Standard Procedures


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Rather endearingly we’ve been asked by a very excited reader whether Wirral Council’s Standards & Constitutional Committee meeting on Thursday will finally mean that the Thynne 2 report will finally see the light of day.

Sorry to disappoint them but all we can say is- ” You’ve got to be joking ! ”

Instead it seems to be a case of death by bureaucracy and a further desperate attempt by Wirral Council to kill the report stone dead. The sickening irony is that Thursday’s meeting is to approve procedures,protocols and appointments relating to complaints about Wirral Councillors.

The fact that the Committee hasn’t met for 6 months tells you everything you need to know about how seriously councillors take the issue of their own public accountability.

If you really want to lose the will to live might we suggest that you check out the protocol here :

We have two main observations , the first of which is to ask what is the point of having a protocol , a procedure or a policy if you contemptuously ignore it?.

We mean specifically clause 16  of the protocol concerned as it is with the meeting of the Standards Panel

16. Standards Panel

16.1 Where a Standards Complaint has been referred for investigation and a finding of a breach has been found by the Investigator, the Standards Panel shall be convened within 20 working days of the Monitoring Officer receiving the Investigator’s final report.

So can the Committee tell us exactly how long they’ve had Investigator Patricia Thynne’s  second Code of Conduct report ?. By our reckoning it’s at least 6 months . Funny we can’t see anywhere in the protocol that Wirral Council have to check with a councillor’s legal rep whether it’s OK with them whether they can hold a meeting! . Although we do note that the decision to instigate a Standards Appeal Panel fills us with complete despair as no matter how heinous or how damning the evidence against them is an errant councillor can seemingly spin the inevitable out for even longer so that allegations can be dismissed as “historical”.

Our second observation is the truly terrifying aspect of the protocol that is the frightening number of powers that the Wirral Council’s Monitoring Officer Surjit Tour gives himself …..although now we come to think about it that might explain our first observation!!!.

The Monitoring Officer who thinks he’a Returning Officer – but isn’t !.

Oops! –  do you have a protocol for when that happens Mr.Tour?.


12 thoughts on “Standard Procedures

  1. G’day Lordly

    My dear friend John “Tarrantino” Brace, I think inadvertently, lit my blue touch paper and stood back the other day.

    “Yes I am aware of the sum involved. However £2 million is really a drop in the ocean when it comes to Wirral Council’s budget (whether now or in the past).

    If it was about £200 million then you might have had a somewhat different response.”

    Obviously talking about the Wirral “Funny” Bizz £2,000,000.00 knock off.

    Like he said it is only pin money but it is the way they operate and write it off.

    The evil little welsh scum bag Jones tells “Highbrow” “you’ve won boyo you can’t take the teeth out of a corpse”.

    So if it is pin money

    Why did AdderleyDadderleyDooLally lie to me in our first meeting saying no Big Fund recipent had gone bad. Lockwood/Harbac and others?

    Why did Basnett say to “Highbrow” that she was told to keep her gob shut?

    Why did they hide the Edwards Report?

    Why did Dave Garry supersede the Edwards Report with a croc of shit and then get paid off £40,000.00?

    Why did they pay Grant (chocolate teapot) Thornton £50,000.00 to do a report and then hide it?

    Why waste about £200,000.00 defending AdderleyDadderleyDooLally and his Invest (in thyself) Wirral FOI’s etc?

    Why did AdderleyDadderleyDooLally and his Invest (in thyself) Wirral not report asset stripping Lockwood/Harbac? Criminal!

    Why did “The Shyster” and his ill legal department not report asset stripping Lockwood/Harbac?

    Why did 65 clowncillors keep their gobs shut all apart from Stuart Kelly?

    Why are they still hiding the DCLG Report.

    The DCLG investigator told “Highbrow” he had recommended a claw back which they say he didn’t.

    Who is lying?




    I still luv “Tarrantino” despite his wind up and I can’t wait to see him at his tribunal at that court house over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant Wirral Waters taking the piss out of “The Shyster” with his cheap plastic biro, shiny arsed suit and expensive barrista from London on 16 June.

