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An impressive, deeply informed and fascinating discussion. Two areas that are worthy of further development: firstly, the case for sub-regional devolution within London (e.g. the population of the Local London grouping of 8 east end boroughs matches or exceeds the population of Core City regions); and, secondly, it is not acceptable to present devolution to Scotland as somehow equivalent to devolution to city regions in England. The equivalent of devolution to city regions in England is devolution to Scottish city regions. Transferring powers between an overbearing Whitehall and a centralising, nation-building Holyrood does not advance the cities agenda in Scotland.