We’d like to thank the perplexed readers who contacted us about a couple of stories that have been published on consecutive days this past week in the Liverpool Echo. They’ve asked us if we could throw some light on the stories. The first thing we’d like to say is that the Echo is certainly living up to its name. These two stories appear to us as being not so much published as regurgitated – and much like vomit – equally sickening.
So let us do this chronologically – firstly on 14th March we get this previously reported story about Peel Empires Inc – having quite reasonably given up on the Stella Shiu No-Show – moving on to Plan B ( B for bullshit) and now want to throw up ( there’s a theme here) residential units on the site previously earmarked for businesses ,offices and the International Trade Centre.
Yes ! – 23,500 more buy-to-lets! – just what we need in the Liverpool Economic Partnership area (which includes Wirral) and which the English Indices of Deprivation indicates is the worst in England and bottom of the league when it comes to employment, income, health deprivation and disability.
Wirral – deprived and with a declining population that is becoming increasingly elderly and dependent .What an attractive proposition to investors!
Then on 15th March we get this follow up desperate “news”story :
Talk about late to the party !. It was 5 months ago we covered this bogus story about desperate Wirral Council leader Power Boy Pip Davies maintaining his blind faith in Hong Kong bankrupt Stella Shiu by flogging off some land miles away from the Wirral Waters site when it was first reported in the Financial Times :
Presciently we commented :
- The FT report appears to us to have been a “controlled leak” via a national newspaper with a niche market . Who authorised this leak and what was the motivation to leak the jubilant news of the Sam Wa / Stella Shiu hook-up rather than being heralded as a “good news” story in the likes of the Liverpool Echo ?
Clearly in hindsight this was an early example of Wirral Council’s PR amateur Martin Liptrot’s early work which he followed up months later with the lazy / compliant local mouthpiece that is the Liverpool Echo.
As Her Ladyship commented : ” Wasn’t it a Chinese New Year recently – what was it? – The Year of Flogging A Dead Horse ?”