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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

ALL LIVERPOOL INFORMATION WILL NOW BE MOVED



TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH ALL MY BLOGS IS BECOMING TOO MUCH , THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN EACH OF MY BLOGS IS BASICALLY ALL THE SAME THEME OF , LIVERPOOL CITY, SO I'M JOINING THEM ALL TOGETHER.
AS OF NOW YOU CAN READ ALL THE USUAL COLLECTION OF INFORMATION IN ONE LOCATION.
LIVERPOOL IN A MESS LINK BELOW.



TORI BLARE

Thursday, June 07, 2007

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL HAVE ACTED ILLEGALLY! AGAIN.....

ALMOST A YEAR AFTER HE COMPLAINED TO THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONERS OFFICE, MATT FINNEGAN HAS FINALLY BEEN VINDICATED!

MATT FINNEGAN WAS HOUNDED OUT OF HIS HIGH POSITION OF MEDIA CHIEF OF LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL AFTER CONFIDENTIAL EMAILS WERE "FOUND", DURING AN INVESTIGATION FOR OTHER TRUMPED UP CHARGES.
THESE EMAILS WERE USED IN A REPORT AND SENT TO ALL 90 COUNCILLORS OF LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL.

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL HAVE BEEN INFORMED BY THE ICO THAT THEY ACTED ILLEGALLY AND HAVE BREACHED THE DATA PROTECTION ACT OF 1998.

WILL THIS CHANGE ANYTHING WITHIN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS?

WILL IT EVER IMPROVE MATT FINNEGAN'S EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS?

CAN WE EVER TRUST LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL AND THEIR "PREFERED PARTNERS
" SUCH AS LIVERPOOL DIRECT AND ENTERPRISE AGAIN?

HOW CAN LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL EVER CLEAN UP IT'S ACT?

VOTE THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS OUT OF OFFICE NEXT MAY 2008, IT IS THE ONLY WAY!!!!


Call for apology over city council data law breach

Jun 7 2007


by Larry Neild, Liverpool Daily Post


Matt Finnegan with his lawyer Rex Makin

LIVERPOOL city council broke the Data Protection Act in the way it released details of private emails between former leader Mike Storey and the town hall’s top spin doctor, a government commissioner has ruled.

Matt Finnegan, who resigned as assistant executive director for media after more than a year under suspension, took the case of the emails to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

It was the latest skirmish in the long-running saga sparked as part of the public fall-out between Cllr Storey and former chief executive Sir David Henshaw.

Last night, Mr Finnegan’s law-yer, Rex Makin said: “I made it clear when the emails were pub-lished that a contravention had taken place. The council’s res-ponse was opposite, and now the Commissioner has ruled I was correct. I think it flawed the disci-plinary proceedings the council was taking against Mr Finnegan.”

Mr Finnegan, who headed the council’s news operation from Dale Street, was suspended and a council audit team, as part of a routine exercise, examined his computer and mobile phone. These revealed communications between Cllr Storey and Mr Finnegan relating to the future of Sir David.

One of Sir David’s key officers, resources director Phil Halsall, sent a draft report to all 90 city councillors which contained full details of the exchanges of emails.

The commissioner’s report says:

“It is primarily the premature circulation of the detail contained within the draft report which raises concern.”

Mr Halsall, in the draft report, included a covering letter stating the full findings of the investiga-tion had been published “some-what sooner than intended due to media interest generated by the existence of the report”.

It then went on to say that, as the draft report also contained information which may lead to a disciplinary investigation, mem-bers were told to treat the details contained within the document as “strictly confidential”.

“What is most pertinent is not the actual contents of the draft report but the untimely manner in which it was distributed,” said the commissioner’s officer. “It is clear the decision was taken to distribute the full contents of the draft report somewhat premature-ly in response to ‘media pressure’ which we believe was unfair (to Mr Finnegan). It is therefore our view that Liverpool City Council has breached the First Principle of the Data Protection Act 1998 in this instance.

“Whilst it is acknowledged this is perhaps an extraordinary case in terms of the events which occurred and the high profile of individuals who were involved in the investigation, the disclosure, having been circulated at such a premature time, was still unfair. If the council felt it needed to res-pond to media pressure on the case, a summary of the necessary facts may have been sufficient.”

The commissioner has now written to the city council advis-ing that the untimely manner in which the circulation of the Draft Report occurred could have had further consequences in that it may have compromised disci-plinary proceedings which might have subsequently followed.

Although no action is proposed against the council by the ICO, Mr Finnegan now has the legal right to take court action against the council for their breach.

Last night, Mr Finnegan said: “It has always been my contention that the city council broke the law by publishing confidential emails, and the ICO has now confirmed that the Data Protection Action was breached by them.

“This is a small, if belated, victory for democracy and a vind-ication of my actions in obeying the leader of the council. If the council had any decency, it would now issue an abject public apol-ogy to me for acting illegally. But I won’t be holding my breath.”

Mr Finnegan is now calling for the council to take legal action against Sir David Henshaw, chair of the North West Strategic Health Authority, for contravening the Data Protection Act and to suspend Mr Halsall, who is still employed by the council, pending a full investigation into his actions.

A city council spokesman said last night: “The city council accepts the findings of the Information Commissioner and notes that he has recognised the exceptional circumstances that led to the complaint. We welcome his decision not to take any further action.”


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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Carers missing out of benefits

Carers missing out of benefits

06 June 2007, 14:19

Almost a third of over 50s in the North West who care for their spouse or partner are unaware of the benefits they may be due, a new study has suggested.

National charity Age Concern said 30% of older carers in the region do not know they could be eligible for benefits for their work.

Launching a campaign to put more than #100m into the pockets of elderly people across the country, the charity said help was often available to meet the considerable cost of full time caring.

A spokeswoman said: "Many pensioners wrongly believe that they are not entitled to carers' benefits because they are already in receipt of the state pension, yet this is often not the case.

"And many carers under state pension age are unaware that putting in a claim could give their finances a double boost, by giving them a weekly credit towards their state pension as well as topping up their regular income."

Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern, added: "The cost of caring can be a big weight to bear for many people, but claiming carers' benefits can help to lighten the load.

"Yet thousands of carers across the UK are each missing out on cash benefits of up to #2,500 a year, often because they don't realise they are entitled to the extra help or just don't understand the system."

He added: "Age Concern benefits advisors can make it easy for carers to find out what they are entitled to and to make a claim."

Anyone wanting extra information can call Age Concern's free helpline on 0800 00 99 66.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

City of the Dead*: IT'S CRIMINAL: "'THE COUNCIL ARE OVERSPENT AND NEED TO FIND MORE MONEY TO FUND CAPITAL OF CULTURE..."

WHAT PRICE IS IT TO GET OLD?

£130,000 IS THE AVERAGE PAY FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF LIVERPOOL.

THE SALARY OF HIS UNDERSTUDIES OR ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS, IS OVER £100,000 PLUS A 20% BONUS EACH YEAR.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS BONUS?
MAYBE HOW MANY ELDERLY PEOPLE WILL DIE DUE TOT HE REPEATED AND ILL JUDGED CHANGES AND CUTS WITHIN THE HOME HELP SERVICES OF LIVERPOOL?

SEE BELOW THE EXTRACT FROM CITY OF THE DEAD BLOGSPOT, THIS SHOWS JUST HOW THE FEELINGS OF LIVERPOOL RESIDENTS IS GETTING LOUDER.

