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Posts Tagged: Andy Burnham
David Skelton: It was working class voters who delivered this majority – and Johnson must not abandon them now
The second of a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
“The North of England needs new rail lines that go East-West and North-South.”
Obama’s EU referendum intervention didn’t help deliver a Remain result for Cameron. It’s not clear that the Government has learned from the experience.
For Britain to prosper after Brexit, and Corbyn to be thwarted, the Northern Powerhouse is indispensable.
The Prime Minister needs to be more self confident with the media.
The Government has heard the message, and is dropping the mayoral requirement for rural counties seeking increased devolved power.
“After our darkest of nights, Manchester is today waking up to the most difficult of dawns.”
Its permit system places the island’s residents at the centre of policy – and can be tightened up, just as just it was in 2009, if the economy is squeezed.
Her strategy of winning over UKIP voters en masse while not losing Remain Tories to the LibDems worked well yesterday. What will Labour voters do on June 8?
Mayoral election results: Live Blog. The city of Joe Chamberlain turns blue again. Andy Street will be the West Midlands Mayor.
Elsewhere, the Conservatives snatch Teesside and gain the West of England in a fine day for the Party. And Burnham wins big for Labour in Manchester.
But the two halves of any putative progressive alliance are divided. The intelligentsia may be against Brexit, but the working class is enthusiastically for it.
Of the four Labour candidates, Andy Burnham is the only one capable of striking anti-capitalist poses while appealing to traditional Labour voters.
If Mr Burnham feels a “flatter structure” would succeed then let him set up a cushion business and see if he can compete
By Paul GoodmanFollow Paul on Twitter. Andy Burnham says in today's Guardian that Labour has until next spring to set… Read more »