Monthly Archives: March 2019

Telling the truth about green spaces in Liverpool

I suppose after 36 years as a Liverpool Councillor nothing should surprise me about the way some people make wild claims about their track record on green spaces. Most of them are experienced councillors and they know that the way … Continue reading

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Brexit – The Great Escape?

Today we celebrate the anniversary of “The Great Escape” immortalised, of course, by the great Steve McQueen. The story itself was grossly over played and the reality was much grimmer than the fantasy. British men were determined to escape and … Continue reading

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Spend money on services not politicians

Today I have welcomed the call by City Region Mayor, Steve Rotheram, to scrap the role of Elected Police Commissioner and stop the chaos of Liverpool citizens voting four times next year. Early last year we moved in the City … Continue reading

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We should say what we mean and mean what we say

Its amazing how people talk big on social media but don’t follow up in the real world. This occurred to me this morning when I read a Tweet that a Cabinet member in Liverpool, “said some time ago that the … Continue reading

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Can a political party be a movement?

On Saturday we held a debate about the development of a new supporter’s scheme for people who support our ideals but for a variety of reasons feel unable to join a political Party. We agreed to have a supporter’s scheme. … Continue reading

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Thanks Vince – you did a great job

As some of us set off for the Lib Dem Conference in York for the next two days we were met with the e-mail from Vince saying that subject to there being no snap election he would stand down as … Continue reading

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What’s the momentum of Momentum?

At our last Council meeting before the elections in Liverpool Councillors who have given more than 8 years’ service and will not be standing for re-election are allowed to speak for two minutes to say their good byes. This provided … Continue reading

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