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Joe Anderson is Mayor of Liverpool.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, on the failings of the Northern Powerhouse, and how Liverpool is attempting to turn the tide in an era of austerity.
What the government is doing to cities like mine is worse than a joke, says Joe Anderson.
My own city of Liverpool stands willing and ready to welcome refugees - if the Home Secretary will say yes, says Liverpool's mayor Joe Anderson.
Our energies are focussed on getting people back into work. But we need a better offer for people working on low incomes better than subsistence.
A broader criticism can be made of Eric Pickles for his tenure as Communities Secretary, after he overturned a major planning decision in Liverpool.
The government's local authority cuts will inhibit growth in the regions, rather than building a "northern powerhouse".