The Greater Manchester mayor then says he would support one if the alternative was a No Deal Brexit.
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Plus: Damian Collins and his useless Select Committee shot themselves in the foot this week. Let grandstanding committee chairmen be warned.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
As Labour councils around us abolish libraries, we’re building new ones. We are working flat out to win the local elections. Our message is: “Keep moving forward.”
For Britain to prosper after Brexit, and Corbyn to be thwarted, the Northern Powerhouse is indispensable.
More powers for Andy Street in the West Midlands should just be the start.
Rob Chilton: Osborne forced Burnham on Manchester. Thanks for landing us with a Labour Mayor, George.
The former Chancellor imposed this flawed model on our city without even the courtesy of a consultation, let alone the usual referendum vote.
Perhaps there are lessons from Andy Street’s victory in the West Midlands.
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?
Greg Taylor: King in the North – how Andy Burnham Could Put the Kybosh on the Tory Northern Revival.
His meat and potatoes family-values message plays well.
Our city lags behind the UK average in unemployment and productivity. The new mayor must use City Hall’s new levers to make it more competitive.
There are great assets – but some communities are being left behind.
Wales has shown Labour failure and a lack of true accountability.
Simon Parker: Brexit wasn’t just about control. It was about people being left behind by the London elite
The focus on leaving the EU needs to be balanced by a powerful new Department for Growth, with a mandate to devolve power and drive up regional prosperity.
While most eyes are on Labour’s ideological battles or Tory referendum struggles, devolution is changing the nature of government and politics.