Tag Archives: Liverpool Liberal Democrats

Liverpool still has a long way to go to improve its basic behaviours

Yesterday there were some improvements in the way Council behaved and worked but there is still a long way to go. The Council meeting started after a pre-meeting between the Lord Mayor and the Group Leaders (well three of the … Continue reading

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The Principles of Liberal Democracy

This was part of a paper which would have been discussed at the Liberal Democrat Conference which we had to cancel because of the death of the Queen. It’s a great outline to the thought and principles which motivate our … Continue reading

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Now let us leave the Royal Family to grieve in peace

I do not know about you, but I have seen quite a lot about the Royal Family in the media in the past few days. Parts of it were over the top and more sycophantic than I would have expected. … Continue reading

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It will be a bleak mid-winter for everyone in Liverpool

Last month the then Chancellor of the Exchequer made the chilling statement that anyone earning less than £45,000 would ‘feel the pinch this winter’. Well, there is one statement I can agree with a Tory on, although I would not … Continue reading

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Liverpool Council gets it right!!

Now there is a headline I will not be using often as the Council still lurches from crisis to crisis! However, credit must be given where credit is due. In the way the Council is now handling the long-hidden Internal … Continue reading

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Tonight, a boring but vital meeting will take place about scrutiny

Tonight, a meeting of the Constitutional Issues Committee will take place which will start one of the most important steps towards recreating Liverpool as an effective council capable of leading the City forward. It will probably pass unnoticed as it … Continue reading

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Problems for the Cunard at the Cunard!!

There has been yet more bad news for the beleaguered team of officers and the Commissioners trying to put right Liverpool Council’s flawed processes and dire finances. Yet more losses have crystallised literally under their noses in the Ground Floor … Continue reading

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‘Man up’ and put a jumper on!!

Of all the rubbish that is spoken at present by the Tory Party the worst is the idea that if we go back to the ‘good old days’ we will be fine. Who cared whether on not there was ice … Continue reading

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Yet more skull-duggery at Liverpool Council?

When councillors are concerned about resolutions passed by the Cabinet we can ‘call them in’ for further debate and discussions. This gives the opportunity for a full examination of issues to be made in a cross-Party setting. We don’t do … 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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