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Fringes don't get what they deserve; Views of Wales.

SIR - In his letter of September 12, John Lewis wrote that Greater London subsidises most regions outside London, especially the Celtic fringes. He has obviously not heard of the Economic Law of Peripheral Neglect.

Briefly it states that a region's prosperity or social depravation is in direct proportion to its distance from a major decision-making centre. In the UK that is Greater London. That is where the parliament, all government deptartments and major civil services are based. On top of this it is the where the central bank is located and the HQs of the UK's major companies.

You only have to look at league tables for wealth and depravation to see that, the further a region is from London, the poorer it gets. It's known as the north/south divide. The reality is the Celtic fringes are wealthy, they simply don't control their own resources and economies.

Neil Taylor Rhuddlan Road Rhyl

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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Sep 13, 2014
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