Legal Personality of the Year

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“Where can I buy a personality and can I get it on expenses?”

We continue with the heroic struggle of the BIG/ISUS/Working Neighbourhoods whistleblowers as they attempt to bludgeon Wirral Council into submission when it comes to revealing the truth and holding people to account. Hey ! guys  you could have saved yourselves a lot of “time and trouble” if you’d recorded a top ranking and well connected councillor being racist and reckless . Just sayin’……….
The latest revelation has come at the intervention of the Information Commissioners Office  (ICO) .Whistleblower Nigel “Highbrow” Hobro  tells us : ” Even the ICO expresses his inquietude re : the withholding of company names that had gone bust.”
Never mind “inquietude” the ICO ruling falls just short of  stating : ” WTF are Wirral Council playing at?…..” :
“The first thing to say here is that the Commissioner has seen the
withheld information a list of companies who received grants
and she has discovered that a certain number were in fact no longer trading
at the time of the request. A search of Companies House has shown that
certain companies were in liquidation or had been otherwise dissolved.
Clearly for these companies there can be no detriment as the companies
no longer exist. Moreover, a company that is dissolved has no legal
personality so there is no way any claim for breach of confidence would
be actionable. There is no conceivable way the section 41 exemption
could be applied to withhold the names of the companies who are no
longer trading. Indeed it is worrying that the Council has sought to
withhold the names of these companies as it should have been obvious
that the exemption would not be engaged in such circumstances. The
Commissioner would expect the Council to be aware if companies it had
given financial support to were no longer trading and so it would seem
unlikely that the Council were simply unaware that some companies
were no longer trading………
This leads the Commissioner to conclude that the Council has
applied the exemption in a blanket fashion without properly considering what
the consequences of disclosure might be. In light of this the Commissioner has also decided that the Council has failed to demonstrate what the consequences of disclosure might be. “
Oops!
Nigel reminds us that it was 2 years ago that rather worringly he had to remind Wirral Council’s Head of Law  :
“Surjit bust companies have no legal personality…you should know that Surjit!!”

You can see the full  cringeworthy Tour/Hobro exchange at between 14 and 15 mins of this John Brace video . You can also see that it wasn’t a bad dream and that astonishingly  Jim “Crabby” Crabtree once chaired the Audit & Risk Management Committee!.

This ICO Decision Notice  also reinforces our impression that Tour rocks up every Monday at Wallasey Town Hall and thinks to himself  : ” What FOI exemption shall I use this week ?”  whether it applies or not. Oh he’s definitely a legal “personality” is our Surjit!

no-hidden-wrongdoing

” Dear boy – just repeat after me  : ‘no hidden wrongdoing’ and you’ll be fine. I’ve been getting away with that line for years . If in doubt go for denial .”

All pics  and video courtesy of John Brace.

 

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16 thoughts on “Legal Personality of the Year

  1. And why do we have a prize duffer gurning down at us?
    Because some knob was covertly recorded making a racist comment about him.
    Why was nothing done?
    Because the knob’s nasty comment was later heard by a wet blanket, compromised, ineffectual, powder puff council leader…
    …rendering we the public sunk and the prize duffer’s position nailed on and impregnable. So ‘performance’ no longer matters. Public money flows out. Public shame and embarrassment flows in. He’s here to stay.

    ONLY. ON. WIRRAL.

    The most creative, engaging Hollywood scriptwriters couldn’t dream up anything approaching this scenario for the latest John Grisham blockbuster. No… “Wirral Council Plot Devices Inc.” got there first.

  2. G’day Leaks

    I think the Information Commissioner is a wonderful woman.

    Hey Sir Git, Shyster me old mate

    NERR NERR NERR NERR NERR

    That’s for not offering me a job in line with your whistle blowing policy.

    NERR NERR NERR NERR NERR

    That’s to enrage you into challenging this you, you muppet, and, wasting about another £10,000,000 on engaging that wonderful barrista from London to contest this.

    Ooroo

    James

    Oh Lordy I think I have a boy crush on that exceptionally handsome barrista who makes Sir Git look like an old man in a shiny arsed suit from the 50’s.

    Luv ya more Leaky XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  3. G’day again Leaksville

    This “Shyster” infuriates me no end.

    Not only is he not fit to walk around the block.

