So as we hinted at before we were briefly sideblinded it is finally farewell then to Kevin Addled (aka Utterly Butterly) Wirral Council’s Super-Duper Director of Something or Other.
The man described by Private Eye magazine as the “the council’s chief fantasist” whilst posing the question: “Is this Britain’s most credulous man?”.
Here Private Eye were of course referring to what Foulkesy would no doubt call Addled’s “bible -like devotion” to the Stella Shiu/Wirral Waters fantasy .
However with his sudden departure comes the inevitable nice big wad of public money. So what’s so unusual about that you ask?.Well can we suggest you try turning into work today and saying : “I’ve had enough of this crap – can I have a some dosh so I can get out and mess up elsewhere? ” and see what reaction you get.
Meanwhile on Planet Wirral (where the abnormal is still very much the norm) a town hall representative is reported to have said : “The offer of a severance payment is open to all employees who have two years or more continuous service.All payments made are in line with our agreed and published voluntary redundancy scheme.Details of all severance payments are a matter between the council and the individual.”
And so because a deal is done behind closed doors and although it’s our money apparently we’re not allowed to know how big the bung is – well not for now anyway.Let’s be honest – life’s too short for Freedom of Information requests so it’ll only be a matter of time before the information is leaked.
But then what do Wirral Council expect when much put upon staff witness special dispensation meted out to those-in-the-know and/or those-in-the-shit?.Any shred of loyalty there is to the council goes out of the window and the next thing you know there’s yet another entry in our bulging inbox.
However as we – and some in public office who have shamefully known for some time – there’s much more to this case and we think that in the public interest we really do need to talk about Kevin…….. particularly alongside 2 other former Wirral Council luminaries.
A proper adult conversation about the standards of behaviour that councillors tolerate, council staff endure and the public fund.
Indeed there may those currently checking out Wirral Leaks from sunny Portugal who may want to join in the forthcoming conversation……