You may have noticed that we’ve not been our usual prolific selves when it comes to reporting Wirral’s woes. To be frank – but not that Frank obvs – it takes an awful lot to rouse us from our sun lounger these days to wallow in the mire of Wirral’s filth.
However the Tom Quinn story, the first two parts of which can be found here is of particular interest to us, mainly because we think of all the appalling errors of judgment that Birkenhead MP Frank Field has made over the years this is the one that potentially will cause the most damage to his personal crusade, which as we all know is the glorification of Frank Field.
As further revelations of a bullying culture at St John Plessington Catholic College are played out in the local media the latest development is oh so predictable to readers of Wirral Leaks as Tom Quinn throws a hissyfit and resorts to that old familiar standby of an alleged bully which is ‘feigned victimhood’.
Inevitably Schools Week report that Former CEO pursues legal action against trust that ‘forced’ his resignation . This is standard practice for Field associates . Wreak havoc. Scream victim. And we’re having none of it…
Whilst Frankenfield has long aligned himself to proven bullies -as long as they worship at his shrine – what made us want to pursue this story further was this memorable quote on the matter from Field :
“As things unfold, we must try and understand why people have tried to bring down one of our great headmasters. The most important thing for me is to bind myself with Tom. I have never ever doubted his qualities, his brilliance in teaching, his honesty…”
Freud would have had a, erm, Field day with that quote. Bind yourself to Tom? Oh Frank , be careful what you wish for !…