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Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It might seem OK but it’s not OK'

Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It might seem OK but it’s not OK'

The Manchester mayor was responding to an ill-judged tweet by Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer as the row over free school meals continued into the weekend

Read full article: Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It ...→
Boris vs Burnham

Boris vs Burnham

A standoff between Westminster and Manchester, plus the chancellor's latest plan to save jobs... The prime minister found himself at odds with northern leaders [...]

Read full article: Boris vs Burnham...→
Mayor says plan to allow care home visits 'in exceptional circumstances' agreed

Mayor says plan to allow care home visits 'in exceptional circumstances' agreed

“You could argue the lack of it is more damaging than the virus itself,” Andy Burnham said during an M.E.N interview today

Read full article: Mayor says plan to allow care home visit...→
Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

The Greater Manchester mayor said he had 'no regrets' over the way he handled discussions with ministers and invited the prime minister to visit the city to 'c [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Ma...→
Burnham raises questions over timing of Chancellor's Tier 2 support package

Burnham raises questions over timing of Chancellor's Tier 2 support package

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has questioned the Government's timing in introducing support for businesses in Tier 2 after Manchester 'lived under the [...]

Read full article: Burnham raises questions over timing of ...→
Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram

Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram

Andy Burnham has questioned the government’s commitment to levelling up, saying that he was left “open-mouthed” by the news that Rishi Sunak will be offering n [...]

Read full article: Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Bur...→
Andy Burnham spoke the language of class struggle – Labour must follow

Andy Burnham spoke the language of class struggle – Labour must follow

In another world, Boris Johnson calls an urgent cabinet meeting on 16 March and says this: “Look, this virus means our strategy is in ruins. We need a hard, fa [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham spoke the language of class...→
Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ

Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ

ANDY Burnham is now the North’s Jesus and will be betrayed at a potato-pie supper before crucifixion on a bleak rainswept hill in Oldham.

Read full article: Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ...→
Will Andy Burnham help win back the red wall seats for Labour? | John Rentoul

Will Andy Burnham help win back the red wall seats for Labour? | John Rentoul

Boris Johnson won a slew of longstanding Labour seats in the north of England last year: John Rentoul asks if he can hold on to them against a tide of anti-Wes [...]

Read full article: Will Andy Burnham help win back the red ...→
Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levelling up

Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levelling up

Hours earlier Boris Johnson had pulled the plug on talks with Andy Burnham only £5 million short of agreement. As he sat down with Rishi Sunak on Tuesday eveni [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levell...→
Could the pandemic explain why we fancy politicians like Andy Burnham more than ever?

Could the pandemic explain why we fancy politicians like Andy Burnham more than ever?

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has become the latest politician to develop a loyal fanbase. Alexandra Jones explores how disease history may hold the [...]

Read full article: Could the pandemic explain why we fancy ...→
Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Andy Burnham has criticised the Government for not revealing its new support grants for bars and restaurants in negotiations over tougher coronavirus restricti [...]

Read full article: Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on...→
Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingham gets extra tier 2 support

Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingham gets extra tier 2 support

It comes after Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham of "playing party politics of the cheapest and most disagreeable kind"

Read full article: Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingha...→
Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and pre-mortems

Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and pre-mortems

Sir, As a Greater Manchester resident who is deeply unimpressed by Andy Burnham’s intransigence and self-serving political grandstanding, the government’s weak [...]

Read full article: Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and...→
Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an unlikely sex symbol

Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an unlikely sex symbol

For some it’s the single dark curl on his forehead, for others it’s the straight-talking way he is holding the government to account. And then there’s the unex [...]

Read full article: Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an ...→
Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

BORIS Johnson today promised Manchester WILL get an £60m extra funding for lockdown – despite Andy Burnham turning it down. The PM vowed to distribute the cash [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL g...→
Andy Burnham says he has no regrets about handling of Tier 3 negotiations

Andy Burnham says he has no regrets about handling of Tier 3 negotiations

The mayor said two weeks of fraught negotiations with the government had “taken a bit of a toll” and accused ministers of attempting to “railroad” people into [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham says he has no regrets abou...→
This week, the UK turned into the Hunger Games

This week, the UK turned into the Hunger Games

I was inspired by Andy Burnham’s passion and dedication to his constituents who are so often neglected by those in power at Whitehall.

