Lessons Have Been Adjourned


In what is turning out to be a longer and more complicated story than “War & Peace” the anticipated conclusion of the BIG/ISUS/Working Neighbourhoods whistleblow came to a shuddering halt at Tuesdays Audit & Risk Management Committee with the (surprise! surprise!) adjournment of another stage managed  meeting.

Consequently we had a pull a story containing a statement from whistle-blower Nigel “Highbrow” Hobro as we didn’t want to steal his thunder for the reconvened meeting next week.

However we thank him for letting us know about the adjournment and the behind the scenes discussions which clearly indicate that certain factions ( Council Officers and certain Councillors of the “nothing to see here/let’s move on” variety) wanted the meeting to go ahead and another faction didn’t (Councillors who complained they hadn’t read the doorstep of a reports pack containing 525 pages – for whom we can only ask if the golf and the sunshine distracted them from their civic duties)

Of course the latter Councillors can rightly claim that receiving such a hefty tome late in the day compromised their ability to ask any pertinent questions whilst Council Officers counter-claimed they complied with Committee requirements because they had previously published a Chief Executive’s report ghost-written for Comrade Burgesski so that should suffice and can we just move on to the bit where we get the trusty “No Case To Answer” stamp out now please and we can all trot off on our summer holidays.Thank you and goodnight.

The point that such short-cuts in scrutiny and lack of attention to detail is exactly what has led to all the whistleblowing cases that have beset Wirral Council in recent years was seemingly lost on everyone.

Meanwhile our faithful factotum Verity Snoop is wading through the reports pack now and judging by the sighs and gasps and snorts of derision it’s a case of yet more damning reports leading to catastrophic results…………..but only for the whistle-blowers !!!!


16 thoughts on “Lessons Have Been Adjourned

  1. G’day My Loveable Lord

    Missed you.

    Tell the Delightful Verity not to waste time just read the Grant Thornton bits and bobs then phone Graham Burge (r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds)ss how his “no case to answer” plebs at Brighton Street can tell lies, for example about cross selling, and just lose all the relevant contracts and if they might have them why were they not signed?

    All in the 526 page Report.

    Then ask him why they are not prosecuting anybody privately as suggested by Grant Thornton.

    She might also ask why the Davies chappy is the only villain redacted?

    And if she really wants to wind the “Little Lamburger” up ask him what was said in the other meeting behind close doors on Monday.



    Ps My Greatness did Stella stay at the Towers in your absence?

    Pps My Lordsville I will make a deal that I will do my utmost to get “Highbrow” to give you everything evil about this “AFFAIR” “UNREDACTED” at the first smell of whitewash in the finale as another great scoop.

    Missed you My Beloved more than 526 pages XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  2. I’ve just been to the John Brace website to view a short piece of film of this event.

    I’ve got to say, that fearlessly thorough arbiter of officialdom, Councillor Jim “What A Load Of Tosh” Crabtree looked extremely dapper in his best bib and tucker. A finer, more well-attuned, more well turned-out example of a meeting chair, I have yet to lay eyes upon.

    I’ve been waiting with bated breath to see Crabbers perform under the spotlight, fielding forensic questions from 2 x qualified auditor whistleblowers, Mr Hobro and Mr Griffiths, as he races back and forth through 525 pages of closely-typed “Tosh”.

    Bring it on 🙂

  3. I hear from a number of well placed sources that the meeting isn’t adjourned just for a week, but adjourned until September. You can check the calendar on Wirral Council’s website and you’ll see nothing is currently scheduled for Tuesday 29th. At Wirral Council it seems openness and transparency takes time…

      • Or to use a phrase from Alice in Wonderland, jam tomorrow.

        “You couldn’t have it if you did want it,” the Queen said. “The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.”
        “It must come sometimes to ‘jam to-day’,” Alice objected.
        “No, it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: to-day isn’t any other day, you know.”
        “I don’t understand you,” said Alice. “It’s dreadfully confusing!”

      • G’day John and Paul

        Thanks for the tip that it will be October.

        I will be able to go right around the whole world and see my first granddaughter in the Antipodes while they do…………………………………….

        What exactly?

        They might get in the ear of that overworked DCLG auditor who appears to move at the same pace as them.

        Paul, you should see John “Tarrantino” Brace’s new swivelling tripod you will be so impressed you will know instantly were to tell him to stick it!

        I hope it is not disposable you might be able to think of a couple of targets.



