Monthly Archives: September 2016

Wirral Council’s 2015/16 Accounts WON’T Be Signed Off Before 30th September Deadline – Here’s Why

    26th September 2016 This evening, Wirral Council’s Audit and Risk Committee will meet at 6 pm. The main thrust of the meeting will be the desire to sign off last year’s accounts.  However, this time around, a couple of flies … Continue reading

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Post Factual Politics – an Update on #Brickgate – Investigation Complete – Nobody Arrested

26th September 2016 Thanks go to @AJobTracker – david morgan on Twitter – for checking the recently released crime stats for Wallasey, Merseyside – in particular the Manor Road / car park area where Angela Eagle’s constituency office is situated. … Continue reading

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We lodged an FOI request re: Wirral Council visits to CHINA – a few days later the poo hit the fan

23rd September 2016 On 16th September we lodged the following Freedom of Information request with Wirral Council: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/senior_staff_member_visits_to_ch#outgoing-580057 …it’s reproduced below: Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, Please advise whether plans have been put in place to dispatch staff and / or … Continue reading

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Frank Field’s unwanted Labour newspaper, paid for by you. Can the Information Commissioner see sense and block it?

17th August 2016 In the teeth of mounting concern, Wirral Council are ploughing ahead with Frank Field MP’s covert, unheralded pet project, that of venturing into the dying newspaper industry by publishing and delivering a monthly newsletter, Wirral Today, funded by our cash (£270,000 … Continue reading

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#Brickgate – Angela Eagle – Merseyside Police Change Their Position on Freedom of Information Request

11th September 2016 Background We lodged the following original Freedom of Information request with Merseyside Police on 2nd August 2016:   https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/alleged_brick_thrown_through_comhttps://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/alleged_brick_thrown_through_com The police responded by refusing, withholding the information and quoting two exemptions. Merseyside Police originally said they weren’t obliged to … Continue reading

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#Brickgate / Angela Eagle / Broken Stairwell Window – Our Complaint to the Independent Press Standards Organisation

  5th September 2016 To set the scene, when it first occurred to us that 12+ large circulation newspapers had become foreseeably and avoidably laced with inaccuracies – falsehoods that seemed to have taken on a life of their own – which were … Continue reading

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Unite Says I Can’t Vote – Labour Says I Can #ChaseItUp

Labour Leadership Election Deadline reached, passed.Online ballot paper failed to arrive.No surprises.Time's running out.Back on the phone Monday.#LabourPurge2 — Window on Wallasey (@Wirral_In_It) September 9, 2016   UPDATE 8th September 2016 After only 3 days on Youtube, the Labour Party’s … Continue reading

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UPDATE ~ Former Wirral Councillor Jim Crabtree – up in court today

1st September 2016 Further to our post earlier today, the Liverpool Echo has more on this story: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/ex-wirral-councillor-accused-making-11830770 It’s now public knowledge that the target of Crabtree’s alleged offensive phone message was Louise Reecejones, a one-time fellow Labour councillor. Back on July 9th, … Continue reading

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Former Wirral Councillor Jim Crabtree – up in court today

1st September 2016 STOP PRESS: Important update here identifies the person Crabtree allegedly targeted. The former chair of Wirral Council’s influential Audit and Risk Management Committee appeared in Wirral Magistrates Court today to answer a charge of… “sending a grossly offensive or … Continue reading

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