Tag Archives: Mayor Anderson

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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Motion of ‘No Confidence’ in Liverpool Mayor and Cabinet blocked

I am not surprised but I am saddened by the fact that my motion to move a ‘Vote of No Confidence’ in the Mayor and Cabinet has been blocked by the Lord Mayor. This is, course, an almost exact mirror … 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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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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Too many advisers and not enough delivery at Liverpool Council

As the Council awaits the publication of the latest bombshell report from the Tory Government’s Commissioners it is obvious to me and many other seasoned players that there are too many actions being imposed on the council, at present, which … Continue reading

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An absurd defence from Nick Kavanagh and Joe Anderson

I am sorry I missed the Industrial Tribunal relating to Nick Kavanagh last week as I was out of the City. It seems to have descended into a farce given the reported comments of Kavanagh and our much un-missed former … Continue reading

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Yet another kick in the wotsits for the taxpayers of Liverpool!!

In just two days we hear of two further huge problems for the council. One is historic and relates to the leadership of the past Mayor Anderson and its managerial team one is current and has arisen under the leadership … Continue reading

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Will officers take the rap for Liverpool Political incompetence?

So let me give you two guesses. Am I talking about Liverpool, or Westminster here? Well ten out of ten to those who realised that I am talking about both. There are uncanny similarities between things that are playing out … Continue reading

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Putting the Mayor in charge of the Council’s money is like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop!

My Liverpool Liberal Democrat Group colleagues and I have reacted with incredulity to the news that the Mayor of Liverpool has completed a reshuffle of her Cabinet team by making herself the Council’s spokesperson on Finance. The move follows the … Continue reading

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Team Liverpool did us proud yesterday

Now there may be those who read this who think that I am talking about football and am trying to ingratiate myself with LFC fans. It’s not my intention but I might as well do so! The iron discipline that … Continue reading

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