relentlessly cyber-bullied in the last two years of his
life. And there is ample evidence to show what stress does to your heart.
Norton led the charge ably assisted by his photographer
friend Ianle Sueur.
crime in the eyes of Norton and his followers was that he unsuccessfully tried
to raise money for the trust he established to help women
suffering from post natal
depression. He did this in memory of his sister Samantha who committed suicide a few months after the birth of her
Norton had the power of the BBC behind
him at the time the cyber-bullying occurred. And after Simon and I complained the Corporation’s highest authority the
BBC Trust took the absurd decision that although its top executives had made
Norton stop what he was doing, he had not been a cyber-bully (See BBC’s FINAL WHITEWASH JOB).
now turns out that Norton’s bullying extends to more than just social media. He
is versatile when it comes to this
most cowardly of activities.
Norton says he has now retired from broadcasting after being a presenter for BBC
Radio Jersey and Channel 103 FM. He claims credit for having been involved in
charity fund raising for more than 30 years.
On his blog Stuart Syvret, a former Minister of Health, who was forced out of
office for trying to expose corruption by the powerful feudal Establishment
that controls the Island, had this to say
Murray is a tireless charity fundraiser even to the extent of taking part in
the cyber-bullying campaign of a less successful charity fund raiser in the hope
that the unfortunate Simon Abbott would put the donated goods he received into Murray’s far more capable
CYBER-BULLIES KILL SIMON ABBOTT).
understand that Murray took an active part in the campaign even to the extent
of tricking the ill Mr Abbott out of hiding so that Murray’s photographer friend
Ian Le Sueur could take an illicit picture of him.
Murray has ever
expressed contrition for his part in this I have yet to see it.
Murray was joined in his
efforts by some of the usual
suspects including the voluptuous and colourful Maureen Morgan, who is afortune teller and dildo saleswoman
SU-MO WITCH MORGAN GETS THE BOOT).
the flaky Morgan, Murray is surely a shoe in
with the dopey electorate of middle Jersey.
With Murray the
Establishment’s future will be in safe hands and the ill-informed will continue
to enjoy the government they deserve.
I always thought Norton was part of the
Establishment. That explained why he was protected by the BBC and why the
Police refused to take any action against him when Simon complained about being cyber-bullied (See JERSEY’S TWO FACED COPS).
It also told me why the Establishment’s
newspaper the Jersey Evening Post
failed to report a line about the cyber-bullying libel case Simon brought in
Jersey’s Royal Court against Norton, Le Sueur, Morgan and several others (See JERSEY EVENING POST – THE ONE EYED PAPER).
Norton owns two restaurants on the Island,
Murray’s and Mash. And it was his fascist, Jackboot treatment of his staff
that was recently exposed in the blog of Nick
Le Cornu, a member of the Island’s parliament.
As a lawyer Le Cornu represented some of Norton’s
bullied staff at the local Employment Tribunal. They were what Le Cornu
described as disgruntled
of poor employment practices and an arbitrary hire and fire culture.
Apparently Norton had complained that the locals were work-shyand that was evidently why
he employed immigrants fromRumania.
locals and saying they don’t have the work ethic to work hard, is a way of
disguising the fact that employers want a workforce that does not complain about poor treatment, low wages and long and often anti social hours, Le Cornu claimed.
Here are examples of what it is like
to work for a serial bully.
Eduard Brailescu, a chef, was
summarily dismissed in September 2013 after not turning up for a morning shift
at Murray’s. He
had contacted the manager the previous evening saying that his landlord required
him to vacate his room and the new
accommodation he had found fell
through, obliging him to search again urgently.
His shift was
easily covered between the head chef and another one.
However this was not good enough for
our serial bully. When Norton, who was on holiday in France,
heard what had happened he instructed his manager to immediately fire the Romanian
and employ another chef who had worked there before.
To rub it in our power hungry serial bully
refused to pay Eduard his month’s wages to the date of his dismissal.
The Tribunal only awarded Eduard his
unpaid wages and holiday pay, but significantly Le Cornu added, At the time of
writing thisremains unpaid.
Another case involved a Romanian kitchen porter working at Mash who over
slept and missed his morning shift when his mobile alarm failed to go off
because the battery was flat. He charged it and rang to apologise only to be
told to come in the next morning. He
was then sacked and received no wages for hours worked or in lieu of notice.
This was settled out of court.
waitress employed on a full time permanent contract at Murray’s also got the bully’s Nazi treatment
when she refused to sign a new short term contract that would have terminated
at the end of the season. She was given notice and dismissed on the same day as
her proposed temporary contract would have ended.
But as other people have proved in Jersey if you are part of the Establishmentyou can virtually get away with
Hopefully when it comes
to the election the locals will remember that Norton doesn’t think much of them
as a work force and that they will cast their votes accordingly.
P.S. Morgan recently stood
unsuccessfully for the Jersey parliament, but
with the backing of the Establishment the serial bully will unfortunately
probably have better luck. But that’s the ‘Jersey Way’ as they say in this
cyber-bullying capital of the world where a brave few are battling to get a
semblance of justice from the