The Guardian

Published: 31st July 2017

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Key quote:

“Can we really expect governments that have allowed the UK to become increasingly unequal and more unbalanced towards its capital than almost any other country in Europe to continue to employ the EU’s principle of regional redistribution? Our contributions to the EU budget are returned to a number of groups and areas that might have otherwise found it incredibly difficult to make a case for funding to a government that has ensured the poorest areas of the country have paid the highest price for austerity – and that has cut funding to local authorities in England by 27% in recent years.”

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