Particular Cases of the Possible: A continuing story

A paper and presentation for a University of Liverpool History PGR Work In Progress Seminar on October 28th 2020, about where I’m up to with my PhD work. Beginning with a story It had never been good enough, the way far too many people round the city had been forced to live, ever since their …

The Story of Coming Home

Stories of what didn’t work can be as instructive in the long run as things that did. So I’m leaving this here, in case there may yet be more story to tell. For some time now I’ve been thinking of writing something on here about Coming Home. For many reasons, some of which I’ll explain, the …

What kind of society do you want to grow up in?

Explaining social housing and the economy to young people. Many comments on this now in. See the evolving discussion with young people here. For a long time I’ve thought and no doubt even said that if you really know your stuff, whatever that ‘stuff’ might be, you should be able to explain it clearly to …

Summertime in Anfield: with Ninjas

A perfect warm and sunny day in July for a day out in Anfield. A place where we’ll be spending a lot of our time soon as me and Jayne Lawless of Coming Home Liverpool go on site with our next 18 houses. Today though is a day of rest, much talk and some play. …

“For the many, not the few” – Vote Labour

American Talk Show host Jimmy Dore talks up the Labour Party Manifesto. So here’s the thing. Jayne Lawless and I are talking politics during a brief gap in talking about Coming Home Liverpool, which we run together. And Jayne is enthusing about something by someone called Jimmy Dore that’s been doing the rounds on Facebook. …

Coming Home: At Home

Listen to this blog post on BBC Radio Merseyside here. Home, the place where you can grow up happily, knowing it’s always going to be your home. Welcome home this little one from us at Coming Home Liverpool.No apologies at all for not having written much on here lately, Jayne Lawless and I have been …