Tag Archives: UCLG

Why I’m putting a smile on Joe Anderson’s face!

In a burst of pre-Christmas goodwill I am hoping that this blog will put a smile on the face of Mayor Anderson!! After calamity after calamity for the Mayor of Liverpool in recent months I thought it was time I … Continue reading

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Working with our African Brothers and Sisters

Councilors, Mayors, Officials and Partners working together in Morocco to improve the quality of local government throughout Africa On Wednesday when I opened the two-day training programme for Mayors, Councillors and LGA reps in Morocco I said, “It’s a great … Continue reading

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If you are wondering why you get e-mails from me at funny times?!

I’m visiting Bogota but I doubt that I will see  much of it! Often I get told by my constituents that I e-mail them at funny times. Whilst I do keep funny hours the most usual reason for this is … Continue reading

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What now for South Africa?

Is Jacob Zuma currently the President of ANC and the Republic of South Africa now an electoral liability to his Party? As readers of this Blog know I keep in regular touch with local government throughout Africa but especially with … Continue reading

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If only every UKIP member had been in Church today

The ‘Alive Believers’ Choir’ preparing to sing today in St Nicholas’ Church As a liberal I don’t really believe in compulsion. However as I sat in the Annual Anglican Civic Service this morning I really wished I could make very … Continue reading

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Paris, Climate Change and Terrorism

The Council Chamber in Paris where the European Section, CEMR discussed climate change and Syria It’s not often that I get emotional about being a politician or the work that I do but the five days that I spent in … Continue reading

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Liverpool stands side by side with the people of Paris

The Tricolour is the flag for all of us today Yesterday I was proud but sad to attend a vigil for the dead of Paris outside Lime Street Station. The vigil had been called at very short notice by some … Continue reading

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