    Try and get there Lordsville it is so funny watching “The Shyster” mumble and fumble and watching his barrista rescuing him from being the fool he is.

    Luv ya more Leaky keep up the great work. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      • G’day John

        I know you don’t have a bad bone in your body.

        I have waited all these weeks for another photo shoot of “The Chamber Potty” John and Leaks to finish papering my dunny wall, eureka!! I thought

        in their rubbish local propaganda sheet

        Wirral Chamber of Commerce opens new business links with Spain

        How dare he continue to rip off the wirral with a small w purse with paid holidays.

        What business are they doing with Spain?

        Could be tourism as Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant Wirral Waters stinks as badly as some of those resorts in Spain that Spanish people wouldn’t go any where near that the English can’t get there quick enough to get their football shirts off quickly enough and get their tatts out.




        Are you going down to Hoylake for your holidays before Jack builds his one, two or three golf courses with eighteen houses per hole?

        “Addles” still hasn’t apologised for lying to me Leaky.

      • I’ve no idea what sort of business they were doing with Spain.

        Speaking for myself, last week I was doing business with a Maltese business and a business based in the Netherlands. All from the benefit of the UK as these businesses seek me out rather than the other way round.

        As you’d expect in my line of work it was the provision of advertising (although not on this blog on another website I run).

        I don’t go to Hoylake very often (other than passing through from time to time). I wasn’t willing to go through the rigmarole of press passes for the various Open Golf championships there. In 2006 during the Open Golf Championship I wasn’t too happy with the train terminating at Hoylake rather than West Kirby because of the golf too. Meant I had to cycle from Hoylake to West Kirby to complete a trip to visit a client there. The traffic was atrocious! The trains were so packed it was like sardines in a tin!

        Sadly golf isn’t really my thing (although I have done my fair amount of writing about Wirral Council’s connections to it). I’m not a sports journalist you see.

        The proposed Hoylake Golf Resort is a long running political/planning issue in Hoylake. It’s one of those stories that has run and run over many years and will run and run over many years.

  2. There is now a clear 2 year ‘window of opportunity’ for the parasite (an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense) to actively feast from within a declining Wirral Council.

  3. G’day Lordly

    People might be laughing about my conspiracy theory over Wirral “Funny” Bizz but the charades, smoke and mirrors continue 5 years later.


    “Highbrow” got an FOI today.

    Just look at the dates and they don’t even correlate with what the auditor told “Highbrow” bearing in mind the original whistle blowing to AdderleyDadderleyDooLally and Paula (I’ll do anything for you and your football shirt Kev) Basnett.

    “Did you enjoy the “jollies” in Spain?

    Thank you for your request for information concerning the ISUS report on Wirral
    Borough Council Spring 2014, which we received on 12 April 2016 and processed
    under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

    I can confirm that the information requested is held by the Department for
    Communities and Local Government and we are able to provide you with all this
    information. I have detailed below the information that is being released to you.

    1. The date of the report as submitted by A Walker

    A Walker submitted the draft report to the Department on 11 December 2014.

    2. The date of the correspondence that first sends the above report to Wirral
    Borough Council

    The Department first sent a copy of the draft report to Wirral Council on 10 March

    3. The dates of any responses from Wirral Borough council
    Wirral Council sent a holding response acknowledging receipt of the report on 11
    March 2015.

    A response was received on 5 June 2015.

    4. The value of the claw back suggested within the report.

    No claw back was suggested within the investigation report.

    So why did the auditor tell “Highbrow” he recommended a whopping claw back that would be diluted to a smaller whopping amount?

    Who is the liar?



    Oh Lordy how much would you laugh if “Highbrow” taped the conversation on the phone with that auditor.

    Like “Ankles” always said “lessons should be learned”, “lessons should be learned”.

    So did “Highbrow” learn from the dastardly Wirralgate gang (Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill” “Ankles” and Phil’s Ugly Twin Brother with the Comb Over from Hell”) that all lying barstards should be taped?

