Her worship-fulness, the mayor of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral and Rock Ferry patron saint of the disabled, and defender of of human rights, Councillor Moira McLaughlin (above) has seen it. So has our much loved Council leader, the rubicund, puce hued Steve “Foulksey” Foulkes…. but we haven’t and we paid for the bugger!!!
THE KLONOWSKI REPORT: A BIT OF A KERFUFFLE
For those council tax payers on The Wirral who have been following the Leveson and Mid-Staffordshire inquiries it must seem like they’re living in the past “- a foreign country -they do things differently there” .
News reports of bullying cultures, gagging clauses,unlawful practices and cover ups seems to be oh so familiar to people on the Wirral.The only difference is that the Leveson/Mid-Staffs inquiries are being conducted in public and powerful individuals are finally being subject to scrutiny and accountability.
Meanwhile the Wirral people having forked out £250K for a report into what exactly has been going on in Wirral Council are denied the opportunity to find out what all the fuss is about.Apparently this is because those who have been criticised or face allegations have a “right to reply”.
Excuse us but didn’t they have a “right of reply” during the investigation?
Lets face it this publicly funded pantomime has been going on long enough! So what exactly is happening now? – Are the not so great and not so good busily comparing notes and consulting lawyers with the intention of watering down the reports findings so that it all becomes “a bit of a kerfuffle”? .
I think we should be told !
Ooops! There we go again! This is The Wirral – Motto: Nos Operor Res Diversus Hic ( “We do things differently here”)