City state of mind: Time for a serious offer for England’s cities

Jeremy Cliffe

Variously burdened by economic sclerosis, political dysfunction and additional quandaries too global to handle alone, nation states across the West are stumbling. Mounting evidence suggests that they are no longer the most effective level at which to govern. In some cases, supranational and intergovernmental bodies are better suited. In most, however, power needs to go…