Category: Just Jim

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2015: Big year for Labour’s Northern women

In a year’s time Yvette Cooper or Rachel Reeves could be leader of the Labour Party or hold a senior post in government. These two women, representing Yorkshire seats, head up an impressive cohort...

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A Decade when Money and Reputation Crashed

Economy When Downtown in Business was launched in 2004, the economy was growing at 3.1% per annum. It’s understandable, but still unforgivable that the then Chancellor Gordon Brown was saying “no more boom and...

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We don’t need this educashun system

Bring back the grammar schools! So there, I’ve thrown a hand grenade into the debate on education. It is so non PC to make this suggestion. Opponents will immediately wave their shrouds, wailing about...

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Northern Revolution 2018

It is January 1st 2018 and Rachel Reeves arrives at the Leeds headquarters of the new Council For The North. The Leeds MP got the job of Chancellor in 2015 when Ed Balls refused...