TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Manchester’

  GOLDEN GAMES. Next week business and council chiefs from across the North will meet to demand a fair transport deal for our region. The summit, backed by Downtown in Business, comes in the wake of a watering down of government pledges on connectivity for the Northern Powerhouse (NP) and the simultaneous approval of Crossrail [read more…]


  CHANGING TIMES. The General Election result indicated a turning of a corner in the sentiment of the nation, the reaction to the dreadful Grenfell Tower fire, confirmed it. The tide of anti-State, anti EU feeling is on the ebb. People are beginning to realise that a lot of “red tape” is there to protect [read more…]


  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…]


    END THE CENTRE LEFT SPLITS. It is a dark time for people who believe in centre left politics, and it could get a whole lot darker. Across Europe and America, the centre left is either out of political power or is under pressure from radical or authoritarian forces. The elderly crave for a [read more…]