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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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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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Labour takes control of Liverpool from Labour!!

Liverpool’s Labour Councillors have effectively been stripped of control of the Council after the Government has appointed a new Strategic Futures Advisory Panel to work alongside the Commissioners to run our City and plan for its future. The new partnership … Continue reading

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Government Commissioners likened to Dads Army

Today I have likened the role of the Government’s Commissioners in Liverpool to asking Dad’s Army to lead the assault on the Normandy beaches on D Day. I have taken my concerns further in a letter to the new Secretary … 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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Mayor Anderson has become the ‘Phantom of the Cunard’

I have accused Liverpool’s Elected Mayor, Joanne Anderson of becoming the ‘Phantom of the Cunard’ after cancelling the Mayoral & Performance Select Committee on the grounds that it conflicts with the Fazakerley by-election. In a letter to her I point … 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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