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Greg Clark should return to his old devolution diagnosis

Hambleton, Robin


This short Opinion article is a contribution to the so-called 'levelling up' debate in the UK. In early July 2022 the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP was appointed to the post of Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The article reminds readers that, in 2003, Mr. Clark wrote a blistering attack on what he described as Labour's centralised approach to government. The article argues that, now Mr Clark has great power and influence in central government, he should listen to his own 2003 analysis and take steps to bolster the political and fiscal power of elected local authorities across the UK.


Hambleton, R. (2022). Greg Clark should return to his old devolution diagnosis. [Online]

Digital Artefact Type Website Content
Acceptance Date Jul 22, 2022
Online Publication Date Jul 26, 2022
Publication Date Jul 26, 2022
Deposit Date Aug 8, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 9, 2022
Publisher EMAP
Keywords local government; centralisation; devolution
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