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The UK needs a devolved government for London

Oliver, Tim (2016) The UK needs a devolved government for London. Democratic Audit Blog (22 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

London is the UK’s undiscovered country and it is time we recognised it as the UK’s fifth constituent part by granting it the devolved political powers it deserves. As Tim Oliver argues, London’s size, unique population, economy, politics, identity, society, place in the UK, Europe and the world all add up to make it stand apart from any other part of the Union. A devolved government for London would more than any other constitutional change help to rebalance the UK towards a federal union. It would give the metropolis the freedom to develop as it needs and be a big step towards reforming an unsustainable and unhealthily centralised UK and English state.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2016 Democratic Audit UK
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2017 10:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65201

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