And so with crushing inevitability comes the news that Cllr Jim “Crabby” Crabtree gets a slap on the wrist and has been given a formal warning by North West Labour Regional Office in relation to his conduct reported exclusively on Wirral Leaks , and that this warning is to be kept on file.
As Leaks readers will know this warning relates to the incident where disabled young people who were supposed to be his “care” were commandeered to deliver election leaflets on behalf the local Labour Party…….like you do.
Furthermore we understand this warning will be made available to the assessment team for any future councillor selection processes and that the Labour Party will be asked to send a representative to meetings of the Bidston St James (no relation) Ward to ensure that – and we quote – “everyone in attendance acts in a comradely manner to others.” – please no sniggering at the back.
What’s more North West Labour Regional Director Anna Hutchinson has decreed :
“That the leadership of the Labour Group are required to undertake training in order to ensure that any future issues raised with them that are of serious concern are dealt with in a prompt and appropriate way.”
Absolutely hilarious! – Oh Anna can we come and live in your world?.Somebody needs to whisper in her shell-like the word “Wirralgate”!.
Meanwhile back in the unreal world that is the Wirral Labour group we understand that they have a meeting tonight (26th October) where Power Boy Pip Davies and his bully-boys want to question the magnificent woman who chaired the panel to deselect his mates which we exclusively revealed over the weekend.
But back to Crabtree – whilst Cllr George Davies might have commented on Jimbob’s suspension that “It’s better the devil you know” (like he’s an arbiter for how any councillor should conduct themselves!) and Frankenfield backs him because he obviously likes his Wirral councillors to be docile and adoring – we at Wirral Leaks clearly work to a different set of standards.
Consequently it has been brought to our attention by several concerned members of the public who share our concerns that standards in public office on Wirral are sadly slipping into the gutter.Accordingly we share with you an (unedited) post on Cllr Crabtree’s Facebook page (well one of them anyway – he has 2 – is that allowed by the way?) which we think is indicative of the morality under which senior local politicians seem to operate :
50p? What century were you born in ? I remember filing down half penny’s yes they were called happenys..filed them down on the back step to put into the gas and electric meters and when the lucky or gas man came to empty it he would put them to one side and my Mum would say”I don’t know how they got in there?” Well they would be strait back in very quickly….happy days?
Well , they do say that the child is father to the man and we think that when Crabtree publicly publishes posts like this he should have regard to the fact that , astonishingly , he is the CHAIR of Wirral Council’s AUDIT & RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.
No ,honestly – we don’t make this shit up!.He really,really is.
However what this post says to us is something about the local scam culture where there seems to be a casual disregard for OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY – bung some bogus whistleblowers a few quid to shut them up, make embarrassments and failures go away with a magic cheque book and get some high pay/low morality consultants in to cover up the cracks.
We’ve said this before – but when a organisation such as Wirral Council conducts itself in such a way that all moral authority is lost and when a staff member at Wallasey Town Hall (allegedly) puts their hand in the till they shouldn’t be at all surprised.
But we’ll save that story for another time , as we at Leaky Towers have standards even if those in charge of Wirral Council clearly don’t!……….