Read full article: This week, the UK turned into the Hunger...→

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 October

Andy Burnham speaks to the media during a press conference in Manchester... Millions of people across the UK were placed under tougher coronavirus restrictions [...]

Read full article: Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 October...→
Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he could 'barely believe' the decision to announce the package two days after talks collapsed

Read full article: Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue pack...→
Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up the chequebook

Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up the chequebook

Like a supersub who runs onto the pitch to even the score, Rishi Sunak has come up with what could be another game-changer. Politically, it comes towards the e [...]

Read full article: Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up th...→
Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manch [...]

Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manch [...]

Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manchester’s residents at risk; last night government sources were blaming the mayor [...]

Read full article: Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnha...→
Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

ANDY Burnham has claimed the Government only care about struggling businesses after London was thrown into Tier 2 lockdown restrictions. The Greater Manchester [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about...→
Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

The Greater Manchester mayor said Tier 2-style restrictions since July have 'eroded the strength of our businesses' in evidence to MPs today

Read full article: Andy Burnham declares Manchester standof...→
SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson called Andy Burnham's bluff

SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson called Andy Burnham's bluff

SIMON WALTERS: When Boris Johnson threatened to abandon talks with Andy Burnham on a Covid rescue package, Manchester's mayor figured he was bluffing.

Read full article: SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson ...→
Red wall Tories split as party heaps pressure on Andy Burnham over Tier Three

Red wall Tories split as party heaps pressure on Andy Burnham over Tier Three

Some Conservatives want the mayor to 'consider his position' as negotiator - but others have been more sympathetic

Read full article: Red wall Tories split as party heaps pre...→
Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned city's Covid funding slashed' 

Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned city's Covid funding slashed' 

Robert Jenrick today dismissed the claim that Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham found out the final figure during a press conference, instead claiming he 'phoned h [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned ci...→
Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will Manchester be in Tier 3?

Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will Manchester be in Tier 3?

MANCHESTER will enter Tier 3 at the end of the week following an explosive to-and-fro with Government officials on local funding, leaving mayor Andy Burnham wi [...]

Read full article: Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will M...→
Claude Littner tells Manchester restaurant owner to 'suck it up'

Claude Littner tells Manchester restaurant owner to 'suck it up'

Last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unilaterally shifted Greater Manchester to the highest level of curbs after bailout negotiations with the region's may [...]

Read full article: Claude Littner tells Manchester restaura...→
Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It might seem OK but it’s not OK'

Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It might seem OK but it’s not OK'

The Manchester mayor was responding to an ill-judged tweet by Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer as the row over free school meals continued into the weekend

Read full article: Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It ...→
Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levelling up

Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levelling up

Hours earlier Boris Johnson had pulled the plug on talks with Andy Burnham only £5 million short of agreement. As he sat down with Rishi Sunak on Tuesday eveni [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levell...→
Mayor says plan to allow care home visits 'in exceptional circumstances' agreed

Mayor says plan to allow care home visits 'in exceptional circumstances' agreed

“You could argue the lack of it is more damaging than the virus itself,” Andy Burnham said during an M.E.N interview today

Read full article: Mayor says plan to allow care home visit...→
This week, the UK turned into the Hunger Games

This week, the UK turned into the Hunger Games

I was inspired by Andy Burnham’s passion and dedication to his constituents who are so often neglected by those in power at Whitehall.

Read full article: This week, the UK turned into the Hunger...→
Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he could 'barely believe' the decision to announce the package two days after talks collapsed

Read full article: Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue pack...→
Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

The Greater Manchester mayor said he had 'no regrets' over the way he handled discussions with ministers and invited the prime minister to visit the city to 'c [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Ma...→
Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up the chequebook

Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up the chequebook

Like a supersub who runs onto the pitch to even the score, Rishi Sunak has come up with what could be another game-changer. Politically, it comes towards the e [...]

Read full article: Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up th...→
Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram

Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram

Andy Burnham has questioned the government’s commitment to levelling up, saying that he was left “open-mouthed” by the news that Rishi Sunak will be offering n [...]