DON'T JUST SIT BACK AND LET YOUR SERVICES BE TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU!

WRITE TO THE BLOGS, WRITE TO YOUR COUNCILLORS, WRITE TO THE PAPERS, WRITE TO JOE HANSON!

JUST DO SOMETHING



City of the Dead*: IT'S CRIMINAL: "'THE COUNCIL ARE OVERSPENT AND NEED TO FIND MORE MONEY TO FUND CAPITAL OF CULTURE..."

Monday, May 21, 2007

IT'S CRIMINAL: "'THE COUNCIL ARE OVERSPENT AND NEED TO FIND MORE MONEY TO FUND CAPITAL OF CULTURE..."

Stanford88 has left a new comment on your post "THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE...":


Hi Tony.

Thanks for your support.

I attended a meeting in the North of the city last week organised by the Liverpool Care Slaves United.

Over 100 people showed up and we met a local labour councillor Joe Hanson.

I spoke to carers from all different parts of the city who are all in the same position - facing about 30% PAY CUT !

The Labour Party can't believe that the council are trying to force such cuts through on the private sector workers and they are vowing to help us in our struggle for equal rights of pay.

If you dont mind I would like to take this opportunity to tell other care workers that are concerned about what the council are doing to contact Joe Hanson.

His email address is :joseph.hanson@liverpool.gov.uk

The same answers keep coming back on this when we ask why is the council changing the contract?

Answers.....1) The council are overspent and need to find more money to fund the Capital of Culture stuff. I would ask, why target the care services?

2) When they have come up with the idea of this new homecare contract, they have not thought through the knock on effect on the carers and workforce in the city. I would ask, who are the people making these decisions without speaking to us?

3) It is to increase efficiency and is better for the council tax payer. I would ask, why target just the private sector service? Home Help staff are being paid for their spare capacity and also get paid for their traveling time. District nurses and health authority staff get paid for shifts of work, that includes traveling time.

WHY ARE WE ANY DIFFERENT?

IT IS NOT EQUAL IT IS NOT FAIR

Tony, I say : CUT THE CULTURE BUDGET, NOT THE CARE BUDGET - and let us continue to do our job caring for the elderly of this city and giving them the time and quality of life they deserve.


Posted by Stanford88 to City of the Dead* at Monday, May 21, 2007 11:44:00 AM

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cultue
A decadent civilization compromises with its disease, cherishes the virus infecting it, loses its self-respect.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Care Workers Pay.

Can I ask just a simple question ? Why me?
I am a care worker working for an independant Care Agency. I have a mortgage and 3 beautiful children who need all the things that children require. Like food, clothes,toys,outings etc act.

My pay is about to be cut by 30%. Why me?
My hours wont be guaranteed. Why me?
There is legislation against discrimination racial discrimination, age discrimination, sexual discrimination and lots of other discrimination.
Discrimination against private Agency care workers? Doesn’t exist and its rife.

They say it’s to save tax payers money. But why me?
Has anybody asked the tax payers why it should be me?
District nurses do the same kind of job. Why not them?
The ‘In House’ service do the same job. Why not them?
Age concern do the same job. Why not them?
Other big charities do the same job. Why not them.
Its all paid for by tax payers.

Cant get it out of my head. Why me?
Has anybody asked the tax payers do they want to save money on people who care for vulnerable people?
Has anybody asked the tax payers if it should be just me?
I will go home to my 3 kids to night they will ask.

Why you Mum ?

Rose

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr. Parish.

I am so mad about this.

My Uncle receives care from an agency.

I spoke yesterday with his main carers. They said that if the 30% cut effects them, they will have no choice but leave and find a new job that pays decent wages and offers them stable work. What will happen to my uncle then? If most of the carers in the city feel and act in the same way, who will care for him? I think that carers do a fantastic job and they should not be steamrollered over by the council because they want to save money on the capital of culture. Carers have mortgages, just like Warren Bradley. How would he react to a 30% pay cut?

We need our carers. Something has to be done to stop this nonsense. Reading through your web site, it appears that if the council stopped spending so much money on yachts, paying off its staff and incompetence we may stand a chance of looking after people like my uncle and at least give him some quality of life like he has now with the carers he knows and is used to.

Lets put some things in to perspective, if ONLY one of the councils officials is making say £150 000 per year, and they took a 30% pay cut, £45 000 would pay for over 1 years work of care for my uncle. On the other hand, how many carers wages do they have to slash for the same effect?

Capital of Culture or Capital of Vultures? Leave the carer workers alone. Their job is hard enough without people kicking the legs from under them.

Madness!

Tori Blare said...

Thought you all should know, despite the private sector being told to take a 30% cut in wages with no minimum hours, the Council run in house home carers are being made redundant.
The work they did have was given to the private sector, no new work is taken on except for 6 weeks if you are just out of hospital. Most of the carers from the council do not have work to do, this is because the stupid adult services let the service run down on purpose.
The aim of the council is to get rid of all the carers, of what is termed generic, they cost too much in paying staff to go home and wait until they get a call with some work, or walking the streets, many have become so disillusioned they have gone off ill. This of course costs a lot of money, so lets just get rid of them!
This needs just as much publicity as the private sector.
Care in Liverpool is excellent,when allowed to give it.
The Capital of Culture should not be cut, the disgusting high wages of these so called heads of the council and the Chief Executive, this is wht should be cut.

WHAT PRICE IS IT TO GET OLD?

Keep the pressure up Care workers, private and council.

If you are getting old, be very afraid as unless you have lots of money, there is nothing down for you.
Oh and lets not forget the Day Centres that the council are always trying to close down, Venmore Mews?
What has happened to that one?
Notice how the cuts in services for the elderly were not publicised until after the election?

Dirty Liberal Democrats, dirty dirty....

Anonymous said...

I am just a simple tax payer. I have nobody using the care services in Liverpool.I am sure I will need to use the serice at some time in my life.(Although I hope not) All I can ask is what the bloody hell is going on in Social Services in Liverpool? In House facing cuts.Private sector facing cuts.....everybody facing cuts.and they say the service is getting better. JUST WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS GOING ON ?? (after all it is my money they are using)

Onlooker said...

I think that's right - we should not have to choose between Culture and Care. Both are important to people. What is wrong is the huge salaries for incompetent officials like Halsall and Hilton and Harbrow and the millions they have wasted on yachts and trips abroad and being sent back to school so they can find out how to do their jobs properly. We have seen no benefit.

Anonymous said...

I'll wager that someone somewhere in the City is doing very nicely thank you out of this and I bet that he or she is within the Evil Cabal

Anonymous said...

You bet your life someone is doing very well out of this and its not the service users or care staff.Its immoral

Anonymous said...

Every civilization when it loses its inner vision and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness, more vast and more stupendous than the old savage sort. An Augean stable of metallic filth

Anonymous said...

"Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us."

Tony Parrish47 said...

Let's not get too esoteric now - people's livelihoods are at risk here....

Pam said...

Glad somebody realises livelihoods are at risk.

Stanford88 said...

That’s right Mr Parish.

There’s nothing mysterious or cryptic about my 30% pay cut!

The only mystery I face is how I pay my mortgage and feed my kids from July !

MILDRED said...

I'm getting old and I'm getting very very scared at the thought of my arthritis getting worse and my sight not improving, I cannot get around much at the moment but I manage without help for most of the time. I know that soon,in maybe 3 years, I hope its not so soon, but I know at some time I will need someone to look after me and help me with my essential needs.
Who will help me then?
Some young girl just out of school looking for a few bob now and again?
Or will we all stand up now and tell the council ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

The elderly of today are the very people who helped build the services the council is now trying to destroy.

