SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘NP’

  THE EMPTY TOWN HALL PRESS SEATS. It is very sad that the Oldham Chronicle has ceased publication after 150 years. It is the latest local paper to fall victim to the surge in on-line advertising and falling readership. For years local newspaper owners have cut the journalists to save costs and then been surprised [read more…]


  Where does the billion pound bribe for the Democratic Unionist Party leave the drive for devolution in the North? It is not just a question of where the government will put its money. It is also a question of political purpose. There are plenty of reasons to fear that the May government will take [read more…]


  PATCHY ROLL OUT. This week saw some significant developments in the roll out of devolution in Greater Manchester at least. It was always going to take a lot to fill the shoes of Sir Howard Bernstein, the retired Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, so it is no surprise that we now have two [read more…]


  George Osborne was in New York this week apparently. However, his ghost haunted the UK Northern Powerhouse (NP) conference with some suggesting that without him as Chancellor the NP project was doomed. Well the formidable Lord Kerslake had the answer to that as he challenged business and local politicians to step forward to head [read more…]


    It would be easy to be cynical about this week’s Cabinet meeting that was held in Cheshire. Ministers forced out of their Whitehall offices to gather in the frozen North.A quick photo opportunity, meetings with hand picked business people( but definitely not the public), then back to London. On this occasion however there [read more…]