Monthly Archives: August 2022

‘Man up’ and put a jumper on!!

Of all the rubbish that is spoken at present by the Tory Party the worst is the idea that if we go back to the ‘good old days’ we will be fine. Who cared whether on not there was ice … Continue reading

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Yet more skull-duggery at Liverpool Council?

When councillors are concerned about resolutions passed by the Cabinet we can ‘call them in’ for further debate and discussions. This gives the opportunity for a full examination of issues to be made in a cross-Party setting. We don’t do … Continue reading

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Wombling is good for the soul!!

I’ve been out for an hour with my hoop, bag and litter picker every day for the last three days and collected a bag of rubbish every day. As we Womblers say, “A bag a day keeps the rubbish at … Continue reading

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Let’s  work together to move Liverpool from Zero to Hero

As I sat at Euston station waiting for my train home after doing some work down there, I pondered on the five telephone conversations that I had undertaken with journalists during the day. The first three were about whether or … Continue reading

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Charges brought at last in Operation Sheridan

I was informed today by the Crown Prosecution Service that charges have been brought against four people in connection with Operation Sheridan. First let me remind you of two things: Although charges have now been laid no-one has been found … Continue reading

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Why Liverpool Council still needs help

So, Mayor Joanne Anderson appears to believe that Liverpool Council should be left to sort out its own problems and that we should not pay Commissioners fees and other improvement costs. In the case of Liverpool today she could not … Continue reading

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Labour takes control of Liverpool from Labour!!

Liverpool’s Labour Councillors have effectively been stripped of control of the Council after the Government has appointed a new Strategic Futures Advisory Panel to work alongside the Commissioners to run our City and plan for its future. The new partnership … Continue reading

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Who watches Liverpool’s watchers?

I have written today to the Lead Commissioner for Liverpool, Mike Cunningham, to urge him to review his team membership as I believe that one of the team, Deborah McLaughlin, has failed to observe the Nolan principles of public standards. … Continue reading

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Tony McGann – A great fighter for the people of his community

Today I attended the funeral procession, around the Eldonian Village that he created, of Tony McGann MBE. Tony was a fierce fighter for the people of what was Eldon Gardens. These were a set of three and four storey walk … Continue reading

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I salute our three new Citizens of Honour

Sometimes much of what we do as Councillors is just plain boring or worse. However, uniquely, this 24-hour period has presented me with two opportunities to recognise the work of three people who have made unique contributions to the City … Continue reading

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