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George Osborne offers devolution route to cities with elected mayor

Posted by seumasach on May 14, 2015

The Tory program to end “big government” nows goes ahead although, of course, it was scarcely discussed in the election campaign. Central government will no longer be able to play its traditional role in terms of spending and, at least potentially. standing as a barrier to oligarchy.

Guardian

14th May, 2015

George Osborne will on Thursday invite England’s big cities to join Manchester in bidding for devolved powers, as long as they agree to be governed by a directly elected mayor.

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