Category Archives: Politics

Women in Prison – Government gets it right

Styal Prison and remand Centre which replaced the notorious ‘grisly’ Risley and provides greater support for women offenders to help prevent re-offending It’s not often that I approve of what this Government is doing these days as it bashes and … Continue reading

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Let the teachers teach and the pupils learn!

Classrooms like this should be places where young people (and the not so young) acquire a thirst for knowledge rather than understanding the techniques to pass exams. At our recent Spring Conference, the Liberal Democrats passed what I believe to … Continue reading

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The North West’s Two Metro Mayors add little to the development of Liverpool and Manchester City Regions

                              Mayor Andy Burnham                                  Mayor Steve Rotheram Greater Manchester    … Continue reading

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Defend Academic Freedom from Tory Government snooping

Our 3 Universities should be encouraged to undertake meaningful and vigorous research into Brexit as it will cause so many problems to the people of the Liverpool City Region The Leader of the Lib Dems in Liverpool Cllr Richard Kemp … Continue reading

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Today another target – VAT Department Incompetence

These happen to be $ signs but the same is true of £s. They just seem to go into an inexplicable sinkhole in London in a system which is poorly run Some people think that I only get up in … Continue reading

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Millions of small actions will make the difference

Charity shops like this are kept alive by armies of volunteers. Any social policy must empower and fund the volunteers who keep our society vibrant Over the past few days at the NACAS Conference I have been inspired by so … Continue reading

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If you think poverty started in 2010 you are part of the problem

This map from the Office for National Statistics shows that the UK is above mid league in terms of risk of poverty throughout Europe. If we leave the EU and the Single Market we will dream of these days as … Continue reading

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