Blogs from Downtown in Business

If You Want Houses, Start With ‘A. Street’

If I had a pound for every time I heard there’s a housing crisis, I’d be able to buy a one bedroom flat in London. What’s the solution to a housing crisis? I imagine a note saying ‘build more houses,’ wrapped around a brick and hurled through the Housing Minister’s window. All Mayoral candidates here […]

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Five reasons why Theresa may regret her snap election call

Last week I outlined five reasons why the Prime Minister had decided to call an early election. Today, I will reflect on five reasons why she might come to regret that decision. Whenever a sitting Prime Minister calls an election there is an element of risk. Against the backdrop of opposition chaos and incredibly favourable […]

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Mayoral candidates fighting to be heard

Not for the first time Westminster has disrespected the local election process. The constitutional innovation of electing mayors for some of our great conurbations next Thursday should be at the centre of political attention at the moment. Instead it will be largely ignored as we focus on the June General Election. Theresa May is not […]

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Stand and Deliver

On Thursday 4th May 2017, we elect a Midlands Mayor. Every single voter affects the outcome, whether they choose or refuse to exercise their democratic duty. The elected Mayor will lead our region into a future which has more questions than answers. This is an historical crossroad. The campaign to elect a Midlands Mayor will […]

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Five reasons why Theresa May have done a U-Turn

Political commentators and opposition parties have wrung their hands in angst and outrage this week, vilifying the Prime Minister for ‘political opportunism’. Well, there’s a surprise. Someone at the top of government indulging in opportunism! I’m afraid I can’t get too carried away by Theresa May’s apparent U-Turn. I have predicted for sometime now that […]

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