Letter: Londoners deserve to get the same deal as the Welsh

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Letter: Londoners deserve to get the same deal as the WelshYour leading article points out the need for Labour to rethink devolution following the narrow result in Wales. What the low turn-out showed is that there is no coherent national community in Wales.

It is the wealth of cities that provides the economic energy in the surrounding regions - and provides local allegiances. This is as true of Cardiff and Edinburgh as of London and Manchester. For this reason a recent City Region Campaign report that I edited suggested some 50 small regions for the UK.

By giving insufficient weight to cities and their regions Labour is creating avoidable constitutional troubles for itself.

Simon Partridge

London N2

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