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THE OVERDEVELOPMENT OF LONDON AND THE UNDERDEVELOPMENT OF BRITAIN – Why a Federal State is Essential to a Better Economic Future.

  • Britain’s centralized and pre-modern political system has been a major contributor to regional economic decline
  • Rejuvenating our regions and nations depends on breaking Westminster’s monopoly over economic policy
  • This cannot be done by ‘Northern Powerhouses’ and the like
  • A better future for the North and other regions lies in re-making Britain as a modern federal state while maintaining EU membership

With speaker Jeffrey  Henderson, Professor Emeritus of International Development at the University of Bristol. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Hannah Mitchell Foundation, an organization that works for political devolution to the North of England.


Speakers and discussion exploring society today – every second Thursday of the month in the Claremont room, with discussion continuing afterwards in Assembly Bar + Kitchen.

Suggested donations of £3, but no-one turned away due to lack of funds.

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