The Leakys 2014


Following last years inaugural awards we proudly present our 2nd annual Leaky Awards

Hissyfit of the year

For the 2nd year running it’s Mayor Foulkesy ! – for his intemperate performance at full Council on December 15th 2014- exactly 17 months after his last award winning performance on July 15th 2013 .Where the two connected? Yes indeed! For now we know that whistleblower Morton’s Open Letter claiming Foulkesy was “unfit for public office” must have landed in his in-box just before the meeting.This may explain his snarling at the public gallery and angrily telling opposition Councillors Green and Cleary to sit down. We don’t know what Charm School Foulkesy failed to graduate from – but it’s not the sort of behaviour one would expect from Wirral’s first citizen or represents a suitable role model for his future stepson…..oh.

Venue of the Year –

The winner : Friday night rendezvous at Mere Brook House
Runner -up : The pop up B&B in Sandringham Avenue during the Open golf championships
Dishonourable mention: Floral Pavilion – New Brighton commandeered for the coronation of Wirral’s first citizen Foulkesy and the scene of the Power Boy Pip/Comrade Burgesski bust -up

Comeback of The Year –

After being responsible for an appalling lack of scrutiny and poor governance during her previous tenure as overseer of adult social services which resulted in eye-watering toxic debts ,financial abuse and appalling failures to safeguard vulnerable people which were identified in a series of damning reports Matron McLaughlin crawls her way back to become Chair of Families and Wellbeing Committee. And so having failed so catastrophically McLaughlin now has an even bigger and more unwieldy portfolio than before – incorporating as it does Children and Families and Public Health. What a reward for failure – way to go Wirral Council!

Quote of the Year –

Wirral Leaks followers will recall that the Quote of the Year in the 2013 Leaky Awards came from Power Boy Pip and was in reference to the Wirralgate tape – ” No evidence was made available to the investigation to substantiate a serious allegation regarding inappropriate language” (This investigation will be the unheralded Peter Mackay investigation from October 2013 – about which much more in our upcoming Wirralgate For Dummies guide) Then having thought he’d cleverly boxed off that little local difficulty Pip’s plans were dashed after someone tipped off Tory leader Jefferson Green about the Wirralgate tape just before last Christmas and by the new year it suddenly appeared that Power Boy Pip had recovered from a bout of amnesia and suddenly recalled being “played an excerpt of the recording” and that “an adverse comment (was) made by the senior member” of the Labour group” !!!.

Oops! the “adverse comment” must’ve slipped Pip’s tiny mind during the McKay investigation in October 2013. Funnily enough a witness to Foulkesy’s involvement in this tawdry saga got paid £48,000 during that same month.What a coincidence!


So having been rumbled Pip was forced to concede that the Wirralgate tapes went from an “unsubstantiated rumour” to “inaudible” to him admitting that he was indeed “played an excerpt.”

Reading quotes containing phrases like “inappropriate language” and “adverse comment” suggests that minimisation – a common practice much loved by Wirral Council when there’s something to hide – is now turning into an art form….and believe us they sure have something to hide!

Quote of the Year Runner up :

” We wanted justice but you wouldn’t give it to us” – Whistleblower Nigel “Highbrow” Hobro speaking at Audit & Risk Management Committee in October whilst exposing Wirral Council’s inglorious record of thwarting whistleblowers by means of delay,obfuscation ,denial and minimisation (see above).

The Absent Friends Award –

Winner :To the privileged individual whose hysterical ( in a fit of pique sense , not in humour ) hair-ripping antics have led to much mutterings of “schadenfreude” in the newly-carpeted corridors of Brighton Street, and seen a conspicuously empty chair at senior officer meetings of late. We wonder why that is?

Runner Up : If everyone is asking where the hell is Stella “Show Us Your Marrows” Shui in the ongoing Wirral Waters debacle, why won’t anyone at Brighton Street just tell us?


They made such a song and dance about the er,stellar qualities of Stella, and professed to have carried out due diligence into her self-penned glittering business background… Except, clearly they didn’t – the Financial Times and Private Eye exposed that, but from the official mouthpiece for Wirral comes nothing. We imagine the legal, financial and strategic departments have a lot to answer for but don’t expect any hands to go up admitting liability – lie ability? – any time soon.And don’t forget, all this happened long after Wirral’s “Shanghai visit is hailed phenomenal success” – the headline on the council-penned press release revealing that the council’s junket to the East had been hailed a “phenomenal success” by, er, Wirral Council.

We’re left wondering whether Burgesski took the vainglorious picture of Stella by Moonlight Flit hanging in his ante-room as a memento when he gleefully left on New Years Eve?….. or are Wirral Council deluding themselves it’s still a case of out with the old and in with the Shiu?


Special Wirral Council “Our Values In Action” Award:

The glorification of golf and the titivating of the town hall v The closure of Lyndale special school and bedroom tax/council tax measures affecting the elderly and the poor……..enough said.


