Democratic Deficit



Bullets Over Birkenhead : Paranoid Power Boy Pip plays the petulant diva

If evidence was needed that we are dealing with an increasingly controlling, paranoid and insecure Labour administration at Wirral Council we need look no further than last night’s council meeting where sole ,lonesome councillor Pat Cleary wasn’t ‘allowed’ to speak.

Democracy eh? –  don’t- cha just love it?.

Cllr Cleary tells us on his blog :

Arrangements for the Liverpool City Region Authority are being finalised this month and debated tonight by Wirral Council. Well, they were due to be debated but the dysfunctional outfit that Wirral Labour is they abused their majority to deliberately shut me out and refused to let me speak. How that makes them look anything other than completely ridiculous only they will know.

Of course to Wirral Labour Cllr Cleary  presents a clear and present danger to their hegemony as his recent appearance on the Tony Snell programme on Radio Merseyside testifies. Whilst council “leader” Phil ‘Power Boy Pip’ Davies demonstrated all the strong leadership qualities we’ve come to expect of him by conveniently planning a trip to China the week the controversial Wirral View newspaper website was launched and news reached us (not via Wirral View) that plans for revamping Birkenhead town centre had been thrown overboard. Cleary proved be both eminently sensible and eloquent when discussing the recent Neptune Developments debacle. He put the case that Wirral Council needed to present a viable , coherent vision for Birkenhead and not be at the behest of opportunistic businesses and property developers offering a piecemeal and unco-ordinated approach to regeneration.

What we’re  dismayed at is that we presume that Pip & Co  must have known their plans at a previous Council meeting held in October but in true “Keeping Residents Informed” style the opportunity to inform us of a change in plans was dumped in favour of a debate about banning the The S*n newspaper , which as worthy as it is, is one of those debates that we thought Wirral Council  had foregone in favour of realpolitik?.

The Core Strategy Local Plan – Wirral Retail & Leisure Study Update discussed at Cabinet in July was included in the Council meeting agenda but was not discussed or debated. The report was prepared by  Wirral Council’s “retained retail consultants” Nathaniel Litchfield & Partners . Wirral Council tell us they intend to use the findings of this report to shape their “approach to supporting small businesses and high streets to succeed.”

The report is dire news for Birkenhead town centre  – basically the retail sector is dying on it’s feet share with its market share plummeting. Despite Pip’s aspiration of Birkenhead becoming a “Destination” . We have our doubts whether a drive-in Maccy D’s makes Birkenhead  a “destination” – unless that destination is diabetes.

In the light of all this we anticipate that the way things are going the local Labour group will be throwing everything at the Tranmere ward in an attempt to oust Cleary at the next council elections. Based on previous experience it can only be a matter of time before the smear campaign starts or should that be renewed ? ………………..


11 thoughts on “Democratic Deficit

  1. G’day Leaky

    The picture at the top reminds me of Paula “St Bernadette’s” covert meeting with “Highbrow” at that quaint little cafe in wallasey?

    No you cheeky little monkey it wasn’t “The Spotty Blue Teapot” that was well and truly closed after 10 or fifteen grants were blown by the family given by the family..

    No, she met with “Highbrow” obviously as her HUSBANDS’ dogsbody to find out how much shit he had on them.

    Does the MP Frankenstein have any control over this cabal after all Leaksville or is all the power over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant Wirral Waters.



    I am glad I didn’t push her for that job she started to offer me I couldn’t laugh, jeer and take the piss out of them.


  2. G’day Leaky

    Talking of the infamous “Spotty Blue Teapot” and the family.

    I don’t expect her and her stinking ashtray of a boss to apologise to me and Ecca, Ecca, come out Ecca, Ecca stop hiding, won’t be forcing them to say sorry to “Highbrow” and me, but I would love to know how many family members and associates of her and husband no 2 got a helping hand or two from the Big Fund?

    I would also love to know were the money comes from to pay them what is no doubt exorbitant wages?

    There pay is probably paid by people just a LEaP away.



    How romantic was it her and him sitting under his “football shirt” with his name on the back



    What is there achievements Lordsville apart from giving not their money away?

    • Bingo! There’s the million dollar question. Where does the money come from to pay Basnett and Adderley? If it is Council money then questions need to be asked. Definitely in respect of Adderley who got paid off from one Council post very recently.

    • James, imagine what a shock and a waking nightmare it was for Adderley and Basnett to discover not one but TWO persons working in amongst them possessed of courage and moral backbone?

      I mean, the cowardly circles of vermin that they move and prosper in just never but NEVER feature strong, honest people. They are also clueless on what true friendship is, poor, wretched things.