        Ps They will get comfort the I will be flying Malaysian.

  4. THe WBC officers reach for a Clintonesque equivocation, their equivalent “I did not have sex in the Oval office”, or “I smoked but did not inhale”

    They noticed not the trolleys of advertising material, cross-sold to Start-ups, passing through the back doors of Egerton House and through the corridor just past the offices of Invest wirral.

    Yes they did pay the salaries of the two salesmen but they were duped as the duo were engaged surely in wirralbiz+ “development”, and as for proof-reading the editions they placed adverts within never did Invest Wirral notice the similarity of the businesses advertising with the business start-ups. Never honest never.

    As to Mr Raworth being a director of some of these start ups why business confidentiality trumps, give the start-ups the cash and ask no questions. As to paying Mr Raworth to give himself advice on his own new start-ups, are you trying to get us in lumber, you wicked man?

  5. G’day Again Lordly

    I missed you both so much I thought I’d write again.

    If Verity hasn’t already phoned Graham Burge (r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds) ss can she ask him to explain why his Super Super Director “The Football Shirt” told me that no Big Fund recipient had gone kaput when I blew the whistle to him and his “Chamber Potty” 3 years and 19 days ago.

    In fact tell him “My officers have no case to answer even though I wasn’t even here.” that not only was it public that Lockwood Engineering was a gonner the other five company’s mentioned all had serious issues if he wants to read the Grant Thornton Report. Or, can’t he get past page 3 either?

    Lordsville these peanuts think they can just say anything they like and it is true because they say it. We caught that other Super Super Director lying as well to our faces, you know him that can talk for twenty minutes without taking a breath, “Louie Arm…..what’s his name?

    History will not change however long it takes.

    Why didn’t they just suspend the contracts immediately…..oh shit Legals lost them all, or, didn’t get them signed…..how convenient….”The Shyster” at his best.

    Does anyone actually respect these parasites, I bet the “Dunny Chain Wearer” is laughing in his free pints as he got the get out of the frying pan card whilst they all self destruct. Hope he hasn’t bought his wedding dress yet he will never fit in it.



    Ps Your Little Diva Verity did an excellent job in your absence.

    It is so nice having you back as I was lonely you GREAT COMFORTER OF WHISTLE BLOWERS.


  6. G’day My Morning Glory

    Woke up to John Braces’s comment about it now being October.

    The SUPER SPECIAL Riskit and Fudgit Meeting in to Big, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods.

    How many of them are going to get a PACKAGE or RETIRE before then like Dave Garry did? Might even be long term sick, they are certainly sick barstards.



    Ps My L they can’t change history or as “The Shyster” likes to say “THE CHRONOLOGY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

    It must be a real joy to be in his team.

    Don’t sign that.

    Lose this.

    Send a threatening letter. (I’ll show you mine Lord if you show me yours.)

    Then his trademark “Just keep your gob shut” “Chamber Potty”.”

    Pps I hope they have to keep that auditor with the alphabet after his name on till then and at least that will be a waste of public monies going to an (I think) honest person for a change.

    Ppps If Veritous hasn’t spoken to Graham Burge (r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds) ss she could also ask him why the Grant Thornton stuff was dated as it was the forensic auditor left Grant Thornton early last year.

    Someone who didn’t trust them might be suspicious.

    Luv you more than Nigel liked his “Pretend Friend” XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • G’day The Lord and Lady of The Towers

      Sad news just received from WBC.

      They aren’t going to keep on that auditor chappie that has the alphabet after his name that Graham Burge (r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds) s Courted and Feted at the Public Improvement Board Meeting.

      What would a little bit of wastage of public monies be going to an honest person for a change.

      Then again I suppose he does know a lot of the truths.

      Talking of wastage My Love do you ever get to that New Brighton Community Centre that is empty whenever I go past.

      You know the one that that councillor “Pick Pocket” or whatever his name is that runs and got a business plan off WIRRAL BIZ.

      Oh sorry Lordy I mean he got two for for £7,600.00 what a bargain. An absolute load of tosh from “The Redactee” in the Grant Thornton Reports.

      I bet the joint is chokers.



  7. This episode is like the multi-coloured vomit sparkling in the early Sunday morning after the night before. There are more pieces in it than sweetcorn in a post barbecue turd.

