Friday, May 30, 2008

WELCOME TO LIVERPOOL ONE - Made by Mancs, Geordies, Cockneys, Poles....anyone but Scousers!




25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Liverpool SubCulture blog. Made by anyone other than people living and working in Liverpool.

Anonymous said...

Well said. And the picture was taken at the arena, not Liverpool One.

Anonymous said...

Haha, that's one of the funniest and most pertinent comments I've read on here.

Danny said...

Wow! What's this, the first stirrings of a Lib Dim fight back? Ohmygawd, what are we gonna do now folks?

Anonymous said...

More like the Lib Dim death rattle

Anonymous said...

today is so unlike the city's great history when with people like jesse hartley built Liverpool and he was was from .... Yorkshire

Anonymous said...

Liverpool has one of the highest unemployment rates in Britain - in some wards of the city, more than half the adult population is unemployed. It is a great tragedy that Grosvenor's scheme has done little to provide jobs for Liverpool people.

Not anonymous said...

What wankers the Lib Dems are - nit picky little twerps.
Of course, they try to change the debate because they can't argue with the Tonys central point - that none of the accents heard in the city, wearing luminous jackets around Paradise Street, have been Liverpool accents.
They have all belonged to outsiders.
That fact is indisputable.
A mile out of the city centre and Liverpool lads are hanging about on street corners with fuck all to do.
First Storey and then Bradley promised 14,000 new jobs for Liverpool people out of Capital of Culture.
They have not been delivered.
Nor will they be.
Some bureaucrats will no doubt cobble together some spurious report at the end of the year to tell us that in fact 40,000 new jobs have been created. Or some such nonsense. (A bit like how Capital of Culture has attracted millions of visitors who would have been going to the Empire, Tate, Everyman, etc, etc, anyway).
But the evidence of our eyes is incontrovertible.
Lets see the Lib Dims get out of that.

Anonymous said...

Very good that!

Anonymous said...

The legacy of 08 is to be a local economy based on shopping, alcohol and empty city centre apartments. Which home-grown gobshites thought that was a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Rather than criticise Liverpool One, where is the skilled workforce Liverpool needs?

I can't believe construction firms working on Liverpool One would turn their back on qualified builders, plumbers etc just because they're scouse.

However, if local workers do not have the skills and abilities the companies wanted, then they were right to look elsewhere.

Yes it is a tragedy that there weren't more scouse workers, but that's not L1's fault.

They can't take people on just because they're local.

Anonymous said...

Debenhams has taken on 700 local people.

Anonymous said...

Yes you can. Liverpool 1 should have been made to have a quota of scousers working on the site. People who know and love the city and would do a good job.

In fact the Council should never have allowed the investment as the people didn't come from Liverpool. All investment should be by scousers only.

Anonymous said...

Not anonymous, you are talking cobblers. I personally know at least half a dozen people from Liverpool who are working on the project either as sparks or construction workers. Most other people I know are also aware of locals working on it in one form or another. There ARE Poles and Mancs and Geordies working on it, just as scousers are working on construction projects abroad and in Manchester and Newcastle. But that is not to say there is not significant local labour. How can you possibly say that the free European market is something unique to Liverpool? And it's not about a Lib Dem fightback - it's about a rational and sensible debate. What's wrong with that?

Anonymous said...

Surely it was not beyond the wit of the city council to have talked to Grosvenor about employing and skilling-up young men and women who are on the dole queue in Liverpool? I have not read anything about local people getting jobs on Liverpool One. The fact that the council have failed to do this, says it all. No one is asking for a Scousers-only policy - it would make sense tho to develop schemes and training programmes in those wards with high unemployment, so that people were equipped to fill the construction jobs in building Liverpool One and the service industry jobs which are now being filled...
That's simple enough isn't it? Anything wrong with that?

Duke of Westminster said...

Of course, any fool can make promises about the number of jobs which will be created by Liverpool One - no doubt the forecasts will run into telephone numbers. Exactly how many of those jobs go to Liverpool people remains to be seen. However, the true test will be getting an answer to this simple question: how many jobs in constructing Liverpool One went to Liverpool people? Come on Rod, cough up!

Anonymous said...

They were promising 14,000 jobs from Capital of Culture - 14,000 cock-ups more like!

Capn Birdseye said...

If one Lib Dem knows half a dozen Liverpool people who have got work through Liverpool One we should be very grateful indeed. Top result. Add a few of Warren's mates and a few of Hursts and a few of Flo's and very soon we will be into double figures. You should all be extremely grateful - you whinging Scousers. But can we know the names of the lucky few? And what strings were pulled to get such work?

Anonymous said...

It's not Liverpool One's role to be a Scouse jobs and training creator.

If people are good enough and there's a vacancy, they have a chance of getting a job. If not, then they won't.

That's the bottom line.

Anonymous said...

Quite apart from the fact that it would be illegal to dictate that Liverpool One employees came from Liverpool, any such suggestion really does show a degree of ignorance about how economies work.

For better or worse, these days a city where all the accents are local is usually a failed one, because it isnt attracting people from outside and it is usually occupied by those who simply cannot leave. Where would you rather live? Lark Lane or Breck road?

Also, I'm sure the National Front have similar opinions about keeping everything for the locals.

The June 2nd post timed at 9.12 a.m. is particularly terrifying. Refuse investment because they are not scousers? I see militant is alive and well (and thankfully not in power).

Appalled said...

To the last but one anonymous comment: nice to see corporate social responsibility is alive and well and living in Liverpool.

What the Dickens said...

The last but one anonymous comment avoids the point: Why did Grosvenor and the city council absolutely fail to get their heads together to create the opportunity to enable people from areas of high unemployment in Liverpool to gain the necessary skills and abilities to be in with the best possible chance of getting construction jobs to build Liverpool One?
That's not illegal - its sensible!

Anonymous said...

You lot on here are living in cloud cuckoo land if you think any reputable employer is going to give a job to any of those scouse scumbags who haven't done a decent days work in their lives. They would have stolen the bloody concrete before it set. At least Bradley, whatever you think of him, understands what business needs. When are you going to wake up and smell the coffee - its a shitty city with shitty low-lifes on every street corner. Get a life!

Tori Blare said...

CALM DOWN anonymous, CALM DOWN!!!! :)

The Tonys said...

Which one do you mean Tori?

How the council use Ripa to spy on you....

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