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A good start

Jim writes in his blog that the new government have got off to a good start with a major programme of legislation, if it works!

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Going down fighting!

The Tories are heading for a heavy defeat, but Jim reckons the Prime Minister is going down fighting. He also reviews the battleground seats in Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

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Old lady not coming to rescue

The Bank of England won’t save the Tories, and with a betting scandal now hammering the final nail in their coffin, Jim’s blog includes the first part of a survey of NW seats.

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At last, manifestos! But few takers

People want better services, but the manifestos are obsessed with caution or cutting taxes says Jim in his latest blog. He also reflects on business giving a thumbs down to the right wing lurch in Europe.

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Slow reply to Sunak zinger

Jim thinks Keir Starmer was slow off the mark in rebutting the Prime Minister’s £2000 Labour tax rise claim. He also looks at the big constituency boundary shake up in Cheshire and Lancashire.

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Huge Gamble

In his latest blog, Jim thinks the Prime Minister has taken a huge gamble in calling a General Election whilst the polls remain so strongly against him.

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A troubled world

Jim thinks the Democrats need to take drastic action to stop Donald Trump leading the free world in very troubled times.

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Anyone welcome in the Labour party!

In his blog, Jim argues that Labour doesn’t need Tory right wing MP defectors after a series of local election triumphs. Read his full analysis of the current political scene and a bit of nostalgia from the Manchester of forty years ago.

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Scots and the General Election

Amid all the turmoil in Scotland, Jim notes the support for independence is still strong. He also reports on a great Downtown event that looked at the challenges Manchester still faces in redevelopment.

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