Tag Archives: UCLG

Foreign trips for Councillors and officers can be justified

A few years ago, I was in Rabat at the Afro-Cities triennial gathering. This brought together Mayors from all over Africa which is the fastest growing continent and a potential global power house for trade and commerce. In the centre … Continue reading

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Liverpool Labour lacks long term vision and direction

In Jinja, at a meeting of Cities Alliance,  I argued that politicians needed to take a long-term approach to the development of their Cities As readers of this blog know I have been out of Liverpool for the past 13 … Continue reading

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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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