Tag Archives: Devolution

If you think poverty started in 2010 you are part of the problem

This map from the Office for National Statistics shows that the UK is above mid league in terms of risk of poverty throughout Europe. If we leave the EU and the Single Market we will dream of these days as … Continue reading

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If it’s good enough for Northern Ireland – Its good enough for us!!

This should be the base for a Liverpool City Region Parliament Yesterday I heard a really unspectacular speech from Greg Clark the Secretary of State for Local Government. In it he claimed that local government would be healthier because we … Continue reading

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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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Labour’s Shambles in Liverpool and Westminster

I awoke this morning to two sad, sad stories about that once great Party, the Labour Party. Most important for me is the one about Liverpool City Region. The redoubtable BBC NW political correspondent, Arif Ansari has learned that the … Continue reading

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A Most Peculiar Council meeting in Liverpool!

Yesterday a most peculiar thing didn’t happen in Liverpool. Labour speaker after Labour speaker did not stand up to attack the Liberal Democrats for what we were doing in Parliament. Well they couldn’t really could they? There was an attack … Continue reading

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ACTION NOW ON LIVERPOOL CITY REGION

At the next Council meeting, later in July Erica and I will be working with Cllrs Radford and Morrison to try and force through a discussion on the development of the Liverpool City Region. Cllrs Richard Kemp and Steve Radford … Continue reading

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Devolution of Power to City & County Regions

Today councils in Manchester have been told by George Osborne that they can have more powers if they have a Metro Mayor. In fact as Nick Clegg confirmed to me last week that is Osborne’s policy and not that of … Continue reading

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