Points & Crossings

Northern Powerlessness

Paul Salveson on Tory vanity projects One of George Osborne’s more interesting policy interventions was ‘The Northern Powerhouse’. For a while it seemed it might...

Worshipping Walt …200 years on

Paul Salveson on Whitman’s local legacy One of the most fascinating influences on the early British socialist movement was that of the American poet, Walt Whitman....

Government rail review

In the face of a failing rail system Paul Salveson puts an alternative plan Chris Grayling’s tenure as secretary of state for transport has...

Scotland and the long game

Paul Salveson on Brexit conundrums and future scenarios

Will the North rise again?

The anthem of the (non-existent) Northern liberation front would be The Fall’s splendid The North Will Rise Again, penned back in the 80s by Mark...

Going Vertical on rail

Paul Salveson's Points and Crossings in 284   There are signs that Chris Grayling, the new Transport Secretary, is flexing his political muscles and moving away...

Paul Salveson asks: Is London the problem?

North and South: bury our differences and build a progressive alliance for social justice and a Federal Britain It’s almost de rigeur among Northern regionalists...