Monthly Archives: August 2013

29th August 2013. President Obama has put a treasured item up on eBay tonight

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UPDATE ~ A (strange) response is now in… Dear Information Commissioner’s Blog…

From: Paul C Sent: 15 August 2013 13:12 To: ‘’ Subject: Enforcement Dear ICO blog, “To send a person’s financial records to the wrong fax number once is careless. To do so continually, despite being aware of the problem, is … Continue reading

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All Wirral “independent” investigations are now rendered invalid…

The final outcome of this long running saga: After wriggling on the hook for many long months, the council was finally forced to admit that it has no external investigations policy or procedure.   All external investigations previously flagged as … Continue reading

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Ho Van Dacre – 40 years in his lair – ventures back into the media jungle

Inching slowly forward into the blinding daylight, media warlord Ho Van Dacre is encouraged from his lair and out, blinking, into a very unfamiliar world. It’s 40 years since the veteran of blood and guts journalistic warfare fled the media … Continue reading

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Wirral Council ~ Where Absolutely Nothing is Straightforward…

Compare and Contrast 1.  Email from Jane Corrin, Information Governance Officer, Wirral Council, sent on 6th August 2013 in response to an FoI request made 5 months earlier: [excerpt] Year Month Compromise Agreements Signed Voluntary   Severance/Early Voluntary Retirement Confidentiality   … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy of Frank Field MP ~ exposed by the Information Commissioner As the ICO force Wirral Council to sign an undertaking, MP Frank Field’s paranoia is exposed — Wirral In It 2gether (@Wirral_In_It) August 10, 2013

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UPDATED: New figures for Wirral Council’s compromise agreements and gagging clauses 24th November 2013 Update on this story here.  Wirral Council have been concealing the truth once again… 7th August 2013 PLEASE NOTE: I’ll put a tenner down here and now that Wirral Council’s definition of a gagging clause differs to … Continue reading

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How much of the £1 million plus pay-off money did Wirral’s Council leader sanction?

4th August 2013 On 21st June 2013, I noticed that Wirral’s Council shameless, unapologetic, inveterate liar (see here, here, here, here, here, and here) leader Phil Davies had started his own blog. The title of his very first post seemed quite promising: “Bringing Council Services … Continue reading

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No news really… just another Wirral Councillor alienating an inconvenient citizen

2nd August 2013 I sent an email today to my local councillors, Adrian Jones, John Salter and Chris Jones (wife of Adrian) about fracking – and the threat to the environment that the process holds, asking what the Council’s official … Continue reading

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The Wirral News. Has somebody decided that Wirral Council scandal will not be printed?

2nd August 2013 The Wirral News is a Trinity Mirror publication. “At the Wirral News, we pride ourselves in journalism that is honest, accurate and fair.  Our journalists adhere to the Editors Code of Practice, which sets the benchmark … Continue reading

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