Category Archives: Liverpool Politics

Labour block Liverpool council transparency motion

“Hear no evil, see no evil, say no evil”, is a way of working that has been endemic in Liverpool Council for too long. Liverpool Liberal Democrats want to make the Council much more open and transparent No-one can doubt … Continue reading

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Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me” – says Joe Anderson

Don’t feel sorry for Joe Anderson. We will be paying for Joe’s period in control for years to come. Over the weekend the online Liverpool journal, the Post, published a lengthy article based on even lengthier interviews with former Liverpool … Continue reading

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Lime Street and Strand lash up needs urgent review

The so-called City Centre Movement Strategy caused chaos in parts of the City Centre for more than 3 years. It appears to be a £70 million waste of money failing to meet its key objectives. Traffic chaos has been brought … Continue reading

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Reports on Beautiful Ideas Company referred to Taxman

Having finally received them I have passed the released reports on the Beautiful Ideas Company to the tax office following revelations that copious amounts of cash were taken from football punters for matchday parking which was not properly accounted for. … Continue reading

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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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