Monthly Archives: August 2014

Families need family holidays!

  I listened with horror to today’s reports that more than 60,000 parents have been fined for taking their children out of school without permission. I am a great believer in schools and a great believer that children should attend … Continue reading

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In Praise of….Council staff

Last night for the eighth year in a row I had to take to the airwaves to defend council staff against the amateur and incompetent attacks of the Taxpayers Alliance. Every year they do a survey about how many staff … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

Today is a day of vigils for me and I suspect many other people. In the evening I will attend a vigil in Woolton and then at 10p.m. will join constituents at a vigil in St Barnabas Church, Penny Lane. … Continue reading

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