Comment: Greater Birmingham is no brainer but political realities mean it will not happen

Comment: Greater Birmingham is no brainer but political realities mean it will not happen
 

While bemoaning the fact that the West Midlands and Birmingham lacks a global football superpower and suffers in comparison to Liverpool and Manchester, Labour mayoral candidate Siôn Simon made a very good point about marketing.
Mr Simon is right that the artificial grouping of the Black Country, Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry under the West Midlands Combined Authority banner has a big identity problem.
For years the cities of the north west have been comfortable as Greater Manchester and Merseyside (or the newly named Liverpool city region). Bolton and Wigan don't suffer identity crises... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional West, Views: 36
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