Tag Archives: Devolution

A Farcical Meeting but with largely the right outcomes

At yesterday’s Council meeting we had a mixture of anger, dissembling and just misleading statements from the Mayor of Liverpool but eventually he revealed that he agreed with the Lib Dems on two crucial issues Where should I start with … Continue reading

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“Break the Power of Westminster and Whitehall” – Liverpool Council urged

Too many decisions are made in Whitehall and Westminster by people who have no idea about our local circumstances. We need to bring decisions back to our area and all the other regions of England. Liverpool’s Liberal Democrat Group are … Continue reading

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We must break the Power of Whitehall and Westmonster.

The people who prattle in this building and work in the Ministries that surround it control too much of our lives. Liverpool and the other major cities of England will never flourish until we break the power of Whitehall and … Continue reading

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The North West’s Two Metro Mayors add little to the development of Liverpool and Manchester City Regions

                              Mayor Andy Burnham                                  Mayor Steve Rotheram Greater Manchester    … Continue reading

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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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