Wirral Whistlebower on BBC National Radio

Wirral In It Together

16th February 2013

https://soundcloud.com/wirral-leaks/the-price-of-whistleblowing

Tonight, Wirral Council whistleblower Martin Morton appeared on the Stephen Nolan programme on Radio Five Live.  He gave a compelling and at times disturbing account of the atrocious treatment he’d received both before and after going public with harrowing details of Wirral Council’s long term abuse against disabled people.

His treatment whilst still employed there involved savage psychological bullying by management; repeated intimidation; harassment; alienation; mobbing by groups of managers, the shredding of items from his personnel file, the writing and shredding of secret reports and later, an outrageous claim that he was ‘mad’.  Such was the level of cruelty applied, Martin and his wife sank to an extremely low ebb, and with their health  failing, even considered taking their own lives.  At this low point, he signed a compromise agreement with a gagging clause – one which the council should have been aware breached the…

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