Jim says this needs to be the year when Minister’s are held to their promises on real investment and devolution for the Northern Powerhouse.
This week Frank Mckenna reflects on the similarities of political tastes in the UK and the US and Boris Johnson launches a Trumpian-style defence of himself and his government.
The idea that the UK is first in the queue for a trade deal with one of Ireland’s strongest allies is baloney according to Downtown boss Frank McKenna.
As Boris Johnson marches towards victory and 10 Downing Street, does he have a clue what to do when he gets there? He seems a bit short on detail, but he’s not the only one argues Frank McKenna in his latest Downtown blog.
100 years ago the Versailles Treaty shaped the modern world we live in. But Vladimir Putin says liberal democracy is dead. Jim agrees there are certainly worrying signs.
After another tumultuous week in parliament, Frank McKenna argues that only a people’s vote can truly define what the ‘will of the people’ is – and he suggests our ‘special relationship’ with the States may not be that special in the future.
This week Jim contemplates the dramatic constitutional developments that are likely to accompany Mrs May’s last days. The Prime Minister may be nearly finished but according to Jim, Donald Trump could be on course for a second term.
Downtown’s political editor, Jim Hancock reviews the year in politics in his final blog of 2018.