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Are we at the beginning of the end of a two-party system?

  • by chris

Frank McKenna reflects on another turbulent week for the prime minister – and some internal party challenges for the Leader of the Opposition Keir Starmer too. He wonders if the Tory and Labour coalitions are becoming too broad to manage and survive.

At least inflation’s down!

  • by chris

Jim reviews one of the most dramatic weeks in British politics. Apart from the news on inflation, he thinks the outlook is bleak for the Prime Minister.

Braverman set for sacking

  • by chris

Jim thinks the Home Secretary is on the point of sacking or resignation. Whatever happens, his blog takes a longer term look at Suella Braverman’s plans for her future in politics.

A week in America | 10 November 2023

  • by chris

This time next year, America will have a new President. Or the old one back. Or the old one it currently has will still be there. This week Martin looks at the dilemma facing US political parties and voters…

The Downtown Den Politics Podcast | 7th November 2023

  • by chris

The latest episode of the Downtown Den Politics podcast with Frank McKenna and Jim Hancock discusses the spate of resignations in the Labour party, the PM’s AI summit and another challenging week for him. There’s also a discussion on who will be the next U.S. President.

Season 4. Episode 6. | Leaders | Luciana Berger

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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.

Angela, Lisa, and Lucy

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!