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01/09/2020

Picking up the pieces: The case for a federal UK

Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic have ruthlessly exposed deep regional inequalities that are pulling the UK apart. A federal system of government could heal the divisions, argues Malcolm Prowle 

After a turbulent political year,  the scale of regional inequalities in the UK remains an immense political problem.

Voluminous evidence shows the extent of economic and social inequality between North and South on almost any indicator available. Office for National Statistics data, for example, shows that disposable household income is 50 per cent higher in London than in the north.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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