Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester for face-to-face talks to ‘clear the air’

Andy Burnham today invited Boris Johnson to Manchester for face-to-face talks to ‘clear the air’ as he said he does not want a ‘lingering political argument’ with the Government.   The Labour Mayor has suffered a bruising week after talks with ministers over moving Greater Manchester into Tier Three coronavirus restrictions collapsed, prompting Mr Johnson to … Read more Andy Burnham invites Boris Johnson to Manchester for face-to-face talks to ‘clear the air’

Andy Burnham ‘faked moment he learned city’s Covid funding had been slashed’ 

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham faked the moment he learned the city’s Tier Three lockdown funding had been slashed to £22million during a live press conference, Robert Jenrick has revealed The Communities Secretary today dismissed the claim that Mr Burnham found out the final package figure during an explosive conference last night, instead claiming he ‘phoned him … Read more Andy Burnham ‘faked moment he learned city’s Covid funding had been slashed’ 

HENRY DEEDES: The Prime Minister oozed menace as needy Brother Burnham wilted

The Prime Minister oozed menace as needy Brother Burnham wilted: HENRY DEEDES watches Boris Johnson announce stricter lockdown for Manchester By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 22:04 BST, 20 October 2020 | Updated: 09:51 BST, 21 October 2020 There was a distinct huffiness to the way Boris Johnson arrived at today’s Downing Street … Read more HENRY DEEDES: The Prime Minister oozed menace as needy Brother Burnham wilted

JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

‘Bambi’ Burnham versus warrior ‘Winston’ Johnson was never going to end well. A bitter face-off between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Prime Minister – two giant egos, two men who both dreamt of leading their party – but only one achieved it. North versus South, posh old Etonian versus an ambitious local leader … Read more JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

‘Bambi’ Burnham versus warrior ‘Winston’ Johnson was never going to end well. A bitter face-off between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and the Prime Minister – two giant egos, two men who both dreamt of leading their party – but only one achieved it. North versus South, posh old Etonian versus an ambitious local leader … Read more JANET STREET-PORTER: Washed out Boris may have seen off Burnham but he had better find some b*lls

Andy Burnham accuses Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ Manchester outbreak

Andy Burnham today accused Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in Greater Manchester as Michael Gove said the mayor was ‘posturing’ and must accept the region moving into Tier Three restrictions. Mr Johnson said in a Downing Street press conference on Friday that ‘time is of the essence’ and the situation … Read more Andy Burnham accuses Boris Johnson of ‘exaggerating’ Manchester outbreak

Michael Gove accuses Andy Burnham of ‘posturing’ over Tier Three rules

Michael Gove today launched a savage attack on Andy Burnham as he accused the Mayor of Greater Manchester of ‘posturing’ amid an ongoing standoff over moving the region into Tier Three coronavirus lockdown rules.  Mr Gove claimed Mr Burnham was guilty of ‘indulging’ in ‘political positioning’ as he urged the Labour chief to back down … Read more Michael Gove accuses Andy Burnham of ‘posturing’ over Tier Three rules

Mayor Andy Burnham blames Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being ‘the problem’ in Tier 3 lockdown row

A growing feud between Andy Burnham and top ministers is set to intensify after the Labour mayor labelled Rishi Sunak ‘the problem’  in a row over tighter coronavirus restrictions in Greater Manchester. The mayor of Greater Manchester, who has called for more financial support for the area ahead of plans to plunge it into a Tier … Read more Mayor Andy Burnham blames Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being ‘the problem’ in Tier 3 lockdown row

Mayor Andy Burnham blames Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being ‘the problem’ in Tier 3 lockdown row

A growing feud between Andy Burnham and top ministers is set to intensify after the Labour mayor labelled Rishi Sunak ‘the problem’  in a row over tighter coronavirus restrictions in Greater Manchester. The mayor of Greater Manchester, who has called for more financial support for the area ahead of plans to plunge it into a Tier … Read more Mayor Andy Burnham blames Chancellor Rishi Sunak for being ‘the problem’ in Tier 3 lockdown row

Boris Johnson issues coronavirus plea to Andy Burnham

Boris Johnson today warned Andy Burnham he will move to impose tougher coronavirus restrictions on Greater Manchester unless the mayor backs down in his row with the Government as the Prime Minister also failed to rule out a second national lockdown.  Mr Johnson told Mr Burnham that ‘time is of the essence’ as the premier … Read more Boris Johnson issues coronavirus plea to Andy Burnham