Don’t say we’re judgemental here at Wirral Leaks….but it took until Eric Robinson’s 2nd address to Wirral Council before the penny dropped (or £48,000 in Wirral Council’s case) and we realised that there was yet another corporate-speak spouting spin merchant in our midst.
Let’s face it we couldn’t stand the last Wirral Council Chief Executive Comrade Burgesski from the word get go. The self interest! , the self promotion! and let’s not forget the self abuse!.”What Really Matters” was his permanent contract and the Council credit card. But then even those tics and twitches – which made it seem like the person in charge of Wirral Council was the love child of Frank Spencer and Jack Douglas didn’t put certain people off – but then they do say that power is an aphrodisiac!.
However all it took for Stressed Eric to mark his card permanently with us was the use of the dreaded phrase “Devo-Scouse” that’s doing the rounds.In his patronising ExecView missive Eric tells us that “ The Council Leader Cllr Phil Davies met with the Secretary of State to discuss ‘Devo Scouse’ and devolving more powers to the Liverpool City Region. “
And we’re telling you right here,right now Eric we aren’t buying this (or the golf resort spin) – you just about got away with telling us about your “passion” in your inaugural address but you’ve really crossed a line with this BS.
What’s more Her Ladyship concurs with our source – that ExecView is not only a word blend from hell this edition has more photos than this week’s issue of Hello!.It seems that with Stressed Eric and his rictus grin we find ourselves once more in the realm of the cult of personality (minus the personality).
However there are some moments of of unintentional hilarity as Eric cheerily tells us what he’s been up to to earn his £165K per annum: “Next stop was Woodchurch, where I talked to the Recycling team about their interesting work to reduce dog fouling….”.
It’s a crap job but somebody’s got to do it eh, Eric?.
Finally our LeakyView on Devo-Scouse is this – here at Leaky Towers we wouldn’t trust Mayor Joe or Power Boy Pip to look after the class hamster during the school holidays.