There are times when we wonder whether there’s a greater force at work (other than Frank Field). We say this as we received these beautifully juxtaposed alerts which allow us to contrast fantasy with reality and proves that ‘WIRRAL WATERS’ IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN!
First we have a Financial Times report
Meanwhile a day after the announcement of the closure of Birkenhead’s Marks & Spencer and on the same day that it was reported that a woman had been assaulted by a man wearing a knuckle duster in House of Fraser , which for now anyway is the town’s last remaining department store, local politicians were obviously in desperate need of a good news story.
We’re afraid to say the closest they got was this Wirral Globe puff-piece optimistically titled ‘Multi-million pound boost for Wirral Waters housebuilding plan’ Read the full bogus story here : Millions,Billions,Trillions,Gazillions
Here we discover that Wirral has the honour and the privilege to have been bequeathed £6 million of public money alongside such glamorous destinations as Sheffield, Grimsby ,Cleethorpes, Barnsley, Sandwell , Blackburn and Burnley. Shitholes one and all.
Bigging up the news is the dubious duo of Cllr George Davies : “It’s fantastic news for local residents.” and the man for whom he acts as an electoral agent , Birkenhead MP Frank Field who’s sermon on the mount is : “This is a timely and vitally important boost for Wirral…….Having been working for the past year with the leader of the local authority to try piecing together such a programme, I hope shortly to report further developments”
Working with the ‘leader’ of the local authority Frank ? – does that mean having a conversation with yourself in the mirror? Is it just us or can you smell the desperation or is that the familiar aroma of bullshit?
Since when did handing over £6 million of PUBLIC money to a PRIVATE enterprise like Peel Holdings to piss into the River Mersey constitute a ‘good news’ story? There must be another celebration going on in the Isle of Man as the usual Peel Group tactic of holding on to a previously owned public asset until it attracts public money to GET A BLOODY MOVE ON reaps rewards.
And as for the pitiful manoeuvres of local politicians and their allies the expression ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ doesn’t come close – and surely nobody but nobody wants to see Gorgeous George and his political master Frankenfield in the buff!