Potential #racism by Wirral officials. And it’s all gone quiet over there! Yet again!

Who remembers this? 

Private Eye - Elaine Foulkes racism

The ugly, alleged #racism of Councillor Steve Foulkes’ wife, allegedly carried out in Sorrento, when she may have thought nobody back home was watching.


The above gem appeared in Private Eye around autumn two years ago and the incident it briefly refers to received much more detailed coverage on Wirral Leaks, but strangely never made it into the national media. There was also a very curious radio silence locally.

Wirral Council appears to have a penchant for falling silent and busily covering up its #racism. Labour councillors and their family members – for their part – seem to find #racism is attracted to them, like flies homing in on a freshly dropped, steaming turd.

Whilst at the same time, they’re ready to drop everything, gather as one and brandish “Show Racism the Red Card” placards for any cameras that might turn up unannounced.


We discovered a while ago that criminal, former Wirral Councillor and Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee Jim Crabtree was a supporter of far-right group “Britain First”.

After giving this fool accelerated advancement up through the ranks, and despite knowing Crabtree’s Facebook site was plastered with homages to far-right idols, the Labour council leader, liar, liar, liar, Phil liar Davies, a liar, suddenly showed a clean pair of heels and ran screaming from it.


Researching #Wirralgate tells us that the then Deputy Leader of the Council, Labour Councillor George Davies – Frank Field MP’s former election agent – had allegedly referred to the then Monitoring Officer Surjit Tour as a “bloody useless chink”.

However, the official council position on this serious matter was never anywhere to be found in public. Why? 

The only reason the public discovered this was it emerged that the remark had been covertly recorded with malice aforethought by a group of complainants (three of whom are now council employees restored to their posts, and one of whom is dead).

These felt they’d been wronged when the Highway Services Department had been farmed out to COLAS way back when, amid a blaze of controversy around “fraudulent tenders and contracts”, with EU rules being broken left, right and centre. 

We won’t analyse this stinking pile of shit all over again, save to say the alleged #racism is now defused, forgotten, done and dusted. Highways are now safey back in house, i.e. the group of mercenaries got what they’d always wanted, didn’t need to be paid off £48,000 each (originally demanded with menaces by Frank Field and stoutly refused by two successive CEOs – Graham Burgess and Eric Robinson), and both George Davies and Frank Field MP have emerged from the deepest of sewers smelling of roses.

Thanks were due, offered, gratefully accepted, and all plaudits received with good grace by those who’ve been up to their eyes in, er, smoothing over this hideous affair. 

e.g. Step forward Robin Hopkins, journeyman data and information barrister, who answered the call, rose to the challenge, assisted Wirral Council’s naive officials, held their hands, whispered sweet nothings, eased them carefully out from beneath the dark clouds of their most corrupt and abusive period… then trousered his cheque.

And sod the accusations of #racism. There’s nothing that a very, very well-paid lawyer – sans conscience – can’t achieve.

All paid for by us.

Fast forward to the here and now, and it’s yet another worrying case of déjà vu as the “most improved”, award-winning council finds itself once again shutting up shop and receding into the shadows nursing an all too familiar, thorny #racism problem.

One of its councillors – this time a Tory – got all hot under the collar, couldn’t help himself and tweeted this offensive message to David Lammy MP in July 2019:

David Burgess Joyce - the offending tweet to David Lammy MP

To puncture the wall of silence with a BANG, we fired off the following tweet today:

nothing on wirral council website about Burgess-Joyce racist tweet - 15 Sep 2019

We lodged a Standards Complaint and it is now being officially and independently investigated…

…amidst the gathering silence.

Shall we see what – if anything – emerges from the bunker this coming week?!

Toodle Pip!



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#Racism Exclusive – Tory Councillor David Burgess-Joyce, who sent an allegedly #racist tweet to David Lammy MP, is to be formally investigated by Wirral Council

David Lammy tweet to David Burgess Joyce

The original Wirral In It Together article: It’s almost three weeks since we lodged a Standards Complaint against Wirral Tory Councillor David Burgess-Joyce. An update

We lodged a Standards Complaint with Wirral Council on 17th July as follows:

Burgess Joyce standards complaint on 17th July 2019

The offending Councillor David Burgess-Joyce tweet, since deleted:

David Burgess Joyce - the offending tweet to David Lammy MP

A reminder to Vicki Shaw, sent three weeks later:

5th August 2019 - Burgess Joyce standards complaint reminder to Vicki Shaw

The Wirral Council Head of Legal Services’ response, received today, 11/9/2019:

Vicki Shaw formal investigation response to Burgess Joyce Standards complaint 11th September 2019

Burgess Joyce blocking us on Twitter

Does anybody know if Councillor Burgess-Joyce ever deleted the allegedly #racist tweet?

