Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Three Amigos and Localism?!

Tomorrow along with Cllrs Steve Reed (Labour Leader of Lambeth Council) and Cllr Colin Barrow (Tory Leader of Westminster) I will be facing the Grand Inquisitors! No not the Spanish Inquisition or the Witch Finders General but the DCLG Select … Continue reading

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Oh Dear What’s Happening to My Beloved Liverpool

On Thursday the appointments committee of Liverpool City Council meets to appoint a new Chief Executive after our last one was effectively and unceremoniously bundled out of the door. The sad thing is that the appointment is proceeding although there … Continue reading

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Elected Mayors – let the Battle Begin

I was very pleased to hear today that the Government will not be proceeding with the ludicrous idea to convert city leaders into Mayors and then hold a post-facto referendum in 12 cities. This idea was undemocratic and unconstitutional. Even … Continue reading

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Labour’s Wriggling Worms

All over the country Labour Councillors are in full denunciation mode attacking the coalition government for everything from a policy of the murder of the first born to a return to slavery for the masses. Nationally Labour is a lot … Continue reading

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Lib Dem Councillors & the CSR

Clearly today was going to be a very difficult day for any government elected on May 5th. We have been expecting the worst since last November when the Labour Government in its Pre Budget review announced £72 billion of cuts … Continue reading

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Gotham City Shall Not Come To The UK!

In an earlier blog I mentioned that I will be giving evidence this week to the Home Affairs Select Committee in the Commons on the subject of Elected Police Commissioners. I am against them and I am representing the Local … Continue reading

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Big Changes in the Health Service

Friday was a day that took me deep into new territory. I had two meetings about the health service – not an area which I have really looked at before except in so far that I instinctively felt that everything … Continue reading

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