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Relating for Gold (Part 2)

The Rise of Localism

Whilst not subscribing to every aspect of ‘localism,’ as a political philosophy and economic strategy it has something of merit to offer. 1,628 more words

Rural Productivity Plan - my reflections on challenges and opportunities

Hi there, my first blog post, so be gentle!

Last week saw the launch of DEFRA’s 10 point plan for boosting productivity in rural areas. Check it out here: 840 more words

Economic Development

Easter trading

While it’s great that the government will let policy around Easter trading be relaxed on a regionalised basis, the proposed changes really don’t do enough. 426 more words

Thoughts Of The Day

At the End of the Day

Nationalism is not the antidote to globalism

If ever you were looking for one of those days that might embody living proof of the fact that supranationalism is never going to work, this was one of them. 525 more words

At The End Of The Day

A neighbourhood plan can help control development in Fitzrovia West

People are often awestruck by the schemes which receive planning permission and feel powerless to influence decisions taken by distant committees. Poor development is waved through and little community benefit is offered in return.  781 more words


Questions to think with

Annie Teriba asks 4 questions about Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign. This is an open invitation to help think through what it means.

1. How does the changing nature of struggles jar with the narrative coming from Labour elites? 424 more words

Party And Class

The Black Country and its contemporary relevance amidst a row about a flag

I was born in the Black Country, a region in England, west of Birmingham, and so were generations of my family before me. For those of you who don’t know, although the ‘exact’ boundaries of the Black Country are regularly disputed, it is generally accepted that the four metropolitan boroughs of Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton constitute the locality, today. 2,033 more words