Yesterday, for only the 4th time since the opening in 1934, people were allowed to walk through the Queensway Mersey Tunnel. I did this last year as shown in the picture). 1934 was also the last time England beat the Aussies at Lord's so maybe history is being repeated at the moment (Tom Watson almost made it truly historic).
Speaking of our representatives, it seems one of Wirral's MPs has left his chuckle muscles on the green benches of Westminster. according to the Liverpool Echo.
THE writers of hit Liverpool comedy Brick Up the Mersey Tunnels were forced to change the script after a Merseyside MP threatened legal action.
Royal Court bosses decided on a rewrite after Wirral South MP Ben Chapman said he was prepared to take out an injunction against the city centre theatre.
The MP objected to a joke about the parliamentary expenses scandal made by one of the characters comparing benefit cheats and MPs.
Chapman maintains that he has done nothing wrong. Indeed his constituency office proudly displays a newspaper article quoting the House of Commons Fees Office to back this up. What he fails to understand is that whilst - technically and legally - he may not have done anything untoward, it is the attitude that no morality codes have been breached that does the damage.
I remember the 1997 by-election vividly - my father clutching an illegible John Prescott signed flag and the host of golden Labour posters and boards outside houses. Britain was ready for change and a few months later Blair was swept into power.
Such a pity that the hope that came with that was ruthlessly torn down as fast as those signs.
I'm reminded of the Stranglers concert in Liverpool some years back when JJ Burnell looked up to the seated area above the standing crowd and announced that we must be from the Wirral. there was a collective embarrassment as we realised how right he was!