There’s me, Tony Wilson, Steve Roberts from Granada, Ruth Turner, who goes on to work for Tony Blair, Frank McKenna and a couple more, all sat in a bar in Manchester. It sounds like the start to a bad joke, which in some respects, it probably is.
Has the government given up on devolution or can business get it back on track? Frank McKenna calls for action on the powerhouse and the engine in his latest Downtown blog.
Lancashire is in danger of falling behind Manchester and Liverpool if it doesn’t get its act together on devolution according to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry.