We thought we’d follow up a post from April 2017 titled: Is There Anything Wrong With This Page? in which we called into question the inflated remuneration of Wirral Council chief officers. This time we’d like to concentrate on Wirral Council CEO Eric ‘Feeble’ Robinson ( £178,158 pa + Returning Officer ‘expenses’) and pose the question ‘Is there anything wrong with this picture?
The above picture is the profile picture from the Wirral Food Bank Facebook page where we find Stressed Eric posing smugly at a foodbank like only someone on his salary could and if it’s something to celebrate. But then again as we identified in 2015 -forget about Wirral Growth Company , Wirral’s Growth Industry : Foodbanks
As we wrote at the time :
In our experience the only area of growth on Wirral that we can identify are foodbanks.
That’s hardly surprising as my goodness our Wirral politicians love those foodbanks don’t they ?- it’s a pity some of them have never been reliant on one.Let’s face it having to live off tins of spaghetti hoops and spam might make them focus their minds before they issue their next caring,sharing soundbite…
We wonder whether Stressed Eric is donating his ‘Returning Officer ‘ (£10K +) expenses to charities yet – just as former Wirral CEO Steve Maddox used to do. Perhaps his contribution to Wirral’s foodbanks will be to provide a continuing supply of volunteers/customers as Wirral Council staff are being asked if they’d like to take up Eric’s offer of redundancy/retirement to meet the ‘ongoing financial challenges’ of Wirral Council, one of which, might we suggest, is the excessive salaries of senior officers and external consultants!