Photograph of the Year –


To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes……….

6 thoughts on “The Leakys 2014

  1. And the lifetime achievement,sorry less than a year award goes to Frank Drebin/Pete Price/Comrade Toothy, for trousering a nice payout and a new job to boot.

  2. Happy New Year My Lord

    I hope you have a great year leaking, or as we say in Oz………. taking the piss out of…………. “The Dunny Chain Wearer” “Phil the Dill” “The Shyster” “The Pretend Friend” “The Raving Loony” “Crabapple” “Phil the Dill’s Ugly Twin Brother with the


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    from hell”.

    Or, as I like to call him “Mud Guard” shiny on top but shit underneath.

    I am a fine one to talk L.

    and of course Graham Burge(r with the lot plus super duper car and 7 ”mistakes in 29 seconds)ss’.

    Someone’s just told me Gra Gra’s gone. That will make a difference…….not.

    The circus will be bigger and worse than ever with “He who can talk for twenty minutes without breathing or saying anything” in charge. In fact the last words I said to him was get inside with the rest of the shower of shit when he lied to “Highbrow” outside “The Clownhall”.

    My Lordsville you know what he did?

    He just went inside.

    He knows his place.

    Anyway My lovely let me give you my first leak of the year.

    The first lines of an email to Sir Git “The Shyster” today 2 January 2015.

    My lawyer will correspond with yourselves in January

    You have never responded regarding ****** ********

    That’s all for now My Regent but I bet all the idiot senior officers and Clowncillors will be frantically counting those asterisks My L.



    Ps Thanks for being my pen pal Lordly.


  3. Gratefully I accept your nomination dedicating it to those who contibuted to making such an epic of the affair

    G Burgess “This should have been sorted last April {2012!!)”

    Cllr P Davies “Goodl uck with that!” on meeting ourselves in Labour Group offices Summer 2012

    Head Internal Auditor Dave Garry “I wont take your evidence”

    Surjit Tour “a couple of weeks for further investigations”{March 2012} 16 weeks taken!

    Anon “We arent accountants you know, just run it past me again” {for the fourth time}

    AND NOT TO FORGET “The Dept of Communities and Local Government”who finished fieldwork ONE YEAR AGO but still have not rendered their report


    Thanks Wirralleaks

  4. Oh My Lord

    Don’t you just love how MY MATE “Highbrow” runs rings around these full/part-time imbeciles.

    They don’t understand accountancy.

    They don’t understand simple contracts.

    They don’t understand openness.

    They don’t understand honesty.

    They don’t understand transparency.

    They don’t understand that Stella thinks they are muppets.

    They don’t understand how Kenno is doing a Stella.

    I just hope people like that child in the Labor Party (who seems to be smarter than the rest of the Kitchen Cabinet, mind you he does know “Highbrows” son), is planning to overthrow the bullies in “The Kitchen Cabinet”.

    They think they are on a good thing with “He who can talk for twenty minutes without breathing or saying anything”.

    And, Oh Lordy they think they are good.

    They are shit.

    Simon “Ned” Kelly for mayor. He is the only one, and/or maybe one other that will stand up.

    Is the leader of The Raving Loony Party still in that state of confusion over the worst scandal in forty years and let me kiss your arse Gra Gra.



    Ps Talking to “Highbrow” today another liar amongst them has emerged.

    No wonder they won’t take Wirral Funny Bizz to court.

    Remember My Regent the auditor that Gra Gra courted and feted at that ridiculous farce of an Improvement Board Public Meeting were “Phil the Dill” and “The Football Shirt” couldn’t run out fast enough when Martin started to speak, you know Lordy the auditor with the alphabet after his name. Well he told “Highbrow” that one of the main “culprits” at Invest “In thyself” Wirral had been sacked, well Lordsville………….. not true.

    Pps If you are a Senior Officer at Wirral and you don’t lie please write to THE LORD OF WIRRAL and I promise that as my HERO he will publish your ridiculous claim.

    Luv you more My L more than the amount of data and evidence that “Highbrows” has on these closed, dishonest and opaque cretinous morons at Wirral.

    Bring in the administration. XXXXXXXX

  5. G’day Lordly

    I would just like to thank you so much for the time you gave me in December.

    We have caught out senior officers telling lies.

    We have caught out elected members believing their shit figures.

    I know they will continue to get away with this.

    I know they are deluded and think they can do it as part of their JOB and get away without payback. Trust me they will suffer.

    They are really ugly, vile, self centred buffoons who have over stepped the mark.

    “Phil the Dill!” and his boss “The Dunny Chain Wearer” and his “Football Shirt” and their lackey “He who can talk for twenty minutes without breathing or saying anything” I hope “The Shyster” turns on you with a massive overloading of guilt feeling and spills the beans.



    Luv you for your time Lordly. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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