19. Mar, 2018


"In 2002, Preston, Lancashire – a vibrant industrial town in the north of England – attained city status and struck out on its own, adopting a form of guerrilla localism. It keeps its money as close to home as possible so that, despite major spending cuts nationally, the amount spent locally has gone up. Where other authorities privatise, Preston grows its own businesses. It even creates worker-owned cooperatives."

Senior economics commentator Aditya Chakrabortty was joined by an expert panel and more than 400 Guardian supporters