Russia

Risk of World War Three

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This week, with great regret, but in all seriousness, Jim contemplates the real possibility of world war arising from the Ukraine crisis.

Time for the Government to pivot on net-zero

The SPD/Green coalition in Germany have adopted a more pragmatic approach to energy policy. Labour mayor Andy Burnham is rethinking Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone. Surely its time for the Conservative government to review its net zero ambitions? Frank McKenna calls on the government to ‘pivot’ on energy policy in his latest Downtown blog.

You have to stand up to a bully – but will we?

Do Brits – or indeed the West – have an appetite for a war with Putin? We can’t even have a mature debate about Fracking, and we love cuts in defence spending. Frank McKenna’s latest blog reflects on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The testing time

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As Russia attacks Ukraine, Jim assesses the appetite of people in the West for paying the cost of sanctions, leave alone fighting Putin’s forces. He also concludes that the Prime Minister is safe for now.