Tag Archives: Mayor Anderson

Liverpool must examine its links with China

I was absolutely horrified when I saw what happened last weekend outside the Chinese Consulate in Manchester last weekend. It is now absolutely clear that the Consul General, Zheng Wiyuan, was involved in an affray which led to the beating … 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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Another £2 million squandered by Liverpool Council (or is it 3?)

Another week another financial scandal! Last week I revealed how problems at the Cunard Building and at Festival Gardens could cost the Council £ millions. Now I can reveal problems with a development in Tunstall Street off Smithdown Road in … Continue reading

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Why Liverpool Council still needs help

So, Mayor Joanne Anderson appears to believe that Liverpool Council should be left to sort out its own problems and that we should not pay Commissioners fees and other improvement costs. In the case of Liverpool today she could not … 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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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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