Tonight we saw what Wirral could be like after the next elections – a Town Hall that is unable to accept they made a mistake and unwilling to listen to anyone who disagrees with them.
Tonight’s debate was the last opportunity before the Council elections for the ruling Labour Group to admit they have got it wrong on Girtrell Court and, instead, use some of the Council’s £108 million reserves to keep this centre open. Sadly, they have flunked it.
I know there are some Labour Councillors who, privately, do not support this plan – perhaps that’s why the Leader, and the people he surrounds himself with nowadays, were keen to avoid, at all costs, any debate on this really important issue.
The Leader of the Council may have successfuly gagged his own councillors tonight, but he hasn’t gagged me, the trade unions, the staff or the families of those who believe he is making a massive mistake in pursuing closure.
Cllr. Davies may have been laughing at the end of the debate, but I hope the last laugh will be with the families. We must keep up pressure to prevent closure.
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