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The Turmoil returns

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Jim reflects on the return of turmoil in British politics and its not just amongst the Tories. He looks at Sir Keir Starmer’s continuing purge of the left and changes at Town Halls across the region following the local elections.

Starmer deserves more credit

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Frank McKenna explains why Keir Starmer deserves more credit for the job he has done as Labour leader since taking over from Jeremy Corbyn just three-years ago.

All to play for

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It was a great local election result for Labour, so why do doubts remain that the Tory dragon has still not been slain? Jim gives full analysis to all the North West results.

Can Sunak Hold his Tory Coalition Together?

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Rishi Sunak has steadied the Tory ship. But can he hold together his ‘broad church’ of a party if the local election results are as bad for the Conservatives as some are predicting?

Do Labour deserve to run Liverpool?

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Does Labour deserve to win the Liverpool elections? That’s the question Jim asks as the city prepares to go to the polls in a very significant all out election next week. After years of scandal and infighting can the Lib Dems and Independents score an unlikely victory?

Evidence of momentum

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Jim gives a comprehensive preview of the big round of local elections coming up next month. He identifies the key contests in the North West and the prospects for the political parties 18 months from a General Election.

Resolving conflicts

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We have been celebrating 25 years of relative peace in Ulster this week, Jim asks how that, and other major conflicts are finally going to be resolved. He also has concerns over Labour’s personal attack on the Prime Minister.

Negative campaigning works

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Controversy has followed the Labour Party’s latest series of election campaign posters. However, Frank McKenna tells us why negative campaigning often works.

Labour’s Scottish opportunity

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Jim feels Labour have a chance of regaining seats in Scotland because of the Scot Nats poor record on services for which their new leader must take some of the blame.He also reports on a major shake up in local government in Cumbria.

They think it’s all over – well, it isnt

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Rishi Sunak’s strong start to the New Year will be making those in Labour’s HQ nervous. Frank McKenna’s latest blog on the prime minister’s 2023 revival that may yet put the Conservatives back in the game as the next General Election gets closer.

Political limbo on strikes and Brexit

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Jim is frustrated by the lack of activity on two of the major issues facing the country, strikes and the consequences of Brexit. He also looks at the forthcoming by election in West Lancashire.

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