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You can only empty a cess pit one bucket at a time

I have been really saddened by the way that Labour and ex-Labour members have been trying to make a scapegoat of Liverpool’s Chief Executive, Tony Reeves, to cover up their own part in creating the worst council in the UK. … Continue reading

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Answers to my Council Questions of 8 December – Stalled developments and lost cash feature

A little seen part of the work of a full council meeting is our ability to put questions to Cabinet Members for a written reply. Unfortunately, we cannot then ask a further question based on this reply as happens in … Continue reading

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Role of Auditor queried in signing off Liverpool Council’s Accounts

One of the areas which has perplexed me for a number of years is the role of the external auditor in not finding out the many and obvious problems in the way that the Council was being run by Labour … Continue reading

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Labour Liverpool report finds local bullying, misogyny, toxic culture

I have just seen a report on LabourList about the report which is being presented to Labour’s National Executive. It makes absolutely clear why the City Council has fallen into such terrible straits with its controlling group riven by misogyny, … Continue reading

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The ghost of Joe Anderson still costs the Council dear

The cost of the legacy of Joe Anderson is still mounting up with a report to next week’s Cabinet indicating costs to improve the Council of £2.5 million over the next 3 years. The costs include the costs of the … Continue reading

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Scrutiny to become more powerful in Liverpool?

News that Lib Dem Councillor, Kris Brown, is to be nominated as Chair of the new independent Audit Committee tomorrow after agreement between Labour and Lib Dem Parties should be a sign that the scrutiny process will become more important … Continue reading

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A surreal Council Meeting in Liverpool

What an evening we had last night at our first in person meeting in the Council since March 2020. It was great for me. I just strolled down the road to the Wavertree Tennis Centre where, because of the needs … Continue reading

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The Caller Report didn’t get everything right

I wrote recently to Max Caller the Lead Inspector for the recent Best Value Inspection which exposed so many dangerous and serious failings inside our Council systems and political leadership. Much of what he said was absolutely spot but as … Continue reading

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Let’s throw the ‘bloody bookshelf’ at Labour on Thursday

As Line of Duty’ winds to an end today we can be sure that there is at least another series being planned in Liverpool’s fight against corruption, waste and incompetence. By 19th May the Council has to prepare its response … Continue reading

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Let the Bodies Pile High

Did Boris Johnson say this? Did he say something like it? The jury is out but there is mounting evidence from within the Tory Party that he did indeed say it. The problem that Johnson has in denying it is … Continue reading

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