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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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Baron Anderson takes the stage

  Liverpool Town Hall – Home of a democratic deficit I’ve heard Joe Anderson being called all sorts of names in the past few years but the one that springs to my mind now is Baron Anderson. His astounding ignorance … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s Terrible Record for Freedom of Information Requests

Liverpool City Council makes MI6 look open and transparent! I have been struck recently by just how bad Liverpool is at answering Freedom of Information requests. This was particularly brought home to me by the problems that Audrey O’Keefe had … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council meetings – A new members impression

September saw a grisly mangling of democracy in Liverpool Town Hall At our mid-September Council meeting I invited some of our new members to come and see for themselves the grisly mangling of democracy that takes place there on a … Continue reading

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