Monthly Archives: December 2014

In Praise of….Cllr Erica Kemp CBE!!

What a CBE looks like I know that many of you regularly ask yourselves the same question that I ask myself. “Why on earth did Erica marry Richard?” The replies I get from Erica when I have the temerity to … Continue reading

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Poor Governance and Middle England

Over the past 3 years Liberal Democrats have become increasingly concerned at the declining standards in scrutiny and behaviour within Liverpool City. They have already suggested that outside ‘peers’ should be brought in and now they are following up these … Continue reading

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So what does Christmas mean for you?

I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas and so, I suspect, do many people. One the one extreme we have a gluttonous, consumer led spending boom. On the other we have a deeply spiritual and meaningful religious event. Most of … Continue reading

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In praise of…. Mozambique

His Excellency Carlos dos Santos, High Commissioner of Mozambique with Hugh Richmond Business Development Manager of Clarke Energy in Knowsley For the past two days it has been my pleasure to break off from normal politics to do something really … Continue reading

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Why the £10,000 for the ‘luvvies do’ shows all that is wrong with the council

Kim Jong-Un would feel at home in Liverpool City Council Sometimes politics can be very complicated and local government can be very complex for outsiders (the ones that pay their taxes to make it work!) We deal in £millions in … Continue reading

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Why Won’t they tell us the truth about the Country’s finances?

I have waited with interest to see the responses to the autumn statement. All Parties admit that there is still a massive gap between income and expenditure. None admit that their 2010 spending and saving plans have been ruptured by … Continue reading

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The never ending waste of cash in Labour Liverpool

Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I see a report coming through of the way that the council spends its money. Or rather how the council spends YOUR money! Just weeks after we heard from the Echo how the … Continue reading

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