Monika Juneja on ITV News on Tuesday [June 16], still claiming that there was a witch-hunt against her
From Valerie Thompson
I was shocked to hear Monika Juneja on ITV News on Tuesday [June 16], still claiming that there was a witch-hunt against her.
Is she so stupid as to think that respectable, concerned citizens would bother with her at all, with no reason?
The facts are simple. She lied, she forged documents, she deceived, she obtained senior positions at various locations, where she was well remunerated using her fake paperwork.
After numerous denials and protests that the complaints were racially based she was found out, taken to court and eventually admitted her guilt.
Now she says she is a “broken woman”.
Stephen Mansbridge said in court that she had used all her savings on her defence counsel. So where did she get the thousands of pounds to give away to students to collect signatures for a petition?
There has been no public apology from Guildford Borough Council for what has happened. All her work [as a councillor] for them should be discredited, as we have no idea what she used her false qualifications to influence.
Those who asked for the Hooper report to be rewritten, after the Bar Standards Board said what she had done was a criminal offence, should receive an apology from the council.
Those who felt threatened by associated correspondence from Cllr Mansbridge should also receive an apology. As I said in my first letter on this subject to theSurrey Advertiser, she is a woman of “low moral integrity” and I will not retract. I have been proved right. Those who reported her to the police have been proved right.
It was inappropriate for both the leader of Guildford Borough Council, Stephen Mansbridge, and Sue Sturgeon, the council’s managing director, to stand up at the Old Bailey to give character references for Ms Juneja.
Their positions on the council should have precluded supporting someone who had admitted guilt to serious charges.
They have shown an extraordinary lack of judgement and have lost the respect of many ordinary members of the public. As has been suggested in various publications and news sources, they should resign.
They have both shown they are not suitable to lead the people of Guildford.