She says that although rural areas, ex-industrial and coastal towns may be poorer, they represent a ‘different society’ - one that is more equal.
Overall, she argues that after Brexit a ‘radical transformation’ of Britain’s economic settlement is needed as the majority of areas outside of London and the South East have still not recovered from the 2008 crash.
Reeves believes that ‘effective devolution’ is needed because ‘communities [that] are at the core of reversing economic decline’ are patronised with a ‘command-and-control approach’ from London.
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