The Power of Nought


As we continue to wind down we are grateful to one of our long standing contributors Dr Robert B Smith who has provided us with what he calls a ‘summery summary’ of recent Wirral Council history which he has titled :


In aerial warfare CHAFF is a radar countermeasure in which aircraft or other targets spread a cloud of small, thin pieces of aluminium, metallized glass fibre or plastic, which either appears as a cluster of primary targets on radar screens or swamps the screen with multiple returns to create confusion and distraction from the actual target.

This is the ‘diversionary’ principle of the use of NOUGHT by Wirral Council. If, as a Council, you are completely bankrupt of real ideas and true vision, there is always NOUGHT to hide behind, and use as a distraction and confuse residents and voters.

Over recent years Wirral’s population has been reasonably static, and the borough has remained the same size (about 60 sq miles) however during that time 10s of thousands (4 NOUGHTS) has rapidly become BILLIONS using 9 or even 10 NOUGHTS.

Over recent years Wirral Council has invested in NOUGHT on many occasions. Usually NOUGHT, or multiple-NOUGHTS, are used as a smokescreen to cloud the reality of incompetence, and the most appalling standard of local government. In Wirral Council the presence of a great many NOUGHTS indicate the seriousness with which issues are being prioritised, and the likelihood of NOUGHT actually happening .

WBC Number 1 Priority – protect at any cost the status and ‘reputation’ of Wirral’s ruling administration and chief officers. As many NOUGHTS as it takes, but that is privileged information!

Here is a small sample of the power of NOUGHT in Wirral Council over the last decade.

2006 – 30 year Wirral Waters programme announced £4,500,000,000 – 8 NOUGHTS

2008 – over £500,000,000 invested since 1991 by WBC in Birkenhead – 8 NOUGHTS

2015 – Wirral Partnership ‘will pool budgets’ by 2020 – £200,000,000,000 – 11 NOUGHTS

2016 – Threat of Government intervention in Wirral Child Safeguarding arrangements – an additional £2,000,000 initially committed by Leader Phil Davies – 6 NOUGHTS

2016 – Hoylake Golf Resort – Investment revised to £190,000,000 – 7 NOUGHTS

2017 – Maggie Atkinson takes Chair of Wirral Child Safeguarding Board; Eleanor Brazil takes Chair of Child Safeguarding Improvement Board; suddenly an additional £10,000,000 is committed – 7 NOUGHTS.

2017 – Wirral Growth Joint Venture Company investment ‘opportunity’ announced £1,000,000,000 – 9 NOUGHTS

If we add up all of the NOUGHTS, they total 56 – which added together totals NOUGHT.

What value, or real benefit or improvement, has Wirral Council achieved with all of these projects combined?

Yes, you have got it in 1 (which is a figure far higher than Wirral Council has successfully achieved to date) which is NOUGHT.

Wirral Council and its Leadership has taken the power of NOUGHT to sensational new heights in Wirral that others can only dream about!

… because for Wirral Council spin doctors, whatever they say, NOUGHT really means nothing. 


13 thoughts on “The Power of Nought

  1. Dr. R.B.Smith.

    I wish I could write like that!

    You still write of “winding down” . Please let your contributors know that this is merely a well earned Summer break – I hope.

  2. Brilliant Doc

    They are bin collectors and street cleaners and nothing else and they should not forget it.

    They aren’t and people don’t want them to be golf course designers, empire builders or tourists with the public purse.

    Let them all meet on the blue badge beach they no doubt paid for at Wallasey.



    They aren’t clever, they aren’t funny and they are definitely ‘orrible.

    Encourage The Great Man to go nowhere Doc.


  3. Continue to wind down?? Still censoring the freedom of speech though so this site doesn’t actually give a platform for all thoughts…only those that you want to voice!

      • Lord Leaky you hve don your task exposing the uselessess of local government for all to see. If they have eyes to see and ears to hear, and they comprehend nor act accordingly, then it is to their shame

    • Dear Mr Shit
      Irony is a strange concept to you possibly, as your comment is regarding Wirral Leaks allegedly censoring third-party comments, but you willingly censor your own pseudonym?
      If you are genuinely “getting fed up with this s**t”, Mr Shit, why bother anyone with your troubles, by saying so. No one cares.
      You will have seen the reasons why a number of people, particularly whistle-blowers, comment on these posts. After the experience of effectively having their reputations and careers trashed by Wirral Council as a result of following Wirral Council’s own policies and procedures, your whining seems a bit hollow. And there are a lot more whistle-blowers ‘hung out to dry’ by WBC than those who post on here.
      You only have to read about it, presumably not experience it, and that is your choice.
      In these circumstances, I wouldn’t think you can legitimately claim the monopoly on “getting fed up with this s**t”, Mr Shit.

  4. G’day Leaksly and Doc Smith

    I was dumped on the dole six years ago after blowing the whistle and I was just looking at my massive debts due to this.

    The Good Lord it got me thinking about you and your GREATNESS and if you are going I do sincerely hope it is with a compromise agreement of all compromise agreements.

    You deserve it.

    You truly deserve to get well rewarded for your work and if people are still stupid enough to vote for these nobodies’ despite you outing them they deserve it and all the shit they get.



    If you are not being paid off and you decide to go please pass on all the filth to a reliable, honest, decent person like Doc Smith.


  5. Dr Robert, you have my applause for your NOUGHT….

    …. meanwhile here is the Aussie BOOMERANG….on the Wirral Biz/Council scandal……

    “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.’

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