Handbags At Dawn On Animal Farm

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So as Mayor Joe runs away squealing like a stuck pig threatening to take the city of Liverpool with him we seem to have a City Region Combined Authority in search of a city.  We mentioned the other day that the (Liverpool) City Region Combined Authority debacle reminded us of a non- anthropomorphic version of  George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

That analogy seems even more apt today with Mayor Joe taking the “Napoleon” role  –  the pig described in Orwell’s novel  as “a large, rather fierce-looking  Berkshire boar, the only Berkshire on the farm, not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way”

Enter stage left (pun intended) we have “Snowball” played by Power Boy Pip Davies – Napoleon’s porcine rival and the original head of Animal Farm. Then throwing themselves into the pig pen (or should that be play pen) is “Squealer” or Leader of St.Helens Council Barrie Grunewald as he is better known , who squeals at Napoleon (Mayor Joe) to “stop playing silly games”

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Meanwhile the City Region Animal Farm acrimoniously descends into anarchy whilst a bemused and bewildered public look on thinking  a) aren’t all these Labour Council “leaders” supposed to be on the same side ? and b) these people are supposed to be running a so-called Super -Council responsible for billions of pounds of public money?

Local Government Overlord Eric Pickles must be in his Whitehall office having more than a few belly laughs,  dunking his digestives in his Yorkshire Tea and thinking to himself that this mob on Merseyside couldn’t organise a bunfight in a bakery.

We understand why Mayor Joe has been receiving a lot of flak for his childish ,churlish behaviour which seems unbecoming for someone who harbours lofty political ambitions. However , his claims of clandestine meetings and dirty deals done behind closed doors would certainly come as no surprise to those of us familiar with the ongoing “bureaucratic machinations” which have plagued Wirral Council over recent years.

However, bizarrely given whats been happening under Power Boy Pips watch of late,  Liverpool Echo reporter Marc Waddington claims he is a safe pair hands  – SEE HERE

In his filmed commentary Marc says :  “Phil is a very capable politician and has smoothed the troubled waters on Wirral…”   ERM REALLY ?

Perhaps the most telling insight into Phil came via a comment on the Wirral Globe webiste :

“Phil Davies comes across as the sort of individual who gets out of bed in the morning and stands on an upturned plug. Then, while hopping around in agony, stands on a rake which flips up and knocks him out. And then when he finally comes round, declares: “Doing nothing is not an option.” For the zillionth time.
He’d be better off staying in bed.”

Now we know that until fairly recently Wirral could have been a foreign country as far as the Liverpool Echo was concerned , so perhaps they won’t be quite as familiar with the local political scene as we are at Leaky Towers.

Therefore we’d like to advise that beneath the apparent smooth waters there are dangerous undercurrents which may well yet turn into a political tsunami………

 

Fools Paradise

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Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours. With a little understanding. You can find the perfect blend………”

How appropriate that the first meeting of the LIVERPOOL City Region Combined Authority should have it’s inaugural meeting on April Fools Day. SEE HERE

You will note that Wirral Council website cannot bring itself to use the L word and coyly refers to a City Region Combined Authority.

And so it would seem we are all now officially living in the Peoples “Socialist” Republic Of Merseyside – a veritable fools paradise of working class chancers and middle class charlatans riding that gravy train for all it’s worth.

Reading like a Mills & Boon novel written by Karl Marx we see flighty,flirty Miss Wirral fleeing the evil clutches of Cheshire’s Tory Boy and return to the crimson caress of her first true love, thus fulfilling a long held ambition of becoming Liverpool’s golf resort over the River Mersey (although visitors are advised to wear blinkers as they travel their way through the decay and dereliction before arriving at the green sanctuary of the golf course)

However the fascination for us at Leaky Towers was the race to be the first chair of this auspicious group and much to our hilarity it turns out to be Power Boy Pip !!!! – thereby providing us with endless comic possibilities. With of course Foulksey being crowned mayor in June this promises to be a bumper year for satire. SEE HERE

What gives this appointment added frisson is the clear tension that exists between the Labour Council leaders and particularly Mayor Joe and Our Boy Pip. It’s like a non- anthropomorphic version of Animal Farm!.

We were praying for a Harry Hill type scrap today but clearly given the heads up that he wasn’t getting the top job Mayor Joe threw a diva strop and arrived after Pip’s appointment and left straight after the end of the meeting with his lips hermetically sealed ( which must be a first!).

Of course it didn’t take long for the titty-lipped loser to start sniping about Power Boy Pip’s incongruous appointment modestly commenting : “We have been stopped by people who were saying that I’m too big a personality and that Liverpool is too strong….”  SEE HERE

This was clearly a riposte to Pip who had previously oozed,  :

“The overall objective of bringing more jobs and growth to the city region is more important than any personality or individual politician. It’s absolutely essential, it’s a no brainer…..”

Which is presumably why a “no-brainer” was appointed to be chair!

Looks like this bitch-fest will run and run……

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Ta-ra for now,Comrades!