Maghull – Cheering on the new police station? No, remembering what we lost to rehouse the police!

The former Maghull Police Station in Westway, Maghull.

My letter to the Champion newspaper in response to all the cheering about the Town’s new Police Station

Dear Sir,

So Maghull has a brand new police station within Maghull Town Hall, but please forgive me if I don’t join in the cheering of Maghull Town Council and the local MP.

You see the Town lost a youth facility and a CAB help point to make way for the police to move into the Town Hall from Maghull Square.

Sorry I don’t see Maghull and district’s policing benefiting except that they will have lower overheads in their new premises. But where and when will the CAB facility be rehoused locally, many months after it was closed down in the Town Hall? And where are the youngsters now going that used to use the Youth facility?

This is at best a 2 – 1 defeat i.e. CAB and youth out – police in. You could even argue that it’s 3 – nil defeat as the police already had a home in Maghull and they were originally said to be downsizing to a shop unit.

I despair I really do.

Tony Robertson

My MP’s had an unfortunate meal out experience

I have read on the Liverpool Echo’s web site that my MP has had what he considers to be an unfortunate meal out experience in Liverpool – see link below:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseyside-mp-serves-up-brutal-14073599

Well sorry Bill but I would much rather you be raising concerns about the appalling consequences of Brexit for example. We’ve all had unfortunate meal experiences, so hey get over it and move on please.

Brexit – And the shambolic negotiations stumble on

www.libdems.org.uk/delay-brexit-trade-talks-humiliating-davis

The story is linked above to the original article by Tom Brake MP.

Lib Dem MP Tom Brake

Maybe Bill Esterson MP, the Labour International Trade Shadow Minister, could help? He was on Radio 5 Live a couple of days ago giving the socialist ‘perspective’ on the matter. My previous posting refers at:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2017/08/16/boris-davis-and-fox-the-3-tory-brexit-ministers-they-look-shmbolic-but-what-would-be-different-under-labour/

Can you help Bill?

I must admit to being quite shocked this week when the Aintree & Maghull Champion newspaper dropped through my letter box, indeed it was something that was not in it that really concerned me.

There was no picture involving Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson and that disturbed me so I wonder how Bill must feel.

But we can all do something about this by looking for photo opportunities for our MP, so there’s a challenge for those of us who flicked through every page this week looking for Bill.

You would think he would have an employee whose job it would be to find the photo opportunities, but if he’s not got one maybe be should recruit one soon. Just a thought:-)))

Bill Esterson MP – Do us a favour Bill and defy the Labour Whip over Article 50

We know you have been told by Jeremy Corbyn how to vote in Parliament over Brexit and Article 50 Bill but this issue is far bigger than Labour Party loyalty; our fragile economy is at stake and many other things too.

Please defy the whips and vote not to trigger Article 50; this is a time to stand up and be counted not to just follow what your Leader tells you to do.

Labour crisis – Is the Glass half full or half empty?

You could not help but wonder yesterday what on earth was going on when Pat Glass MP resigned from Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet only two or is that 3 days after she accepted an invitation to join it as Shadow Education Secretary!

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She clearly does not know whether her glass is half full or half empty. I bet this will haunt her for a long time.

My understanding, from what I would consider a reliable Labour source, is that Sefton Central MP, Bill Esterson is backing Jeremy Corbyn together with fellow Merseyside Labour MP’s Peter Dowd (Bootle) and Steve Rotherham (Walton). Steve Rotherham of course wants to be Labour’s candidate in Merseyside’s new Metro Mayor election in 2017. If my understanding is not correct I am happy to amend as I notice that the MP’s were far less clear, than my source, in this weeks Champion newspaper.