For those of you who missed it this morning, here is a quote from today’s Thought for the Day by The Rt Rev. James Jones: Tomorrow Daniel enters the Lion’s Den up here in Liverpool. The author of the report that recommends ‘ the rolling up’ of the regeneration strategies of the Northern cities is… Continue reading Will Tim Leunig be burnt at the stake in Liverpool city centre tomorrow?
Guardian Readers burn Tim Leunig in effigy. Press, politico and blog reaction to the Policy Exchange’s Cities Unlimited report has been quite extraordinary. The Guardian today was particularly wretched, producing a big special article extolling the North (if you really think it’s so great, why did you leave Manchester then?) and quoting David Cameron extensively… Continue reading Is it okay to hate Tim Leunig?
The Guardian is getting itself into a lather attacking the “Tories’ favourite thinktank” for suggesting that Northern towns are failures. What they don’t report is that the pamphlet in question is co-written by the Lib Dems’ own Tim Leunig. The summary of the pamphlet does indeed sound quite provocative. The idea that people should simply… Continue reading Tim Leunig: “unworkable, unreasonable and perhaps plain barmy”? (UPDATE)