REPORTS of Drummond Bone-Head's demise from the Culture Company were premature, it seems.
He is packing in the university half-way through 2008, but staying on the CoC Board for the duration (worse luck, ed).
Apologies for our inadvertent error.
What this means now is that, rather than man overboard, we are now being left with a lame duck leader in charge of Culture (oh, that's all right then - phew, what a relief! ed)
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Drummond Bone-Head has finally resigned as Chair of the Capital of Culture Board.
Did he jump to go to a highly paid university sinecure somewhere more salubrious, or was he pushed over the side by fireman Bradley?
Whatever the answer - and there is much informed speculation about both possibilities - one thing is clear.
His departure brings to an end two wasted years, during which time his Culture Company Board have done a resounding bugger all to make 2008 a success for Liverpool.
Instead they have constantly re-arranged the deck-chairs on the Titanic (and thrown public money around like it was confetti), while watching helplessly from the rails as the ruinously expensive ship slides slowly beneath the icy waters (he's getting quite poetic these days, isn't he? ed)
The Maserati-driving Bone Head has been singularly unimpressive. His dull and listless performances have, at times, even made the Harbarrowboy look as though he has got half a brain.
Indeed he is only just trailing behind Jase in the 'sack him' demands from blog afficionados.
Bone-Head's main claim to fame has been cosying up to professional Scouser Cilla Black at some posh do for the great and the good in Westminster. This was in fact, why Bone Head agreed to be Henshaw's placeman on the Culture Company Board - so some of the anticipated (but still missing, ed) glitter would be liberally sprinkled over his benevolent shoulders and he would pick up a gong in gratitude from Gordon Brown's New Years Honours list for 2008.
Alas, for him both the glitteratti and the gong have failed to materialise (like much else that has been promised for 2008, ed)So another departure from the Culture Company - first Robbing was given the push and then there was a night of the long knives for the other useless placemen and women who were serving themselves. It is bound to raise even more questions and doubts about the 'plans' for 2008. (But you won't read any of this in the Echo, ed)
Bone-head has been an utter disaster in charge of the do-nothing Culture Board and is jumping ship before he is forced to carry the can for 2008.
Which means, someone (Roger Phillips? Phil Redmond? Colin Cover Up? Cilla? ed) will now have to step forward to shoulder the increasing burden.
Talk about a poisoned chalice...
Betting for the new Chair of the Board: That bloke from the Phil 6-1, Mike Storey 9-1, Roger Phillips 25-1, Sexy Rexy 50-1, Stan Boardman 9-4 on, Tony Blair 5-4 (well he's got nothing better to do now, ed), Cilla evens, Jimmy Tarbuck 250-1, Sir Diddy 500-1 (and he was lucky to get the one, ed)
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
POLICE have questioned a senior Lib Dem under caution over allegations that he was at the centre of local election 'dirty tricks.'
It's claimed that Lib Dem chief whip Councillor Steve Hurst was caught delivering a fake leaflet to voters in Belle Vale ward.
Hurst, a fireman, was caught in the act of posting a leaflet through letterboxes purporting to be from 'a real socialist party - TUSP', it is alleged.
When confronted by angry residents, there was a doorstep dust-up during which, it's claimed, Hurst assaulted a member of the public as he tried to escape.
It is also believed that one resident had used his mobile phone to photograph Hurst in the act of delivering the bogus leaflets.
In the fracas that followed, Hurst also dropped his filofax, containing his name and address details, before finally scarpering.
There may also be complaints that Hurst caused criminal damage to private property during the confrontation.
A string of official complaints about Hurst's actions have now been made to city council chief executive Colin 'Cover Up', Chief Constable Bernard Hogan-Howe and the Chief Fire Officer, Tony McGurk who has already promised to dismiss any staff guilty of intimidation.
Hurst's nasty leaflet was a clumsy and crude attempt to try and blacken the name of local Labour councillor Pauline Walton, whose husband is also a fireman.
The Lib Dems were clearly panicking that they could not win the seat and decided to step into the gutter.
The leaflet broke election law by carrying no imprint giving the name and address of the organisation which had printed and published it. (What has Cover Up done about that, then? ed)
It was obviously hoped that using the disgusting leaflet to spread lies about Councillor Walton and her husband would damage Labour's vote in the ward.
In the event, the voters of Belle Vale had the good sense instead to elect Labour candidate Janet Kent to join Councillor Walton.
But now Councillor Hurst, who as Lib Dem chief whip is responsible for internal group discipline (you couldn't make this stuff up, could you? ed) faces some serious questions.
Police interviewed Hurst under caution earlier this week and are expected to send a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to decide if he should be prosecuted.
Cover Up and Mr McGurk could also take action.
But we doubt whether the Leader of the Council, Councillor Warren Bradley, who is also a fireman and a close friend of Councillor Hurst, will condemn these election dirty tricks and suspend him. (Although he should, ed)
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
MORE than 200 people have now voted for the rottweiller McElhinney to be prosecuted for stealing millions from the people of Liverpool.
Another fifteen people would prefer it if he was put in the Town Hall stocks instead.
And only five (all blondes no doubt, ed) do not want him to be prosecuted at all.
We thought we would just draw your attention to this historic milestone and overwhelming expression of public concern.
We urge you to cast your vote too by clicking here Send McElhinney to jail
Dont forget the Sack Henshaw petition either which has so far collected 40 distinguished signatures from supporters of truth, justice and democracy!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
AN inquiry has been demanded into the conduct of Lib Dem Executive Member Flo Clucas over the future of the former Irish centre on Mount Pleasant.
See also City of the Dead for even more shocking details!
- prepare a CPO timetable and report for the Exec Board
- contact other council officers about bidding for Euro money
- try to get legal action taken against the current owner
- review the council's plans for the city centre to make sure the Dance Liverpool scheme fitted in
- even get an invite for Clucas to a 'Stop the Rot' meeting so she could promote Dance Liverpool's plan.
(We wonder if any other member of the public would be able to get the council's planners to do all this work for them? ed)Councillor Clucas has still not declared her interest in Dance Liverpool on the city council's Register of Member's Interests. We shall be returning to this story again..........
Posted by Tony Parrish47 at Tuesday, May 08, 2007