Rishi Sunak

There’s nobody else to lead!

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The lack of an obvious successor is a poor reason for the Prime Minister to hang on, argues Jim in his latest blog. He suggests it is all a part of a lowering of standards in public and private life.


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Frank McKenna explains why the government’s latest ‘local lockdown’ approach to tackling the Covid-crisis is the worst of all worlds, in his latest Downtown blog.

Back to the Eighties? No thanks

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This week Downtown in Business unveiled its Manifesto for economic Recovery. In his latest blog, Frank McKenna explains why the government needs to think big and be bold if we are to avoid a return to the Eighties – with a nod in the direction (and an apology) to the late, great David Bowie.

Is the Prize worth the Price?

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This week DIB boss Frank McKenna calls on a more robust ‘return to work’ plan from government, as he spells out the dangers of a long-term lockdown.

Budget might get the virus

Will “events” prevent the Chancellor from launching an ambitious Budget next week at the start of the Johnson era? Jim also reports on how the towns are fighting back.