BBC File on Four documentary on Liverpool council tonight, Radio 4 at 8pm.
"Allan Urry reports from Liverpool. The city is celebrating its status as European Capital of Culture and its regeneration programme is one of Europe's biggest.
The area should be booming, yet Liverpool City Council is mired with mounting debts and rated by government auditors as the worst in the country.
Critics say the city's resources are so stretched it is close to becoming a basket case."
And you all voted them back in folks. Masochists!!