Ed Miliband’s speech in Birmingham last month on devolution was a sign of how far cities have moved up the agenda across the political spectrum. But why are politicians focusing more and more on cities? The simple answer is growth, and more importantly growth outside London. If we want to ‘rebalance the economy’, be ‘all in it together’, and live in ‘one nation’, then we must do more to support cities to do better.
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