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Liverpool HS2 stonewalling

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Liverpool city council is currently refusing to provide details of its HS2-related expenditure. Along with Centro in the West Midlands, it must be one of the least transparent public authorities in England.

It seems nothing has changed since 2011, when a Liverpool council Senior Information Officer demanded that someone provide their birth certificate before answering a freedom of information request.

Written by beleben

April 4, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Posted in HS2, Liverpool

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  1. We learnt this week that Centro are having to make staff redundant due to budget cuts. Is their HS2 budget still intact?


    April 5, 2014 at 6:45 am

  2. According to the Hemel Hempstead Gazette, London Midland are to axe 150 jobs in the face of “rising costs”. So, despite an alleged growth in passenger numbers, profits are falling (otherwise why the cuts?). Roll on HS2 and ten years of grief at Euston!


    April 6, 2014 at 10:30 am

  3. I couldn’t agree more with the comments about Liverpool’s bureaucrats but, increasingly, this is the approach of officialdom throughout the UK. They are the rulers (with an enormous sense of entitlement) and we are the ruled; the peasants.

    Only those with influence (personal connections, money, ownership of large businesses) have any rights. Joe Public has none. That’s what happens in a corporate state and that’s what Britain now is, quite blatantly.

    Liverpool City Council is run entirely for the benefit of its over-fed, ignorant councillors (with a few honourable exceptions), devious local government officers and the property- developer chums of both.

    The less scrutiny there is, the worse their behaviour becomes and this develops into a downward spiral. For Heaven’s sake, just look at the place and what they’ve done to it over the last twenty-five years. Never mind the last forty!

    Thatcher abolished Merseyside County Council, when Liverpool City Council was the real problem. It is still almost as corrupt as it was in the Hatton era.


    April 7, 2014 at 11:45 pm

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