Northern powerhouse

Can the Northern Powerhouse survive without George Osborne?

20 October 2017 14:50

At a dinner at the Conservative party conference, in association with Aecom, MPs, local politicians, journalists and policy experts discussed…

Manchester needs a new champion – and it isn’t Andy Burnham

1 May 2017 11:30

Another election that catches my business eye is the one for mayor of Greater Manchester. The winner will have a…

Jim O’Neill’s decision to quit gives Theresa May something of a headache

23 September 2016 12:59

Jim O’Neill, who was somehow overlooked in Theresa May’s purge of the Osbornites, has become the first person to resign from…

The Government must do more to ensure the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ becomes a lasting legacy

1 June 2016 9:00

The recent Queen’s speech, along with the growing divisions in the Conservative Party over the EU referendum, have focused attention…

The Chinese government are propping up George Osborne’s pet projects

23 October 2015 17:06

The Chinese President’s visit to the UK ended today in the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. David Cameron took Xi…

Why old political rivals are now working together

11 September 2015 16:58

Previous decades of regional policy have failed to close the North-South gap in economic productivity and prosperity. We’ve decided to…

Jeremy Corbyn wins a celebrity backer

22 July 2015 13:20

Although the majority of the MPs who helped to get Jeremy Corbyn on the ballot paper have remained mysteriously silent…

Dennis Skinner: ‘Gordon Brown and I were the Northern Powerhouse’

30 June 2015 14:00

After Dennis Skinner successfully won the SNP turf war over his favoured seat in the Commons, the Labour backbencher has been…

Rail investment reflects how ministers like to travel

26 June 2015 8:30

No matter how desperate the banana republic, the international airport is always a shimmering palace of perfume and croissants. It…

Even Nick Clegg likes George Osborne’s HS3 rail commitment

23 June 2014 14:39

George Osborne’s commitment to a third high speed rail link in the future has gone down well this morning with…