We can no longer access his account to find out…!

Toodle Pip!

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This week, we’re celebrating 10 years out of the Rat Race.


Paul Cardin – proprietor, Wirral In It Together – age 60

In 2003 and 2009 we were bullied out of our career by two different councils.

But what had we done to deserve it? Nothing.

We blew the whistle on a financial scam at Wirral Council  and;

We lodged a complaint at Cheshire West & Chester Council.

Both times the bosses announced, ‘Paul is out of step with the rest of the team’. They thought they were telling the truth when they said that.

And they were.

We certainly were out of step with the rest of these teams, both closely-corralled groups, who spent every day in a kind of subdued half-life, looking furtively over their shoulders, scared witless of what might happen if they either failed to fit in or stepped out of line.

“Fear of the consequences” – let’s face it – is the biggest open prison in the world. But we bust out of there twice.

In return for being clobbered with two sets of “gross misconduct” charges and branded a “troublemaker”, we took a good degree of pleasure in not backing down, clearing our name and wiping the floor with both sets of senior director bullies.

And the last time – at Cheshire West Council – we prevailed again, making Council Leader Mike Jones, Monitoring Officer Simon Goacher, Acting Environment Director Julian Pellett, Resources Director Julie Gill and Head of HR Sam Brousas look foolish and incompetent.

We left these characters trailing in our wake, secured victory, won access to our 32-year pension, retired and left them to carry on squabbling amongst themselves, handing out promotions and dispensing treats to their kissing-up, kicking-down, brown-nosed friends and acolytes.

At the final hearing, which came on our 50th birthday, the case against us collapsed and the Cheshire West cabal was left red-faced, bloody-nosed, bowed and stooping to pick up the pieces.

If anyone out there reading this is being bullied right now, don’t blink. Stand firm and take the fight right back to them.

Be honest, measured, straightforward, and use their own policies and procedures against them. They’re not clever, you see. It’s all bluster, brinkmanship and the only resilience they possess comes from overdosing on TV bullies Gordon Ramsay and Alan Sugar. They’re so full of shit – to put it crudely – there’s no room left for them to know how to perform their jobs.

So feel confident. Brandish their fine words up in front of their faces, like a mirror.

Then watch.

Keep your calm. Keep your dignity. And keep them in the spotlight, with the beam trained directly on them. Bear witness, as they shift and wriggle uncomfortably. Like worms.

Take your strength all the way up, cut a path through the serried ranks of wilting, chinless wonders at the top level … and don’t back down.

Don’t be intimidated by the suits. You are the power. You are the irresistible force. Don’t give them an inch. Don’t bow, flinch or show them any undue deference.

UK Councils are absolutely slewing with these aggressive, cowardly, deceitful, unaccountable creatures.

Why? Because they’re cossetted, egged on from above, feared by elected members, and they accurately reflect the same corrosive cultures found in the wider public, private and charity sectors.

So too do these rats populate the broader realm of UK employment and business in general, where psycho and sociopathic meddling – done to hold the fort and manage reputations – is actively encouraged, rewarded in spades and covered up inside legal agreements when it all goes wrong.

Our ten-year anniversary of fleeing these miserable, toxic shit holes arrived this week. It was achieved on our terms and we’ll be lifting a glass or two to celebrate 🥂. 

And we’re not telling you about this in order to grandstand or gloat. It’s done to show you that bullies are not infallible. They’re weak, half-formed, contemptible human beings – deserving of a kicking – and it’s so, so hard… but little old YOU can be the one wearing the Doc Martens and dishing it out.

So get stuck in and confront the gaslighting bastards.

YOU can take control. 

YOU can do it and emerge victorious, like we did.

Finally, see this written help we put together – influenced in its entirety by what we went through – and which we blogged on many years ago:


Toodle Pip!

