Local and devolved powers show an alternative to austerity economics

KEN LIVINGSTONE writes on the importance of devolution – and using devolved powers for progressive ends

THROUGHOUT my spells in London government, I always sought to use whatever powers and resources we had in order to make the biggest difference possible for the majority of residents.

Whether it was giving public transport the investment it was crying out for and ensuring that it was a common-sense, affordable option or backing initiatives for social equality, we were committed to making the most out of the office voters had put us in.
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