Don’t know about you guys but we’re lovin’ the run up to the local elections and now the Merseyside Police Commissioner election also to be held on May 5th just got a whole lot more interesting.
The news arrives out of the blue (or should that be the boys in blue) that Wirral Councillor David Burgess -Joyce was allegedly sacked from his job with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) for gross misconduct in 2013.
Proving once again you really couldn’t make this shit up Cllr B-J is needless to say the Tory candidate for the Merseyside Police Commissioner election!.
Now whenever we’ve had an idle moment we try to catch up on Wirral Council proceedings from Wallasey Town Hall via John Brace’s video recordings and whenever we’ve watched them Her Ladyship and I have always asked each other who on earth was that preening, self -regarding pompous windbag who with faux sincerity talked ever -so – slowly – and – in – a -way – that – made – you – think – that -what -he-was -saying – was – ever – so- important – and – profound – when -really – it -was – the – usual – mix -of -blather – and – BS.
And now we know – Mr B-J !!!
For us there are other interesting aspects to this story printed on Labour Day in the Liptrot Echo – not least that if Cllr B-J was sacked in 2013 ( there’s a bit of difference between the National Crime Agency and B-J’s version of events) why is it being reported in the “public interest” a few days before the 2016 Merseyside Police Commissioner election?.
Even more interestingly we have Liverpool Council’s Mayor Joe Anderson calling for B-J’s resignation as a Wirral Councillor and surprisingly not Wirral Council leader Phil “Power Boy Pip” Davies.
But then as we know Power Boy Pip is in no position to call for anyone’s resignation at the moment as he has more than a few skeletons of his own rattling round in the cupboard !.