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We must break the Power of Whitehall and Westmonster.

The people who prattle in this building and work in the Ministries that surround it control too much of our lives. Liverpool and the other major cities of England will never flourish until we break the power of Whitehall and … Continue reading

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The British response to terrorism? Carry on as normal

A picture I took of Whitehall at about 5 pm on 22nd March. Normally you can’t move for traffic near Trafalgar Square at this time What a nasty piece of work Katie Hopkins is. I’ve only heard of her recently … Continue reading

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What are political parties for?

I am writing this on a train in my way to Morocco via London Gatwick where I am going to a meeting to initiate a major training programme for local government across Africa. One of the benefits of working in … Continue reading

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A new (?) role for the Lib Dem Parliamentary Party

About 20 years ago the Liberal Democrats in Hull crashed from about 8 seats to just one survivor, (Simone Butterworth) grimly hanging on and maintain a presence for us. Eight or nine years later I was asked at very short … Continue reading

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How do people live on £67,000 per year?

Believe it or not this is a genuine question. It is occasioned of course by Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP making it clear that he couldn’t live on such a low figure. My query is how could you spend that much … Continue reading

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The Cock-fighting, cockpit of Politics

I have just done a very positive blog about politics so let me follow up with a negative one. Readers of my blog who know my diary know that my blogs often originate whilst I have an evening to myself … Continue reading

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