    He is not fit for purpose.

    Surely Leaks he is not their as a public servant to only serve those vile, corrupt senior officers and 65 idiot clowncillors surely he is their to DO THE RIGHT THING?

    An abject failure.

    Ooroo

    James

    Please Sir Git get that lovely barrista from London he’ll only cost £10,000.00 for a mornings work plus expenses.

    Luv ya Leaks XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  4. The Ballad of Sir Robin

    Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from London town.
    He was not afraid to die, O brave Sir Robin!
    He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways,
    Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin!
    He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp,
    Or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken;
    To have his kneecaps split, and his body burned away;
    And his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin!

    His head smashed in and his heart cut out
    And his liver removed and his bowels unplugged
    And his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off
    And his pen–

    …then suddenly, intervention finally happens…
    …it’s 5 am on a winter morning, the people of Seacombe are torn from slumber
    …grey helicopters hover over Wallasey Town Hall
    …balding, shouting, pin-striped figures stream down ropes onto the roof
    …doors are kicked down
    …Wirral’s purse strings are seized…
    …by a hit squad of Central Gov attack-dog bureaucrats
    …chairs are pushed over
    …draws are pulled out
    …paper clips are scattered onto the floor
    …tippex is sniffed
    …meanwhile, police break the doors down of local Labour councillors
    …they’re tasered, marched to Manor Road and strip-searched
    …they’re thrown naked into cells
    …a special court is built with a reinforced glass witness box to house 40
    …they’re charged with serial malfeasance and theft of public money going back three decades
    …they all go to prison for 10 years

    …Brave Sir Robin ran away.
    Bravely ran away, away!
    When danger reared its ugly head,
    He bravely turned his tail and fled.
    Yes, brave Sir Robin turned about
    And gallantly he chickened out.
    Bravely taking to his feet
    He beat a very brave retreat,
    Bravest of the brave, Sir Robin!

  5. Wbc bludgeoned us buried us with reconstructions and obfuscation.

    Threatened James Griffiths with a prosecution funded by WBC to defend Kevin Adderleys reputation. Circulated this minatory letter to all 66 councillors . And yet each hidden report praised out of WBC only strengthened James Griffith’s standpoint.

    A Giant roars at an unemployed 60 year old
    Even as Surjit Tour did this he was claiming powers which he did not even possess. Case law forbade Councils using public money to fund actions where employees claim defamation.

    The Council has deployed significant resources to spin its way out of a debacle. Externally it has paid £50,000 to Grant Thornton, and is likely to pay £880,000 to Erdf.

    An honest admission of fault at the start would have saved all this messy aftermath.

    We are bludgeoning the patient to take the Truth pill but it resists. It still persists in its waywardness. It thinks written apologies between Councillors are a punishment for lying to investigators. ( wirralgate/Thynne).

    Now a public authority writes it is worried too by WBC’s obfuscation.

    Carry on the good work Julian

    • Oh we will Nigel , we will.
      We’ve had a few blips when we’ve thought – “What’s the bloody point?”
      And then we get encouragement and support like this and we realise we are doing noble work.
      Why give them an easy ride when they ride roughshod over the truth?.

  6. G’day Leaky

    You are right they are really cringey all sitting there listening to “Highbrow” telling them they are rotten to their conspiratorial cores.

    They look ashamed and so they should.

    Like “The Pretend Friend” they all pretend (excuse syntax in the name of humour) not to understand accounting, asset stripping and corruption and they are on the ex clown “clowncillor Crapapple’s” Fudge It and Risk It Mis-Management Committee.

    In fact some of them wouldn’t understand accounting 101 would you “Shyster”?

    The most scary thing though Leaks with their total cock ups regarding young children is the fact that they have that “clowncillor Crispy Creme Doughnounut” sitting whispering to “clowncillor kid”.

    I think a lip reader should be employed.

    Ooroo

    James

    Push on Julian.

    Luv ya more L XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  7. Hello Wirral Leaks

    Mr Surjit Tour (Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA ID: 38404 – SRA Regulated, & Law Society admitted as a solicitor: 01/03/99)

    Mr Tour’s supercilious personality has won him few friends. His vanity, arrogance, ignorance and contempt with which he treats others does beg the question, why does he travel to work so far to work in Wirral? Does he enjoy a ‘special status’ within Wirral Council where even the CEO Eric Robinson will not deal with his conduct, which for a highly-paid public servant occupying public office is appalling?

