And so the ultimate PR prize slips from grasp of Wirral Council as veteran whistle-blower Martin Morton turns down the tempting offer of a return to the house of fun and chooses to take the money and run.
Of course this would of been the ultimate endorsement of the “new” regime if Morton had crawled back with his tail between his legs. A trophy to be cynically displayed at every opportunity like an endangered species bagged by a big game hunter.
So this leaves us with the question of who to believe when it comes to the supposed miraculous transformation of Wirral Council – Morton (who clearly doesn’t believe a word of it) or Comrade Burgesski/Power Boy Pip and their Local Government Association lapdogs.
Based on the stories on this blog we know where we’d put our money…….
We must say we find the press reports a tad confusing – for example if there’s a secrecy clause what’s Morton doing blabbing all over the local papers again like someone with a bladder problem?
Once again we get an unnerving sense that there’s something decidedly unsavoury and unresolved we don’t know about – with Morton mentioning about writing a book and saying : “I know what is going on behind the scenes. It’s not a changed organisation….”
We can only wonder whether he’s heard the Wirralgate tape!
Bizarrely Burgesski states : “But we are pleased Martin feels the matter has been finalised.”
Really? – it doesn’t sound like it to us!
The King of Wishful Thinking v The Man Who Knew Too Much
Once again we know where our money is going……..