Read full article: Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Bur...→
Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

ANDY Burnham has claimed the Government only care about struggling businesses after London was thrown into Tier 2 lockdown restrictions. The Greater Manchester [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about...→
Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and pre-mortems

Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and pre-mortems

Sir, As a Greater Manchester resident who is deeply unimpressed by Andy Burnham’s intransigence and self-serving political grandstanding, the government’s weak [...]

Read full article: Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and...→
Red wall Tories split as party heaps pressure on Andy Burnham over Tier Three

Red wall Tories split as party heaps pressure on Andy Burnham over Tier Three

Some Conservatives want the mayor to 'consider his position' as negotiator - but others have been more sympathetic

Read full article: Red wall Tories split as party heaps pre...→
Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an unlikely sex symbol

Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an unlikely sex symbol

For some it’s the single dark curl on his forehead, for others it’s the straight-talking way he is holding the government to account. And then there’s the unex [...]

Read full article: Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an ...→
Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will Manchester be in Tier 3?

Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will Manchester be in Tier 3?

MANCHESTER will enter Tier 3 at the end of the week following an explosive to-and-fro with Government officials on local funding, leaving mayor Andy Burnham wi [...]

Read full article: Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will M...→
Will Andy Burnham help win back the red wall seats for Labour? | John Rentoul

Will Andy Burnham help win back the red wall seats for Labour? | John Rentoul

Boris Johnson won a slew of longstanding Labour seats in the north of England last year: John Rentoul asks if he can hold on to them against a tide of anti-Wes [...]

Read full article: Will Andy Burnham help win back the red ...→
Boris vs Burnham

Boris vs Burnham

A standoff between Westminster and Manchester, plus the chancellor's latest plan to save jobs... The prime minister found himself at odds with northern leaders [...]

Read full article: Boris vs Burnham...→
Andy Burnham says he has no regrets about handling of Tier 3 negotiations

Andy Burnham says he has no regrets about handling of Tier 3 negotiations

The mayor said two weeks of fraught negotiations with the government had “taken a bit of a toll” and accused ministers of attempting to “railroad” people into [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham says he has no regrets abou...→

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 October

Andy Burnham speaks to the media during a press conference in Manchester... Millions of people across the UK were placed under tougher coronavirus restrictions [...]

Read full article: Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 October...→
Could the pandemic explain why we fancy politicians like Andy Burnham more than ever?

Could the pandemic explain why we fancy politicians like Andy Burnham more than ever?

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has become the latest politician to develop a loyal fanbase. Alexandra Jones explores how disease history may hold the [...]

Read full article: Could the pandemic explain why we fancy ...→
Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Andy Burnham has criticised the Government for not revealing its new support grants for bars and restaurants in negotiations over tougher coronavirus restricti [...]

Read full article: Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on...→
Burnham raises questions over timing of Chancellor's Tier 2 support package

Burnham raises questions over timing of Chancellor's Tier 2 support package

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has questioned the Government's timing in introducing support for businesses in Tier 2 after Manchester 'lived under the [...]

Read full article: Burnham raises questions over timing of ...→
Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manch [...]

Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manch [...]

Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manchester’s residents at risk; last night government sources were blaming the mayor [...]

Read full article: Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnha...→
Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingham gets extra tier 2 support

Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingham gets extra tier 2 support

It comes after Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham of "playing party politics of the cheapest and most disagreeable kind"

Read full article: Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingha...→
Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

The Greater Manchester mayor said Tier 2-style restrictions since July have 'eroded the strength of our businesses' in evidence to MPs today

Read full article: Andy Burnham declares Manchester standof...→
Andy Burnham spoke the language of class struggle – Labour must follow

Andy Burnham spoke the language of class struggle – Labour must follow

In another world, Boris Johnson calls an urgent cabinet meeting on 16 March and says this: “Look, this virus means our strategy is in ruins. We need a hard, fa [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham spoke the language of class...→
SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson called Andy Burnham's bluff

SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson called Andy Burnham's bluff

SIMON WALTERS: When Boris Johnson threatened to abandon talks with Andy Burnham on a Covid rescue package, Manchester's mayor figured he was bluffing.

