Monthly Archives: February 2012

Come to Liverpool UN Chief urged

Professor Hamid Ghodse, President, International Narcotics Control Board, United Nations, New York, USA Dear Professor Ghodse, I note with interest your comments that places in the UK like Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester have no go areas because of drugs like … Continue reading

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Addaction gives me a pause for thought

Today I have met three leading members of the Addaction team in Liverpool. For those of you who don’t know Addaction they are probably our biggest national charity dealing with drugs addiction with a turnover of £40,000,000+ and about 1,200 … Continue reading

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Getting our Childrens’ Centres right

As readers of our local Focus Newsletter in Church Ward will know we were absolutely delighted that the council did a U turn and decided not to close 6 Children’s Centres but to save money by adopting a hub and … Continue reading

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An Enterprise and Finance Commission for Liverpool

Last night I attended and supported the ceremony that promoted the Liverpool Association of Chartered Accountants to the Freedom roll of the City Council. It gave me cause for thought about how enterprise had shaped our city from before the … Continue reading

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Why World Heritage Status is Important

I note with interest that the Labour Party is delivering a tabloid with a picture of me all over Liverpool at the moment. Whilst, like any politician, I welcome the publicity I really regret that they intend to mislead the … Continue reading

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“Tell the truth about elected Mayors Joe”

I see in today’s Echo that Cllr Anderson is once again peddling his version of the truth about the need for an elected Mayor in Liverpool. Unfortunately no-one agrees with his version. Let’s deal with some facts: The Government offered … Continue reading

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I have seen the future and its led by Women!

I have just a pleasant and instructive hour at Blackburne House with our Deputy Leader Simon Hughes MP and Claire Dove OBE. I never fail to be inspired by what goes on there and if the place didn’t uplift then … Continue reading

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