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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hitting the buffers

Hardly a day goes by without another round of supposed job losses brought about by the coalition government, so spare a thought for all those Labour Councillors soon to be made redundant as their Quango gravy trains hit the buffers.

Top of the list is Beatrice Fraenkel, widely suspected to have defected in order to hold on to her fat pay cheque as an NHS quango chairwoman. Rosie Cooper anyone?

Formerly chair of South Liverpool PCT, Bea saw that her lucrative number would be up when facing merger with the Central PCT, chaired by former Labour Leader Gideon Ben-Tovim.

How different a change of party makes though, and she was quickly found a new place, as Chairwoman of Merseycare - now soon to be abolished.

Gideon Ben-Tovim did so well out of chairing the new Quango, he decided to give up the hassle and low pay of being a councillor altogether - a decision he may now regret.

Last but not least though, spare a thought for the rat that jumped from one sinking ship to another.

Kirkdale Labour Councillor Malcolm Kennedy saw what was coming, and jumped from his job at the North West Development Agency quango, applying for a job at Merseycare instead.

Apparently he was interviewed for the job by one Beatrice Fraenkel, who by pure coincidence also happens to now be a Labour Councillor for Kirkdale. Well it takes two to quango!

But the best laid plans of mice and dogs often go astray, and now both will be on the look out for new employment.

Are there any Labour Councillors out there on a quango not yet abolished? Have you room for two slightly worn second hand councillors?

20 comments:

Old Harrovian said...

I think Lady Beatrice would make a simply super leader of the council. Come on Joe, make way for one of your betters.

Anonymous said...

tno way both need binning non no the probs of north lpool probs they are a disgrace

Kirkdale Prole said...

I doff my cap to fragrant Lady Beatrice, as she certainly has the graces lacking in others.

Anonymous said...

It's a pity all of your info is clearly wrong (and easily proven wrong!). Kennedy still works for the NWDA (he delares it!).

Also, why would the Chair of an organisation interview for one of the managers? More likely that she was nowehere near the process.

Better luck next time.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting us know, it was lax of us not to check his declaration of interests. We would have missed out on a last chance to report a Labour councillor to the standards board before the government abolish your anti democratic quango. So many thanks for your help.

Malcolm, arn't you glad to have friends like that?

Peter D said...

Oh dear, poor Malcolm will have to pull his horns in!

Anonymous said...

igAnonymous (2) if you are maintaining there was no interview then I am not sure what "process" the lady was or wasn't near.

Actually it is quite normal for chairs of organisations like that to take part in interviews. Board members frequently do so

Anonymous said...

Timothy Moore needs to be watched very carefully.

Dude the Dog said...

I'm sure he was the best man for the job, leave him alone. And Peter D, that joke was in very poor taste!

Anonymous said...

As a resident in Kirkdale Beatrice is never seen but then again we dont want to see her whats she got in common with us ??? and as for Kennedy its about time Janes over him he just goes on about her and again he is useless as our Councillor not one live in the area very sore point.

Anonymous said...

well lets hope tim is friged off soon he is useless as a councillor never seen in his ward but getting the money a tory boy yes hated by all ugly bastard

socialism 4ever said...

Just for your information you imbicile, Merseycare is NOT a quango.
It is part of the NHS, but don't let that get in the way of some Fib Dem mudslinging.

A quango by another name... said...

Merseycare is an NHS trust, chaired by a Labour Councillor, like all NHS trusts it is part of the health service, but quasi autonomous - idiot.

Anonymous said...

Silly Billie...Dude...

Appointments to all NHS Trust Boards- PCTs and Hospital Trusts -Chairs and Nonexec. directors- are nationally advertised, and appointments are made on the basis of a formal person spec and job description. Shortlisting and interviews are held and appointments made on the basis of the best person for the job.

Instead of sniping and wingeing you should encourage people to look on the Appointments Commission Website and maybe think of applying for a position- and possibly use their talents to contribute to the NHS....not knock it?

Maybe Dogs dont know about this though- as their healthcare is not on the NHS.....what about a campaign for free Dude care?????

Anonymous said...

Tim Moore is Liverpool Labour's very own snake.

Anonymous said...

Moore's a bloody Tory - no way is he Labour. It's all "me me me" with him. How Joe Anderson hasn't seen through his arse licking remains a mystery to us all!

Anonymous said...

Dear Dude

Have you noticed that your esteemed leader Joe Ando is now publishing his diary on line.

not a very exciting read though.

I wonder if you , given your closenes to the seat of power, could favour us with a version of this in the style of Bridget Jones.

She makes me swoon said...

Beatrice is SOOOOOOO sexy !!!!!

Anonymous said...

HAHA! SPOT ON! TIM MOORE IS THE BIGGEST ARSE LICKER IN THE LABOUR PARTY!!

Dude the Dog said...

I don't know who you are but leave my mate Tim alone, he's a decent chap.