We do not Truss you

Jim reflects on the spectacular economic implosion of the new Truss government and reports on the level of interest from business in the Labour Party that he noted at their Liverpool conference.

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Giant Growth Gamble

As the government moves at last to protect business from the worst of the energy crisis, Jim looks at the more controversial aspects of Liz Truss’ economic measures. As Labour meets in Liverpool he also asks what do they do now?

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Wither The Union and Commonwealth?

The new king has just completed his tour of the four nations that make up the United Kingdom. But will the union survive the new reign? Jim asks the question and looks at the role the late Queen played in holding the Commonwealth together.

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It’s diverse, but will it work?

Jim presents his comprehensive view on the new government appointments. He believes Liz Truss must be given a chance, but worries that levelling up the North is going to be overwhelmed by the energy crisis.

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Ripping themselves apart

Jim asks if Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are going to continue tearinging each other apart in the Tory leadership contest? He also wonders if party members want ideological tax cuts or a chance of winning the next election when they cast their votes?

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Never mind tax cuts… what about reform?

Why is the Tory leadership race dominated by an arms race on tax cuts? Jim argues that the candidates should be talking about reform of our collapsing public services. He also celebrates the opening of the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot.

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Gone… The worst Prime Minister in history

Jim doesn’t pull his punches in calling the departing Prime Minister, the worst in our history. He reviews his controversial career and ends with a warning that the political drama may not be over as we wait for the Durham police’s decision on Sir Keir Starmer and his deputy.

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Six Years On

Six years on from our decision to leave the European Union, Jim looks at how it is impossible for any of the parties to admit we made a huge mistake and promise any steps to remedy the damage it is doing to business.

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Strikes: Labour’s cross to bear

This week Jim looks at the dilemma strike action always poses for the Labour Party. Should Sir Keir Starmer back the rail workers or the workers disrupted by the strike?It is a problem with a long history for the party.

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