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Michael Gove

North demands more power

  • by chris

Jim reports from the Convention of the North in Manchester. A confident gathering with demands for sweeping devolution powers. But questions remain over both parties willingness to go along with it. Jim also found the North West is trailing the North East in its enthusiasm for any devolution deals at all.

Levelling up… the sacrificial Lamb?

  • by chris

Jim forecasts that we could see the end of meaningful devolution in the North following next week’s crisis budget. He also comments on the American elections, and reports on parliamentary boundary changes and a possible left wing purge in the Labour Party.

County Outlook – Lancashire

  • by chris

As 2022 gets underway, the Downtown in Business team look at the political outlook and its potential impact on the business and the economy in the forthcoming year in Lancashire.