High Court

Eric Pickles has been defeated in a court case brought by PCS over union-busting tactics at the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Instead of following the advice his department was giving to councils — to charge administration fees for the “check off” system for payment of union subs — Pickles pressed ahead and landed the taxpayer with a legal bill which is claimed to be £90,000.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said:

 “It is staggering that Eric Pickles pressed ahead with this reckless and political attempt to undermine our union in his department.

“Pickles has very serious questions to answer about why he decided to spend tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money fighting to scrap something that costs less than £30 a month.”

Oh, dear.


  1. Eric pickles is a vile disgusting greedy guts,make this tory pay out of his own repugnant pocket,hogging money that could go to saving those his party have viciously made homeless with a nonsensical bedroom tax and the hidious and vicious attack on the sick and disabled.

  2. I have another question for Mr Pickles , explain your relationship with the property developer who owns the land around Dale Farm ? and whilst you’re at it ask Basildon councils Tory leader the exact same question .

  3. Will some kind person of sufficient means and legal experience, kindly start proceedings against this unpleasant, smug and unctious hypocrite in order to recover from him, ALL that he has improperly, by guile, happenstance or accident, cost the taxpayers of this Country, and thereby., if found guilty and responsible, will be compelled to resign from Government office and service.
    (With severely reduced pensions and benefits, of course)!
    If only he was sensitive enough to know difference between the acceptable and the downright objectionable.

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