Do we agree that our elderly are not important?

Is your Mother of no importance now ?
Why did your Grandad go to War?
Was it so he could be treated like dirt now?
Private or Council Home carers, we need to stand up for the elderly and show that sometimes the cost of a service should not be the first factor of consideration, cutting costs is not the answer in care, providing quality services using highly trained and committed workers, who actually care about the people the look after! This is the most important factor.

The most effective way of achieving a balanced budget is......?????

Colin Hilton Take a cut in your wages, I survive on £325 per week with 2 children, why can't you?

Phil Halsal.. You are supposed to be good at finances? Try this one for size then... take a cut in wages yourself! I know a mad idea, but just try it you will be amazed at how easy it would be for you, anyway your son can keep you in the custom you are used to, is he on the Sefton Pops?
All the other useless AED's of Liverpool City Council and the senior managers who don't seem to actual manage anything? TAKE A CUT IN YOUR WAGES FOR ONLY A YEAR AND WE WILL BE BACK ON TRACK!

LEAVE THE ELDERLY ALONE!

WE WILL ALL BE OLD SOON!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

IS IT REALLY A COINCIDENCE THAT THERE WERE 10 SPOILED PAPERS IN THE CROXTETH VOTE??

IS IT REALLY A COINCIDENCE THAT THERE WERE

10 SPOILED PAPERS IN THE


CROXTETH VOTE??


Election 2007: More details emerge of fracas at Liverpool count
May 5 2007
by Caroline Innes, Liverpool Daily Post
FURTHER details emerged last night of a fracas at Thursday’s election count involving Liverpool leader Warren Bradley and a Labour candidate – but everybody was telling a different story.
Police were called in as the high drama erupted after it became clear the vote count for Croxteth would be a close call between the Lib-Dems’ Phil Moffatt and Labour candidate Jim Noakes.
Tempers began to fray after returning officer Colin Hilton asked bystanders to step away from the table during a third recount.
Yesterday, Cllr Bradley, who had been watching the count with Cllr Moffatt, said police tried to protect him from Labour members. “The Labour candidate took umbrage that I was giving Phil some advice and tried to barge into me,” he said.
“The police stood by me all night as they were concerned that tensions within the Labour party were running high.”
But Mr Noakes, backed up by his party leader, Cllr Joe Anderson, said it was Cllr Bradley’s proximity to the count table which had started the scuffle.
“Colin Hilton told everyone except candidates and the agents to step away from the table,” he said.
“Warren Bradley wouldn’t move back. He wouldn’t let me get past to reach my agent who was at the other end of the table, so I said he should move back, and that’s when it all happened. It was handbags really.”
By 3am, it was obvious there was still discrepan-cies in the count totals and Mr Hilton announced the count was being abandoned.
Cllr Moffat was even-tually elected to the seat yesterday morning with 1,246 votes, just 10 more than Mr Noakes, who took 1,236. Ironically, there were 10 spoiled papers.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE DEAD

TAKEN FROM LIVERPOOL TIMES THIS MOVING PIECE NEEDS A WIDER AUDIENCE




That death has no destruction is the prayer oft said
The City Council vandalised Kirkdale graves instead

For what doth it profit a man if he gains the whole world and suffered the loss of his own soul?
What exchange shall a man give for his soul?
M.6

A Priest says prayers over vandalised graves

For two centuries mourners entrusted the Councillors with due care
Once in Liverpool there was a Civic Pride in how the dead were buried there.
Family Friends faithfully committed to the ground to the earth.
There stood proud headstones in words of wisdom and of dearth

Not now the City Councillors sign in for a fee and voted to destroy
These Councillors gave no thought they needed not the vote of the Hoi Poli.
Go and see their work, they smashed the ancient stone once new
They left a message, the reason. stuck on fallen stones for the dead to view.

“Died in Jan 1806 Gave his life for his country now dead
Died in Feb 1820 once in pain now at rest it said.”
The message left in Red cannot be seen the family has no blame
The Councillors gave the nod to the evil officers plan of no claim.

Today the sun shone to warm the cockles of your heart
Today the bright sky is fleeced in clouded art
Today the grass is cut the smell is all around us
Today we visited the grave of Ken and Doris and of Tom

The Kirkdale Cemetery with its wall of sandstone
For two centuries the burials lined the grass with headstone
To count the mourners through the years is a task in vain
Come to see the words set in stone in prayer in verse in pain

These fields of smashed and fallen stones vandalised by Councillors is our SHAME
These wicked violent acts the destruction of our stones is done they say in our name.
Our mother father grandmother and grandfathers’ all smashed to the ground
Men and women who starved for us who died for us now lay flat all around.

Of all the bad decisions voted by our Councillors this is the most heinous
The ranks of souls committed by the family are flattened by this evilness

It is not us we were ordered by the Councillors it is their evil acts that abound
To see the fields laid flat to stand and see the vandalism and not a care around

Is this our lot to just lie down? To give in to acts so bare, created by the City Solicitors.

The sun has gone down on those who gave their lives for us
And we do nothing
For they are dead and we create no fuss
Shame on us

Well not for us we wish to stand and be counted
We want the stones put back up you knocked them down,
When in all their lives they stood up.
The cost you Councillors say?

Tell us if it is more than the £200m wasted by Labour Councillor Marx Dowd. Socialist R.I.P.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

John Hamilton a True Scholar and a Gentleman


Former council leader leaves £320,000 for city education

Mar 14 2007


Liverpool Daily Post


John Hamilton

FORMER council leader John Hamilton bequeathed his life savings to Liverpool’s education system.

Friends described the former teacher’s generous decision as typical of his passion for improving the quality of learning in the city.

Mr Hamilton, who led Liverpool through the turbulent Militant era of the 1980s, died in December aged 84.

Education was always his first love, and he demonstrated that dedication by leaving almost all his £320,000 estate to Liverpool University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning.

The centre offers courses for skills training and employment advice to people aged 18 to 95, and professional develop- ment for university staff.

Cllr Joe Anderson, leader of Liverpool’s Labour group, was a close friend of Mr Hamilton.

He said: “His whole life was dedicated to education – it was his passion and what made him tick.

“He felt that the cause of socialism could only be furthered if people bettered themselves through education.

“His father instilled that virtue in him when he was very young. John always wanted to make sure the city’s future was secure, so this donation just sums him up.”

Anne Merry, the university’s director of lifelong learning, said: “We’re extremely grateful for this generous gift.”

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Friday, March 09, 2007

JANE KENNEDY GET SUPPORT FROM TONY BLARE TO GIVE BOB PAISLEY A KNIGHTHOOD


ONCE AGAIN JANE KENNEDY LABOUR MP FOR WAVERTREE LIVERPOOL, SHOWS US SHE IS PROMOTING THE INTERESTS OF LIVERPOOL PEOPLE.




Jane has highlighted to the Prime Minister that an e-petition has been created by a Liverpool F.C. fan that asks for Bob Paisley to be Knighted.
Tony Blair has agreed he will read it with interest.


to add your name to the petition go to e-petitions http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/SirBobPaisley/



Jane Kennedy (Liverpool, Wavertree, Labour) Link to this | Hansard source


Staying with Europe, did my right hon. Friend have the opportunity to watch the outstanding display of football at Anfield stadium last night? Is it not about time that we marked the memory of the late and great Bob Paisley with an honour? Will my right hon. Friend read early-day motion 1038 signed by Members of the House—both red and blue?



