More British cities demanding economic freedom from #London? via @DavidKThorpe

More British cities demanding economic freedom from #London? via @DavidKThorpe

Following the "no" vote in the referendum on Scottish devolution, eight English cities plus Glasgow in Scotland and Wales' capital, Cardiff, are demanding that much more power be devolved from London to unlock their economic potential. Core Cities cabinet left to right Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, Cllr Phil Bale, Leader of Cardiff City Council, Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council Cllr Keith Wakefield, Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Graham Chapman, Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council and Cllr Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council. The English cities are Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield and together they call themselves ‘Core Cities UK ’. They have sent a well-pu...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/59322...

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