Voluntary Termination

Wirral Council Twitter

Although we do have an account  @WIRRALLEAKS we really don’t do Twitter. Even 280 words would never be enough for us and the relentless self promotion on this particular platform would put us off our stroke (or give us one).

However talking of which we couldn’t help commenting on Wirral Council’s Twitter header which has winged its way to us.

Forgive us – but when some of the most self serving people on planet earth have the temerity to ask us “When was the last time ……you did something for someone else” and use, not so much a picture as a visual tick box , it makes us want to empty the brown paper bag full of fresh vegetables and throw up into it – especially when you consider how the high and mighty at Wirral Council seem to have such little regard for ethnic minorities and the vulnerable . And furthermore as Her Ladyship said about the woman in the fingerless mittens – somebody needs to call  Kingdom’s fashion police and tell them to issue a Penalty Charge Notice.

Now we’ve said this before , we know kindness is never wasted and all that , and people who do voluntary work and who don’t expect to win awards and plaudits for doing so are to be valued. However the relentless promotion by Wirral Council of doing something for someone else to make us feel good about ourselves doesn’t sit well with us when it is presented in a queasy mix of  virtue signalling and guilt tripping . Might we suggest that encouraging people to plug the gaps in what’s left of public services makes highly paid public service ‘transformers’ feel even better ? Isn’t this what David Cameron’s ‘Big Society ‘ was largely all about? He must be happy as a pig in muck that this part of his vision for Britain where voluntary work replaces paid work and which hastens the termination of hard fought public services has been lovingly embraced by Labour councils?

Furthermore isn’t there’s something a bit sickening about Wirral Council workers who are enduring pay freezes, redundancy threats and imposition of unpaid leave are encouraged to undertake further work for no pay as when Wirral Council piously launched  a Voluntary Leave Policy      earlier this year :

To support this, the Council will promote volunteering and encourage employees to volunteer their help, time and support to make a difference to their local community.

Interestingly enough we’ve had a few people who used to work for Wirral Council and who were quite happy to do voluntary work  but were put off when they discovered that they were being asked to do complex work dealing with vulnerable people that used to be undertaken by the statutory services they had previously worked for! The further irony being that Wirral Council were part funding the management of this service!

Of course we should expect that Wirral Council’s senior management would want to promote this volunteering initiative and lead by example. Shall we look forward to a picture of Wirral Council CEO Eric Robinson emptying his recyclable Waitrose bag full of ethically sourced goodies at a Wirral soup kitchen on Christmas Day ? Or failing that do as one of his predecessors , Steve Maddox,  used to do and donate his Returning Officer expenses to a worthy charity? Or will we see interim head of law Philip McCourt popping into the one stop shop to do a bit of pro bono welfare rights work when the flawed introduction of Universal Credit wreaks havoc ? Let’s hope Wirral Council’s  communications department don’t forget to obtain pictures and post on their Twitter page  – as nowadays an act of selflessness didn’t happen unless there’s a selfie!

3 thoughts on “Voluntary Termination

  1. G’day Leaky

    On seeing this I immediately thought of that cheap cider drinking old fart that roots his mates where the sun don’t shine, the revolting little welsh egit garden gnome that is a clowncillor of the worst order “The Pretend Friend Jones”.

    I beg you if you see him in his big fat red suit outside a supermarket near you encourage your kids, grandkids to stay clear.

    The man cannot be trusted.

    Ooroo

    James

    He calls it politics I call it being lower than his orrible mate “Ankles” who we all know what he is lower than.

    If his” Missus bilong him Nurse Rat” is with him don’t for fuck’s sake tell her where your parents or grandparents are she will close it down.

    SWALK Lordsville XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Good Morning My Lord, as usual you make excellent points, particularly your final points about acts of selfie selflessness….

      Good morning as well to the Aussie…. ah Cllr Adrian Jones…. a lovely thought to start the day……thanks for… etc

  2. MESSAGE TO ALL AT Wirral

    Can you all please when you see that orrible little welsh egit in his santa suit outside your supermarket get your kids to ask him

    Is it OK to tell lies?

    Then ask him why he, Davies and Foulkes lie and every clowncillor supports their lies.

    Ooroo

    James

    I will continue with my crap until there is a suitable apology Ecca.

    SWALK Leaky XXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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