Monthly Archives: August 2019

The biggest attack on parliamentary democracy since Charles I!!

Nothing should surprise us about the state of democracy in our Country today but yesterday’s news of the prorogation of Parliament startled all of us because it has basically reduced us to the level of a banana republic. When Johnson … Continue reading

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We must tame the car in Liverpool

Yesterday (26th August) Liverpool had an appalling level of air pollution and was, indeed, one of the worst cities in the Country, if not the world for the level of particulates and toxins in the air. Remember that this was … Continue reading

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Working until 75 is fine for a minority

Ken Dodd was working until days before he died in his 90th year. It would be great if we all had a job we loved which ‘kept us going’. But we don’t so we need to consider new ways of … Continue reading

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There’s just one good thing about Donald Trump!!

Please read this blog before you think that I have taken leave of my senses. I loathe Donald Trump. He is clearly a misogynist, racist bully with a casual regard for the truth and a shocking ability to cause trouble … Continue reading

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Give us the details of Liverpool’s own Yellow Hammer report

I have written to the Council’s Chief Executive asking him to give details of the contingency plans being drawn up by the Council and its partners in the City to deal with the effects of Brexit, especially in the short … Continue reading

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Investment in transport in northern England far behind London

So, what should we make of today’s report from IPPR North about projected spending on transport in the North of England up to 2033? Lets first look at those figures: The north of England is set to receive £2,389 less … Continue reading

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Wollaston and Corbyn the good, the bad and the ugly

Two pieces of news have dominated politics today. The fact that Dr Sarah Wollaston has joined the Liberal Democrats and that Jeremy Corbyn has partly come off the fence that he has been sitting on for three years and is … Continue reading

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