We would like to thank the delightfully, if implausibly named Scarlett Impernell for copying us into correspondence sent to Wirral Council Chief Executive Comrade Burgesski which reads:
” To : Mr Burgess Chief Exec
At a recent meeting of Community Patrol I was also deeply offended by Manager X’s racist references to Indians identyfying them as the bad guys. He made comments such as
“we need to keep the Indians at bay”
” The Indians are circling”
” The Indians are out there, over the hill waiting !”
This is not acceptable from anyone, let alone a man in his position. Strangely the council Hate Crime manager was sat next to him. He may think its just a harmless saying but if you were a Native American, from India, or genuinely believed in equality you would find these sort of comments extremely offensive.
You will not be surprised that I am sending this anonysmously. The reasons for this are obvious. You will not take it seriously and then I will be hunted down like others who don’t toe the party line.”
Obviously it’s not our place to comment on allegations of casual racism and/or toe-curlingly crass management speak that belongs to another period in time ….the Neanderthal period to be precise.
However our particular interest lies in the fact that Manager X features in our extensive archive. And therefore we think Scarlett is very wise to remain anonymous as based on what we know – a) they won’t be taken seriously and b) they will be hunted down.
We know this from the case where Manager X failed to properly address allegations about serial bullies targeting staff raising genuine concerns.This series of events inevitably followed the Wirral Council time honored tradition where someone’s career is destroyed and the bullies and enablers carry on topping up their pension pots.
And so demonstrating once again that Wirral leaks has a better grasp of public service than Wirral Council we proudly present a Wirral Leaks special cut out and keep “Lessons to be Learned” for Wirral Council ( the latest in a seemingly never ending series….).
* If staff operate in a culture of fear they will seek alternative outlets for their complaints/grievances/concerns
* If staff have no trust and confidence in managers listening to them they will seek alternative outlets for their complaints/grievances/concerns
* If staff have no trust in internal processes or investigations they will seek alternative outlets for their complaints/grievances/concerns
It’s just occurred to us here that if you add in casual racial slurs we could be talking about Wirralgate!