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  MAY FIGHTING ON MULTIPLE FRONTS.   “Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night. Comets importing change of times and states brandish your crystal tresses in the sky” Henry VI Part I. It seems an appropriate quote for the week when most opposition MPs stood by whilst the government gained parliamentary authority [read more…]

  SHOOT THE MESSENGER. Budget Day began with the news that Michael Heseltine had been sacked as a government adviser because he had voted to give the British people a meaningful vote on exiting the EU. What a sad end for a man who has served the North, and Merseyside in particular, well. Let’s hope [read more…]

CHESTER BIZ CLUB.BREXIT AND BEYOND.         On Sunday Len Deighton book SS GB comes to our TV screens. The premise is that we lost the war in 1940 and were occupied by the Nazis. But we weren’t. Most of Europe has experienced Nazi or Soviet occupation and in the post war years [read more…]

. The dramatic fall of Tatton’s George Osborne, the vile atmosphere in the Labour Party and the opportunity offered to UKIP by Nigel Farage’s departure; just sit back and watch the three ring circus that is British politics. MAY BE. For Northern business the most significant move of the new Prime Minister was the sacking [read more…]

  Suspensions and shouting matches outside TV studios was not an ideal way for Labour to prepare for next week’s local elections. They were already going to find gaining seats difficult due to the election cycle discussed below. The anti semitism issue is important for Labour to sort out but it is also part of [read more…]

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