An intended article for publication in Private Eye. Never used. The very costly lies of the then Wirral Council leader Phil Davies, his councillors and senior officers

A Private Eye article that didn’t cut it and was never published…

Wirral In It Together

Liar profile here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Davies_(politician)

14/04/13Private Eye article / Nigel Hobro

When local authorities get their hands on large piles of public money, events will follow a predictable course. At Wirral Borough Council, you’ll be leaving a baby alone with chocolate, then returningto find it smeared all over its face.

Wirral “Super” Director Kevin Adderley, although craving a massive influx of Chinese yuan for the flagship “Wirral Waters” dockland regeneration, has had to settle for investing £800,000 of UK grant money with local small businesses.

News reaches the Eye of serious misgivings over this Adderley-led “job creation” initiative, designed to split the cash into £20k packages, before placing them with local firms. These “Business Investment Grants” were part of the cleverly titled “BIG Fund”. However, one grateful recipient was ‘BIG’ in one respect only – that of impending insolvency. An appraisal by whistleblowing accountant Nigel Hobro predicted the company would…

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