Tag Archives: Liverpool

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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The cost of living is a crisis for us all

The biggest set of concerns that are being relayed to me at the moment relate not to council problems but the problems of people having to cope with the daily grind of soaring inflation. Families who have always had enough … 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 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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What should a good council look like?

I was pleased to be asked recently by Liverpolitan, a new online news service in Liverpool, to write an article for them in response to another article about young councillors. As someone who was a young councillor but certainly isn’t … Continue reading

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New Mayor, same name, same old Liverpool Labour

In all the excitement of the election that took place in most of the UK last Thursday two items seem to have been missed by many in Liverpool. The over costly leccy bill and the screwed up mayoral consultation. The … Continue reading

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Why I’m proud to be a liberal today

Over the past few days my Twitter timeline has been inundated with photos of hard-working people, many of them young, from both my political parties who are fighting in todays Council and Assembly elections. I say both because I am … Continue reading

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Yet another surreal Liverpool Council meeting!!

It always seems to take me a day to recover from a Liverpool City Council full meeting. Last night’s is no exception. It seemed to me that for 95% of the time we were all agreeing 95% of the agenda … Continue reading

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Let staff and students work from home wherever possible

Yesterday I launched an appeal through the media to encourage all Liverpool City Region employers to let their staff work from home wherever possible. I believe that should apply to school and University students as well. Now it is clear … Continue reading

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Labour fail on social housing in Liverpool

Last week I asked the Council how many homes for social rent they have built since the Tory Government allowed us, from 2017 onwards, to build council housing again. The response from a supposedly socialist council was laughable. They are … Continue reading

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