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Professor Philip Cowley, Londoners arrogant and insular, according to those outside capital


Most people in Britain who live outside London do not believe the capital contributes very much to their local area and many consider Londoners arrogant and insular, according to a survey. The results show the need for radical ideas to spread London’s prosperity, according to the YouGov poll commissioned by Queen Mary and Centre for London. Philip Cowley, professor of politics at Queen Mary and director of the Mile End Institute, said: “Most people think London delivers for the UK’s economy – they just don’t think it delivers for them.”

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