14. North by North West: An Interview with Andy Burnham

On this week's show, Grace Blakeley is joined by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to discuss how the government's response to the Covid-19 crisis has punished the North.

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“Devolution offers the Left a much better route to entrenching our ideas across the country – and giving the people a voice to challenge the government.”

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On this week’s show Grace Blakeley is joined by Andy Burnham – former Labour MP and current Mayor of Greater Manchester.

Recent weeks have seen Burnham, along with other mayors in the north of England, stand up to the Tory government and demand equity in financial support during the Covid-19 crisis.

In this show, he also discusses what cities like Manchester are doing to tackle climate breakdown and the housing crisis, as well as why the Left needs to embrace a socialist devolution agenda.

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Thanks to our producer, Conor Gillies, and Tribune’s designer Kevin Zweerink for their work on this episode. This podcast is supported by the Lipman-Miliband Trust.

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