Tales from the Chamber : Winners!!!

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Our thanks go Jonathan Quinn who writes to Wirral Leaks in response to our Tales from the Chamber : Annual General Meeting story.

We publish it unedited and unexpurgated :

What a non factual load of rubbish by a couple of Trolls and Bullies telling lies!

I would be happy to meet you and your X strategic partner to help you with how time could be better spent helping their business grow! instead of what it is doing failing and I thought they had a little more about them than this!! If only they give more effort and positivity they might have gained from the membership!! you get out what you put in life and Chamber

So to start with actual facts – 

1.Renewal date has just past and wouldn’t want them a strategic anyway as they are nett takers not contributors. The chamber is about effort and how we can collaborate and all grow together. If its that bad why is it growing Ive helped 5 strategic & maybe 20 members sign up over the last 3 months its helped my businesses grow rapidly best value for money membership there is.
2.Golden Girls are exactly what they are all credible nett contributors in business and life again why is Wirral Chambers fastest growing chamber in the UK??? What they do for business and local community projects is unreal talk to them see what they do before you judge.
3.Construction Forum has the largest turn out of any business networking event in the Northwest with 100 people taking time out to listen, grow and collaborate. Onto main facts 4 people turned up from Sovini Group who is part of Carroll group who I introduced and Sara signed up as strategic partner that day. YPG also present, she promised and delivered on the agenda and well organised event or 100 people wouldn’t turn up time and time again. Its energy is brilliant that comes from the effort ranging from Sara –
4.Sara is one of the hardest working people I know who’s helps every single business who has ever asked for help she’s also one of the nicest also. Your a troll and a bully picking on women, fact do you get kicks out of trying to upset Women very very sad!!!! It won’t work as the people your aiming at are winners!!!
5.Prosseco was £29.95 and all paid for personally apart from start as it was in with the ticket price. 4 bottles but not like you to exaggerate! I thought the atmosphere and positive energy level went up post 7pm!!! If you want an intro to any company be a man and go up and speak to them its called business development skills, if you lack these ask Sara she would happy to a personal into to anyone that’s he role thats she’s perfect at!!!
6.I love you comment about myself Jonathan Quinn as you know nothing of me or my life. I bring everything to the table and always give 100% even when the chips are down. Im a governor of my kids school, I work with chamber youth and talk at schools every other week, Im an ambassador for Duke of Edinburgh, I run 5 businesses, Director for the chamber, Chair of manufacturing forum & vice chair energy and environment forum. I have stopped 100,000s tonnes waste going to landfill and stopped 100,000 tonnes of carbon being produced. Ive created environmental technologies that help save our planet, I help raise charity money and go to these events a few times a month. Im also a TEDx speaker business man of the year and over 10 personal and business awards. Im going to India next week to speak at the future tech festival invited by Sir Dominic Asquith the high commissioner for India for DIT for free to help shout about Wirral its amazing brand, people & businesses!!!! When I come to the table I bring it ALL experience credibility and integrity!!! non of which your Mole and you have. Ive helped business without personal gain for the last 12 years but my main contribution is changing peoples lives if we all done 10 and them 10 done 10 imagine!!! These key skills are at the core of the chamber!!!
7.Lisa and Heather I do agree your only actual fact are 2 super nice hardworking people but again facts Lisa has gone back to Mole to help grow their family business which is amazing and Heather is very happy in her new role both new jobs and people happier. Tittle tattle

Wirral chamber has fantastic credible board, brilliant management and staff all run by its Golden leader who has helped me & members for the last 12 years grow and inspire others again a talent you lack. Check out actual numbers GDP, jobs and plenty of success stories time and time again!!!

Rather than trolling and bullying when use your time to help others like we do!!! 

Again would love to meet you and your ill informed keyboard warrior!!! we could have a wine in the cafe, try contribution rather than taking doesn’t help anyone. The Wirral is a place to work, live and play positively! +++++++++++

God bless 

Tales from the Chamber : Annual General Meeting

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The Wirral Chamber of Commerce (WCoC) AGM kicks off any minute now so we’d provide an alternative to the formalities. No doubt with their local connections the Chamber must feel as though they have gold plated protection from criticism from either us or the growing number of aggrieved former employees. However perhaps they’ll take more notice of their own ‘strategic partners’ –  well they are for now anyway!-  who have been getting in touch. It comes to something when their quite happy to share the Chamber’s  audited statutory accounts , revised Articles of Association and the agenda for the AGM. We wouldn’t want to spoil the excitement of tonight’s meeting by publishing them in advance but we would like publish this comment made by one of our sources about the accounts:

