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The Downtown Den Politics Podcast | EP.37 | 24th June 2024

Not long left in this General Election campaign and we are beside ourselves with excitement, as change seems inevitable and we prepare to welcome a Labour government. Well, hardly.

Ten days left in this General Election campaign and we are beside ourselves with excitement, as change seems inevitable and we prepare to welcome a Labour government. Well, hardly. Keir Starmer may be on course to win a healthy majority on 4th July, but expectations of what he and his colleagues will deliver is not particularly high. Will Labour deliver more than people are expecting? 

For Rishi Sunak, surely polling day can’t come quickly enough. From his rain drenched launch, his D-day disaster, and his Sky TV faux pas – he is now having to deal with a gambling scandal within his unmanageable party. Has there ever been a worse election campaign? 

And, over the weekend, we sadly learned of the passing of a Manchester legend. A few words from Frank McKenna about the great Sir Howard Bernstein.

Listen to Frank McKenna in Conversation with Sir Howard Bernstein HERE.

Read Frank’s LinkedIn post about Sir Howard Bernstein HERE.

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