Wirral Council leader in denial over spending cuts

Wirral Globe: Council leader Phil Davies Council leader Phil Davies

I REFER to a recent letter by the leader of Wirral Council, Cllr Phil Davies, where he blames the Coalition Government for financial cuts.

It borders on disbelief that Cllr Davies has already forgotten, or maybe he is in denial, that it was the ineptitude and utter incompetence of the last Labour Government which has brought this country almost to its knees.

In his wisdom, what would Cllr Davies do when, on coming to power, he found the coffers completely empty, as was acknowledged by an outgoing Labour Cabinet member?

He is continually blaming Government cuts for this that and the other, yet he did not hesitate to spend enormous amount of money on redecorating council offices, money that should have been spent on needy people of Wirral.

Even unions are objecting to this shameful waste of resource at the time of austerity.

Stop whingeing, Cllr Davies.

Such necessary measures of austerity that have been taken will take years to fill the hole left behind by the last Labour Government.

Helena Kalicki, Pensby

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2:58pm Tue 21 Jan 14

ballacrain says...

It would seem the council have reduced the heating in Europa pools. The changing facilities and cafe area are very cold. If this is to save money I do not think the health service will be happy with an increase of sick people
Ballacrain
It would seem the council have reduced the heating in Europa pools. The changing facilities and cafe area are very cold. If this is to save money I do not think the health service will be happy with an increase of sick people Ballacrain ballacrain
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8:51pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Joeblogg85 says...

You want to see inside the Chief Execs office. It's proper plush and lovely and warm too!
You want to see inside the Chief Execs office. It's proper plush and lovely and warm too! Joeblogg85
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7:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

spamfiend says...

Mr Davies is in denial about being a councillor plain and simple.
Mr Davies is in denial about being a councillor plain and simple. spamfiend
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11:03pm Sun 26 Jan 14

benny07 says...

does he blame the coalition for not setting up the council tax hardship fund which labour brought in on october 2013 ,six months after the new 22% council tax was brought inn,april 2013 !!,causing over 17.500 sick & vunerable people on the wirral this is the councils own figuers,to be brought before birkenhead magistrates court , WHICH THEY NEW WOULD HAPPEN,because they cud,nt afford to pay ,and they were subject to a court charge set by the council of,£ 65.00 per head plus a liability order of a furthur £ 22.00 ,the council can not make money of the most vunerable in our society ,but you do the sums ,labour are just as nasty ,to there labour supporters as the ,tory/lib goverment is with the poorest in our country its a national disgrace,& cllr davies has just sold labour down the river by not having the council tax ,hardship fund in place , by april 2013,THAT MUST MEAN THE COUNCIL ARE OBTAINING MONEY OF THE POOR BY,DECEPTION & THE POLICE NEED TO HAVE A REAL CLOSE LOOK AT THIS ABUSE OF OUR MOST VUNERABLE,BY WBC.DO NOT TAKE MY BLOG OFF LIKE YOU DID WITH MY LAST ONE,,OR I WILL MAKE A OFFICIAL COMPLAINT MYSELF LEGALLY.!! SHOW SOME GUTS & TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS,.!!
does he blame the coalition for not setting up the council tax hardship fund which labour brought in on october 2013 ,six months after the new 22% council tax was brought inn,april 2013 !!,causing over 17.500 sick & vunerable people on the wirral this is the councils own figuers,to be brought before birkenhead magistrates court , WHICH THEY NEW WOULD HAPPEN,because they cud,nt afford to pay ,and they were subject to a court charge set by the council of,£ 65.00 per head plus a liability order of a furthur £ 22.00 ,the council can not make money of the most vunerable in our society ,but you do the sums ,labour are just as nasty ,to there labour supporters as the ,tory/lib goverment is with the poorest in our country its a national disgrace,& cllr davies has just sold labour down the river by not having the council tax ,hardship fund in place , by april 2013,THAT MUST MEAN THE COUNCIL ARE OBTAINING MONEY OF THE POOR BY,DECEPTION & THE POLICE NEED TO HAVE A REAL CLOSE LOOK AT THIS ABUSE OF OUR MOST VUNERABLE,BY WBC.DO NOT TAKE MY BLOG OFF LIKE YOU DID WITH MY LAST ONE,,OR I WILL MAKE A OFFICIAL COMPLAINT MYSELF LEGALLY.!! SHOW SOME GUTS & TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS,.!! benny07
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9:24am Thu 30 Jan 14

Hugo1008 says...

Councillor Davies is proving to be just as useless as Councilor Foulkes was before him they have both been in office for well past there sell by date.

Wirral Council has suffered decades of poor quality Governance mismanagement, scandal, and disgrace by the bucket full, and attempted cover up of anything and everything with copious use of flagrant whitewash.

Most of it Very little to do with National Decisions or National Government, 99% of the rubbish has been the result of Local Decisions based on the grand illusion of party political ideals and dogma.
Councillor Davies is proving to be just as useless as Councilor Foulkes was before him they have both been in office for well past there sell by date. Wirral Council has suffered decades of poor quality Governance mismanagement, scandal, and disgrace by the bucket full, and attempted cover up of anything and everything with copious use of flagrant whitewash. Most of it Very little to do with National Decisions or National Government, 99% of the rubbish has been the result of Local Decisions based on the grand illusion of party political ideals and dogma. Hugo1008
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