We have to doff our cap to ex -Wirral Council legal head Bill Norman.This guy knows how to work the local government gravy train!.He is the very model of the modern public servant.
For those wanting to forge a lucrative career in local government this the man to follow – all around the country!.
There have been torrid times in Torbay, woeful moments in Wirral and horrible happenings in Hereford and he’s picked up sizeable lumps of public money every single time he’s ,ahem, “left” each of these councils.Now we hear he’s gone and landed on his feet again and picked a plum job in leafy Cheshire East.
We can’t help asking as to whether there are really that few a pool of local government lawyers who are prepared to do the bidding of their political paymasters. Bill Norman seems to get recycled more than a supermarket bag for life.Only Bill’s bag is stuffed with wads of cash and not cut-price food with yellow stickers on!. This guy must be strictly Waitrose home delivery as he approaches the half a million pounds mark in golden handshakes.He makes cash hungry ex Wirral Council Super-Duper Director Kevin “Addled” Adderley look like a rank amateur – well even more of an amateur than he looks already anyway.
However we wouldn’t begrudge him his bungs if he dished the dirt on his sudden departure from Wirral Council .Unfortunately we suspect a confidentiality clause or his solicitor’s code of conduct prohibits him from telling us how spineless Council “leader” Phil “Power Boy Pip” Davies had to get someone else to do the dirty work to get rid of him.
Indeed it must be a welcome change that Bill finds himself working for a council where the leader resigns when he’s involved in dodgy deals involving his mates.On Wirral the leader just gets another one of his mates to write a report to get him off the hook!
So don’t laugh at Bill – he’s no fool. A local government joker laughing all the way to the bank and the joke’s on us.