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    Its quite obvious that the phoney North West development agency has a not-so hidden agenda to promote manchester at the expense of Liverpool.
    Everything about any body that contains the words North West trying to influence policy, spending or otherwise must be rejected out of hand by all Liverpool City organisations.
    There is no North West region, it exists only in the heads of unelected quango leaders leeching off our city.
    While billions has been spent and promised up the M62, we had to go cap in hand to Europe for any little bauble we received and were made to feel like beggars.
    The two faced way that we are treated in comparison to our ugly sister makes my blood boil as does the pathetic lack of proper response or leadership shown by all our politicians, business leaders and media spokespeople.
    Time to create a new political party to stand up for the city. We could call it the Liverpool party and give everyone the chance to reject the pathetic lack of representation and decision making that takes place with the present rabble forever squabbling and scoring cheap political points while the city rots.


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    I think what we are seeing is due to Government pressure to make savings. I would agree with you that we have failed to fight our corner successfully and got the raw end of the deal in comparison to Manchester. I would also agree that what development there has been here is over-concentrated in the city centre. Nice of the NWDA to bail out Merseytravel to the tune of ?3million pounds for Mann Island tho'.

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    Manchester was the first manufacturing city
    Liverpool was a major commercial city

    London sucked the life out of the two of them, especially Liverpool, London's main rival - Manchester never was a rival. London is a black hole for the rest of the country. It sucks the best brains out of them. Talking to a South African businessman tonight. He said, "we had a call centre in Wavertree Business Park, but we can't get top managers and the like there so don't bother even thinking of expanding".

    London divides and rules. It will play Manchester against Liverpool. Why does a city with a commercial history get ignored for commercial setups in favouring of a city whose background is manufacturing? It doesn't fit. Manchester gets the nod until a threat in some way to London, then London will divert work to Liverpool to counter.

    Until the seat of government is moved out of London it will not change. It is unhealthy for the country to concentrate power in London-Oxford-Cambridge power triangle. The rest all suffer because of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    I would also agree that what development there has been here is over-concentrated in the city centre.
    That is where it was needed, as still is needed. Look at Merseyrail/Merseytravel. Talk of opening the Burscough Curves, and the Halton Curves near Runcorn, Line to Skem from Kirkby, which are not even in Merseyside. The Bidston-Wrexham line too.

    The city has 4 miles is disused tunnel under the centre and inner-city which is waiting to merge into Merseyrail and make it a proper metro system, and not just a commuter rail system shifting people in from the outlaying suburbs. That is where the money should be spent. Create the transport infrastructure and investment will come, not play about on the edges of the Merseyrail network.
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    Life's not all about transport links. Take a walk around Everton, Kensington, Norris Green, etc. and have a look at what's needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    Life's not all about transport links. Take a walk around Everton, Kensington, Norris Green, etc. and have a look at what's needed!
    The inner city areas are bottomless pits for public money. Money goes in to keep them from starving and rioting and nothing, or little, materializes. Spend money wisely, and then investment follows with the districts becoming self sustaining and the bottomless pit disappears. Transport infrastructure is key to it, although as you say not everything.

    If the centres does well it ripples out.
    The new Amsterdam at Liverpool?
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    Deprived of its unique dockland waters Liverpool
    becomes a Venice without canals, just another city, no
    longer of special interest to anyone, least of all the
    tourist. Would we visit a modernised Venice of filled in
    canals to view its modern museum describing
    how it once was?


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