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‘Weak and wobbly’ – But May still on course for victory

Inevitably and rightly the political debate and discussion that has been running through the Spring and the regional mayoral elections; through to the snap General Election called by Theresa May, has been suspended for the past few days. Campaigning resumes today, but with the poll now just two and a bit weeks away, the tragedy […]

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Crosby, Smiles and Cash

Elections like buses, keep you waiting for ages, and then half of the local privatised fleet turn up; 2015 General Election, 2016 Referendum, 2017 Metro Mayor Elections and 2017 General Election. Cynics will mutter they take your fare but drive you to the wrong destination. I’m an unapologetic politics geek. The only telly I watch is […]

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Magnificent Manchester

Tony speaks for the city Not for the first time a Tony speaks for Manchester. Ten years ago, it was the late Tony Wilson who could express the character of this kind, gritty city. On Tuesday it was poet Tony Walsh. His composition “This Is The Place” read out to a huge crowd in sunny […]

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Can Labour stop a Tory landslide?

Chance to vote for socialism! Since 1983, socialists have craved a red meat Labour manifesto that they could vote for. Now is the chance for them to come out in their millions and ensure that Mrs May doesn’t achieve a landslide. Labour has improved its poll rating since the election was called, but the gap […]

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