Jim partly blames Brexit for Ben Wallace NATO snub and looks at the toxic culture at Westminster.
In his latest blog, Frank McKenna argues that Keir Starmer is right to rule out the UKs return to the EU.
As Britain’s net migration reaches record numbers, Jim examines the issue and calls for more honesty from the politicians.
Frank McKenna reflects on Rishi Sunak’s ‘Windsor Agreement’ – and the potential impact it has on the wider UKs future relationship with the EU.
A major Downtown conference last week was told there was a need for a major reform of the way the government is funding levelling up. Jim was in Birmingham and summaries the event. He also asks just how will did Labour actually do in recent North West by elections?
Brexit isn’t working. Frank McKenna’s latest Downtown blog.
A litany of facts prove that leaving the EU was a mistake. But are British politicians ready to accept the fact that they need to have an open and honest conversation with the electorate about the need for a more pragmatic approach to be adopted towards our European neighbours?
Jim analyses the Chancellor’s statement blaming Brexit and Liz Truss more than Covid and Ukraine for the mess.He also reports on a row amongst Labour members in Bury South.
The Tory leadership contest is long on time – but short on ideas. The 2019 election campaign promised to deliver Brexit. But now what? Truss nor Sunak appear to have the answer, anymore than Johnson did.
What is Boris Johnson’s legacy? Frank McKenna offers a scathing assessment of BJs time in office.
With the Governor of the Bank of England predicting a recession, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine smashing the ‘peace dividend’ and the prime minister indulging in economic Cake-ism, does the government have a plan to grow the economy? Frank McKenna suggests tax -cutting may be the way to go.
Six years on from our decision to leave the European Union, Jim looks at how it is impossible for any of the parties to admit we made a huge mistake and promise any steps to remedy the damage it is doing to business.