Monthly Archives: January 2014

London and the Rest of the UK: Better Together.

In my previous post (https://citypolicy.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/should-the-uk-get-rid-of-london-should-london-leave-the-uk/) I considered the questions that have been posed by several commentators recently: would the rest of UK be better off without London? And what can be done about the north-south divide? My view is that a … Continue reading

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Should London leave the UK? Should the UK get rid of London?

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, said recently that London “is becoming a giant suction machine draining the life out of the rest of the country” (see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25444981).  This reignited the debate about whether London is good for the rest of … Continue reading

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14 to watch in 2014 (part 3 of 3)

My predictions on what will be the big issues and trends for UK cities and regions in 2014. I will blog in more detail on these, and other, issues through the year. See also part 1  https://citypolicy.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/14-to-watch-in-2014-part-1-of-3/ and part 2 https://citypolicy.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/14-to-watch-in-2014-part-2-of-3/   … Continue reading

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14 to watch in 2014 (part 2 of 3)

My predictions on what will be the big issues and trends for UK cities and regions in 2014. I will blog in more detail on these, and other, issues through the year. See also part 1  https://citypolicy.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/14-to-watch-in-2014-part-1-of-3/ 6.    Tackling poverty … Continue reading

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14 to watch in 2014 (part 1 of 3)

My predictions on what will be the big issues and trends for UK cities and regions in 2014. I will blog in more detail on these, and other, issues through the year. See also part 2 https://citypolicy.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/14-to-watch-in-2014-part-2-of-3/ 1.    The shape of … Continue reading

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