Warren Bradley, leader of Liverpool's Liberal Democrats, has been left embarrassed after the emergence of a clip on YouTube, in which he appears to claim that Liverpool's three graces were built 800 years ago.
Speaking about the Liverpool waterfront, Mr Bradley says that when the three graces were built some people said "it's awful, it's not fitting for our waterfront". But he then goes on to claim that, "800 years later", people seem to have warmed to them.
Mr Bradley seems to be terribly confused by this. In fact work on the first of the three graces did not begin until 1903. Work on the Royal Liver Building did not commence until 1908, and did not finish until 1911. And the Cunard Building was not finished until 1916.
Indeed, a simple visit to the Liverpool Museums website would have supplied Mr Bradley with more accurate facts.
There are also a number of books on local history which Mr Bradley might like to read, which can be purchased from both chain and independent bookshops across Liverpool.