Category Archives: Liverpool Politics

Problems for the Cunard at the Cunard!!

There has been yet more bad news for the beleaguered team of officers and the Commissioners trying to put right Liverpool Council’s flawed processes and dire finances. Yet more losses have crystallised literally under their noses in the Ground Floor … Continue reading

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Another £2 million squandered by Liverpool Council (or is it 3?)

Another week another financial scandal! Last week I revealed how problems at the Cunard Building and at Festival Gardens could cost the Council £ millions. Now I can reveal problems with a development in Tunstall Street off Smithdown Road in … 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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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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In Liverpool we are doing the right things in the wrong order

Do you remember that incredibly funny sketch in a Morecambe and Wise programme with Andre Previn? Previn is trying to conduct an orchestra whilst Eric Morecambe plays the accompanying piano – terribly. When Previn challenges Morecambe, Ernie patiently explains to … Continue reading

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Where does Liverpool go now after Council’s consultation debacle

So now we have it. Liverpool’s consultation on the Mayoralty was a farce. Poorly run, inadequately supervised, badly designed, and largely ignored. I always hate people who say, “I told you so but, in this case, “I TOLD YOU SO!” … Continue reading

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Has Joe Anderson been vindicated?

Much has been made by Joe Anderson of the announcement that Lancashire Police have told him and three others that they will not be charged under the long-running (7 years) investigation known as Operation Sheridan. This was an investigation into … Continue reading

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Bring back the old townships of Liverpool

On Wednesday Cllr Pat Moloney and I will be calling for the recreation of the old townships of Liverpool from Walton to Woolton and from Aigburth to Allerton in a Town Hall debate on the Council Plan which will precede … Continue reading

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Court victory gives hope to investors in failed City Centre developments

The news in today’s Liverpool Echo that administrators have been ordered by a court to sell a stalled site in Liverpool city centre to a consortium of investors could be very good news indeed for people whose investments in Liverpool … Continue reading

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Why the Waterloo Dock recommendation is a milestone for Liverpool

In the agenda for next week’s planning committee there is a recommendation from our chief planning officer that a planning application for the development of a bland and banal residential block on the river front at Waterloo Dock should be … Continue reading

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