Chamber accounts……..less an income and expenditure statement which the
directors would rather not disclose!!!!!!
Moreover here’s a unique insight into how WCoC operates from one of their  ‘strategic partners’ which we guarantee won’t be aired at tonight’s meeting :
I work for a company who are strategic partners with the WCoC.
Well we are until the renewal date and then we will be leaving all together. What a disgrace. On more than one occasion we have used the cafe in the Lauries for dinner and seen the “Golden Girls” Paula Basnett, Kate Eugini, Sara Davies and I forget the other names, sat there drinking wine in the afternoon.
However, the main reason for my email is the Construction Forum run by Sara Davies. The summer forum saw us all at Thornton Hall Hotel (who were excellent by the way). The guest list was pure VIP!! Muse, YPG and Peel all there. Of course it was hard to speak to them because they were placed on a table at the front guarded by the “Golden Girls”. Did I mention the “Golden Girls” were necking bottles of Prosecco on the “Chamber” tab???? I saw 6 and I left at 7pm so God knows how many they had. Muse and Peel, once again, failed to answer any questions and “our chamber” failed to ask any questions.
“60% OF THE WORKFORCE MUST BE LOCAL!!”
Paula Basnett told me that she would be personally overseeing this!!! That’s a bit like Harvey Weinstein saying he will look after your wife!!!
I then attended the Construction Forum last month. Sara Davies promised the world, YPG, Carrol Build, Peel!! None turned up obviously, but then why would they when they had already told her they were not. They were placed there to attract people to the forum, which was awful!! “A talk from Jonathan Quinn”. Wow!!! I wont be slagging that gentleman off but let’s face it he brings nothing to the table does he!!!
I have also seen the 2 best members of the chamber staff leave (Lisa Furlong and my favorite Heather Heaton!!!). They both left having a gripe with the chamber!!!
They need new management!! And they need to start working FOR Wirral businesses!!!

EXCLUSIVE : A Clean Sweep for the New Momentum Broom in Birkenhead CLP

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… but all is not as rosy as it may seem. For a start it would seem that former Wirral councillor Louise Reecejones (LRJ) – No. 6 in the above picture –  is back in a position of power and influence as Birkenhead Constituency Labour Party (CLP) ‘ Diversity Officer’ . Yes, the same LRJ who was as you can read here was removed as Secretary of Disability Labour earlier this year as Labour Party members had deemed her position had become ‘untenable and unworkable’.

However we leave the expert analysis to a Labour Party insider who attended the Birkenhead CLP Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday 28 September . Whilst we’ve always maintained that the only way that the local Labour Party could rehabilitate itself locally ,having been brought so low by a corrupt cabal , was by its own members holding them to account. The jury is out on whether these latest developments are the way forward. As you can see it’s a view that is shared by ‘Red Eye’ our eyewitness at the Birkenhead CLP AGM :

So, it was a clean sweep for the Left with the old guard well and truly swept aside.
Predictably there was much self-congratulation going around on the Left. Some of it deserved but perhaps satisfaction rather than congratulations was more appropriate.

There is no question that Corbyn has caused there to be a dramatic increase in
membership in Birkenhead; it has more than doubled. But this has not translated to increased attendance at meetings – to be fair not an uncommon feature across
England and Wales.

Friday’s success was claimed by John Maher, Birkenhead CLP Secretary, the self-styled leader of the purge, as a masterclass in organisation.

The real reason for Friday night’s success was not down to some Left-wing uprising but down to a dramatic collapse in the old guard/opposition to the Left when compared to the previous year. Last year the ‘old guard’ attracted 80-100 votes compared to around 70 for the Left. But on Friday whilst the Left’s vote was broadly unchanged from the previous year the old-guard’s vote fell to around 40 or so.

No doubt the direction of the Labour Party nationally has heartened local socialists.The truth is that the Wirral ‘old guard’ are in disarray. Disheartened Blairites, the old guard councillor club and St Frank Field fan club are waving the white flag. For them accountability is an ugly word and they would rather remain at arm’s length from the accountability that party activists are beginning to demand.

So, it seems we are at last beginning to a new broom sweeping through Labour locally. Perhaps that is no bad thing as there is surely many decent and earnest people are amongst them. But there are some warnings signs too and grumbles are beginning to emerge.

