19 Dec 2008
by out political correspondent Peregrine Falcone
Wirral's beleaguered council leaders arrived in Harare last night for a series of private meetings with African dictator, Robert Mugabe.
Cllr. Gary Forks, Labour council leader, hopes the meetings will guide him through the tough decisions ahead, tackling Wirral’s failing economy and dealing with protesters and opposition groups .
Cllr. Forks presented President Mugabe with a one stop shop library as a token of Wirralien gratitude before heading off for 7-hour tour of the locals. “If it wasn’t for Robert, we’d be the worst serving administration, globally,” said Cllr. Forks today, from his suite in the presidential palace.
Wirral is poised to sign massive loan deals with Zimbabwe, which could see as much as 134 zillion Zimbabwean dollars (£68.90) flood into the local economy through deposits in Wirral's betting shops and tanning salons.
Cllr Forks and his aides will return to Wirral sometime in mid-2009 after an extensive, five-star safari tour of Somalia.