Posted by: John Brace | 23rd July 2019

Wirral Council allocate £1,600 each to those made homeless by New Ferry explosion, but 2018-19 accounts won’t be audited on time

Wirral Council allocate £1,600 each to those made homeless by New Ferry explosion, but 2018-19 accounts won’t be audited on time

                                     

McCloud (Highlander) - but sadly the McCloud referred to was an age discrimination case involving pensions for judges and firefighters

McCloud (Highlander) – but sadly the McCloud referred to was an age discrimination case involving pensions for judges and firefighters

In the morning Wirral Council’s Cabinet (see below) agreed to £1,600 each towards New Ferry residents made homeless for a week or more and £1,600 to businesses that found themselves behind the cordon (subject to all of them filling out a form and waiting for the money despite Wirral Council knowing who these people are). Just in case you’re wondering how long it’s been the explosion in New Ferry happened in March 2017. On the plus side unlike Kensington and Chelsea’s Cabinet post-Grenfell Tower Wirral Council’s Cabinet did allow residents to attend this meeting and didn’t require journalists to get a court order to attend either.

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In the evening Wirral Council’s Audit and Risk Management Committee convened to hear why the accounts for 2018-19 wouldn’t be audited on time.

Like a strange form of accounting poetry from Shaer Halewood it went to a chorus like this:-

Blame it on the government losing permission to appeal the McCloud case,
Blame it on Mr Brace*,
Blame it on the auditors Grant Thornton,
Blame it on staff off sick,
Blame it on vacancies and
Blame it on not being allowed to recruit.

*I’m glad in a way I’ve reentered the book of Wirral Council reasons.

But then people do look for someone to blame when things go wrong – don’t they?

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Responses

  1. There can be only one…

    • Thanks for your comment.

      Queen reference spotted and noted.

      • Hi John now you mention it both

  2. Dear John, to little to late & blame everybody under the sun “Typical”

    • Thanks for your comment.

      Are you referring to the New Ferry amounts or the accounts or both?


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