Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham announces new taskforce for supporter-led football with plans to put fans in control of crisis hit Oldham Athletic
Sunak’s choice: to support the banks and their ill-gotten gains or to save the people from poverty
Economist Richard Murphy explains how quantitative easing really works, and how it benefits the banks and not the people of Greater Manchester struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.
National parks are beautiful, but austerity and inequality prevent many from enjoying them
Ian Mell from the University of Manchester argues the case for more small urban parks, to level up the playing field when it comes to accessing nature.
Work is not the way out of the cost-of-living crisis
Economist Richard Murphy says Boris Johnson’s argument that work is the way out of the cost-of-living crisis is flawed, due to ongoing government policy creating an abundance of ‘shit jobs’.
The new enclosure: how land commissions can lead the fight against urban land-grabs
In 2020, Liverpool became the first city in England to set up a land commission. Researchers Jonathan Silver & Tom Gillespie track the widespread enclosure and privatisation of public land in preceding decades and highlight the power of democratic decision-making to force developments to serve the communities they are built in. When Boris Johnson sold […]
From Radcliffe to Rimini via Moston and Milan
As the horizon expanding FC United of Manchester announce plans to increase educational opportunities for young people in North Manchester and prepare to play in a European final, it’s an exciting time on and off the pitch for the seventeen-year-old club owned by its supporters.
The government would rather people starve or be homeless than create new money
Households across Greater Manchester are struggling to pay their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis.
Economist Richard Murphy argues the failure to help households in this crisis is a political decision, rather than an economic necessity.
Manchester recycler Emerge launches a community share offer
The community benefit society wants funds to develop a new depot, recruit more staff and make its operations greener.
Cities must cut their ‘consumption emissions’ – here’s how
University of Manchester researchers say we ‘can’t ignore inequality’ when it comes to combatting climate change and recommend increasing taxes on the super-rich and introducing universal basic income.
Guest article from The Conversation, first published March 2021.
Greater Manchester is overspending its carbon budget and Places for Everyone will make it much worse
Environmental campaigners question the sustainability of the Places for Everyone Plan in light of the climate emergency. Have the GMCA carried out sufficient impartial analysis of the carbon emissions inherent in their plan?
Guest post from Steady State Manchester and Save Greater Manchester Green Belt.