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Localism is over: politicians must think big

By Bobby Butcher  

The nation state has failed us in recent crises, but localism is no answer. We need leadership from international institutions

The News International imbroglio has been the biggest scandal to hit these islands since the collapse of the British banking sector in 2008. Common to the two crises has been the role of government: on both occasions seemingly absent without leave and captive to the influence of institutions that it should have been regulating. Government in the UK, and in many other western states, has had…

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