Read full article: SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson ...→
Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned city's Covid funding slashed' 

Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned city's Covid funding slashed' 

Robert Jenrick today dismissed the claim that Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham found out the final figure during a press conference, instead claiming he 'phoned h [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned ci...→
Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

BORIS Johnson today promised Manchester WILL get an £60m extra funding for lockdown – despite Andy Burnham turning it down. The PM vowed to distribute the cash [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL g...→
Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ

Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ

ANDY Burnham is now the North’s Jesus and will be betrayed at a potato-pie supper before crucifixion on a bleak rainswept hill in Oldham.

Read full article: Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ...→
Claude Littner tells Manchester restaurant owner to 'suck it up'

Claude Littner tells Manchester restaurant owner to 'suck it up'

Last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unilaterally shifted Greater Manchester to the highest level of curbs after bailout negotiations with the region's may [...]

Read full article: Claude Littner tells Manchester restaura...→
Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It might seem OK but it’s not OK'

Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It might seem OK but it’s not OK'

The Manchester mayor was responding to an ill-judged tweet by Plymouth Moor View MP Johnny Mercer as the row over free school meals continued into the weekend

Read full article: Andy Burnham tells grinning Tory MP 'It ...→
Boris vs Burnham

Boris vs Burnham

A standoff between Westminster and Manchester, plus the chancellor's latest plan to save jobs... The prime minister found himself at odds with northern leaders [...]

Read full article: Boris vs Burnham...→
Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levelling up

Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levelling up

Hours earlier Boris Johnson had pulled the plug on talks with Andy Burnham only £5 million short of agreement. As he sat down with Rishi Sunak on Tuesday eveni [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus makes Tories pause on levell...→
Andy Burnham says he has no regrets about handling of Tier 3 negotiations

Andy Burnham says he has no regrets about handling of Tier 3 negotiations

The mayor said two weeks of fraught negotiations with the government had “taken a bit of a toll” and accused ministers of attempting to “railroad” people into [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham says he has no regrets abou...→
Mayor says plan to allow care home visits 'in exceptional circumstances' agreed

Mayor says plan to allow care home visits 'in exceptional circumstances' agreed

“You could argue the lack of it is more damaging than the virus itself,” Andy Burnham said during an M.E.N interview today

Read full article: Mayor says plan to allow care home visit...→
This week, the UK turned into the Hunger Games

This week, the UK turned into the Hunger Games

I was inspired by Andy Burnham’s passion and dedication to his constituents who are so often neglected by those in power at Whitehall.

Read full article: This week, the UK turned into the Hunger...→

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 October

Andy Burnham speaks to the media during a press conference in Manchester... Millions of people across the UK were placed under tougher coronavirus restrictions [...]

Read full article: Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 October...→
Could the pandemic explain why we fancy politicians like Andy Burnham more than ever?

Could the pandemic explain why we fancy politicians like Andy Burnham more than ever?

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has become the latest politician to develop a loyal fanbase. Alexandra Jones explores how disease history may hold the [...]

Read full article: Could the pandemic explain why we fancy ...→
Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue package just days after Manchester talks collapse over £5m

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he could 'barely believe' the decision to announce the package two days after talks collapsed

Read full article: Rishi Sunak reveals tier two rescue pack...→
Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester to 'clear the air'

The Greater Manchester mayor said he had 'no regrets' over the way he handled discussions with ministers and invited the prime minister to visit the city to 'c [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Ma...→
Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on the table in Tier 3 talks?'

Andy Burnham has criticised the Government for not revealing its new support grants for bars and restaurants in negotiations over tougher coronavirus restricti [...]

Read full article: Burnham: 'Why were support grants not on...→
Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up the chequebook

Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up the chequebook

Like a supersub who runs onto the pitch to even the score, Rishi Sunak has come up with what could be another game-changer. Politically, it comes towards the e [...]

Read full article: Analysis: Sunak the supersub opens up th...→
Burnham raises questions over timing of Chancellor's Tier 2 support package

Burnham raises questions over timing of Chancellor's Tier 2 support package

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has questioned the Government's timing in introducing support for businesses in Tier 2 after Manchester 'lived under the [...]

Read full article: Burnham raises questions over timing of ...→
Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manch [...]

Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manch [...]

Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnham was putting the lives of Greater Manchester’s residents at risk; last night government sources were blaming the mayor [...]

