Sunday, December 07, 2008
So far, the shock fee for assorted solicitors, barristers and legal advice has already reached a cool £10,000.
It is expected to at least TRIPLE when Fireman Bradley is hauled in front of the Adjudication Panel for England next year.
So let us just recap on the story so far:
a) Bradley cocks up trying to get rid of the Harbarrowboy so badly that, in the end, the city council is forced to pay off Jase with a quarter of a million pounds.
b) Bradley is prosecuted by ethics watchdogs over his blundering attempts to get rid of The Harbarrowboy. And his defence is now being funded by the city council.
Paid for by council taxpayers.
c) This is what is officially known in the trade as "adding insult to injury."
Bradley, who pockets £30,000 a year as Leader of the worst council in the country (special responsibility allowance of £20,600, plus the basic allowance of £9,900) on top of his firefighter's salary of £28,000 a year, has protested that he cannot afford to pay for his own legal defence.
So Colin CoverUp has authorised the city council's coffers to be thrown open to the current council leader.
No limit has been placed on the eventual legal bill.
The sky is the limit.
Meanwhile, after taking two weeks to read the secret Standards Board report which finds him guilty of repeated breaches of the councillors Code of Conduct, Bradley consulted with m'learned friends.
Then he finally submitted his response to the Standards Board last Wednesday.
(Basically his not guilty plea amounts to: "blame that Lee Forde fella and his mates; my children have suffered as a result of all this; I'm only a fireman; Look at how much Liverpool has benefitted from my leadership (sic); I never sent any emails or text messages to anyone.")
The Standards Board are now deciding how long they need to respond and/or amend their report.
Could be weeks.
But publish the report they will.
Unless one of Bradley's legal eagles threatens them with a High Court injunction.
Which would be quite expensive.
It's only council taxpayer's hard-earned money.
Posted by Tony Parrish47 at Sunday, December 07, 2008