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................"Lets make Merseyside the great trading port it used to be"...........

Dave

That was when we had a VAST UK manufactoring base!................We are about to run out of cash for imports.........so what's the plan?

Mike

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................"Lets make Merseyside the great trading port it used to be"...........

Dave

That was when we had a VAST UK manufactoring base!................We are about to run out of cash for imports.........so what's the plan?

Mike

A time when Liverpool was an extraordinarily wealthy city, and with architecture to rival other great European cities. Now the landscape is blighted by dilapidation, and trendy architecture that will look dated in a few years.

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The First World War drained away Liverpool's economic advantages.

The cotton industry will never come back to the North West, nor is their any sign of an alternative.

London took all of Liverpool's banking and most of its insurance business.

Dave, I do not expect you to be an historian, but do try and get a grip on the present.

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................"Lets make Merseyside the great trading port it used to be"...........

Dave

That was when we had a VAST UK manufactoring base!................We are about to run out of cash for imports.........so what's the plan?

Mike

How much manufacturing is there in Singapore? Yet it's a worlds largest container port.

Or in Rotterdam/Europort? Maybe there is a major oildfield near Rotterdam? Yet it has a large oil terminal.

Merseyside can go this way too, not impossible.

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Surely Rotterdam is a major port because it caters for most of continental Europe and Singapore most of SE Asia. Where will Liverpools trade come from? will they just not be competing with Southampton and the other established ports?

How much manufacturing is there in Singapore? Yet it's a worlds largest container port.

Or in Rotterdam/Europort? Maybe there is a major oildfield near Rotterdam? Yet it has a large oil terminal.

Merseyside can go this way too, not impossible.

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The port of Liverpool is as busy as its ever been, in fact it borders on being too busy for easy and safe navigation as it is. Its the 6th biggest port in the country and the biggest LoLo container port in the north. Liverpool caters for the Atlantic, just like it always has btw.

Is it that Cameron fancies getting a bit of unearned credit for LIFT2 and the Olive Mount railway link? And "Merseyside" also has an oil terminal, Stanlow and points up and down on that side of the river, just not in Liverpool.

If you are a peak oilist you'll have no worries, the canal network is still functional. If I were a conspiracy theorist I'd notice its been very quietly but back into a suitable condition for use in recent years. Very green as well.

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................"Lets make Merseyside the great trading port it used to be"...........

is he talking about reinstating transportation to the colonies?

Liverpool was indeed a major export facility....two of the major commodities being convicts and slaves.

the real irony is that the places where you needed a criminal record to end up,probably won't admit you :lol:

I've heard that when asked that question by aussie border patrol,the response,"why ,do you still need one?" will get you an express ticket back.

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is he talking about reinstating transportation to the colonies?

Liverpool was indeed a major export facility....two of the major commodities being convicts and slaves.

At least Liverpool admits this... unlike genteel Bristol that still has trouble owning up.

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That's what I was thinking.

He's a politician. He can hardly show up and say

"Now that the citys great days are behind it, both in industrial and footballing terms, and your lives are all blighted by a significant minority of workshy thieving scumbags, I'm going to do the best I can to forget about this damp dark corner of England and hope you all emigrate".

No, the port's business is growing all the time, the more stringent the EU regs the better, it is uniquely served by rail and canal links. Cameron is credit seeking early in the process. On the other hand, its not like there are any jobs in it given the automation nor will it benefit the area in any other way. Alas, containers don't go out for dinner or sink of a few pints while they are waiting around. And then they go somewhere else.

http://www.shipcanal.co.uk/port-of-liverpool/

Liverpool is planning a second container terminal to be built in the River Mersey at a cost of £100 million and able to simultaneously accommodate two of the new generation post-Panamax container ships. The new facility, capable of handling 500,000 teus a year, will almost double Liverpool's container capacity to nearly 1,500,000 teus.

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It is the 'trading port' part of his analysis which is wrong.

Liverpool's affluence of a century ago was not just about the amount of goods shipped through it but all the mercantile and financial services which it carried.

Liverpool used to have a branch of the Bank of England, such was its importance.

Goods still move through Liverpool, it is the financial services which have gone. Are you going to move some of the Square Mile to Liverpool, are you Dave?

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It is the 'trading port' part of his analysis which is wrong.

Liverpool's affluence of a century ago was not just about the amount of goods shipped through it but all the mercantile and financial services which it carried.

Liverpool used to have a branch of the Bank of England, such was its importance.

Goods still move through Liverpool, it is the financial services which have gone. Are you going to move some of the Square Mile to Liverpool, are you Dave?

Liverpool does have a freezone which would technically meet the 'trading port' definition but I think you have a very good point here.

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the real irony is that the places where you needed a criminal record to end up,probably won't admit you :lol:

I've heard that when asked that question by aussie border patrol,the response,"why ,do you still need one?" will get you an express ticket back.

:lol::lol:

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................"Lets make Merseyside the great trading port it used to be"...........

Dave

That was when we had a VAST UK manufactoring base!................We are about to run out of cash for imports.........so what's the plan?

Mike

Yes...you'd probably accept it if such a statement came from...hmm...lets see...Kinnock?

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Yes...you'd probably accept it if such a statement came from...hmm...lets see...Kinnock?

He's innocent of the charge you are levelling against him. You clearly aren't familiar with Mega's uniquely misanthropic oeuvre!

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Given the history and militancy of the labour unions that operated in the Liverpool docks, it's no surprise that the docks and city status fell.

Felixstowe is now the UK #1 iirc and that's not going to change anytime soon.

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Where will Liverpools trade come from? will they just not be competing with Southampton and the other established ports?

The thriving economy of the Celtic Tiger.

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................"Lets make Merseyside the great trading port it used to be"...........

Dave

That was when we had a VAST UK manufactoring base!................We are about to run out of cash for imports.........so what's the plan?

Exporting food aid to Ireland?

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If DC is talking out his a**s maybe he could have a quite word in Law's ear about his part in re-igniting the expenses scandel

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................"Lets make Merseyside the great trading port it used to be"...........

Dave

That was when we had a VAST UK manufactoring base!................We are about to run out of cash for imports.........so what's the plan?

Mike

at least he admits there is a problem unlike Brown

he's made some good changes so far in my opinion , hopefully the UK will become more competitive and manufacturing will move back there

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