Read full article: Last week Boris Johnson said Andy Burnha...→
Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram

Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram

Andy Burnham has questioned the government’s commitment to levelling up, saying that he was left “open-mouthed” by the news that Rishi Sunak will be offering n [...]

Read full article: Levelling up just a slogan, say Andy Bur...→
Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingham gets extra tier 2 support

Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingham gets extra tier 2 support

It comes after Jacob Rees-Mogg has accused Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham of "playing party politics of the cheapest and most disagreeable kind"

Read full article: Andy Burnham 'open-mouthed' as Birmingha...→
Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about struggling businesses' now London is in Tier 2 lockdown

ANDY Burnham has claimed the Government only care about struggling businesses after London was thrown into Tier 2 lockdown restrictions. The Greater Manchester [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham claims Gov 'only care about...→
Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

Andy Burnham declares Manchester standoff was the moment regions 'rose up'

The Greater Manchester mayor said Tier 2-style restrictions since July have 'eroded the strength of our businesses' in evidence to MPs today

Read full article: Andy Burnham declares Manchester standof...→
Andy Burnham spoke the language of class struggle – Labour must follow

Andy Burnham spoke the language of class struggle – Labour must follow

In another world, Boris Johnson calls an urgent cabinet meeting on 16 March and says this: “Look, this virus means our strategy is in ruins. We need a hard, fa [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham spoke the language of class...→
Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and pre-mortems

Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and pre-mortems

Sir, As a Greater Manchester resident who is deeply unimpressed by Andy Burnham’s intransigence and self-serving political grandstanding, the government’s weak [...]

Read full article: Times letters: Manchester’s lockdown and...→
SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson called Andy Burnham's bluff

SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson called Andy Burnham's bluff

SIMON WALTERS: When Boris Johnson threatened to abandon talks with Andy Burnham on a Covid rescue package, Manchester's mayor figured he was bluffing.

Read full article: SIMON WALTERS: Blustering Boris Johnson ...→
Red wall Tories split as party heaps pressure on Andy Burnham over Tier Three

Red wall Tories split as party heaps pressure on Andy Burnham over Tier Three

Some Conservatives want the mayor to 'consider his position' as negotiator - but others have been more sympathetic

Read full article: Red wall Tories split as party heaps pre...→
Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an unlikely sex symbol

Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an unlikely sex symbol

For some it’s the single dark curl on his forehead, for others it’s the straight-talking way he is holding the government to account. And then there’s the unex [...]

Read full article: Andy-monium: How Andy Burnham became an ...→
Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned city's Covid funding slashed' 

Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned city's Covid funding slashed' 

Robert Jenrick today dismissed the claim that Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham found out the final figure during a press conference, instead claiming he 'phoned h [...]

Read full article: Andy Burnham 'faked moment he learned ci...→
Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL get £60m extra funding for lockdown

BORIS Johnson today promised Manchester WILL get an £60m extra funding for lockdown – despite Andy Burnham turning it down. The PM vowed to distribute the cash [...]

Read full article: Boris Johnson promises Manchester WILL g...→
Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will Manchester be in Tier 3?

Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will Manchester be in Tier 3?

MANCHESTER will enter Tier 3 at the end of the week following an explosive to-and-fro with Government officials on local funding, leaving mayor Andy Burnham wi [...]

Read full article: Manchester Tier 3 start: How long will M...→
Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ

Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ

ANDY Burnham is now the North’s Jesus and will be betrayed at a potato-pie supper before crucifixion on a bleak rainswept hill in Oldham.

Read full article: Andy Burnham is the Northern Christ...→
Claude Littner tells Manchester restaurant owner to 'suck it up'

Claude Littner tells Manchester restaurant owner to 'suck it up'

Last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unilaterally shifted Greater Manchester to the highest level of curbs after bailout negotiations with the region's may [...]

Read full article: Claude Littner tells Manchester restaura...→
Will Andy Burnham help win back the red wall seats for Labour? | John Rentoul

Will Andy Burnham help win back the red wall seats for Labour? | John Rentoul

Boris Johnson won a slew of longstanding Labour seats in the north of England last year: John Rentoul asks if he can hold on to them against a tide of anti-Wes [...]

Read full article: Will Andy Burnham help win back the red ...→