The Emperor of Dissemblance


“He keeps saying he’s going to sort it out. He needs to get his chequebook out and write a cheque” – is Frank Field addressing this statement to Sir Philip Green or to Wirral Council Chief Executive Eric Robinson? 

I was awoken from my golden slumbers this morning by Her Ladyship shrieking :

” Darling , come quickly, that ghastly man is on Radio 4 again…..”  

As there seem to be so many ghastly men (and women) about at the moment it was only when I heard the familiar condescending drawl that I realised she meant dear old Birkenhead MP Frank Field (aka Frankenfield).

Whilst sat at the dining room table I settled down to listen to Frankenfield fulminate against “Sir” Philip Green   described as the “unacceptable face of capitalism ” in a report into the collapse of BHS published today by the Work and Pensions and Business, Innovations and Skills Committees . As we know Frankenfield is the chair of the former Committee and took the opportunity  to do his well worn holier than thou routine and asked :  “What kind of man is it who can count his fortune in billions but does not know what decent behaviour is?”

For the the full tawdry story :

That was bad enough however I nearly choked on my kedgeree as Frankenfield  with breathtaking hypocrisy called Green a “Napoleon figure who orchestrated all this ” and who was “used to everyone around him doing as they’re told”

Takes a Napoleon to know a Napoleon we thought to ourselves! .

Although in this case Frankenfield ‘s Napoleon being less like Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and more like the Napoleon from Animal Farm – Our Leader,Comrade Napoleon, Father of all Animals, Terror of Mankind,Protector of the sheep-fold,Ducklings’ Friend – the Emperor of Dissemblance.

Frankenfield went on (and on and on) to demand  that Sir Green should write a cheque for “at least” £571m for the BHS pensioners……..which in comparison his demand for £48,000 x 4  from Wirral Council for his favoured recording artistes seems quite reasonable! .

But what was it about Frankenfield’s insistence that the collapse of BHS  was all down to  model -botherer and yacht-collector Green ?  (he certainly has it in for Greens doesn’t he ?- whether they’re former Wirral Council Directors or the Wirral Green Party).More objective commentators have drawn attention to the fact that the BHS Inquiry deservedly lambasted not only Green , but the buyer of BHS Dominic Chappell and their enablers.

A report in today’s Financial Times titled “BHS report lays bare failure and liability” states that  – ” Some of the report’s most withering passages are reserved for the “directors, advisers and hangers-on” who surround the two men (Green and Chappell) . They “are all culpable”, the MPs say.”

Among the advisers were  Grant Thornton, the accountancy and auditing firm . Who also strangely enough are Wirral Council’s  auditors. We were particularly drawn to the Financial Times comment that these directors,advisers and hangers-on gave the greedy Green “the lustre of credibility”.

We can’t help feeling the same “lustre of credibility” is similarly given to  Frankenfield and the Wirralgate scandal by the likes of Council directors ,advisers, hangers on and in particular Grant Thornton.

We say this as we are in possession of some astonishing correspondence between Grant Thornton and a local person of interest who has asked us to hang fire for the moment as they (and us) await further developments.

So finally we’d like to ask our readers that whilst they’re demanding “Sir ” Philip gets stripped of his knighthood that St.Frank gets stripped of his sainthood and we’ll leave the last word to Napoleon himself …….

Napoleon quote




3 thoughts on “The Emperor of Dissemblance

  1. Superb. Can’t wait for the next instalment. But that old question rears its ugly head once again… who the hell is protecting all these crooks?!

  2. G’day Lordsville

    You are a tease but I do luv ya.

    As if everyone including that pesky Joey Blowey didn’t know what you are referring to.

    We say this as we are in possession of some astonishing correspondence between Grant Thornton and a local person of interest who has asked us to hang fire for the moment as they (and us) await further developments.

    Napoleon quote

    History is a set of lies agreed upon



    We all know at wirral they they choose not to speak because as soon as they do they lie even in public like AdderleyDadderleyDooLally, “Burge(r with the lot plus 29 mistakes in seven second)ss” and “Humpty Dumpty” at the special meeting of the Fudge It and Risk It Mis-Management Committee into Big ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods on 8 October 2014.

    Check it out on John “Tarrantino” Brace’s filum.


  3. G’day Lordly

    Your title

    The Emperor of Dissemblance

    Well like their fearless leader Frankenstein leading from the front and setting the tone his obedient servants at wirral with a tiny w followed his manner to the letter with their treatment of the two whistleblowers from Wirral “Funny” Bizz.

    The definition of dissemblance wirral followed

    To disguise or conceal one’s real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.

    AdderleyDadderleyDooLally indicated to me on 5 July 2011 that he was a fine upstanding citizen who wanted to do the right thing.

    He didn’t.

    Beverley Edwards Internal Audit wrote a report that vindicated the whistleblowers and showed asset stripping, a criminal activity, and then disappeared.

    More importantly they hid that report for a long long time.

    They threatened us with legal action.

    Didn’t happen.

    They had a whistle blowing policy, of sorts.

    They didn’t abide by it.

    They got Dave Garry to write a croc of shit report to replace Beverley’s.

    They hid it for a very very long time and paid him off with £46,000.00.

    They paid Grant (Chocolate Teapot) £50,000.00+ to write a report and then hid it for a very very long time.

    Then didn’t follow the recommendations.

    I will now finish here because like the 900+ pages of report so far Joe Blow will have lost concentration like the rest at wirral that get money and just through it around because it is easier than reading long instructions, contracts, and you don’t get new best mates by not giving them the dosh post haste.



    I don’t know whether My Leaky that “dissemblance” is all inclusive.

    More words related to dissemblance
    noun. practice of misleading
    dirty dealing
    dirty pool
    smoke and mirrors

    Maybe it does just cover wirral.


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