We notice that the Taxpayer’s Alliance have published their annual list of the highest paid, so called, public servants . You know , the ones we pay through the nose so they can keep their noses in the trough – purely because they can speak BS and do a powerpoint presentation AT THE SAME TIME! Glory be! we need to grovel in admiration!
Needless to say Wirral Council features on the list.
To which a couple of our commentators responded as follows :
Meanwhile an exasperated Wirral Council officer shakes their head and with hands on their hips says:
“This information is published by the Taxpayers’ Alliance every year, and every year is inaccurate.
In this particular case, the salary quoted for the chief executive is wrong – and there are no council officers earning more than £300,000.”
Might we humbly suggest that the £371,848 remuneration to an ‘unknown strategic director’ best known for smoking, shagging and fighting included a £250,000 bung for him to slither off to the Wirral Chamber of Commerce? We may be wrong, but let’s face it, we very rarely are!
The deeply aggrieved Wirral Council mouthpiece helpfully points us towards the Wirral Council website for clarification:
It is interesting to note that at the end of the page it asks the pertinent question:
IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH WITH THIS PAGE?
To which we at Leaky Towers can only reply : ‘Hell, yes!, where do we begin?’
For starters – Eric ‘ Feeble’ Robinson is on £178K ? – everything that is wrong with the world right there when that elusive mediocrity is on that kind of money.
As for Blott/Armstrong/Hassall – they were put on God’s green earth to be despised by us. They have succeeded. They now need to take their pensions and disappear.
We reserve judgement on Fish as apparently she had a bit of beef with Emma Degg and the former unexpectedly won. Go Clare!
Paul Satoor as Transformation Director is a new one on us. Jeezus his Department must be bigger than Dr Jekyll’s laboratory. But with the same results – full of havoc-wreaking, cash guzzling monsters like Mr Halliday, sorry Mr Hyde.
The rest of the list is a dispiriting roll call of overpaid nonentities but we were particularly drawn to the name Nicola Butterworth. Any relation to ‘Stressed Eric’ acolyte Stephen Butterworth? Or shall we just rejoice in the influx of Butterworths to Wirral that make all our lives just so much better?