Tony Blair (Prime Minister) Link to this | Hansard source

I look forward to reading that. I did watch the match last night. Congratulations to Liverpool, who did absolutely brilliantly. Congratulations also to Chelsea—we should congratulate the blues as well as the reds on this occasion. Let us hope that we have two other teams going through as well— [Interruption.] As my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary reminds me, there is also Celtic, and we wish it good luck, too.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

LIVERPOOL LIBERAL DEMOCRATS HAVE CREATED A £29 MILLION DEFICIT IN THE CAPITAL OF CULTURE BUDGET ALREADY!

LAST WEEK WE WERE TOLD THE SUMMER POPS WOULD NOW GO AHEAD AGAIN IN SEFTON THOUGH, AND WOULD NOW ONLY COST US LIVERPOOL £50,000. NOW THE LIVERPOOL LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ARE COVERING UP A £29 MILLION SHORTFALL IN THE BUDGET FOR 2008!
WHAT HYPOCRITES!!


SEE BELOW

£29m saving needed to stop 2008 crisis

Mar 6 2007

by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo

Leader of Liverpool City Council, Cllr Warren Bradley

CITY leaders need to find £29m savings in three months to avoid a financial disaster in 2008.

The shortfall in council revenue, outlined in a “budget reconciliation” document given to the ECHO, includes more than £21m earmarked for Capital of Culture itself.

The culture figure is made up of £5.8m deferred from this year, £12m of additional spending already earmarked for 2008 celebrations, and a gap of almost £4m in expected revenue from sponsorship.

The ECHO revealed on Saturday how a detailed plan on ways to fund the shortfall was being drawn up and would be presented in June.

Today we can disclose the scale of deficit the council will have to address.

  • The figures suggest £29.4m shortfall is after assumed efficiency savings and a council tax rise in 2008/9 of 3.7%.

  • Council leader Warren Bradley today insisted the money would be found and Capital of Culture go ahead as planned.

But deputy opposition leader Paul Brant said: “Liberal Democrats have created a financial time bomb set to go off in 2008 with no explanation of how they are going to pay for Capital of Culture year.

“It could destroy the reputation of Liverpool as a city and prevent it getting the benefits we all hoped Capital of Culture could deliver. It’s financial madness what the council is doing.”

Cllr Bradley said he was fed up with “scaremongering” which he claimed did nothing but damage Liverpool’s image.

He said: “What a lot of rubbish. We’ve given an assurance we will deliver Capital of Culture and won’t go back on that .

“We will find the savings as we have year on year on year.
CUTS CUTS CUTS

“There’s nothing being hidden here. We will deliver our forward strategy in June which will deal with the £29.4m that we’ve got to find next year.”

  • Cllr Bradley said the city was looking at brownfield sites which could generate lucrative revenue. One has been identified in Garston.

  • Other potential ideas include borrowing a proportion of the money, to be repaid over several years.

  • But Cllr Bradley said selling buildings and leasing them back was ruled out.

catherinejones@liverpoolecho.co.uk

Saturday, February 24, 2007

THE ROTTWEILLER MCELHINNEY





Gossip Mongers

All the stuff that is just not fit to print in the Echo
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
ITS NOT BOOTIFUL! - THE ROTTWEILLER MCELHINNEY STARTS AN ILLEGAL TURKEY SHOOT!

Liverpool City Council staff have been forced to work on the Bernard Matthews turkey crisis in Suffolk!
Specially trained social work staff who normally handle calls to the council's Careline have been ordered by McElhinney to take calls about bird flu instead!
Liverpool call centre staff have also been instructed to take calls as part of a contract the evil McElhinney has negotiated with DEFRA.
(Christ almighty, no wonder the council's own services are so bad, ed)

Careline is the social services call line for those vulnerable people who cam sometimes be in desperate need of help. It is also used to alert the proper authorities if someone is in an emergency.
(It is NOT for turkeys, ed)
But instead of answering such Careline calls at McElhinney's lair in (Misad)Venture Place, council staff are now taking calls about a mangey turkey outbreak miles away from Liverpool.
Staff are appalled at what they have been ordered to do - but dare not stand up to the evil rottweiller.
His 'yes sir, no sir' sidekick - Councillor Richard 'Inspector Clueless' Marbrow - is well aware of what is going on and has done his best to hush it all up.
Until now.
What makes the lucrative contract with DEFRA (how much is that worth then? ed) even more scandalous is that McElhinney (left) is acting illegally in forcing staff to comply.
(Doesn't it just show everyone that the arrogant **** has still not learnt his lesson and thinks he can get away with murder? ed)
Staff have been denied annual leave so that the LDL contract with DEFRA is covered.
Staff from the One Stop Shops have also been offered overtime to make sure the contract is covered.
Staff have even been taken out of the One Stop Shops during their normal working hours to help take calls.
But there is some good news...
McElhinney is shitting himself because city council Assistant Executive Director Peter Cosgrove has been informed of what has gone on.
Cosgrove is one of the genuinely good guys and although considered weak by some, would love to get McElhinney bang to rights.
Cosgrove has been copied into some damaging email correspondence which McElhinney sent to staff and the rottweiller has now gone off the deep end to try and cover his tracks (again, ed) .
In an attempt to bully and intimidate staff he has launched his own personal investigation into who forwarded what email, to whom and why.
The Head of Human Resources, Collette Hannay, has also become officially involved and is aware of how McElhinney has broken the law (she won't do anything about it, ed).
Not surprisingly, the thieving rottweiller has now enlisted his long-standing accomplice, the smiling assassin Hasitall to try and dig him out of the turkey shit!
It is all very hush hush and in the end, Colin 'Cover Up' can probably be relied upon to sweep up all the turkey shit into his fancy pigeon loft at the back of the MO.
So that's why we are telling you now...
And we would just add:
Isn't it about time that the city council put its own house in order FIRST?

Posted by Tony Parrish47 at 11:19 PM

Labels: Colin Cover-up, Liverpool Direct, Marilyn Fielding, MisAdventure Place, Temple of Doom, The Rottweiller McElhinney, The Smiling Assassin

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

GO Peter GO GO GO

I promise to pay my Council Tax in full and on time if you can help liberate us from Dr Dog
Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:20:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Extraction

I have been informed that you have put your name down for any DEFRA overtime in the contact centre. Can you confirm if this is correct and if so what days (sat, sun or evenings) you would be available to work. Also I need a home or mobile number to contact you on should you be needed.

Thanks
Thursday, February 22, 2007 3:25:00 PM
Anonymous said...

Let's hope cosgrove supplies the stuffing for McElhinney
Thursday, February 22, 2007 5:03:00 PM
Anonymous said...

This is unbelievable and i wouldnt believe it if i didnt know that so many of the other things that you have reported were true.

Its high time these people were stopped!
Thursday, February 22, 2007 11:56:00 PM


Dr mce said...

I never either
Friday, February 23, 2007 12:11:00 AM

Housing Estate said...

Although some people somewhere, are worrying about a stinking turkey spreading disease across the world.
Most of us are more concerned about public services and value for money for those services.
Instead we find that those who are in charge of our council tax spending would rather spend the money and staff time on helping paranoid people from some other town again!
First we have Chas Cole and his Summer pops, taking hard earned money from the tax payer to fund a concert in Sefton, then we have this, helping people who don't even live in Liverpool.

