Tag Archives: Conservative

A weak deal which is not devolution but is the only deal in town

Hopefully the Liver Bird with be the emblem of our new ‘Devolved’ Authority So the Liverpool City Region deal has finely blown in to town. Not a full blooded gale like the one that is currently taking place outside my … Continue reading

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A Joyless, Soulless Election

Perhaps it’s because I have been wet more times in this election than at any time since the first General Election of 1974 (which was in February) but I feel that this has been a pretty soulless, joyless election. Not … Continue reading

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How do people live on £67,000 per year?

Believe it or not this is a genuine question. It is occasioned of course by Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP making it clear that he couldn’t live on such a low figure. My query is how could you spend that much … Continue reading

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Last thoughts from the United Nations

I am currently sitting in the back of the Habitat 3 Committee listening to colleagues from local government and national government making speeches about the new UN programme which will kick in during 2016. As I have remarked before it … Continue reading

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We must end the farce of Police & Crime Commissioners

Last week a by-election was held to fill a vacancy for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner caused by the death of the holder of the post Bob Jones. In total just 10.3% of the electorate turned out to … Continue reading

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So what’s happening in the Liverpool Elections?

  Today the Echo published its Liverpool elections review and Radio Merseyside did its review on the Snelly programme. So I thought I would add in my two pennorth! Personal news first. My pedometer tells me that as of last … Continue reading

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In Praise of Local Councillors!

On Thursday we will know how many people have agreed to stand for election to local authorities in England and Northern Ireland (Scotland and wales have no local elections this year. The candidates will be a motley collection ranged from … Continue reading

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