The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above
Maybe I’m just old fashioned but I think St. Helens Council has a point here. In effect a taxi is offering a service to the public just like a train or a bus so yes I do think those who provide the service should be well turned out. Maybe the other Merseyside Council’s should follow St. Helen’s lead and introduce a dress code.
The Liverpool Echo has the story but in reality this is good news not bad. Why would any of the surrounding Boroughs want to be bossed about from Liverpool Town Hall? Having said that Sefton Council Labour seems to be backing Joe as it voted not to have a public ballot before any Metropolitan Mayor is imposed on Merseyside/The Liverpool City Region. But, if I am not mistaken, St Helens, Halton, Wirral and Knowsley Councils have all given Joe Anderson’s ambitions the elbow.
Devolution of powers has always been possible to Merseyside if the Labour Council Leaders and Liverpool’s Mayor could just stop bickering for a while. They could not so that’s why the opportunity may well have been lost. No one else to blame but them.