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Yes to ‘Devo Manc’

This article originally appeared on the Progress website. The Tory-Lib Dem coalition has an especially dismal record in the north of England. The number of...

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Yes to ‘Devo Manc’

This article originally appeared on the Progress website. The Tory-Lib Dem coalition has an especially dismal record in the north of England. The number of young people on the dole for more than a year is up 62% across the north of England, compared to a national increase of 25%. Wages for working people in the north have fallen by even more than the national average under this government. Only...

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