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Jamie Driscoll Labour's First North of Tyne Mayor
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Jamie is now heading up and developing the North of Tyne Combined Authority, the regional body that allocates spending and will deliver on manifesto promises.
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Softly, softly catchee £4.27 billion
“Text Michael Gove”, read the tweet from @BlaydonBarney (no surname or profile picture). “I hear you and him are best buddies.” Well, I’ve never been for a pie and pint with the man. But if Barney’s suggesting I meet with Mr. Gove and other Government ministers to get more money and power for the North […]
How do we create a visionary transport system?
We spend £3 billion a year on private transport in the North East – most of it on owning and running private cars. £1500 a year for every man, woman and child. On servicing. New tyres. MOT. Road tax. Insurance. Hospital parking charges. Depreciation. And 96% of today’s cars are still powered by fossil fuels. […]
The ‘divine right of kings’ belongs in the dustbin
“Because I’m worth it.” Ah – the super-rich’s justification for their wealth through the ages. Or at least since 1971 when L’Oréal first came up with the slogan. But are they? Medieval monarchs asserted the ‘divine right of kings.’ That their political power derived from God so they were not accountable to any earthly authority […]
High pressure. Unpaid labour. No contract. Tough working conditions. Hot metals. Open flames. Yes, I’m talking about Pancake Day. Barring Christmas, this is THE cultural festival of the year in the Driscoll household. With the passing years, and to satisfy the insatiable appetites and stratospherically high expectations of two, ever-growing teenage boys, I’ve had to […]
There is strength in a union
I hope you had a good weekend – they’re great aren’t they? 2 days off every week to spend time with family and friends. Watch the footy maybe, or knit a jumper, hit the bars, catch a film, bake a cake, run up a hill, or whatever you’re into. I know it’s a bit different […]