Jim examines what the government’s vision for “Global Britain” means in the light of humiliation in Afghanistan whilst at home the shortage of EU lorry drivers is affecting supermarket supplies and car production. He also comments on an important trade union election.
We need to get back to the office and meet face to face. That’s Jim’s view in his latest blog as the debate over home working hots up. Jim also pays tribute to the late Lord Smith of Wigan. He had a low profile but was one of the great figures in North West local government over the last 40 years.
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!
Jim reports on Lord Heseltine’s fascinating take on his time in Liverpool and his strong views on current events.From Brexit and the dangers of inflation to devolution and World Heritage Status for the city. Jim also hopes that England can win the Euros with no disputes about soft penalties or whether the ball has crossed the line.
Jim praises the Nissan investment which is a huge boost for the North, but he took part in a Downtown seminar this week where there was a strong sense of unease about the Northern Powerhouse in general.He also comments on the Prime Minister’s handling of the Hancock Affair.
Now is the summer of our discontent” claims Jim in his latest blog. He analyses the growing areas of division as the pandemic just won’t go away. From the continued restrictions and taking the jab to home working and the right to zoom, tthe nation is becoming increasingly divided.