Why do I pay my council tax at all?


I couldn't get through to Liverpool Direct yesterday and it was a really important call, relating to Liverpool.

I wonder now if it was because others were moaning on about their Sunday dinner being ruined?
It's an absolute disgrace, maybe if we all moved to another borough, we may get the services we have already paid for?

Macca, shove the turkey up your arse!
Or is Henshaw still up there?
Saturday, February 24, 2007 2:09:00 PM


Bearded lady said...

LETS HOPE MCELHINNEY, IS STUFFED NOW!
Saturday, February 24, 2007 2:10:00 PM

The DOG said...

Stick a feather up my arse and tell me I'm not Jesus!
Saturday, February 24, 2007 2:12:00 PM


Tori Blare said...

Haven't we got enough Turkey's already in the council?
Maybe it was Macca and co who are really the mangey Turkey's and the Bird Flu is code for The Evil Cabal gang? It truly is a disease the corruption that goes on in the business world!
Saturday, February 24, 2007 3:41:00 PM



HOME

A forum for rumour, complete lies, deliberate falsehoods and unsubstantiated allegations
We want to hear what you have heard. You can post whatever you like about the city council, the Culture Company, the great and the good, aHA's, and peoplewhoyouveneverheardofbefore on this page because, obviously, no-one is going to believe anything they read here, since it is all disgraceful lies and completely made up. Exactly the kind of stuff that our local esteemed organ of record, the Liverpool Echo (shurely some mishtake? ed) would not tolerate in its pages. As well as gossip, you can also send us incriminating, embarrassing or just plain silly pictures, which we will gladly reproduce. So get jangling... NB To any esteemed members of the legal profession wishing to make a quick killing (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) - if you treat anything here at all seriously, you will need your head seriously examined!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Liverpool Council Tax Payers are treated with utter contempt again!!!!

HENSHAWS EVIL CABAL




THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM THE LIVERPOOL SUBCULTURE BLOGSPOT.
IT SHOWS US THE COMPLETE AND UTTER CONTEMPT THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS HAVE FOR THE LIVERPOOL ELECTORATE.


DON'T VOTE FOR THIS CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION AGAIN VOTE THEM OUT IN MAY 2007 AND AGAIN IN 2008!!!!



Friday, February 16, 2007

REVEALED: The secret email from millionaire pop promoter, Chas Cole to council leader Warren Bradley, which secured the Summer Pops.


BELOW IS A VERBATIM TRANSCRIPT OF AN EMAIL FROM CHAS COLE TO WARREN BRADLEY AND COLIN HILTON. THIS IS NOT A HOAX. WE REPRODUCE THE EMAIL HERE IN FULL, BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND HAS GRAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CITY OF LIVERPOOL. THE DAY AFTER THIS EMAIL WAS SENT, THE CITY COUNCIL SUDDENLY ANNOUNCED THAT THE SUMMER POPS WAS GOING TO MR COLE.


---------Original Message------------------------
From: Chas Cole
To: Bradley, Warren (Leader of the City Council)
Cc: Hilton, Colin (Chief Executive)
Sent: Thu Feb 15 12:27:00 2007
Subject: Summer Pops 2007

Dear Warren

I am coming under increasing pressure from the Liverpool Echo to go public on the planned rescue of the Summer Pops. They confirmed some days ago their commitment to provide a value in kind contribution and they are aware that I am waiting for the Council and the Capital of Culture's commitment to provide 100K sponsorship for the event.

I had hoped that you would have been able to provide a confirmation by now, so that it could be announced this week.

Time is running out, another week passes by and the agents/acts are making their final plans for summer tours and, frankly, I fear they are losing patience with Liverpool.

In an ideal world, you would be able to provide the requested commitment and a positive quote by mid afternoon today. This would allow me to confirm with acts during the rest of today and tomorrow that Liverpool is back in the game for this summer.

In addition, we can run a positive joint story in tomorrow's Echo of how yourself, the Council and the Echo have saved the event.

If you are not able to provide the confirmation, it will be helpful to at least have a telephone conversation to gain an understanding of the decision making process and timescale.

Please give me a call on my mobile
07770 930728.

Kind Regards.

Chas


Chas Cole


--------------------------------------------------------------------

Posted by Tony Parrish47 at Friday, February 16, 2007

Labels: Bradley, Chas Cole, Colin 'Cover up', the city council couldn't run a piss-up in a brewery, The Echo, the smiling assassin

2 comments:

Aintree Iron said...

whoooooooaaahhhhhh! You've done it again, and it looks as though Warren Bradley has just signed up to full-time membership of the evil cabal...
Friday, February 16, 2007 11:56:00 PM

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely astonishing. Literally gob-smacking.
Unbelievable.
Who do these ****ers think they are? What a cynical little stitch-up!
Friday, February 16, 2007 11:57:00 PM


SO WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS BEEN GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES???
SEND YOUR VIEWS IN?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

WHO ARE YOU GOING TO VOTE FOR IN MAY LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL TAX PAYERS???



.... Who are you going to vote for in May?
taken from comments page on city of the dead blogspot



WITH SO MANY CORRUPTION CLAIMS AND PROVEN ACTS OF ALLOWING BLATANT THEFT OF SERVICES BY B.T./ LDL, LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL LEADERS, THE WET NELLY CLUB, THAT IS THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, YOU NEED TO SERIOUSLY ASK YOURSELF CAN YOU REALLY VOTE FOR THESE PEOPLE AGAIN ????? IF YOU DO THEN YOU DESERVE ALL THE CUTS TO SERVICES THAT HAVE BEEN PROPOSED TO COUNCILLORS SO THEY CAN SET THE BUDGET!

SEE BELOW FOR AN EXAMPLE OF JUST WHAT WARREN BRADLEY AND COLIN HILTON SPEND YOUR COUNCIL TAX ON!
taken from city of the dead blogspot


"HERE IS COUNCIL LEADER WARREN BRADLEY'S BUSY TIMETABLE IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AFTER HE MAKES £50MILLION WORTH OF CUTS - TAKEN FROM THE OFFICIAL GUIDE"


THE CITY COUNCIL IS PLANNING ON MAKING £50MILLION WORTH OF CUTS TO SERVICES. AT THE SAME TIME COUNCIL LEADER WARREN BRADLEY AND COLIN 'COVER UP' HILTON ARE SWANNING OFF TO CANNES IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE. (cost unknown)

Here is the undynamic duo's official timetable (We have drawn attention to some events of particular interest): SEE www.liverpoolmipim.co.uk FOR ALL THE DETAILS

The events programme for 2007 will include the following:-

LIVERPOOL WELCOME - Supporters Only
This is an informal event to help kick start the MIPIM week. All Liverpool @MIPIM supporters are welcome to attend.

Date: Monday 12th March from 19.00
Venue: Liverpool Yacht
Format: Informal drinks reception.
Audience: Sponsors/Partners/Associates


STAND BREAKFASTS - Supporters Welcome
This is an informal continental breakfast served each morning on the Liverpool stand. An ideal way to start the day.

Date: Daily between 9 – 10am
Venue: Liverpool Stand
Format: Continental breakfast
Audience: All welcome

MEET THE CITY - Invitation Only
Our traditional meet the city event will once again take place on the Liverpool yacht and gives supporters the opportunity to meet and network with key representatives from the city. Attendance will be restricted to the agreed supporter allocations.

