BlogsJust Jim

The rise of Rishi

By style and substance Rishi Sunak has staked a claim to be the next Tory Prime Minister this week, according to Jim.But the blog also focuses on the crucial response of employers as the furlough scheme is wound up.
chris
9th July 2020
BlogsJust Jim

If PM is FDR, who needs Labour?

Boris Johnson seems to be backing a big state, spending big to save the economy. Jim thinks that doesn't leave much space for the Labour Party despite Keir Starmer's determination to banish Corbynism.
chris
2nd July 2020
BlogsJust Jim

The Dependent Prime Minsiter

Will the Cummings row just pass into history or inflict permanent damage on the government. That's the question Jim wrestles with this week, along with a rare criticism of the BBC.
chris
28th May 2020
BlogsJust Jim

Does Debt Matter?

In his 400th blog for Downtown, Jim asks how the huge bill for Covid-19 is going to be paid for. Some experts say let the deficit take care of itself, but Jim thinks some tax rises are inevitable.
chris
14th May 2020
BlogsJust Jim

Forensic Keir versus Blusterer Boris

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…
chris
7th May 2020