“Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours. With a little understanding. You can find the perfect blend………”
How appropriate that the first meeting of the LIVERPOOL City Region Combined Authority should have it’s inaugural meeting on April Fools Day. SEE HERE
You will note that Wirral Council website cannot bring itself to use the L word and coyly refers to a City Region Combined Authority.
And so it would seem we are all now officially living in the Peoples “Socialist” Republic Of Merseyside – a veritable fools paradise of working class chancers and middle class charlatans riding that gravy train for all it’s worth.
Reading like a Mills & Boon novel written by Karl Marx we see flighty,flirty Miss Wirral fleeing the evil clutches of Cheshire’s Tory Boy and return to the crimson caress of her first true love, thus fulfilling a long held ambition of becoming Liverpool’s golf resort over the River Mersey (although visitors are advised to wear blinkers as they travel their way through the decay and dereliction before arriving at the green sanctuary of the golf course)
However the fascination for us at Leaky Towers was the race to be the first chair of this auspicious group and much to our hilarity it turns out to be Power Boy Pip !!!! – thereby providing us with endless comic possibilities. With of course Foulksey being crowned mayor in June this promises to be a bumper year for satire. SEE HERE
What gives this appointment added frisson is the clear tension that exists between the Labour Council leaders and particularly Mayor Joe and Our Boy Pip. It’s like a non- anthropomorphic version of Animal Farm!.
We were praying for a Harry Hill type scrap today but clearly given the heads up that he wasn’t getting the top job Mayor Joe threw a diva strop and arrived after Pip’s appointment and left straight after the end of the meeting with his lips hermetically sealed ( which must be a first!).
Of course it didn’t take long for the titty-lipped loser to start sniping about Power Boy Pip’s incongruous appointment modestly commenting : “We have been stopped by people who were saying that I’m too big a personality and that Liverpool is too strong….” SEE HERE
This was clearly a riposte to Pip who had previously oozed, :
“The overall objective of bringing more jobs and growth to the city region is more important than any personality or individual politician. It’s absolutely essential, it’s a no brainer…..”
Which is presumably why a “no-brainer” was appointed to be chair!
Looks like this bitch-fest will run and run……