As reported recently in the national Press, John Maher, self-styled leader of the group has a somewhat chequered history of party allegiance and embrace of democracy. As  Wirral Leaks  reported in 2016 here Maher has his own way of doing things and isn’t best pleased if you disagree with him. The prize at stake in Birkenhead is of course the Parliamentary Candidature. The NEC has given the go ahead for Birkenhead to proceed with an open selection.

John Maher has made no secret that Cllr Tony Norbury is his man for the job. Cllr Norbury has been quick to defend Maher when accusations of bullying and intimidation have been made by old guard councillors in the national Press. They seem to be a formidable tag team. So, is it a forgone conclusion that Cllr Norbury will become the MP? Will anyone have the temerity to challenge the anointing of Norbury? Will the resurgent Left in Birkenhead have a democratic choice of socialist candidates or will they do as Maher tells them? The prize is indeed great. Let’s hope they choose wisely and from a wide field of worthy candidates

Red Eye

The Skwawking Canary Comes Home To Roost

 

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Yes ,we know it’s not a canary but then Frank’s no saint!

There are alternative sources out there for the politically curious beyond the usual newspaper columns, press releases and soundbites.

Indeed we’ve been inundated with contacts providing links to a couple of left -leaning blogs The Canary and Skwawkbox and telling us that they’re singing our song.

And so it would seem there’s only so much backstabbing of the Labour Party leader that Corbynistas are prepared to tolerate from Birkenhead MP Frank Field.

Firstly, The Canary rustles Frank Field’s feathers by challenging him on his reprehensible stand on paying disabled people less than the National Living Wage (NLW). Apparently this is because their work has “an economic value below the legal minimum wage”. He says his idea is to help employers “to take on low-productivity disabled workers”. Field, in his typical high handed manner ,dismisses criticism of his standpoint as “absurd” . Might we suggest as a point of comparison he checks out the “economic value” of some of the charlatans on six figure salaries running Wirral Council?

Linda Burnip from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) believes that Field does not understand why his comments have upset disabled people. She told The Canary:

For anyone in this day and age to hold those views, and especially someone in Frank Field’s position, is abominable. It is exactly the same sort of thinking as the Nazi ‘useless eaters’ rhetoric.

John McArdle from campaign group Black Triangle also criticised Field :

The right to equal treatment and equality are human rights. Human rights are not privileges. That’s why they are called rights. I suggest Mr Field goes back to the drawing board. His comments are a disgrace and he should now apologise. Furthermore, if the Labour Party wishes to prove that it has truly changed its tune, it will need to demonstrate that the New Labour old guard are no longer calling the shots and put the voices of disabled people first.

The last time we looked, Mr Field was not a spokesperson for disabled people.

Read the full article here : Sack Field

However talking of the ‘old guard’ Field and his cabal will be facing a much more serious and pressing challenge much closer to home at tonight’s Birkenhead Constituency Labour Party (CLP) AGM to be held at The Lauries.

Skwawkbox reports a local activist as saying  that :  “The cabal of right-wing, clapped-out councillors needs a shakeup. We now have a record membership – they just need to turn up, in numbers, and make change happen!”

This is like a line from our back pages as is the ‘slate’ for a member driven Birkenhead CLP  which includes the following commitments . These are the ones that stood out for us but the full list can be found here: Birkenhead CLP AGM

  •  A member driven CLP run from the bottom up ,not a top-down Cabal .
  •  A more competent CLP ; where meetings are properly organised, and managed  for the benefit of ALL members ,not just the needs of a few Councillors or the MP
  • Honesty,integrity and openness;where decisions are democratically arrived at, and nobody is bullied, disenfranchised or discriminated against by those with agendas or vested interests
  • A more visible , and active CLP ; that campaign’s on multiple fronts (locally and nationally) not just to preserve the careers of elected members ! we will be more visible and active than ever – in our Community and beyond

Ouch!

But then we’ve always maintained that it was only a long established small cabal who were responsible for bringing the local Labour Party into such disrepute. Furthermore we always said that it would be party members who would finally call time on this abuse of power.  We shall be following tonight’s developments with interest in anticipation of ,not so much a coup d’état , as a coup de grâce – for everyone’s sake it really is time to put the old guard out of their (and our)  misery.

PuppetMaster

Public Service Announcement : Wirral NHS CCG AGM

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Your chance to learn the language of NHS and hopefully find out what’s happening locally with OUR NHS at Wirral NHS Clinical Commissioning Group’s AGM.

Further details of how to register for the event can be found here