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“I arrived at the count thinking, blummin’ eck.” James Frith, MP for Bury North, talks to Northern Soul

November 27, 2017 Comments Off on “I arrived at the count thinking, blummin’ eck.” James Frith, MP for Bury North, talks to Northern Soul

It was one of the gloomiest nights of my life.

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“I’m an opportunist.” Hong Kong film director Herman Yau talks to Northern Soul

October 31, 2017 Comments Off on “I’m an opportunist.” Hong Kong film director Herman Yau talks to Northern Soul

“It is a social medium that has artistry. And a means of powerful communication, too.”

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Props and pinkoes: the US election

October 13, 2016 Comments Off on Props and pinkoes: the US election

The other night we found our front garden sign endorsing Hillary Clinton for president face down on the grass.

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Jeremy Corbyn photo by Phil Pounder

Jeremy Corbyn rally: Newcastle says “Jez we can”

August 26, 2015 Comments Off on Jeremy Corbyn rally: Newcastle says “Jez we can”

On a relentlessly grey, damp and oppressive Tuesday afternoon on Newcastle’s Thornton Street, Jeremy Corbyn took to a makeshift stage to address the crowds in hats and waterproofs who had gathered there to listen to him.

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Review: Until They Kick Us Out, Liverpool Everyman Theatre

April 29, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Until They Kick Us Out, Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Young people and politics. It’s a subject I’m well versed in as I was once a young man, embroiled in all manner of revolutionary brickbatting and riotous assemblies – and well before I turned 18.

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The Sage Gateshead at night credit Mark Savage

Campaign for the North?

December 14, 2014 4 Comments

Campaign for the North is a new cross-party organisation working towards a regional government for the North of England. Here, the organisation’s campaign director sets out its ambitions. What do you think? Let us know via Twitter @Northern_Soul_or in our comment thread below.

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Sir Richard Leese by Chris Payne

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, talks to Northern Soul

December 1, 2014 Comments Off on Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, talks to Northern Soul

As I picked my way through the rubble and surveyed the ruins of the city centre, I wondered how on earth Manchester would rebuild itself, how it would recover from the largest bomb ever detonated in peacetime Britain.

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