|Link to The Observer|
"If London is going well, the country is likely to be going well, but if London is into trouble, it spells trouble beyond. London, however much its dominance may be resented, needs to be vigorous both for its own citizens and for the broader national economy.
"... One way of thinking about Britain's economic challenge is to recast it as an urban challenge. If our cities can grow, so will the economy. We should celebrate urban density. We should find ways to concentrate our people in enjoyable urban spaces. We should make sure that our burgeoning cities connect with each other.
"And the best way to achieve this is to make sure that our cities have greater powers to govern and tax themselves."