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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Cafe politique: The north-south divide - myth or reality?

Did you know that if the North of England was a country it would be the 8th largest economy in Europe? Paul Callaghan, local business leader, former Chair of One North East and member of the Northern Economic Futures Commission, will argue that it's time to forget old notions of it being grim up North and recognise the North of England as the key to economic recovery in the UK.

Monday 17 September, 7pm - 9pm
Urban Caf?, Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle, NE1 4BR

Caf? Politique events aim to generate discussion, debate and a convivial atmosphere. They seek to provide a space for people to think, share ideas and to have a lively and inclusive discussion.  Each talk involves an interesting speaker or two who introduce their talk in an accessible and challenging way. We then open to the floor for comment and debate. We want to go beyond a rigid question and answer format, to allow broad participation. Our overall aim is to create an atmosphere where people can talk about the issues they feel passionately about and to open our minds to new ideas.

At this event Paul Callaghan will examine the percieved divide between the north and south of England and will examine the potential currently held by the North.

This event is free and open to all and does not require booking. Please feel free to circulate this invite to your relevant networks or to those who may be interested in the event topic. For more information email