Date: Thursday 15th March 12.00 – 14.30
Venue: Liverpool Yacht
Format: Buffet lunch and drinks
Audience: Sponsors/Partners/Associates (as per allocation)

LIVERPOOL TEAM DINNER - Invitation Only
The Liverpool team dinner proved to be one of the highlights of MIPIM 2006 and for 2007 we will once again be dining at the excellent La Potinier du Palais. This will be a fairly informal dinner, hosted by Cllr Warren Bradley (Leader, Liverpool City Council) and Colin Hilton (Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council). Invitations will be issued according the agreed supporter allocations.
[Photo]
Date: Thursday 15th March
Venue: La Potinier du Palais 13 Square Merimee (opposite the Palais des Festivals).
Time: 19.00 – 22.30
Audience: Sponsors/Partners/Associates (as per allocation)

LIVERPOOL@MORRISON’S PARTY - Restricted Access
The Liverpool@Morrison’s party is guaranteed to be the best event in town, offering the ideal opportunity to unwind with guests at the end of a busy MIPIM week. We have once again secured private access to the street and as well as live music from the Mersey Beatles, there will be bar facilities both inside and out.

Date: Thursday 15th March
Venue: Morrison’s Irish Pub
Time: 21.30 – ‘til late
Audience: All supporters plus invited guests


OUR MESSAGE TO THE CITY COUNCIL?

BAN THE
CANNES!

posted by Tony Parrish47 at 00:01 on 08-Feb-2007

Anonymous said...

i am speechless....

Thursday, February 08, 2007 12:23:00 AM


Anonymous said...

uTTERLY DISGRACEFUL

Thursday, February 08, 2007 8:53:00 AM


Guido said...

how to save money? Can the Cannes jaunt!

Thursday, February 08, 2007 10:23:00 AM

Anonymous said...

The poor dears have got to cut some slack sometime after all they do such a good job for the City............

Thursday, February 08, 2007 9:37:00 PM


W Bradley said...

Come on lads it was bed baths or junkets, surely you dont blame me? after all what would you do if you were in charge?

Friday, February 09, 2007 8:32:00 AM

Anonymous said...

If only you were Mr Bradley, if only you were in charge and not part of the problem

Friday, February 09, 2007 6:16:00 PM

Professor Stanley Unwin said...

Dear Bloggermoles, Too much speclio gong on, hanky panky, funny buslanes, no no, deep folly. So just a wordytwo here to take the opportuneo to put the record straightmost. Truth be known, tremendous gapoed municipal coffers. Many milliowes caught short. Poor Colonic Hiltio been accusey most new broom sweeper, Bex bissel under the carpetload. But no, not to be. Worry Bradlio, hop on fasty boat all the way Cannes. Deep cuts much folly. Teary bye thinks, May election calamatoast. Must do something. No hesitate, fasty think feet. Top of all this, Halitosis shiny porshe, cover most a pigeon load. Oh no! he criedly-eyed. Birdy business much mess cleary upmost. Hers's some cashie bags, spoke the chef executoad, cover my combustio steery wheels too, most shiny and keep off the dropping splashies all over my windelows. Fifteen trouserpounds, they said! Now, much thought pop the weasel cost. Tuppeny rice? No, if only. Too much waste and Paul McCartnoad no show. Can we get Sonia? No, too busy panto rehearso. Ahh yes, Slappy thigh behind you. No it isn't. yes it is. Ha, Ha. Much joy kiddies faces on the asbo loads. Til Billy Butload that is. Even Petey Priceright dressy up girly dame. Do a funny turn. But not pop load, not for summer. So, keep open the biblio? Thought Bradmoade. Many books, lots of story, funny and sad. Laughy face and teary in the eyeline. Pictures too. Or splashy about all wet. Leisure centrepede. Not in the water though. Purpley dye widdley culprit all red faced. Wring the speedos out though. Quick rinse, never topple in the tumbelow dryer. Much shrinky male soprano load. Definite no. Keep both open hours said Bradlio. Smiley faces deep joy. Scrap the pop and sack of cole. Was cream on top? May never know, finger prints all over wipey that too. Deep folly all round. Gravy train off the rails for this year, so no more gravy, just the laughingmost stock cube. Cant blame the pidgeos for that. But 2008 just around the crooner, Singy Frank Sinatra, ahhh no longer. Deeply sad. But don't forget still kareoke like Sinatra, singsong words he said. "I mind it down way. No regrets just mention a few most." Hope that's all cleary now. Bye load nightly Tuesday, February 13, 2007 4:00:00 AM


Anonymous said...

If only it were a joke....

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 1:42:00 PM


A LIVERPOOL COUNCIL TAX PAYER said...

My mother has been told that she doesn't meet the correct criteria for getting a home help every day from the council, despite the fact she can't look after herself without assistance in food preparation and help with her hygiene, yet these cheeky bastards have the gall to attend these up your own arse events at MY expense!!!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:03:00 PM


Anonymous said...

To Liverpool Ratepayer

Want more bird pooh screens?
Want more executive showers?
Want more Liverpool Direct charges?
Want more junkets to Cannes?
Want more awards ceremonies for the "great and the good"?
Want more payoffs to other city "greats"
Want to be a laughing stock for Capital of Culture?

.... Who are you going to vote for in May?


Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:47:00 PM

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

ASK HENSHAW


NEW BLOG ALERT, ask David Henshaw your questions, Where did you hide the money...
follow link or see below for questions posed to the former Chief Executive of Liverpool City Council, and maybe a word from the mighty one himself??!!!



Sunday, January 14, 2007
YOUR QUESTIONS TO SIR DIDDY HENSHAW AT HIS GREAT GUARDIAN LECTURE....

DISGRACED former chief executive, Sir David Henshaw has been invited to give a lecture on 'public service and trust' by the Guradian.
The diddy man is totally unaware that, in reality, this is a mischievous piss-take dreamed up after a lunchtime of booze by one Grauniad executive.
Specialist staff have been hired to help the high-powered audience stifle their giggles and wipe away their tears of mirth as Sir Diddy, (who blackmailed the city of Liverpool, mounted a coup d'etat against its elected leader and suspended the council's communications chief on trumped up charges, ed) takes the stage to lecture onlookers.
We have even been promised that his bete noire, former communications chief Matt Finnegan, will be at the conference and ready to confront the little dictator.
And now it's your chance to ask greedy Henshaw some searching questions.
Simply send us a comment with your question and we will post them on the blog and make sure he gets all the questions in time for his star appearance at the conference on the 26th of January. There's no time to lose!

Anonymous said...

My first question would be:

What have you got on Mike Storey?
2:19 PM


Roger said...

My question is: Were you really so arrogant that you actually believed you could get away without being exposed for trying to get rid of the Leader of the Council and the council's media chief in your own pursuit of power and personal greed?
7:18 PM


Anonymous said...

What have you done for Tony Blair that he still appointed you as Chair of the North West Regional Health Board despite protests from 7? senior MPs and umpteen Councillors and others and the resignation of a rising star junior Minister Jane Kennedy?
8:45 PM

Anonymous said...

What have you got on Colin Cover up?
8:45 PM


gary t said... Okay then,

my question to Sir Diddy Henshaw, evil being of this parish, is this: 'how does it feel to be the second most hated man on merseyside after former sun editor, sir kelvin mckenzie?'
9:32 PM


Jeremy Paxman said...
My question to Sir Diddy is this: what would you most like to be known for: your blackmailing, your attempted coup, your framing of innocent staff, your greed, your ego, or your failure to be respected, trusted or liked by anyone? Which is it, Sir Diddy?

