The latest season of the Downtown Den podcast is all about leaders. In the latest episode Downtown boss Frank McKenna is joined by former Member of Parliament for Liverpool Wavertree, Luciana Berger.
Jim casts his eye on the North West winners and losers in Sir Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet shake up. He also tells the Education Secretary to get some better media advisors!
The chief executive and Group chairman of Downtown in Business Frank McKenna, and former BBC North West Political Editor Jim Hancock will launch a new podcast in 2023.
Jim partly blames Brexit for Ben Wallace NATO snub and looks at the toxic culture at Westminster.
After another calamitous week for Rishi Sunak and his government, Frank McKenna spent some time with Labours great and good this week – and found a party that is confident, but not complacent.
In light of the damning report on Boris Johnson, Jim warns of the threat posed to our institutions from populist politicians with big followings and no regard to standards in public life.
Prince Harry and his battle with the British press resurfaced this week. DIB boss Frank McKenna thinks we should be thankful to HRH for highlighting the illegal activity the UK media have all-too-often been found guilty of.
Who would be President of a republican Britain? Jim poses the question on the eve of the coronation and concludes we are better off with the Windsors.
Can the BBC put recent controversies behind it and have a long-term future? Frank McKenna’s latest blog looks at the trials and tribulations of Britains best known media organisation.
As the government continues to over promise and under deliver on immigration, Frank McKenna expresses his contempt for the gesture politics he says the Conservatives are indulging in on an issue that is becoming increasingly important electorally.
Jim joins the debate raging over trans rights and thinks the issue could have dangerous consequences for Labour and particularly the Scottish Nationalists.
In his first blog of the New Year, Frank McKenna explains why the country needs a dose of ‘boring’ in 2023.