Communist Party of Britain

Merseyside branch of the Communist Party condemns the decision by the Conservative Government to impose Commissioners on Liverpool City Council.  The sorry state of affairs set out in the Caller report are an indictment of both the Conservative Government and the leadership of the Liverpool Labour Party. Since 2010 Conservative-led Governments have cut funding to Liverpool City Council by over £450 million leading to massive cuts in jobs and services as well as a fire sale of Council assets. In 2012 Liverpool City Council Labour Group agreed a City Deal (bribe) with the then Conservative Chancellor George Osborne which established a Directly Elected Mayor (DEM) without the consent of the people of Liverpool. These are the causal factors of the crisis of democratic governance and maladministration now engulfing Liverpool. In particular the patronage and powers concentrated in a single person by the DEM model, for the very purpose of striking…

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CP Merseyside Branch – No to city takeover