Author Archives: Northern Umbrella

Only the Brexitometers can save us now

The North of England is now the hottest windiest part of the front line in the battle to save the whole UK from Brexit and disaster, or – at best – inexorable, sorry decline.  Northern Labour MPs claiming to represent … Continue reading

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Tha Brexit, tha owns it

The Brexit debate already has quite enough angry invective, especially from somewhat gammony middle-aged men.  But unfortunately what the Westminster village is serving up now, with just 53 days left on the Brexit countdown clock, demands fury.  So, with apologies … Continue reading

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Report of ‘The Convention’

“The Convention: Think Anew, Act Anew – Another Vote is Possible” in London on 11 January 2019 was a masterpiece of the art of conference programming: so many things that needed to be said were matched with the right people … Continue reading

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2017 & 2018 – looking back

On the last day of 2018, it’s interesting to go back to blog posts on Northern Umbrella from the last two years.  And as soon as possible in the new year, there will be a post looking forward to 2019. … Continue reading

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Our titanic shambles

This post is going to torture some more analogies with the Titanic.  If you don’t have time for all that, here’s its conclusion: On Saturday 20 October, don’t go shopping, or to the football, go to London for the People’s … Continue reading

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Labour in Liverpool – reflections

There’s still some confusion about what happened on Brexit at the Labour party conference in Liverpool and what it means. Northern Umbrella’s take on it is that it was a serious step forward towards getting a new referendum on Brexit, … Continue reading

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Brexit crunch time in Liverpool

On Saturday 22 September the Labour Party assembles in Liverpool for its annual conference.  On Sunday 23 September, 12 noon, the People’s Vote March for the Many will form up outside St George’s Hall and march to the Pier Head.  … Continue reading

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