"Wirral Council’s leader has refused to say whether he knew about a £48,000 'compensation' payment to a senior council officer....[there has been].....an email to all councillors from the authority’s chief executive Graham Burgess saying no comment could be made. Cllr Davies deflected the question and refused to be drawn on whether he had any knowledge of the payments – or the reason for it."
Wirral has a "cabinet" style of government - one which strips knowledge and power from the many and awards it to the select few, like a banana republic. Still, the unelected chief executive who gave this 48 grand to a crony tells us that he has "strong moral and legal reasons" for keeping quiet about it. So that's all right then.