40 years after Thatcher: Can UK regions get their power back? - BBC Newsnight




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Published on May 8, 2019

Can the future of the UK’s economy be more regionally balanced?
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Forty years after Margaret Thatcher came to power, Newsnight asks if the UK economy is at another sea-change moment.

In the second of our series, we look at regional inequality.

Economics editor Ben Chu joins economist Lord O'Neill, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine, chief secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss and former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King.

Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

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