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It's our castle, not our keep

Baron Frankal on the economics of our housing market and the rise and rise of the 'rentysomethings'.

Flag of the People's Republic of China

The road to Beijing lies through Brussels

Baron Frankal argues that for our nation - and our city - our relationship with Brussels is a critical part of our appeal to Chinese markets.

More than the sum of its parts

Baron Frankal on Greater Manchester's Combined Authority and the governance of the city region.

Victoria Station in Manchester - wall mural

Looking East, looking West: beyond HS2

Baron Frankal on the possibility of high speed rail 'beyond HS2' and the economic impact of better connecting together our great Northern cities.

Taking a longing look at London

We need a shift in policy, investment and attitude if we're to level the playing field for cities like Manchester, argues Baron Frankal.