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Posted by: John Brace | 7th December 2016

Why did Labour’s Cllr Foulkes gag Green Party Cllr Cleary in devolution debate and what’s happening at the next Merseytravel Committee meeting?

Why did Labour’s Cllr Foulkes gag Green Party Cllr Cleary in devolution debate and what’s happening at the next Merseytravel Committee meeting?

                                                     

Councillor Steve Foulkes (Labour) (right) speaking at a recent meeting of the Birkenhead Constituency Committee (28th July 2016) while Councillor Pat Cleary (Green) (left) listens

Councillor Steve Foulkes (Labour) (right) speaking at a recent meeting of the Birkenhead Constituency Committee (28th July 2016) while Councillor Pat Cleary (Green) (left) listens

Council (Wirral Council) 6th December 2016 Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Part 1 of 2

Council (Wirral Council) 6th December 2016 Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Part 2 of 2

In a debate of Wirral Council councillors held yesterday evening to agree changes to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Labour’s Cllr Steve Foulkes used a procedural motion to gag the Green Party councillor Cllr Pat Cleary from speaking.

Despite an intervention by Cllr Stuart Kelly, pointing out that in Cllr Kelly’s opinion no such power exists in Wirral Council’s constitution, the gag remained.

Asked after the meeting for his views on what happened, Cllr Pat Cleary stated, “Thank you Labour for gagging me and sparking unprecedented interest in my views on devolution.” and he has blogged about what he would’ve said had he not been gagged here.

In other Liverpool City Region Combined Authority news, an Extraordinary meeting of LCRCA’s Merseytravel Committee is scheduled for the morning of the 16th December, followed by a meeting of the Combined Authority later that day. Cllr Steve Foulkes is one of Wirral’s four representatives on the Merseytravel Committee. The purposes of the next Merseytravel Committee meeting is to agree a contract for new rolling stock.

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  1. G’day John

    You say

    Why did Labour’s Cllr Foulkes gag Green Party Cllr Cleary in devolution debate and what’s happening at the next Merseytravel Committee meeting?

    Cos he’s a purple headed scum bag bully of a buffoon.

    Ooroo

    James

    These are the best qualities of the failed LEADER.

    Will never forget seeing him on the staircase with his envelope in his pocket for that useless reporter from over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant wirral Waters.

    Does the tweed coat with elbow patches and filthy rollies still badly report for the rubbish John?

    • In answer to your last question, his Twitter account states he’s the “former political editor at Liverpool Echo” which suggests he’s left the Liverpool Echo.

      • G;day John

        The decent in wirral will hardly miss him or know he has gone the non-reporter when it suits him and confidante of “Ankles”.

        Sorry to use the word suit in regard to that stinky tweed jacket with the leather elbow pads.

        Gone the way of “Crapapple” I would imagine.

        Ooroo

        James

        • Just to be clear, unlike politicians journalists don’t have to face a popularity contest with the electorate every x years.

          The stories about both politicians you refer to are more complicated than what is in the public domain.

  2. G’day John

    Heard something yesterday about “The Kitchen Cabinet” at the clowncil over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant wirral Waters voting today Friday.

    You probably know John I think it is taking some powers from the Clowncil and giving it to the Combined “Crud and Dross” Authority and/or Northern S***House.

    Don’t quote me John but as we have seen the more you delve the clowncils all around the country are not fit for ANY PURPOSE other than keeping their gobs shut when caught out, the only thing they can do with any degree of certainty.

    And eventually fail at that.

    Ooroo

    James

    • The issue you refer goes to Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet this morning, then to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, then to the government for legislation.

      The government say due to reducing staff, Brexit etc it’s all going to take longer to do than originally planned. But estimated in months, rather than years.

      At the moment the following Wirral Council powers are devolved upwards to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority:

      transport (dealt with through the executive body Merseytravel, LCRCA and LCRCA’s Merseytravel Committee)
      economic development (co-decision making)
      regeneration (co-decision making)

      However in future this list will be longer….

      • G’day John

        Just what the county needs more layers of crud and dross with their fingers in the pot, more consultants and assorted hogs and sows in the trough.

        Not to mention the private companies being set up for their retirement plans.

        Ooroo

        James

  3. G’day John

    Haven’t read the article in their ex-local rubbish propaganda sheet

    Local solicitors do their good deed for Christmas

    It must be, John, “Sir Git” “The Shyster” is finally going to do the right thing as a Xmas gift to the people of wirral who overpay him on a monthly basis.

    He is going to spill the beans on all those clowncillors and senior officer scum bag colleagues that have treated him so badly, like a doggy doo doo and allegedly making foul revolting comments about him.

    He can’t help it.

    Ooroo

    James

    Ha ha early April Fool.

    You didn’t see that coming like the next sect 35 or whatever it is in FOI terms.

    • Section 35 refers to formulation of government policy, I think you’re referring to section 36 prejudice to effective conduct of public affairs .

  4. G’day John

    I hope to see you and super duper camera with the swivelling hips on Monday night 19 December its been a while since I saw you and the **** ***, fat arsed “Shyster” and his boy barista from London in that court house over Kev and Stella’s Stinking Stagnant wirral Waters.

    You won’t need much filum for “Phil the Very Very deluded Dill’s non-answer to “Highbrow’s” question John but the booing might go on for a while.

    See ya there I really do hope.

    Ooroo

    James

    It will be nice to catch up John and wish you a Merry Xmas but I can’t afford a gift.

    • Well I was filming with that “super duper camera” in a muddy field today!

      I am planning on covering the Council meeting of Wirral Council on the evening of the 19th December 2016 yes.

      Well Nigel gets a question and a supplementary question. Although usually the answer to the latter is that a written answer will be sent.

      It will be nice to catch up too James, don’t worry your comments left on this blog are gift enough.

      I wish you a merry Christmas too.

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