Whither Wirral Politics?

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‘Disappointed’ Pip #sadface

How are you all feeling after the local election results ? We have to say that even in self-imposed exile we raised a toast or three to Wirral’s voters who seem to have at last woken up and smelt the bullshit!

So here are our thoughts on Thursday’s momentous events. First of all we’d like to say that it seems to us the old guard of all political parties have been wrong-footed by new outlets for political dissemination. Leaflets and flyers and doorstepping just don’t cut it anymore. ‘Advertisement features’ in local newspapers are seen for what they are – expensive and desperate.  We even have to say that the only mis-step of the highly effective Green Party election campaign was the ‘Thank You’ card sent  out to voters on the eve of the election. In the event the sentiment  wasn’t misplaced but it wasn’t very ‘green’. It seems to us that social media is increasingly where it’s at if you want to influence voters – there’s no hiding place anymore for the dissemblers and the disingenuous in political life. The truth is out there if you truly want to find it and as the song goes : ‘ do you want the truth or do you want your sanity?…

Meanwhile the wind of political change blowing across Wirral is not only evidenced by the graphic below which indicates the swing in the local election results since last time but we are also reliably informed that the Green vote share across Wirral was 17%. This is higher than Lib Dems, UKIP and Independents combined and more than double their percentage share last year…

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The fact that now ex- councillor and Wirral Independent Group  stalking horse Chris Meaden failed to secure the Rock Ferry ward is very bad news for another ‘Independent’ Birkenhead MP Frank Field. This was the public vindication of political loyalty over personality.  We understand that Field is repeatedly being told the same thing by the local Labour Party faithful and long standing party members : ” We simply can’t vote for you anymore – you’re not a Labour representative…” .  The inevitable victor in the battle of political ideology was Yvonne Nolan or rather Cllr  Yvonne Nolan who clearly we will be hearing a lot more of if her TV appearance in the wake of her political comeback is anything to go by…

However wasn’t it a shame that the Wirral Independent Group (WIG!) election campaign wasn’t as co-ordinated as their outfits – Oh, the shame!

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The Black and White Minstrel Show  – WIG are the light entertainment of Wirral politics.

Of course this being Wirral there were some sour notes among the sweetness of defeat of   a couple of prominent Labour cabinet members , namely Phill Brightmore and Angie Davies. Brightmore was succeeded as the  councillor for Pensby & Thingwall by Tory poacher turned gamekeeper Mike Collins. This screenshot from Facebook was sent to us in anticipation that Cllr Collins would feature prominently in future Wirral Leaks posts.

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Despite Cllr Collins’ obvious credentials when it comes to satirical opportunities he’ll be hard pressed to challenge long standing Wirral Leaks regular Cllr Steve ‘Foulkesy’ Foulkes who was sadly was returned to serve another electoral term as a councillor for Claughton. Seemingly Foulkesy is the political equivalent of shit on a shoe and we get the overwhelming urge to scrape the shoe along the proverbial kerb until the noxious waste is finally removed.

And finally – oh, how we hollered with delight to witness Cllr Phil ‘Power Boy Pip’ Davies on the telly with his best sadface on saying how ‘disappointed’ he was in the local election results. Believe us Pip, we guarantee you’re not as ‘disappointed’ as us in the 7 year misrule that you have inflicted on the people of Wirral whilst you’ve been ‘leader’ of Wirral Council . Tomorrow we will find out who his successor as ‘leader’ of the local Labour Group. Whoever it is will have their work cut out as to where the local Labour Party goes from here, especially  in the light of the fact that they no longer have overall control of Wirral Council and their hegemony of horror has come to an end.

For now all we do know is that when it comes to the future of Wirral politics the old certainties seem to be over…

7 thoughts on “Whither Wirral Politics?

  1. No overall control BOOMERANG…

    ‘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)

  2. Ooroo “Philly “FUCKING” Liar”

    And, good riddance you lying fucking barstard.

    May you for ever be ashamed of yourself for shitting all over me and “Highbrow” and people much worse off.

    May your family, friends and alma mater be absolutely disgusted with your filthy, vile, revolting behaviour and manner.

    Ooroo

    James

    Your big fat pink mamby pamby face and lying vulgar mouth always gave you away and allowed you to be used by the arseholes like Jones Jones Foulkes Davies as their dunny brush.

    And boy will that shit from the dunny brush stick and torment your hopefully orrible old age, you have thoroughly deserved misery.

    Luv you Lordy and please allow me to thank sincerely and publicly Bobster, Martin, Paul, “Inty” and “Highbrow” for their recent kindness towards me.

    Luv yer Lads, sorry I missed you.

    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  3. Dear James it’s certainly not kindness. It’s simply your friends displaying some genuine loyalty toward you, a fella who we all hold in the very highest regard.
    You not showing! I was so disappointed my friend. That said I got the chance to meet Interested who has stepped forward to help you shove that boulder up the hill and I thanked him for taking the time to do this for you. He’s a lovely fella, clearly a clever and celebrated writer and my only disappointment in him, and indeed all the others, was he and they weren’t as fat as me. I’d have liked them all to have been extremely obese.
    Then there was Hobro. What can you say about Nigel. The mans fascinating company, an extremely high end intellectual, a deep thinker, a speaker of some authority and more pleasing to me and my limited intelligence, he enjoys a hand rolled cigarette.
    Next up Martin. What a lovely man. Principled, decent, great company and wonderfully entertaining. Having met him and now understanding his nature, it’s not difficult to imagine him fighting to defend the Rights of vulnerable people being ripped off by WBC.
    Last but not least, my dear dear old friend, the Magnificent Mighty Menace of the Wirral Peninsular, Paul Cardin who’s rapidly achieving legendary status via the WIIT Blog and his notoriousTwitter activities.
    Surrounded by these four lads James, not only was I the fattest in the Ale House, I was also the least intelligent, which is never a good thing to experience and be cognisant of.
    My very best wishes and warmest regards to you my friend.

    • G’day Mate

      Why do you think I didn’t turn up?

      I would have been the fattest, ugliest, least intelligent, shortest and poorest.

      That said I really admire all of you and to think you consider me a friend is truly humbling.

      Ooroo

      James

      Luv yer lads XXXXXXXXXXXXX

      Fuck you “Philly “FUCKING” Liar” you are the worst human excrement I have ever come across.

  4. I just simply lurrrrrrve that first pic. Pity it’s not a genuine face of remorse though. That face currently sits on a hideous picture in an attic somewhere in West Kirby.

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