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How to make devolution work

For one thing, we need a government that believes in it

By Jim McMahon  

Oldham town centre

Read a companion piece, “Can devolved regions go global?”, here

Leaders in our towns and cities have always been strong ambassadors, helping to attract investment to their regions. Often their reach has gone global—just look at Sadiq Khan’s popularity.

As the world gets smaller one might think it is easier to get around and do the deals needed to attract this investment, but in truth it’s much more complex and…

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