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Gove to champion North Powerhouse?

Has the Northern Powerhouse had a power cut and will it be safe in the hands of the new Prime Minister? This was the question at a Downtown event this week and our Political Editor Jim Hancock was there to…
chris
27th June 2019
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Prorogation outrage

This week Jim gives his latest views on the Brexit debate, assesses the 11 contenders for the Tory leadership race and wonders if we have learnt all the lessons about D-Day.
chris
6th June 2019
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Speaker to block no deal exit?

This week Jim reviews British politics in the wake of the European elections and back's the Speaker's assertion that Parliament can't be a bystander while the clock ticks down to a No Deal exit.
chris
30th May 2019
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No Deal or revoke looms

Tory MPs just can't wait to get rid of Mrs May,but this week Jim points out that the parliamentary blockage will still stand in the way of the new PM. And talking of blockages, Jim also looks at the devolution…
chris
23rd May 2019
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Voting Lib Dem only way to match Farage

Everyone in favour of a People's Vote, or remaining in the EU, needs to get behind the Lib Dems in the Euro elections. That's Jim Hancock's conclusion following their strong showing in last week's local elections. He also gives his…
chris
9th May 2019
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Time for another sea change 40 years on?

40 years ago Britain underwent an economic and social revolution when Margaret Thatcher was elected to champion free market capitalism. Now that concept is under challenge and Jim asks is it time for Labour's counter revolution?
chris
2nd May 2019
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Brexit to trump local issues in poll?

This week Jim previews next week's major round of local elections in the North. There are many important issues facing our Town Halls but, more than is usually the case, this contest will be dominated by national politics. It could…
chris
25th April 2019