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Stop the inter-city infighting – London can lead a network of urban centres

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There’s no more money in the pot.

Tightening local budgets have poured fuel over already heated debates on London’s role as a capital, with most Brits now believing that the city gets more than its fair share of public spending.

Badly-timed or seemingly imbalanced funding announcements that appear to give major new transport projects in London approval while cancelling those elsewhere have reinforced this notion.

London actually contributes billions more to the national purse through tax revenue than it receives in spending. But this message isn’t cutting through across the country. Despite the benefits their areas receive, just 16 per cent of British people living outside London think that the capital contributes to their local economy.

These same people may not be aware that London has been........

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