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Tony Blair, New Labour And The North South Divide

by | 19th, June 2007

blair.jpg DESPITE a newly-elected Tony Blair’s pledge to reduce the gap between north and south, the divide is now wider than ever as prepares to leave No. 10. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

That’s the gyst of a new report by consultants Experian Business Strategies, who have found that UK economic growth is increasingly concentrated in the south east, with the rest of the country struggling in comparison.

Andrew Burrell of Experian explains: “In the past, the global cycle was heavily associated with manufacturing and the northern industrial heartlands but as successive recessions shrank this sector, international finance and the City of London have become more and more essential to the UK’s economic growth”.

While the likes of Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester

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