    The great Jonathan Swift of “Gulliver’s Travels” and “Of Human excrement”(little read but I ordered it in the Bofdleian library) what would he have made of it in his trusty notebook where he recorded each human turd in his long walks ?

    sloppy but with a thin sun-baked crust of hypocrisy. This one coughed up only after a chest shuddering struggle. Nasty..

  8. It’s now going to be Tuesday 7th October at 6:00pm.

    The minutes have the effect of making the whole charade look like it was professionally conducted on 22nd July:


    Some helpful explanatory words from Mr Bu(7 “Mistakes” in 29 seconds)rgess:

    “The Chief Executive commented that it was his belief that the documentation circulated to Members vindicated Council officers and, to be fair to those whose integrity had been questioned, he urged the Committee to consider the matter as soon as was possible.”

    Done and dusted…………….already? A seed has been planted…….! Before ‘Load of Tosh’ can chair any “scrutiny”…………..?!

  9. G’day

    My Little Possums Lord and Lady of The Towers (and my little surrogate pomme daughter Verity)
    also, John Brace, Paul Cardin, Martin Morton and anyone else who cares about The Wirral.

    I will not be writing again now until October unless you beg me, or even………… just ask.

    “HIGHBROW” HAS SUGGESTED that I back off (as the bad cop) now until the October meeting.

    His young son tells me the best thing about being away at university is that he doesn’t have to listen about Wirral Biz.

    (Real people, real crimes.)

    I will reluctantly do (against my better judgement) as he asks, hoping and hoping it is not on advice of his “Pretend Friend” or any other arsehole of the same ilk that pulled his what-sits for two years.

    When I first met “Highbrow” I instantly admired him as being like a fair dinkum Aussie bloke but Wirral Biz had almost broken him (my opinion).

    Three years later he has battered Wirral Biz (at least 3 court cases) and WBC with his intellect and evidence, so hard, and, I must say about 90% of all the evidence in the 526 pages is down to “Highbrow” but they just will not CONCEDE.

    As far as WBC are concerned they never will give in even though they look so stupid and boy are some looking fuckin stupid .

    As stupid as “The Football Shirt” “The Shyster” “The Chamber Pot” “The Pretend Friend” “Phil the Dill” and are favourite bloated imbecile “THE DUNNY CHAIN WEARER”. I believe he will come back next year thinking everyone has forgotten. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!!

    Talking of village idiots, which Fudgit and Risk It Committee member thought it was “normal” not to have the accounts at the AGM?

    He will still argue he is right even down at the “ABBEY”.

    What a mob of muppets’!

    I would just like to see anyone of these people stand up and debate “Highbrow” but we know they are cowards (in a bully gang) like Graham Burge (r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds) s.

    All officers are vindicated according to Graham Burge (r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds) s. even though they weren’t questioned by Grant Thornton.

    Where was Graham Burge (r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds) s at the time anyway?

    Not Wirral……some people will say anything for money and fancy cars.

    So why did one female go to garbage and one to the Chamber Pot Graham Burge (r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 mistakes http://goo.gl/znBccO in 29 seconds) s?


    Now three years later it is ME the nearly broken man (my opinion) but fortunately I have been sent by my baby daughter a return ticket to Oz to see my first granddaughter.

    So I am off L, but, if you want to hear from me My Lord and Lady this new fangled computer thingy does work all the way over there and I will get your requests for input.



    Ps How do these stupid lying barstards sleep at night?

    Luv you as big as Australia xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. We now have the formerly redacted paragraph j of the Timmins review pgs 49 approx of the agenda supplement,and that thanks to the Information commissioner.

    The plot thickens as there appears to have been a fully evidenced with appendices report BEFORE ever Mr Garry wrote his unevidenced, deflectory and mendacious report.. That probably is the Report by the lead investigator, Mrs Beverley Edwards, who left in January 2012 .

    She led the interviews in November 2011 whilst Mr Garry took notes silently. She had had the BIG files since August and was certainly clued-up regarding their contents having had them for over 2 months. She visited wirralbiz, the only field-work , completed , in December 2011, for 2.5 hours, leaving empty-handed.

    She appeared genuinely to be concerned so it will be of great interest to see whether this translates into her, assumed to be her’s, report. If that be the case then Mr Garry’s report will be doubly invidious, given the lie forwards by Grant Thornton, and backwards by Mrr Edwards.

    The timmins reviewer significantly, and initially redacted, writes this “report” i.e. the B Edwards report, should not be put in the public domain. Why ever not?

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