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Another day, another scandal at cash hit Liverpool Council

A crude estimate is that it will take 30 years for the Council to recover its investment in this site and that is before services like a school and other public building are added. On Wednesday I will be raising … Continue reading

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Should Liverpool send in Commissioners to run the Government?

It seems to me that the people of Liverpool are now caught between two levels of hapless incompetence. On the one hand we have a hapless crash and burn Primer Minister who will clearly, if she survives, do what she … Continue reading

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United Utilities water pollution is a real problem in Liverpool

Liberal Democrats were delighted that a motion that we moved at Council, and which was referred to the last meeting of the Climate Change Select Committee, was approved unanimously and the series of actions which we had proposed therefore in … Continue reading

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Lib Dems slam secret decision to close Bulky Bob’s Service

My reactions were anger and disbelief when I heard the news that the award-winning Bulky Bobs service for the collection of unwanted furniture is to close on 23rd November. My thought was that this just could not be right, but … Continue reading

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Let’s  work together to move Liverpool from Zero to Hero

As I sat at Euston station waiting for my train home after doing some work down there, I pondered on the five telephone conversations that I had undertaken with journalists during the day. The first three were about whether or … Continue reading

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Charges brought at last in Operation Sheridan

I was informed today by the Crown Prosecution Service that charges have been brought against four people in connection with Operation Sheridan. First let me remind you of two things: Although charges have now been laid no-one has been found … Continue reading

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Labour takes control of Liverpool from Labour!!

Liverpool’s Labour Councillors have effectively been stripped of control of the Council after the Government has appointed a new Strategic Futures Advisory Panel to work alongside the Commissioners to run our City and plan for its future. The new partnership … Continue reading

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In Liverpool we are doing the right things in the wrong order

Do you remember that incredibly funny sketch in a Morecambe and Wise programme with Andre Previn? Previn is trying to conduct an orchestra whilst Eric Morecambe plays the accompanying piano – terribly. When Previn challenges Morecambe, Ernie patiently explains to … Continue reading

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Another £111,000 of council taxpayers money down the drain

So, at 10.30 today the Mazars report on the Liverpool Council electricity purchasing debacle was published. I spent the afternoon yesterday talking about it although the Government only let the press see it in advance. However, I already knew enough … Continue reading

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Government Commissioners likened to Dads Army

Today I have likened the role of the Government’s Commissioners in Liverpool to asking Dad’s Army to lead the assault on the Normandy beaches on D Day. I have taken my concerns further in a letter to the new Secretary … Continue reading

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