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LONDON-WIDE AUTHORITY TO RESTORE IDENTITY AND PRIDE

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Independent on Sunday columnist Neal Ascherson (p20) calls for a powerful London-wide authority to restore a sense ...
Independent on Sunday columnist Neal Ascherson (p20) calls for a powerful London-wide authority to restore a sense of identity and pride to the capital.

Accompanying moves to strip central government of 'much of its authority and glamour' would also help address London's distorted relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom.

He berated London's middle classes for its failure to defend local democracy in the guise of the GLC. The abolition of the GLC was a 'political crime whose impudence takes the breath away.'
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