Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd


169. WESTMINSTER DOESN’T KNOW BEST: time to give power away

Season 1, Ep. 169

Hello! We’re asking the big questions about where power lies in Britain. Why is government so centralised? Why are we so regionally unequal? Are the two linked? Local government guru Tony Travers talks us through the history. Then Sarah Longlands from IPPR North and Neil McInroy from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies chat about where we go from here.

Before you go: next week we’re doing our first ever AMA! Anything you’ve always wanted to ask Ed and Geoff? Let us know at or email

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