Blogs from Downtown in Business

The Power of Sport

Last week Downtown in Business worked with our partners VSI to host a Global Sports Leadership Summit at Salford University. The Summit brought together political and business leaders, alongside personalities from the world of sport, among them Olympic champions Beth Tweddle and Diane Modahl. Throughout the day, contributors such as Gary Cooke, the former chief […]

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Single market challenge to Corbyn

NO ENEMIES TO THE LEFT. Jeremy Corbyn does not take easily to adulation. This weekend he would probably prefer to be tending his allotment than hearing “Oh! Jeremy Corbyn”, ringing out from the Brighton conference centre. But Labour’s surprisingly good performance (they failed to win for the third time by the way) in June’s General […]

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BLAIR

He was at it again this week, that Tony Blair. Talking sense, arguing for a better way of organising things in the EU, attempting to move what is become a paralysing and depressing debate around Brexit for the UK, in to something that is progressive and meaningful. The bastard! For the hard right, and the […]

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Biggest challenge yet for the Lib Dems

Britain is being run by a Prime Minister constantly looking over her shoulder at hard line Brexiteer Tories who want to not only get us out of the European Union but use the withdrawal legislation to dismantle many elements of social justice. The Opposition is led by a left wing populist who promises the earth […]

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Another one bites the dust

As Downtown Birmingham celebrates its second anniversary this week, it is interesting to note that during our short time in this great city, the council has deposed two leaders and a chief executive. Seemingly in almost constant crisis in the recent past, the city council has bounced from one shambles to another since (and before) […]

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