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The Downtown Den Politics Podcast | EP. 23 | 25th March 2024

Labours shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves delivered the Mis Lecture this week. Did she lay out a progressive programme of economic reform, or has her pragmatism taken her to a place where she is simply promising to be Continuity Jeremy Hunt? 

Labours shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves delivered the Mis Lecture this week. Did she lay out a progressive programme of economic reform, or has her pragmatism taken her to a place where she is simply promising to be Continuity Jeremy Hunt? 

MPs salaries increased to £91K per year – is that too much, not enough, or just about right?

And mixed news for Rishi Sunak in the polls this week – one had the Tories on just 18% of the vote – but others showed that,  if the Conservatives decided to ditch the prime minister, the government would be even more unpopular. Have Tory MPs decided ‘better the devil you know?’

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£76m spent in Liverpool’s food and drink in Q1

Next week Liverpool Restaurant Week begins. Running from 22-28 April over 75 venues are taking part with hundreds of offers for people to download and enjoy. 

The value of the sector to the city centre economy is laid bare in data from Liverpool BID Company (and platform Beauclair) which analyses UK spend data. 

Food and Drink is now the largest economic sector in the city centre, around 37%. UK card holders spent a whopping £76m in just three months in the city centre’s restaurants and bars. 

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