Reasons to see Sunderland

There is a BBC show called I’ve Never Seen Star Wars – where celebs admit to embarrassing gaps in their experience.  Going...

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Ten Towns – Northampton: a view from the middle

Northampton is right in the middle of English society. Its location makes it a conduit between larger population centres, which...

Is Brexit really what Preston needs?

I was born and grew up in Preston, Lancashire. So for CommonGround I was keen to head home and get...

Bilston focus group homes in on migration

Pat McFadden, MP for Wolverhampton South East, invited me to a focus group just before Christmas with nine local residents...

Bradford Politics in the Pub huddle reveals multiple concerns

By Hugo Dixon This week CommonGround held a lively public event in Bradford with Politics in the Pub and the...

Ten Towns: Bradford and Wolverhampton – first impressions

by Hugo Dixon Last month CommonGround went to Bradford and Wolverhampton as part of our Ten Towns initiative. We’ll be...

What’s the plan?

“The Government should produce a Green Paper at least two months before it triggers Article 50 so Parliament and voters...

Richmond Park may mark start of anti-Brexit fightback

The Tories say the Richmond Park by-election doesn’t change anything on Europe. But the passion of voters in the south...

Ten Towns Hull: confidence is rising, but so is the Brexit risk

  Kingston-Upon-Hull has just put itself on the map – literally. The city won a spot on the BBC’s UK...

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Why hold primary in Richmond Park, not just back LibDems?

Some pro-Europeans think the best way of defeating Brexiter Zac Goldsmith in the upcoming Richmond Park by-election is simply to...