The Northern Powerhouse: Myth or Reality?

There has been a lot of hype about the Northern Powerhouse.  It has been greeted with apparently equal amounts of enthusiasm and scepticism.  Which is justified? It is true that a lot of the projects announced, such as the Cross-Pennine rail link, investment in...

Yet another aspect of the Corbyn Risk

I have written before about the risks associated with Jeremy Corbyn. The Tories and the press have emphasised the risks to the economy and to our national security. More recently the emphasis has been on the risk of splitting his party. I have pointed out the risks to...

New Year! What’s New?

Hello and a belated Happy New Year to any of you who are not on my mailing list so didn’t get a Christmas and New Year greeting! What’s New With Me? I’m converting my website onto a new template.  It will have the same address and initially the same...