10:48 AM


Matt Finnegan said...

I would like to set my question in context first by talking about blogs - more and more people are discovering how they can be enormously effective in getting some messages out to a wider public and exciting interest amongst the general public. They have even been known to attract the attention of MP's and leading politicians or a whole city. Blogs enable people who have been prevented by the mass media or gagged by their employers, for example, to communicate very directly with the public and ensure that people know all that they should know.I would like to ask Sir David therefore - have you ever thought of starting a blog?

12:55 PM


Observer said...

What advice would you give to other chief executives to prevent what happened at Liverpool happening again?

3:58 PM

Anonymous said...

what was missing from the liverpoolevilcabal blog?

# 4:01 PM

Trevor McDonald said...

Aside from trying to oust the Leader of the Council and trying to frame your own staff, what was your biggest mistake?

Member said...

Will you be repaying the millions of
pounds which your successor, Colin Hilton, claims your negotiation of the Liverpool Direct deal with BT has cost the people of Liverpool?

12:26 AM

Council employee said...

Of the 42 separate recommendations made by KPMG to try and clean up your deal with BT, which do you think was the most valid? And if I may be permitted a second question: Will you ever offer a public apology to the people of Liverpool for the damage you have done and the millions of pounds you wasted?



12:32 AM

Dr mce said...

to Matt Finnegan

Do you mean this isnt David's blog?
11:07 PM

Tori Blare said...

My question is
Sir Diddy, do you feel the postings on the LIVERPOOLEVILCABAL Blogspot, and all the other blogspots born from this, contain the truth or do you feel the points are untrue and unfair to you and your EVIL friends?
What are you going to do about it?
1:29 PM


Mrs Hilton said...

Mr Henshaw
How much is your house selling for?
Can me and Colin have a private viewing?
Will you hurry up and go?
1:30 PM


Mildred said...

Where do you buy your cuban heels?


6:04 PM


Phil Hasitall said...

You tried to sack me once, but I did your bidding and assassinatated numerous good charectors.
When will I recieve my reward?
You have left me in this shithole, please sir take me with you, the natives are revolting!
My smile is wearing thin!

6:18 PM

Chas Show me the money said...

Where's my money?

Charlie Parker said...

Yes i wuz due sum maw as weill -when can i cowect my share?

9:24 PM

Anonymous said...

Are you planning to grow a long beard and thick moustache any time soon?

9:25 PM

Sir David Henshaw said...

Why are you all so horrible to me?
You all needed a kick up the arse and my cuban heels were nice and pointy just for that reason, what would you have done if you were in my shoes?
I did what I thought was right and mummy told me I deserved all the money and that I should threaten intimidate and generally treat people like the low life that they are.
Mummy broughtme a friend home one day called DOGGY STYLE, I call him Dr David, he has many friends some who smile a lot and others who keep asking me to show them the money.
Mummy told me that I needed these people to get on in the world as I could not do it alone because I am a midget.
Please stop picking on me or I will get mummy onto you all.

3:10 PM

Mike Tall Storey said...

Can I have my job back now???

3:39 PM


Nigel Ponsonby-Smallpiece said...

My question to Sir Diddy. Can you stand up to give your lecture please....oh sorry.

2:44 AM


fellow cowboy said...

Can you get stirrup attachments for those?

10:25 AM

Intrigued said...

This is 11 am on this coming Thursday excuse me Friday right?

http://society.guardian.co.uk/summit/page/0,,1942542,00.html ??

11:07 PM

Prof Yaffle Chucklebutty said...

Extract from the lecture found on laptop.

By Jove, missus! what a tattynefarious day, yes, when I was made Squire of Grotty Cash. Who would have thought it, from those dark days in the Knowsley Jam-butty mines to be elevated to such lofty heights. And that's not just my cuban heels. What a beautiful day for putting a shovel in your underpants and saying how's that for a Big Dig?

Yes when the good burghers and some very silly burghers of Lollypool, put me in charge of Chuckle Chambers I didn't want to leave this wonderful city with tears for souveignirs but to leave you feeling full of mirth and your spirits lighter. Well i was close missus I left full of murk and with your bank balance much lighter. Of course I am now a Knight of the Realm. And what a bloody awful night it was too. Arise Sir Diddy,they said, yes please I said, so I increased my salary.

But I couldn't have done it without good friends. And closest of all was Doc the Marmaliser. He helped me leave a great legacy, LDL. Lotsa Dirty Lucra. Where's all the money gone people ask. Well mostly to Charity to help a dear old lady called Beatty.

A shame I fell out with Dickie Mint over silly things like the Trams and the Cloud but when he tried to offer me a bus pass to go it was only Off- peak, an insult to a man of my standing (4' 10" in my heels) and I was not going to stand at the bus stop until 9.30 missus, not with the cold windy weather whistling round your knighthood. I didn't want my investments shrinking.

So i threatened to report Dickie to the to help the aged standards committee and they were shocked at what they found! Dickie had been trying topple me with his cohort, Mattymail Funniblog.

Dickie had to step down from his high office and finally look me in the eye. A new experience for me! But it was all worth it, i got my pension and my full bus pass. So I think the whole issue about standards in public office that can be learned from my time in charge of the chuckle muscle of merseyside comes down to one thing Happiness!

We all need to be happy and it's good to see that despite all the bigwigs driving around in their posh cars, they stil think of the less fortunate, like the Homeless and have, I believe, just invested some cash in Shelter.

So the Liver Birds still stand proud and so do the pigeons on the roof of the Town Hall and as i said to the pigeons on the day I left, lets stop all this silly coo nonsense. I did what I did to stand up for Diddymen everywhere. Tatty Bye everybody Tatty Bye!!!!

4:02 AM


Posted by Tony Parrish47 at Sunday, January 14, 2007







Matt Finnegan said...

I would like to set my question in context first by talking about blogs - more and more people are discovering how they can be enormously effective in getting some messages out to a wider public and exciting interest amongst the general public. They have even been known to attract the attention of MP's and leading politicians or a whole city. Blogs enable people who have been prevented by the mass media or gagged by their employers, for example, to communicate very directly with the public and ensure that people know all that they should know.I would like to ask Sir David therefore - have you ever thought of starting a blog?
12:55 PM

Tori Blare said...

My question is
Sir Diddy, do you feel the postings on the LIVERPOOLEVILCABAL Blogspot, and all the other blogspots born from this, contain the truth or do you feel the points are untrue and unfair to you and your EVIL friends?
What are you going to do about it?
1:29 PM



Sir David Henshaw said...


Why are you all so horrible to me?
You all needed a kick up the arse and my cuban heels were nice and pointy just for that reason, what would you have done if you were in my shoes?
I did what I thought was right and mummy told me I deserved all the money and that I should threaten intimidate and generally treat people like the low life that they are.
Mummy broughtme a friend home one day called DOGGY STYLE, I call him Dr David, he has many friends some who smile a lot and others who keep asking me to show them the money.
Mummy told me that I needed these people to get on in the world as I could not do it alone because I am a midget.
Please stop picking on me or I will get mummy onto you all.
3:10 PM


Mike Tall Storey said...

Can I have my job back now???
3:39 PM

Nigel Ponsonby-Smallpiece said...

My question to Sir Diddy. Can you stand up to give your lecture please....oh sorry.
2:44 AM

fellow cowboy said...

