Queen’s speech breakout for Gov?

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Can the government change the agenda from price rises and sleaze? Jim looks at what we can expect in next week’s Queen’s Speech.

Another market failure

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This week Jim comments on another blow to those who put their faith in market forces with the gas crisis continuing.He also reminds readers of the Hazel Grove past of Culture Secreatry Nadine Dorries, notes that Lancashire is now a favourite haunt of America’s top politicians and prepares for another difficult Labour conference in Brighton.

Is the Prize worth the Price?

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This week DIB boss Frank McKenna calls on a more robust ‘return to work’ plan from government, as he spells out the dangers of a long-term lockdown.

Be Prepared

As the government moves towards easing the lockdown, Frank McKenna pleads with them to be better prepared coming out of the crisis than they were going into it.

The Government are managing the crisis badly. Fact.

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In his latest blog Frank McKenna explains why giving any government a ‘pass’, even during a crisis, would be an afront to democracy – and outlines why he thinks Boris Johnson and his colleagues are struggling to manage the Coronavirus crisis effectively.

Downtown Den #002 | Alison McGovern

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The MP for Wirral South and Treasury Select Committee member Alison McGovern popped into the Downtown Den to talk with our CEO Frank McKenna discussing the government’s handling of the crisis so far, the Labour leadership saga and footy!

18 moths of virus suppression?

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Jim argues that there is some wishful thinking about how long this virus emergency is going to last.He argues that firms and workers should be given cash not loans to avoid a spiral into a serious recesssion.

Corbyn’s crisis

In this guest blog, former Member of Parliament, Simon Danczuk blogs on what he sees as the long slow death of the Labour Party.