Monthly Archives: February 2020

Coronavirus outbreaks and cruises

Coronavirus outbreaks and cruises The news that a 6th person on board a cruise ship from Tokyo has died from the coronavirus Covid-19 has reminded me of the main reason why I would never go on a cruise. Cruise ships … Continue reading

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How much is a University Vice chancellor really worth?

I’ve been thinking a lot about public sector pay recently. Two things have brought this thought process on: Firstly, its because we have seen the Tory view of value when they have set earnings levels as a way of letting … Continue reading

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Tory plan for Brexit labour problems? Half price pensioners!

The papers have been full of reports this week about the shortage of staff particularly in agriculture, social care and hospitality that will be caused by ill thought ou,t new immigration policies. But don’t despair, the Tories have a cunning … Continue reading

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Lib Dems to take an axe to bureaucracy in Liverpool

Liverpool’s Liberal Democrats will take an axe to political posts and bureaucracies should they gain power through the election of the City Mayor on May 7th. As part of our programme of letting local people comment and help us create … Continue reading

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Recommendations to clear up Liverpool’s Property scandals

In view of the failure of Liverpool Council to issue a report into Liverpool’s Fractional Investment Property scandal I have issued my own. It is a disgrace that 9 months after the Fractional Investment Task Group had its last meeting … Continue reading

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Action demanded on regulations for AirBnB and other short term lets

My colleague, Childwall Councillor, Alan Tormey has written to the Secretary of State at MCHLG asking for action on the proliferation of unlicensed and unapproved AirBnB and other similar short let agencies in the City. In his Letter Cllr Tormey … Continue reading

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Liverpool must not set an illegal budget

In a moment of frustration last week Mayor Anderson told the city that he was considering not setting a budget next year and letting the Government set one. I understand his frustration. Liverpool has suffered more than its fair share … Continue reading

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