Labour market turmoil

Jim looks at the turbulent employment market. Some firms are looking at laying off staff at the end of furlough, whereas others are begging chefs and lorry drivers to come and work for them.

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Home away from home

This week, Chris McKenna reflects on the past few months and his delight at visiting the core cities DiB operate and getting back to live events.

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Chop this tall popinjay!

Has levelling up the North been abandoned? Is the government spooked by voters in Amersham? Jim looks at the prospects for real money and power being devolved to our cities, towns and countryside.

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The Third Way on Covid

Ryan Wain from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change discusses how the way beyond Covid isn’t a binary choice between lockdowns and ‘freedom day’, there is infact a third way.

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FOOTBALL WON’T BE COMIN’ HOME.

Jim was at our World Cup victory in 1966 and draws on his experience of that year to comment on the ugly scenes outside Wembley on Sunday and their potential consequences. He also has strong views about the idea that we should all allow our lawns to run wild!

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