Tag Archives: UCLG

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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What I learnt about Russia in Kazan

The centrepiece of the Tatar Sabuntuy Celebrations in Kazan I spent two days at the weekend in Kazan which is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, which in turn is part of the Russian Federation. This does not make … Continue reading

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What do I know about Qatar and Doha?

Well the honest answer is not very much! I have been here 4 nights and 3 days and have spent most of that time at a conference and in meetings with Mayors and Ministers from the Arab Towns Organisation. You … Continue reading

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Working at Conurbation level just makes sense

Liverpool’s famous Pier Head at the Heart of the City Region 110,000 people work in Liverpool City Centre. Of those just 55,000 live in the administrative area that we know as Liverpool City Council. If you are one of the … Continue reading

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Learning for the World from Warrington

Tomorrow I am setting off for Washington where I will be speaking at conferences of the National League of Cities; the American League of Mayors and the World Bank. I will talk more about these visits further on but I … Continue reading

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What have I learnt about China?

I have now been here for 4 days and I must admit I know little more about China now than when I came. I am writing this just before I set off for my 30 hour journey home. Who says … Continue reading

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