TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017

Category: Northern airports

  FARRON’S BIG MISTAKE. As I mentioned last week the decision to go ahead with a third runway at Heathrow is better for the North than the Gatwick option. Not as good as using Birmingham and Manchester, but the choice that first faced Harold Wilson’s government in the 1960s has been made. But now we [read more…]


  A BIT OF BOTH. Debate has opened up on the future configuration of the Northern Powerhouse under Theresa May’s government. Should the project be less focused on our cities and cover a wider canvas? Will we play second fiddle to the Midlands Engine? What is the key to providing sustainable jobs in the middle [read more…]


  The debate about the future of our northern airports is about to take off as a number of issues come to a head and the incoming government next May is challenged to decide on a new runway at Gatwick or Heathrow   Up North the big player is Manchester. Brimming with confidence as part [read more…]


    SCOTLAND AND THE NORTH.   Now we see more clearly what we are going to have to contend with as we try and bring power to the North.   We knew about Boris land in the South East and London with its power to drain the brightest talent southwards and its vastly disproportionate [read more…]


ILKLEY MOOR BAR HELMET What a week for the North of England! Pride of place must go to the people of Yorkshire for the magnificent response to the Tour de France. From Leeds to the wonderfully named Buttertubs and all locations in between they came out in their thousands. The effort that was put in [read more…]



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