Joined Up Thinking In Labour Manifesto

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In a piece of spectacular cognitive dissonance, today’s Labour manifesto managed to both hail the City of London as a world beating model for devolved industrial regions and to then malign the City for taking advantage of an “economy that might work for some.”

Page 62 –From the City of London to Silicon Valley the world’s best industries tend to be clustered geographically….So a Labour government will unleash the potential of our city and county regions to drive economic growth and prosperity. “

Page 83 –Either we can carry on as we are, with an economy that might work for some in the City of London but shuts out millions of people in the rest of the country.”

Hipster cluster good… Banker cluster (that actually generates money) bad…




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