    From his early employment in Wirral Council Mr Tour has not ambitiously risen through the ranks to achieve the heady heights of ‘Head of Legal & Member Services’ (and Monitoring Officer, although it would appear no actual monitoring takes place). The reason he occupies the ‘top’ legal position is because Wirral Council has taken all of the rungs out of the career ladder above him, nothing to do with ambition.

    I say that, but maybe it has a lot to do with him as it would appear that organisational protection (at any cost), and political compliance, is now a primary function of this lofty position, rather than upholding Solicitor’s Regulation Authority SRA Principles 2011 – Version 17: (Don’t bother with a pen, there is very little to tick that is upheld, it would appear). Available here for all to see http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/handbookprinciples/content.page

    Living in the esoteric world of the ‘protected’ legal eagle does not necessarily mean you roost beyond the reach of predators.

      • How can any public servant afford to be ‘spiteful’ (and all the other descriptive words) working in any Council, unless you hold some kind of ‘special status’ protecting you from any disciplinary (or other) action?

        Surjit Tour is currently paid around £92,000pa incl oncosts, plus an already announced increase and new title of Assistant Director: Law and Governance (Monitoring Officer),
        when Eric Robinson’s ‘new operating model’ is implemented.
        Head of Service 1 (HS1) £101,000pa incl oncosts.

        More info at – http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=34579

    • Tiffany, see comment 1 above. Also, if you get a baddun cemented in as (alleged) Monitoring Officer everybody’s stymied.

      Absolutely no lessons were learned during the coming and going of Bill Norman. Who”s since collected a bumper payout from Herefordshire and moved to Cheshire East.

      Many Wirral seniors and members will be regretting and hurting now, knowing that once their own private dirt gets into the possession of a certain individual, they’re powerless and totally sunk.

  8. I recently restricted the services I receive from Sky believing that it was not worth £85 a month . We all have the liberty to switch energy suppliers or service subscriptions.We do and frequently whether for a better deal or from dissatisfaction.
    Yet the bundled services, waste disposal,parks, museums etc we receive from Wirral Borough Council cost the most circa £1000 and upwards. We have no choice as to whether to pay them whereas for BBC licence fee there was always the option not to have a tv receiver nor a radio.

    Are we happy with these services? NO? but we cannot opt out of paying for them. Part of the bundled services, and “it was not our money” Kevin Adderley October 8 2014, are funded from other taxation on ourselves and include Regeneration. Well if we were robbed of £2m over 5 years by a contracted supplier to WBC what is our route of showing dissatisfaction? It seems we have “client” representation via our Councillors. BUT even senior councillors have to resort to FOI requests to get information out of the “bundled supplier ” that is WBC, and Mr Dave Garry, internal auditor even said to me “Adrian Jones a councillor so what!”.

    In essence any “bludgeoning “by myself , Paul Cardin or others is just an attempt to return to what should be the norm, ACCOUNTABILITY of our bundled supplier to those that pay for its services. If this continues the only route would be a COUNCIL TAX STRIKE

    • At Newham Council, London, practically 80% of council tax is handed directly to city bankers (usually foreign banks) to pay off LOBO loans. And will be for a number of decades into the future.

      20% remains for council staff to provide services and discharge their legal obligations to their vulnerable residents.

      But something’s gotta give.

      I personally could not think of a better reason to break the law and refuse to hand my money across. Why should I bail out my council’s incompetent finance director(s)?
      – who probably moved on safely to their next senior public sector role or retired on a gold-plated pension.

  9. G’day Leaks

    Are you suggesting “The Shyster”, “Sir Git” the man with a beautiful barista in London on speed dial is not living down the north end with “Georgie Porgie” and “Ankles”

    They certainly all look like they graze in the same paddock.

    They seem to be the best of mates.

    I just presumed they were uneducated in 1ZZZZ at Yozzers together.

    They certainly didn’t do commerce.

    Ooroo

    James

    You learn more every day about these charlatans.

    You sure leaky they all look the same in their shiny arsed suits and sound the same with their birkehbloodyhead english.

    Luv ya XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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