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Free School Meals is the wrong debate

The latest spat about free school meals is a reminder to me about everything that is wrong with our welfare state. These are not new problems they have been endemic since at least the 1950s but have been exacerbated by … Continue reading

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People Must Not Die alone

The Government is currently consulting on whether or not people should be allowed to visit their friends or relatives in Care homes especially in Tier 3 area. Today I have asked Liverpool Council to respond to the Government consultation about … Continue reading

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Mersey Port Health Problems Show Johnson’s ‘Oven Ready Deal’ is still in the Deep Freeze

I found out at a meeting of the Mersey Port Health Authority last week that the Port  will face major problems from 1st January After questioning from me, the Chief Port Health Officer, Mercola Douglas revealed two main problems: Firstly, … Continue reading

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Northern Lib Dems call on PM for real support to stop a deeper North/South divide

I’m one of is one of 30 Lib Dem Cllrs, MPs and Peers from across the North of England who has signed a letter to the Prime Minister calling for localisation of health and economic powers to local and regional … Continue reading

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Why I supported the Young People of Liverpool

Yesterday the press, both local and national was full of pictures and stories about the misbehaviour of young people in the City and how they had brought shame on us all. Even looking at the photographs provided which came from … Continue reading

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John Foley – ‘One of the Best’

Today I wrote to the family of John Foley on behalf of all my colleagues in Liverpool to say how saddened we are at his death. He was a man full of warmth, vitality and honour. He passionately believed in … Continue reading

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Things I learned about Covid at last week’s Health & Wellbeing Board in Liverpool

The news that the Coronavirus has struck at the heart of the American Government is both shocking and unsurprising. Shocking because in theory the President is one of the most protected people in the world. Unsurprising because he has led … Continue reading

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Liberal Democrats will lead the fight to re-join Europe

Earlier this week we finished our first ever virtual Lib Dem Conference. Given the circumstances it was a very good conference indeed. Most important of all for Lib Dems it gave ordinary members the chance to listen, speak and vote … Continue reading

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What is a Covidiot?

I issued a short video yesterday in which I described Covid deniers as covidiots. One person took exception to that and gave some examples of why he thinks some of the Covid rules and laws are wrong. He is not … Continue reading

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Botches; boobs and U-Turns. The story of Labour in Liverpool

In the past few weeks Labour, led by Joe Anderson, has committed three huge U-turns in Liverpool. In all three of them Mayor Anderson finally made the right decision but only after creating much misery, upset and annoyance in the … Continue reading

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