The F Word (Federalism) is on our lips if not in our hearts

By: David Bailey @dgbailey
Published: Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 12:44 GMT

As Birmingham and West Midlands joins Manchester and the rest in seeking to combine locally into an autonomous super region with a Super LEP and a Combined Authority is it all over bar the shouting?

The formation of a coalition government in 2010 marked an abrupt change in English regional development policy. The key feature of this policy shift was the abolition of the English Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) - with the exception of that in London.

In their place 'Local Enterprise Partnerships' (LEPs) emerged operating at the sub-regional scale. In the West Midlands, for example, the RDA…

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