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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
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The fading authority of the Referendum

Jim looks at the new Halloween Brexit deadline. He thinks it could lead to the pressure being taken off until another crisis in the autumn. However there is a chance Mrs May could use the threat of European elections to…
chris
11th April 2019
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The invalid referendum

Jim marvels at the Tories cheek in expecting Labour to bail them out of their Brexit mess. He says Corbyn must insist on a second vote. He has changed his mind on a new referendum as Vote Leave finally accept…
chris
4th April 2019
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May’s last chance?

This week Jim contemplates the dramatic constitutional developments that are likely to accompany Mrs May's last days. The Prime Minister may be nearly finished but according to Jim, Donald Trump could be on course for a second term.
chris
28th March 2019
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Answer my question Mr Farage

As the Brexit crisis reaches a climax at Westminster, Jim challenges Nigel Farage to answer a question he dodged from him in Chester. Would he have accepted a decision to Remain? He also suggests the Chancellor is on borrowed time…
chris
14th March 2019