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Labour scandals come along like buses in Liverpool

Just when it seemed that we might have got to the bottom of scandals which involve the Labour Party in Liverpool along comes another one. This time it involves inappropriate behaviour from Cabinet Member Abdul Qadir. Although he correctly gives … 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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Liverpool Pride – Liverpool at its best

I had a wonderful time earlier today at the Liverpool Pride march and activities. As ever it was a heady mixture of fun, noise, extrovertist behaviour, fancy dress, and laughter. But we must never forget that it is not only … 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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Liverpool needs a big plan with big ideas after a big conversation

I was quite depressed at the meeting of the Council last Wednesday. The Labour Party totally ignored the results of the flawed consultation that it had led and abolished the Elected Mayoralty, which is good, but introduced the least popular … Continue reading

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Resignation of Tony Reeves

I am really saddened but not surprised at today’s announcement that our Chief Executive, Tony Reeves has resigned from the Council’s employment. He is carrying the can for 12 years of disgraceful Labour leadership at Liverpool City Council. His actions … Continue reading

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Waffling around the next steps post Liverpool Consultation

I really am surprised at some of the nonsense that is being talked about the next steps that could be taken in the City following the Governance consultation debacle. As I argued in my last blog, I warned that there … Continue reading

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Where does Liverpool go now after Council’s consultation debacle

So now we have it. Liverpool’s consultation on the Mayoralty was a farce. Poorly run, inadequately supervised, badly designed, and largely ignored. I always hate people who say, “I told you so but, in this case, “I TOLD YOU SO!” … Continue reading

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Liverpool governance consultation shows majority for change but no clear result

At midday today I took part in a call which gave the results from the Council’s consultation process on what form of governance they want for the City. The first thing we must note is a derisory response rate to … Continue reading

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The conclusion of the Kavanagh case will allow other things to happen

So today we heard the results of the Industrial Tribunal appeal from Nick Kavanagh against his summary dismissal by the Council. The council has been clearly and completely been vindicated by the proceedings. This is a very significant moment for … Continue reading

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