The QT

Sunday 19 May 2024

North East Regional Mayor

Protest or policy — now we have to decide

Every politician’s nemesis: the ordinary voter. For our elected representatives, there’s no higher stakes moment than a conversation out in the wild. On such interactions are elections won and lost, and careers made or destroyed. There’s a long history of things getting ugly. In 1880, Joseph Cowen Jr, the founder of the Tyne Theatre, owner …

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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