UPDATE: The original video featuring this interviewed was removed from youtube shortly after this piece was published. Routledge claimed the transcript was a lie to smear him. You can now decide for yourself by watching a new version of the interview: http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/routledge-re-loaded-re-loaded/
Just in case it disappears, here’s a transcript of the interview in which Paul Routledge (@Paul_Rout) explains how his tenant blacklist could be used to discriminate against people displaying symptoms of mental health conditions.
Warwick: And you told a story which actually had me really in hysterics erm it wasn’t funny at the time I’m quite sure but you had a tenant that had a very strange habit that actually made other tenants in your building want to leave. Now what did this guy do?
Routledge: Ok well, he had this feller that came to us and he was er I don’t know, mid twenties I s’pose and what have you, he was perfectly okay, he was great, he looked okay and what have you, I mean he wasn’t affluent or anything but he had a job. But err we called him moo cow (laughter) and the reason we called him moocow is because at 3 ‘o clock every morning, we don’t quite know how, he opened up his sash window and Moooo (pulls funny face, more laughter). So we don’t know why it happened but needless to say we nicknamed him moocow.
But the problem was, he was a funny feller and it’s a funny story but at the time, to all the other residents in the block and much to our distress this is what he would do, and they left and in the end he was sectioned because of problems he had, I think he actually went into shops and mooed as well (laughter from interviewer). But y’know it’s something that you can’t check on traditional referencing with but had somebody now had they said look what about this guy it’d be great, well he pays his rent, he’s a smashing feller but actually he’ll lean out of the window at 3 ‘o’ clock and mooo he’ll give it the moo (laughter)
Warwick: But during the interview I doubt he went mooo to you (laughter)
Routledge: No no, I didn’t get one moo out of him, know what I mean. I didn’t even get him going down and eating some grass or anything. There was no tell tales signs at all (more laughter)
Warwick: Ahh it’s hilarious.
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