Thursday, October 09, 2008


A 'SECRET DEAL' has been agreed between The Standards Board for England and Fireman Bradley and the Storeyteller over its investigation into the pair.

The 'ethics watchdog' has privately agreed with them that it would 'not be in Liverpool's best interests' if they found against the pair during Liverpool's Capital of Culture year.

So the Standards Board have agreed to delay publication of their findings for as long as possible during 2008.

That's why since May, the Standards (sic) Board has been telling anyone who asked that the result of its investigation would be known "in a few weeks" to try and put off damaging publicity for as long as possible.

A few weeks has now dragged on for a few months, and a few months and, er, a few months.

But this week, we can exclusively reveal that the Standards (sic) Board's findings will be made public "in a few weeks".

Or maybe not.

They will try and put off any decision for as long as they can get away with it - because it is "not in the city of Liverpool's best interests" to have its current political leader and its former political leader officially exposed in 2008 when the eyes of the world (ok, Oldham) are on us.

Meanwhile the Fireman is lording it around Liverpool One in front of gullible fools, while the Storeyteller pulls on the Deputy Mayoral chain of office and ermine in readyness for becoming 'Liverpool's First Citizen' next year.

(You really couldn't make this up could you?)

The charge sheet against both the Fireman and Storeyteller is long and varied, of course.

Aside from being weak, dishonourable, incompetent and wasting council taxpayer's money and Liverpool's best opportunity for a generation, the dozy Lib Dem pair have scaled new heights of unethical behaviour.

This includes cocking up Mathew Street and blaming everyone else but themselves, secretly plotting against The Harbarrowboy, sending dodgy emails to CoverUp, trying to lure Lee Forde into their conspiracy after publicly trying to 'do him in', drinking Peroni, lying repeatedly to the Daily Post, leaking Harbarrows' health to the Oldham Echo, etc, etc.

No doubt, when it eventually makes a public ruling on the Fireman and Storeyteller on November 24th, in the year 2047, the Standards Board will find that both have acted in accordance with the highest standards of public office.


Gwladys Street said...

As you say- you couldn't make it up. Although it seems to be about not sullying the public reputation of Liverpool during the Capital of Culture Year it will come out eventually- hopefully well before 2047.

The Tonys said...

Our collective view on this is quite straightforward:
It is in the interests of the city of Liverpool to expose the conduct of our civic leaders and to hold them to account.
It's called democracy.
Not to Cover it up - a la Hilton. Or to delay it - a la the Standards Board.
Or to ignore it - a la the District Auditor.
And who are the Standards Board to decide what is in the best interests of the city?
I think we will leave the people of Liverpool to judge that, actually.

Anonymous said...

who looks into the standards of the standards board the or who can we complain to if we feel they are not acting in the best interests of the people who pay these peoples wages i.e. you and me

Julie said...

Corruption breeds corruption

Anonymous said...

Sadly we alrady knew this.

Even more sadly it looks like diomaond mike Storey will get his hands on the mayoral robes as a result of this delay.

If he does don them it will be a disgrace to this City.

radiorogerside said...

Classic interview with 'leader in waiting' Slow Clucas last week when asked did the City Council have funds invested in Iceland,(banks) certainly not she said laughing. However she forgot to mention the money was squandered elsewhere, in pay-offs, dodgy contracts with BT/Liverpool Direct, Enterprise Liverpool and the Capital of Culture free-loaders how could the worst performing councils ex Director of Finance generate funds to even invest in a Credit Union, then again Iceland's Banks were they CoC partners that would explain it!

Anonymous said...

We can wait until Febuary 2010 for them to publish, just before the next elections!

Anonymous said...

I have made my small and probably insignificant protest about this.

Part of this years biennial is a website where you can join in and draw little pictures. You may have missed it but then again publicity isn't the beinnials forte.

Anyhows go to and click on picture 128, the one with "Its your City" at the bottom.

Keep watching that bottom square.

Anonymous said...

Correction to my last. Its picture 126 your looking for.

Damn my cheap glasses

How the council use Ripa to spy on you....

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