Vexed Sighs And Videotape

LIES-WBC

Remember this video

http://www.wirral.gov.uk/my-services/council-and-democracy/what-really-matters/chief-executives-budget-options/transformation-and-resources/transformatio

Remember this FOI ?

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/marketing_advertising_agency_wor

Well here’s the PROOF that WBC LIED (why are we not shocked)  The information is classed as “commercially sensitive” according to our legal chap Simeon Gouchebag QC, and we have therefore removed the actual amounts, but what we can confirm is it’s a darn sight more than WBC originally suggested…..But of course it will all be a “misunderstanding”

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Will they apologise ?  Erm NOPE!

“A demand for a public apology from the council for apparently misleading in an FOI response was made by Cllr Chris Blakeley this week.

His call came after it emerged the authority’s reply to the request – asking for costs associated with a video it commissioned as part of the “What Realy Matters” budget cuts consultation – revealed less than half the true amount.The reply went on to say no other funding was spent on the video project. But this also turned out to be untrue.

Councillor Blakeley stormed: “To say ‘Wirral Council can confirm no other funding was spent on contracts such as this’ is a lie. “This is not about money. It’s about honesty.”

The council’s chief executive, Graham Burgess, has subsequently emailed Cllr Blakeley saying no public apology is to be issued and no further action taken over the issue.”

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/10124400.Information_Commissioner_puts_Wirral_Council_under_the_spotlight_over_FOI_failures/

Happy New Year

Love , Verity x

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3 thoughts on “Vexed Sighs And Videotape

  1. Who is it who famously rewrites the Wirral Council FOI responses again?

    It’s on the tip of my tongue…. and quite a few other people’s tongues, too….

  2. Pingback: UPDATED: Cheques, lies and video tape. Wirral Council incapable of apologising… « #FoILed again?

  3. Pingback: UPDATED: Cheques, lies and video tape. Wirral Council incapable of apologising… | Wirral In It Together

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