Is London sucking the life out of Yorkshire?

Is London sucking the life out of Yorkshire?

Now then. It’s Yorkshire Day, the strange quasi-national festival which has been gathering momentum since 1975. I generally think it is a Good Thing. Yorkshire contains as many people as Scotland (possibly very slightly more) but doesn’t have the same...
Can we make the economy grow faster?

Can we make the economy grow faster?

During the Thatcher years Britain undertook a whole series of painful economic reforms which, on balance, worked. In the 15 years from 1994-2009 Britain’s productivity growth was the fastest of any G7 country. But Thatcherism left a lot undone – and also created some...
Why Ed is right to speak at “The Big Meeting”

Why Ed is right to speak at “The Big Meeting”

Ed Miliband is being attacked for speaking at the Durham Miners’ Gala. Apparently, it’s symbolic of the “redness” of “Red Ed” and part of Labour’s kneejerk to the left. There’s plenty of things that I disagree with Miliband about, but he certainly shouldn’t be...