Can you get stirrup attachments for those?
10:25 AM

Intrigued said...

This is 11 am on this coming Thursday excuse me Friday right?

http://society.guardian.co.uk/summit/page/0,,1942542,00.html ??
11:07 PM


Prof Yaffle Chucklebutty said...

Extract from the lecture found on laptop.

By Jove, missus! what a tattynefarious day, yes, when I was made Squire of Grotty Cash. Who would have thought it, from those dark days in the Knowsley Jam-butty mines to be elevated to such lofty heights. And that's not just my cuban heels. What a beautiful day for putting a shovel in your underpants and saying how's that for a Big Dig?

Yes when the good burghers and some very silly burghers of Lollypool, put me in charge of Chuckle Chambers I didn't want to leave this wonderful city with tears for souveignirs but to leave you feeling full of mirth and your spirits lighter. Well i was close missus I left full of murk and with your bank balance much lighter. Of course I am now a Knight of the Realm. And what a bloody awful night it was too. Arise Sir Diddy,they said, yes please I said, so I increased my salary.

But I couldn't have done it without good friends. And closest of all was Doc the Marmaliser. He helped me leave a great legacy, LDL. Lotsa Dirty Lucra. Where's all the money gone people ask. Well mostly to Charity to help a dear old lady called Beatty.

A shame I fell out with Dickie Mint over silly things like the Trams and the Cloud but when he tried to offer me a bus pass to go it was only Off- peak, an insult to a man of my standing (4' 10" in my heels) and I was not going to stand at the bus stop until 9.30 missus, not with the cold windy weather whistling round your knighthood. I didn't want my investments shrinking.

So i threatened to report Dickie to the to help the aged standards committee and they were shocked at what they found! Dickie had been trying topple me with his cohort, Mattymail Funniblog.

Dickie had to step down from his high office and finally look me in the eye. A new experience for me! But it was all worth it, i got my pension and my full bus pass. So I think the whole issue about standards in public office that can be learned from my time in charge of the chuckle muscle of merseyside comes down to one thing Happiness!

We all need to be happy and it's good to see that despite all the bigwigs driving around in their posh cars, they stil think of the less fortunate, like the Homeless and have, I believe, just invested some cash in Shelter.

So the Liver Birds still stand proud and so do the pigeons on the roof of the Town Hall and as i said to the pigeons on the day I left, lets stop all this silly coo nonsense. I did what I did to stand up for Diddymen everywhere. Tatty Bye everybody Tatty Bye!!!!
4:02 AM

Tony Parrish47 said...


It dewserved to have much attention drawn to it, folks. And yes, intrigued, it is the very same lecture. Are you going?
12:29 AM

Anonymous said...

I have just heard that Henshaw has in fact given his apologies and won't be speaking at the Gurdin conference now. Something about him being called to a beach in Devon. He apparently had some things to pick up....
11:13 PM
syko analyst said...

Was it a VERY unhappy childhood, Diddy?
5:38 PM


COMMENT ABOUT HENSHAW POSTED ON GOSSIP BLOG
Anonymous said... to get serious for a minute...you should know that Sir Diddy has run as fast as his little legs will carry him to his solicitors, following the post on the henshaw evil cabal blog about the Guardian lecture. he is threatening writs, libel actions, injunctions, judiucial reviews and all kinds of other legal jiggery pokery to again try and close the blog down. his solicitors are brabners again. This has all come from a colleague of his wife (who is herself a nice person, given who she lives with). Sir Diddy is also apparently in regular contact with Mceilhenny and halsall and the three of them met for dinner before xmas at a hotel in Cheshire - but i doubt whether Diddy paid! One bizarre thing - he has also been talking to the cops to see if he can persuade them to do something. he says he is being persecuted! The irony of it! He is really worried about the Guardian lecture and whether anyone is going to take the piss out of him publicly in front of the great and the good and has seriously talked to someone from the guardian about improving security or pulling out! christ knows who he thinks he is. but his solicitors have advised him to carry on. He is apparently furious at Finnegan and the Tony Parrish campaign, which appears to have had a big impact at westminster amongst labour mps and in other local councils. according to the girls, henshaw is afraid that he is now regarded as being completely persona non grata and worries constantly about important people snubbing him. which must be true! but the best news is this - they are talking about leaving liverpool and moving somewhere else! hurrah! anyway, watch out for the lawyers lads - even though he is full of the usual bluster, you never know what he will do when he gets in a tizz. and he has got the money. will try to keep you up-dated on any other developments... Thursday, January 11, 2007 2:34:00 PM


What others say about Henshaw

"A man in whom I have no confidence and for whom I have no respect" Jane Kennedy, MP, former Health Minister. "He's a puffed up little bully," Councillor Mike Storey, former leader of Liverpool city council. "Henshaw has an ego the size of the city," Robert Crawford, former chief executive of the Mersey Partnership. "An odious little wretch," Alison Halford. "He did bugger all to get Culture here and then tried to claim all the credit," Sir Bob Scott. "Who?, Tony Blair. "He tried to get me sacked once - it was unbelievable," Executive Director, Phil Halsall. "A horrible man," George Howarth, MP. "Frighteningly insecure, driven by a huge ego and the overwhelming desire to be loved. He's like a little boy lost on the one hand - and on the other, the most vicious, nasty brutish individual you could ever have the misfortune to meet, let alone work for. Motivated by greed and believes in nothing but himself..." Matt Finnegan, former Director of Communications. "Do you want to be in my gang?", Osama Bin Laden. "A puffed up little squirt, poncing about the city as if he owned it," Warren Bradley, council leader "A horrible man, horrible," Rex Makin. "Of course he tried to blackmail the leader of the council and he should have been run out of town as a result," Councillor Richard Marbrow "A nasty little ego-maniac," Mark Dickenson, former editor of the Liverpool Echo. "Henshaw did absolutely nothing to help me in Culture throughout the last year he was here. He was always away in London trying to feather his own nest. He was useless." Jason Harbarrow, acting chief executive of the Liverpool Culture Company. "My hero," David McElhinney. (to be continued...)


LORD SKELMERSDALE'S VERDICT ON HENSHAW'S PROPOSALS FOR THE CHILD SUPPORT AGENCY

"The new scheme has not proved to be working any better than the original one, and the initial administrative reforms suggested by Sir David Henshaw are clearly insufficient to make much of a difference. "


WHAT GREEDY HENSHAW POCKETED FOR his 'insufficient' recommendations on the CSA
James Plaskitt (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions): The Henshaw redesign's estimated total costs between February 2006 and July 2006 will be as follows: Sir David Henshaw's time £54,000 Redesign secretariat staffing (people who will run around for Sir Diddy and jump when he barks, ed) £200,000 Redesign non-staff costs and publication up to £75,000 Redesign research/consultation (Henshaw glancing at his emails to see what people have said about the CSA, ed) £50,000 Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000. The DWP also meets the costs of general office overheads for example accommodation, IT etc. (these will include Henshaw staying in five star hotels all over the place, and having a fancy lap top, ed) These costs are not separately identifiable from DWP running costs. (conveniently, ed) Information on costs to this Department are not yet available. The redesign secretariat is staffed by employees from the Department for Work and Pensions and the Cabinet Office and the costs detailed are an estimate of the direct costs of Sir David Henshaw and his team for both Departments. Sir David Henshaw's report will contain the details of the costs incurred by this Department and representations made to him.