UK needs German lesson in equality, northern English leaders say

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By Andy Bruce MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Britain should take a lesson from Germany to address the huge disparities between the wealthy southeast of England and elsewhere, leaders of northern English cities and regions said on Tuesday. Academics have long singled out Britain for high levels of regional inequality compared to other advanced economies, but the issue has gained new political traction in light of soaring inflation and collapsing public health and transport services. Former prime minister Boris Johnson made “levelling up” Britain a flagship policy in 2019. While his successors …

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