The Group chair and chief executive of Downtown in Business Frank McKenna has been appointed on to the Executive of the Labour Party’s SME business board.
The law and strikes can be an explosive mix according to Jim. In this week’s blog he relates a lesson from industrial history on a previous Tory government’s attempt to curb union power through the courts.
The government seems to have decided to tough it out as multiple strikes hit the country. Jim is critical of both parties approach to the problem that has echoes in the last century.
Gordon Brown is back….with a raft of ideas for scrapping the Lords and giving a lot more power to the North. But Jim asks what priority will it have in a Labour government?He also previews the latest North West by election, this time in Stretford and Urmston.
Jim surveys the grim political landscape for North West Conservatives as a leading MP decides to quit, and the party faces defeat in next week’s Chester by election.
The fourth Labour Party Annual Conference held at ACC Liverpool generated a record economic impact for the city and brought thousands of delegates to the region.
Downtown in Business Group chairman and chief executive Frank McKenna featured on TV news channel GB News last Saturday morning, discussing Labour’s annual party conference. Watch the interview here.
Frank McKenna looks ahead to the Labour Party conference that takes place in Liverpool next week – and suggests that Keir Starmer has a long way to go if he is to become PM, despite the seismic challenges the country and the government is facing.
Seema Malhotra, the Shadow Minister for Business, addressed an exclusive DIB event in Liverpool discussing a range of issues including the current challenges in the hospitality sector and her party’s plans to control energy prices.
The Labour leadership has been meeting business leaders from the DIB network recently. But is the party ready for power?
This week Jim looks at the dilemma strike action always poses for the Labour Party. Should Sir Keir Starmer back the rail workers or the workers disrupted by the strike?It is a problem with a long history for the party.
Kevin Johnson on the latest for the Birmingham Labour Group’s leadership contest.