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The elephant in the room

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Its time for our political leaders to have an honest conversation with us about the UKs future relationship with the European Union, according to Downtown boss Frank McKenna.

A good week for Rishi

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It has been a good week for Rishi Sunak, and a bad one for Boris Johnson. Frank McKenna explains why in his latest Downtown blog.

What to make of the Windsor soup?

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Jim comments on the many political consequences that may flow from the Windsor Agreement. Closer ties to Europe, intense pressure on the Democratic Unionists and a boost for the PM.

Brexit isn’t working

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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?

Awkward time to be Pro EU

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For once Jim is in critical mood about the European Union, but stresses the need to maintain good relations with the bloc despite their poor handling of the Covid crisis

Here’s to the next 10 years

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In his first blog of the new decade, Downtown boss Frank McKenna glances back at a tumultuous ten years and attempts some tentative crystal ball gazing for the next ten years.

The destabilising decade

In his last blog of the year, Jim looks back on the most turbulent decade ever in British politics. It began with Gordon Brown determined to make Labour the natural party of power and ended with it looking unlikely they will ever be in power again.

Get Powerhouse done!

In his final Downtown Monthly blog for 2019, Downtown Political Editor, Jim Hancock explores what the result of the 2019 General Election might have in store.

What will the left do now… nothing probably?

Jim gives his comprehensive review of the General Election result. He concludes the debate over our membership of the EU is over for a generation. He also asks if now is not the time for the splintered Left to engage in brave strategic thinking, when is?

Support another vote on Brexit

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Jim reflects on the difficult decision facing Remainers next week but believes it must be a vote for Labour to stop Brexit.

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