Daniel Wainwright

Election timing insulted our war heroes

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Politicians are often accused of living in their own little bubble and no more so than when it came to VE Day. The 70th anniversary yesterday was overshadowed by the outcome of the General Election.

Divide the power, but join up the thinking

Devolution of power so it isn't concentrated all in one place seems to be high on the politicians' agenda, but is it too much to ask for a little joined up thinking?

Politicians are falling over themselves to attract us

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The work and pensions secretary knocking doors in Netherton; George Osborne working with molten glass in Wordsley and UKIP’s Nigel Farage dropping in to the Express & Star – what more proof is needed that the West Midlands is a big deal?

Ed Balls: I want a Midlands powerhouse

Ed Balls

Ed Balls has a delicate task. And I don’t just mean while trying to carry out some maintenance work on a petrol-powered go-kart with a group of young apprentice mechanics.