Defending the Empire


Before we reveal the answers to our ‘Men of Mystery ‘ quiz we’d  like to maintain the suspense for slightly longer and mention a couple of Wirral Leaks regulars.

Firstly we ruefully note that ,  Asif ‘Massive’ Hamid ,Chair of Wirral Chamber of Commerce and CEO of The Contact Company has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

How appropriate that someone who specialises in empire building has been awarded an MBE! – even more so when you consider the Wirral Chamber of Horrors seems to specialise in giving awards.

Needless to say as we’re the proud recipients of a hereditary title we do have a tendency to be a bit sneery about such awards dispensed to the so-called great and the good. However our main objection is that such awards seem to serve as a defence to any  criticism-  ‘I have been honoured by the Queen ergo I am a good person’  

I’m sure all us ‘unworthies’  could name a ‘Sir’ or ‘Dame’ or a recipient of a lesser honour who makes us want to shake our head in despair that these people are considered to be ‘worthies’.

Talking of worthies and unworthies the Wirral Council  Standards Panel involving complaints made against Cllr Louise Reecejones did take place this week.

At least John Brace was given the honour and the privilege of being allowed to film the first part of the meeting where it was decided that he should be unceremoniously chucked out for the rest of it!

This is more than be said for last year’s  farce of a Standards Panel / Cover-Up meeting where the doors were barricaded against Brace to prevent him filming Foulkesy’s shame.

As you can see from the footage it’s the same cast from Wirral Council playing their usual roles . Cllr Chris Blakeley – the British bulldog , Cllr Moira McLaughlin  – the stern matron and Cllr Phil Gilchrist – well ,being a Lib Dem, sitting on the fence and voting to exclude the public. And of course we don’t have to tell you what the  Head of Law Surjit Tour advised do we?

Cllr Gilchrist stated that this was part of an attempt to maintain ‘public confidence in our system’ .

Really? – based on the operation of the last two Standards Panel hearings and the totally ineffectual  and self serving  Councillor’s Code of Conduct we have absolutely NO CONFIDENCE in Wirral Council’s system of protecting the powerful. Indeed when we questioned a member of the Standards and Constitutional Committee last year about the Foulkesy  ‘slap on the wrist’  They replied :

The ‘sanctions’ able to be applied are limited to just a few courses of action

As we responded :

Yes and who decided that? You guys did!. 

Utterly feeble. Should be with police and you know it.
Thankfully we know people much braver and committed to public accountability than you guys and we’ll be supporting them 100%…………. 
Whilst at the moment we don’t know the full extent of the allegations made against Cllr Reecejones – although we are promised a redacted investigator’s report shortly- it wouldn’t really matter what she (or any other councillor) had been up to as they  have neatly devised and cynically approved a policy that will forever protect the powerful to defend their political empires.

9 thoughts on “Defending the Empire

  1. Oh Lordy

    I would love to see the references for the call centre worker.

    Frankenstein, Philly Liar, Spotty Dog, Basnett’s husband, which one you might ask.



  2. What fresh abomination is this? Sir Billy Connolly, friend of the royals, trashed his humble roots also. Wonder if any Kensington and Chelsea Council honours were put on ice until memories fade?

  3. G’day Leaky

    Shows the respect they give to us whistleblowers they couldn’t even offer us a job in their call centre.

    The amount of money that must have gone into that modern day slavery.





    ‘We have given them almost six years to own up and say it was all wrong, they’ve lied, cheated, hidden stuff, obfuscated and told bare faced lies.’

    The Aussie, on the Wirral Biz/Council scandal.

  5. G’day Leaksly

    I needed a laugh this morning so I thought I would look up some FOI’s.

    I couldn’t stop laughing and just plucked a random bit to share for your amusement and disgust.

    There own bullshit……

    Compliance with the Procurement Strategy is mandatory as it serves to
    protect individuals and the Council from legal challenge to the way
    business is conducted in an ever more litigious environment.

    Oh Lordy for fucks sake haven’t they all read that Goverment Internal Audit Agency Report from the 1 Horse Guards in relation to Wirral “Funny” Bizz?



    Is there no shame and reporting decency amongst any of them?

    Why protect shite?

    Fuming Leaky and then i think of your great deeds XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    Did they claw back the £250,000.00 that Walker the auditor referred too?

    • This is why the BOOMERANG is so important it is a ‘timely’ reminder… (Did you get that Sir Git?) ha ha

      Yea I noticed you putting your hand over your big clocker at the Standards meeting…..

      • G’day “Interested”

        You are spot on about “The Shyster’s” big fat ugly clock.

        It needs covering up it is a vile representation of him.

        It really is time for accountability in local government instead of hiding behind their cloaks of reviews, investigations and ridiculous improvement panels that are shite and also the keeping their gobs shut mentality to end.

        No wonder when”Highbrow” took his bible and challenged them to swear on it at Burgess’s farce of a public meeting into BIG, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods no one took him up on it and they commenced to lie their bits off.


        And, Burgess “RETIRED” ha ha

        They affect people’s lives and all they care about is brownie points by getting their dodgy contractor the job. Read the GIAA Report from 1 Horesguards.

        Just get down to the pool and listen to the old blokes talk about their mates at the clowncil and how they have them in their pockets. You don’t have to be a spy to hear it. They wear it like a medal.



        Lu ya “Interested” but not as much as you Leaksville XXXXXXXXXXX

  6. G’day Leaks

    I was just thinking Leaky.

    People keep telling me I am a fucking nuisance and Lordy that is my aim so I am happy with that.

    What I was really thinking L was with Wirral “Funny” Bizz, BIG, ISUS and Working Neighbourhoods being a teeny weeny £2,000,000.00 knock off and despite Beverley Edwards, Grant (Chocolate Teapot) Thornton and the LGA telling them it is all horribly wrong and vindicating us whistleblowers they have done fuck all and each of 65 clowncillors and a lot of scum bag senior officers have kept their gobs shut.

    At what point Leaksville do they not all stick together cheating, lying and obfuscating?

    What is the LIMIT of the DAMAGE for them to fess up.

    Is it deaths?

    Is it £3,000,000.00?

    Is it abuse?

    Is it death threats?

    Where on the scale does a man/woman do the right thing?



    Local Government in wirral is lower than “Ankles” and we all know what he is lower than.

    It is truly shite with a shite ill Legal Department

    It cheers me to kiss you My Good Lord XXXXXXXXXXXX

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