The QT

Friday 10 May 2024

Jamie Driscoll

Insight into our data dilemma

In my column for The QT last week I explored where the North East’s tech sector fits into the wider narrative of a region set to embrace deeper devolution.  In the piece I talked about how we must assess the size of the sector and understand the strength of its constituent parts if we are …

Race is on for mayoral hopefuls

Bookmakers don’t often make mistakes. There may be six runners attempting to be first past the post in the race to be North East mayor, but they make it a two-horse race. Labour candidate Kim McGuinness is favourite at 1-2 while independent Jamie Driscoll is a 13-8 shot. That means if you put £1 on …

Are mayoral hopefuls friends of the earth?

“Life moves pretty fast,” Ferris Bueller, the title character from 1980s cult movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, reminds us. “If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Life has undoubtedly moved pretty fast in the North East in recent decades yet sometimes the changes are easy to overlook. …

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