May 7, 2020

Downtown Den #051 | Tony Reeves LIVE in the Downtown Den

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Tony Reeves joined us on Wednesday 6th May 2020 and the Liverpool City Council chief executive was in a positive and upbeat mood, despite the many difficulties he and his council colleagues have been dealing with in the past few weeks.

Downtown Den #050 | Joanne Roney OBE

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The chief executive of Manchester City Council Joanne Roney addressed DIB members and reflected on the challenges COVID-19 had brought to the local authority and to the wider Greater Manchester area.

Forensic Keir versus Blusterer Boris

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This week Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer came face to face at PMQs for the first time. The dual between the two men will define politics for the next four years. Jim gives his first assessment. He also reviews the appearance in the Downtown Den of the North West’s elected mayors.

Downtown Den #049 | A Tale from TWO Cities

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City region metro mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram spoke passionately about their ‘Build Back Better’ campaign, their briefings with prime minister Boris Johnson and their ambitious plans for the future, despite the tough environment in which we are currently operating.

Be Prepared

As the government moves towards easing the lockdown, Frank McKenna pleads with them to be better prepared coming out of the crisis than they were going into it.

Downtown Den #048 | Liam Byrne MP

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Liam Byrne MP the West Midlands Mayoral Candidate for Labour joined Downtown Birmingham Chair Paul Cadman in the #DowntownDen recently.