    Viva Wirralgate Viva Wirralgate

    Luv ya Leaks more than you will ever know. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  4. G’day Leaks

    Talking of Standard Procedures it sure looks like “Fartin Lobsterpot” is carrying out Uncle Joe’s orders and telling “Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill” and his scum bags like “Ankles” and “Phil’s Ugly Twin Brother with the Comb Over from Hell” to stay hidden under their desks like Mrs Robinson, The Blinking CEO , while the Metro Mayor is sorted.



    Talking of the Blinking CEO he is not going to make the mistake of Burgess, Wilkie, Norman, Garry, AdderleydadderleyDooLally and mention Wirral “Funny” Bizz or Wirralgate as Standard Procedure until he pockets a shit load of cash and a massive pay off.


  5. G’day Lordsville

    I thought that wirral with a tiny w had finally made a national tabloid


    Other useless politicians can be substituted over Wirral “Funny” Bizz £2,000,000.00 knock off and the Wirralgate tapes.

    Green could easily be substituted, in no particular order

    Ghilchrist (Told him he should be retired long ago)
    Davies (Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill)
    Foulkes (Ankles)
    Davies (Phil the Dill’s Ugly Twin Brother with the Comb Over from Hell)
    Jones (The Pretend Friend)
    Abbott (Co Pilot of the Booze Bus after The Fudge It and Risk It Mis-Management Committee Meetings)
    Williamson (She who thinks they named an art gallery after her)
    Jones (Missus bilong him Nurse Rat a disgrace to her ‘vocation’)
    Crapapple (Who???)
    Crispy Creme Doughnut (yuk)

    and others from the officers


    God Bless Stuart Kelly.



    If we vote out Lordy who is going to do the accounting or even behave decently?


  6. G’day Lordy

    Sounds like they are putting in all the old hard heads into the Fudge It and Risk It Mis-Managemnt Committee Jones, Gilchrist, ex-Dunny Chain Wearer etc., that know exactly the shit they have been up to for more than 10 years IN AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP IT BURIED.

    No women sexist barstards.

    We (“Highbrow and I”) used to wonder why the useless Green and his tory flops and failures never did anything about Wirral “Funny” Bizz and then lo and behold yesterday a massive clue popped up on LINKED IN or whatever it is called


    The auditor that wrote a croc of shit evil, vile, dishonest report to supersede Beverley Edwards reasonable effort that disclosed the asset stripping Lockwood/Harbac and then when caught out he got paid off with £40,000.00

    Is linked to


    Lordsville me old china plate, are they in the lodge together, or, “The Pretend Friend’s” odd stuffed animal club, or, neighbours down at West Kirby, or, in the same rugby club?



    Oh Leaky, Ecca is a chocolate teapot just like Grant (ashtray on AdderleydadderleyDooLally’s motor bike) Thornton.

    Luv ya darling XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  7. It would be nice to get a little help out here instead of engineering your meal breaks so one can eat chicken fried rice and tell police story’s while we do all the work.

  8. G’day Lordly

    “The Pretend Friend” debuts tonight as the thicker than the chair, even with missus bilong him sitting on it, and boy is she as thick as much as a disgrace to her vocation, Chair of the Fudge It and Risk It Mis-Management Committee.

    The ex Dunny Chain Wearer will be there more bloated and overfed than his boss who is LINKEDIN to Dave Garry of dodgy report and £40,000.00 pay off fame.

    The leader of the lib dumbs is going in place of the peoples hero Stuart Kelly so Stuey doesn’t mention their sins in public. Heaven forbid them ever doing anything wrong on his watch..fool and there is no fool like an old fart.

    It will be interesting to see who nods off first, “The Pretend Friend” the decrepit lib dumber the bloated tory or the tory resident raving loony of Burgess’s farce of a public meeting into Big, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods fame where he did a u turn fit for the Exorcist.



    Will be worth a look even if only on John “Tarrantino” Brace’s filum.

    “Crapapple” might make a guest appearance and give them a lift to the pub in his little bus that the wheels don’t go round and round on if wirral labor say they don’t.


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