Err, yes?

A company that oversaw health and safety on a £50 million construction project for Britain’s most powerful trade union was led by a man jailed for a knife attack, it can be disclosed.

Martin Grant, 33, from Liverpool, received a ten-year sentence in 2015 after creeping up on a man and slashing his face and fingers with a Stanley knife. The wounds required 90 stitches.

After Grant left prison in 2019 he was swiftly appointed managing director of Safety Support Consultants (SSC), a company owned by the son of Joe Anderson, the mayor of Liverpool.

The company was awarded a contract to act as health and safety adviser during the construction in Birmingham of a conference centre, hotel and regional offices for the Unite union.

Sounds like just the laddie really, doesn’t he? Entirely the right skills to be dealing with Derek Hatton – yes, he’s part of this little group of developers and builders in Liverpool…..

14 thoughts on “Err, yes?”

  1. Martin Grant, 33, from Liverpool, received a ten-year sentence in 2015 … After Grant left prison in 2019

    Just sums up everything that is wrong with the legal establishment.

  2. @BiW…. he did 4 years of a ten year sentence, plus time on remand (if any!). So basically you the public are conned time and time again. They don’t want a large prison population but they also don’t want crime. I prefer low or no crime and people locked up. I’ll even happily pay more tax for that over additional diversity and inclusion staff anyway.

  3. Perhaps if we deported the 9790 foreign nationals currently residing at Her Majesty’s pleasure it would leave some room for our own boys.

  4. Sounds like an expert on health and safety to me. He probably gives presentations on how dangerous bladed weapons are, picking up soap in the shower…

  5. They don’t want a large prison population but they also don’t want crime.

    Do people – other than dripping-wet media wankers – want to keep the prison population down? A huge amount of crime is caused by a small number of recidivists and druggies; I reckon most people would be more than happy to cover the cost of banging them up for a long time.

  6. So what stops that wanker Johnson ordering a massive investigation into the obvious marx-crime shithole that is Liverpool.

    Unless it is the prospect of the same being done to his govt–equally corrupt as covid capers show–but without the Stanley knife slashing.

    BTW Stanleys have long been popular in Scouseland. There used to be a crew known as the “Stanley Boys” who specialised in there use. One of their tricks was to put the obituary of a foe who had displeased them in the local paper signed “Love from the Stanley Boys “. Nowadays you need a death cert of course so those hijinx have ceased.

    One of the tricks was to put 2 blades in the Stanley with a little chip of wood separating them. This caused a nasty double cut that couldn’t be sutured. Again no longer valid as they can use glue nowadays.

  7. ” So what stops that wanker Johnson ordering a massive investigation into the obvious marx-crime shithole that is Liverpool.”

    You can see why from the article quote, Ecks. There’ll be far too many links into the wider business & political world. You start digging in that, would you want to know what you might turn up? You’re certainly not going to make any friends.

  8. Bloke in North Dorset

    Oh how we laugh at countries that jail people for 100s of years, yet we can’t jail them for 10 years. Maybe they’re on to something, we jail someone for a 100 years and there’s a chance they might do 10.

  9. I believe Labour wants to call them prison users or clients of the prison system as apparently calling them criminals upsets their feelings

  10. @MC: “Do people – other than dripping-wet media wankers – want to keep the prison population down?” – of course they do. Prisons are expensive, so you want to minimise the population to keep the costs down.

    “A huge amount of crime is caused by a small number of recidivists and druggies” but most crime is caused by making things illegal.

  11. “Most crime is caused by making things illegal”.

    Way to go.
    Whilst technically correct,
    I can’t believe a seemingly intelligent person said something so boneheaded.
    Ever stopped to think why certain things are illegal?
    As for relative costs, a scumbag dedicated to a life of crime will cost the taxpayer a fortune if he’s not locked up. And prisons could be made a lot cheaper for the taxpayer if the will was there.

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