      So I wonder if they had a witch-hunt after you two had gone – to root out and destroy whoever it was who caused a foreseeable and avoidable “lowering of standards” by employing you and Highbrow in the first place?

      I’m not insinuating these people are pirates … but let’s face it, working beneath a fluttering Jolly Roger with a bloodsoaked hand, a hook for the other hand and a wooden leg; having to remember and recycle torrents of lies and keep your brilliant white tunic clean for the next public muster neath the mizzenmast is difficult enough … without also having to keep your single roving, beady eye out for truth tellers creeping up and knifing you in the back just as you’re about to send by commandeered barque 2 million ‘alf-‘inched Portuguese dubloons to a contact on the coast of High Barbary.

  3. G’day Leaks

    Norman’s gone, Wilkie’s gone, Adderley’s gone, Coleman’s gone, Garry’s gone.

    How the fuck has “Humpty Dumpty” survived.

    The rubbish paper from over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant Wirral Waters on Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill” and Jack in the Beanstalk’s golf/soccer resort.

    “We also heard David Ball say the Nicklaus Joint Venture Group will also be taking a risk – the difference is the risk is their own money, not council taxpayers’ money.”

    The man stood and listened to lies and partook at Burgess’s farce of a public meeting into Big, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods and the bullshit of it not being our money.

    How have Ball, Tour and Armstrong survived Leaky?




    • David Ball is renowned for never really putting his head over the parapet or getting his fingerprints on anything. He is always one step away from everything. That’s why he likes to be the Head and not the Director. Also, despite claiming to be a Christian, he will undertake any order without hesitation. Therefore getting a reputation as a safe pair of hands. Also weirdly, when you step in his office it’s always freezing cold. I wonder why that is?

    • The Jack Nicklaus Venture Group don’t actually have any money apart from the basic £1000 share money required to set it up. A number of the individuals involved all have a history of failed development projects or ones that failed to materialise. However, their existence on paper is an important pawn in the game of getting planning permission on Greenbelt. Once Davies gets his planning permission there will be a statement saying that the golf resort is no longer commercially viable but there will be other ‘exciting plans’ for the land. It’s a pot of speculative gold once it’s out of the Greenbelt, just like the Capenhurst site in the 80s. Once it’s out of the Greenbelt there’s no going back and they’ve got what they always wanted from day one.

  4. G’day Leaky and Paul

    If you have no talent, no intellect, no decency, no virtues, no ethics, no morals, no principles and you are overpaid……. what do you have to do?

    Exactly what your boss tells you whatever he/she does to you or orders you to do or not do.

    I am talking about wirral with a small wubbleU so delete

    SHE…. does not come into the equation as a boss usually a dogsbody like “Nurse Rat”.

    So men, who am I talking about ?

    I know who I started to talk about but then got confused

    Is it “Ecca”, “The Blinking CEO” with no cojones?

    Is it “Phil the Very Very Deluded Dill” with his “Jack and the Beanstalk” golf resort that only footballers will be able to afford to live on?

    Is it “The Stinking Ashtray”, “The Football Shirt”?


    Is it “St Bernadette” Patron of illness, people ridiculed for their piety, poverty, shepherds and shepherdesses, in her white frock teasing all the old sheep dogs at wirral?



    You decide!


    • You saw sagacious Solomon
      You know what came of him,
      To him complexities seemed plain.
      He cursed the hour that gave birth to him
      And saw that everything was vain.
      How great and wise was Solomon.
      The world however did not wait
      But soon observed what followed on.
      It’s wisdom that had brought him to this state.
      How fortunate the man with none.

      You saw courageous Caesar next
      You know what he became.
      They deified him in his life
      Then had him murdered just the same.
      And as they raised the fatal knife
      How loud he cried: you too my son!
      The world however did not wait
      But soon observed what followed on.
      It’s courage that had brought him to that state.
      How fortunate the man with none.

      You heard of honest Socrates
      The man who never lied:
      They weren’t so grateful as you’d think
      Instead the rulers fixed to have him tried
      And handed him the poisoned drink.
      How honest was the people’s noble son.
      The world however did not wait
      But soon observed what followed on.
      It’s honesty that brought him to that state.
      How fortunate the man with none.

      Here you can see respectable folk
      Keeping to God’s own laws.
      So far he hasn’t taken heed.
      You who sit safe and warm indoors
      Help to relieve our bitter need.
      How virtuously we had begun.
      The world however did not wait
      But soon observed what followed on.
      It’s fear of god that brought us to that state.
      How fortunate the man with none.

      Bertolt Brecht

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