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Opinion  – Fire Did Not Cause 3rd Tower’s Collapse on 9/11, New Study Finds

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth are pleased to partner with the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in releasing the draft report of a four-year computer modeling study of WTC 7’s collapse

Source: Opinion  – Fire Did Not Cause 3rd Tower’s Collapse on 9/11, New Study Finds

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“The moment we fall silent, it’s over…” John Pilger’s address in London. #Assange


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September 1 1939 ~ by WH Auden

WH Auden


Eighty years ago today, Germany invaded Poland.

How many lessons did we learn?

Or more to the point, did we learn any?

September 1, 1939

W. H. Auden – 1907-1973

I sit in one of the dives
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest decade:
Waves of anger and fear
Circulate over the bright
And darkened lands of the earth,
Obsessing our private lives;
The unmentionable odour of death
Offends the September night.

Accurate scholarship can
Unearth the whole offence
From Luther until now
That has driven a culture mad,
Find what occurred at Linz,
What huge imago made
A psychopathic god:
I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.

Exiled Thucydides knew
All that a speech can say
About Democracy,
And what dictators do,
The elderly rubbish they talk
To an apathetic grave;
Analysed all in his book,
The enlightenment driven away,
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.

Into this neutral air
Where blind skyscrapers use
Their full height to proclaim
The strength of Collective Man,
Each language pours its vain
Competitive excuse:
But who can live for long
In an euphoric dream;
Out of the mirror they stare,
Imperialism’s face
And the international wrong.

Faces along the bar
Cling to their average day:
The lights must never go out,
The music must always play,
All the conventions conspire
To make this fort assume
The furniture of home;
Lest we should see where we are,
Lost in a haunted wood,
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good.

The windiest militant trash
Important Persons shout
Is not so crude as our wish:
What mad Nijinsky wrote
About Diaghilev
Is true of the normal heart;
For the error bred in the bone
Of each woman and each man
Craves what it cannot have,
Not universal love
But to be loved alone.

From the conservative dark
Into the ethical life
The dense commuters come,
Repeating their morning vow;
“I will be true to the wife,
I’ll concentrate more on my work,”
And helpless governors wake
To resume their compulsory game:
Who can release them now,
Who can reach the deaf,
Who can speak for the dumb?

All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.

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An ode to shit BBC coverage #GiletsJaunes


#BBC coverage is poor,
Of rioting France next door, 
Yet far flung nations get full saturation,
So it’s Moscow / Hong Kong galore…”


Toodle pip!

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Jeffrey Epstein… murdered?

Remember Lee Harvey Oswald.
Remember Jack Ruby.

Why will I NEVER believe today’s cover story emerging from the United States, home of the official 9/11 conspiracy theory?

Q. Who stands to gain?

A. The usual suspects. A cabal of globally powerful and prominent paedo-rapists and abusers, who have now had their freedom, their future potential to destroy young lives, and their reputations SECURED.

Jeffrey Epstein Dead of Suicide: Reports https://t.co/usdhKLbLCI via @heavysan

Is this the fate that awaits brave Julian #Assange? To be put to death in a United States prison cell, by unknown, protected government actors?

And already, the stories are not matching.

Toodle pip!

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[New post] Opinion  – Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Names Powerful Men in Alleged Sex Ring


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New, compelling #Russiagate eBooks from The Duran





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Available now…

…from www.theduran.com come two eBooks charting the #Russiagate hoax scandal, priced at only $5.99 for both eBooks and available from the following link:


This link [see 31:00] to the most recent video release on The Duran YouTube account features director Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris – Editor in Chief of The Duran – providing a summary of both #Russiagate eBooks.

Upon discovering TheDuran.com website and its associated YouTube account, we’ve spent the last couple of years eagerly tuning in – along with 85,000+ fellow YouTube subscribers – and have found these video presentations to be hugely entertaining and informative.

They form an absolutely indispensable record of the historical ebbs and flows as #Russiagate unfolded.  These extremely fluid political events are described from clear vantage points focusing both inside the US Government and from a broader standpoint, looking out across the global geo-political landscape.

The #Russiagate eBooks bring together the contents of 11 separate discussions recorded between 3rd May and 10th June 2019.

Both eBooks also include a substantial foreword by Alexander Mercouris, which link to previous web articles and offer excellent insights into the #Russiagate scam through every twist and turn along the way.

We can even see how TheDuran.com were amongst the first commentators to predict how the democratic will of the US people risked being subverted and how this could have potentially resulted in a US President being toppled through impeachment, all based upon an elaborate tissue of Democrat Party lies.

At a mere $5.99 these #Russiagate eBooks come highly recommended by the Wirral In It Together blog.

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