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What do we make of Donald Trump?

Do you think Farage told him that Trump is another word for fart?! This time last week I thought impossible that any Western Democracy could elect a lying, fraudulent, misogynistic, racist to any position never mind the head of one … Continue reading

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Is social media a blessing or a curse for democracy?

                   The ubiquitous signs of Facebook and Twiteer can be both good and bad for democracy I had a long discussion this morning with one of my constituents about an article he had seen via a Twitter link about a … Continue reading

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Liverpool City Region proposals are as exciting as a wet Bank Holiday

To give credit where it’s due there would not be a Liverpool City Region if Joe Anderson had not persisted despite opposition from other Labour leaders In an unusual attempt to bring harmony within the council in Liverpool my Lib … Continue reading

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So what do you think of politicians now?

Jo Cox MP. A fine woman, mum, wife, MP and public servant On Thursday last week public life in the UK became much the poorer because of a despicable and cowardly attack which snuffed out the life of a bright, … Continue reading

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How should Liverpool’s politicians fund their election campaigns?

The Mayor of Liverpool’s fundraising website I had an e-mail recently from our Party treasurer who told me that since I was chosen as the Lib Dem candidate for the Mayoralty at the start of January we have received just … Continue reading

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How should Liverpool’s Leading Politician behave?

How this man behaves is vitally important to our City Yesterday I issued a press release outlining some proposals that the Lib Dems have for dealing with changes that we believe will need to be looked at in the changed … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s Democratic Deficit

Let’s make the Town Hall the heart of democracy in Liverpool As many of my regular readers will know I have, for a long time, been concerned at the huge democratic deficit in Liverpool. The Mayor is simply not accountable … Continue reading

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