With His Lord and Ladyship in lockdown we thought this week would be as good as ever for a resurrection of Wirral Leaks especially on the eve of our old fiend ex-Cllr Phil ‘Power Boy Pip’ Davies being shoehorned into another ill-fitting (non) role as Deputy Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner to the outgoing Commissioner Jane Kennedy.
We can’t help thinking that at £32K + for 3 days a week of ‘work’ it’s a case of nice work if you can get it and you can get it even when you’ve vowed to retire from public life to spend more time with the family and you were a monumental failure as a ‘leader’ of Wirral Council.
But then this is Murkyside where nepotism and dubious allegiances have long been the order of the day. However for us Pip always stood for everything that is wrong in local politics – compromised, collusive, cowardly and corruptible (other ‘c’ words are available).
With Pip’s confirmation before the Police and Crime Panel tomorrow being a mere formality we’ll be marking the momentous/horrendous event with a reminder of why we think this appointment is not only beyond irony but deeply depressing for those of us who have longed for an end to our dysfunctional local oligarchy.
Indeed tomorrow’s post will be a prelude to a our serialisation of the long running ‘Wirralgate’ saga in which Pip played a major part in what we believe to be a monumental cover up of misconduct in public office. At last we have been given the go ahead to publish the police records, court reports and emails which detail the complicity of the press and the police , the docility of councillors and the duplicity of politicians and council officials which has allowed those who have abused their power to continue to undeservedly thrive in public life.