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The Island: Should London be independent?

London’s economy is roughly equal Sweden’s. Average Londoners contribute 70% more to national income. What would if London cut loose?

London’s economy is roughly the same size as that of Sweden. The average Londoner contributes 70% more to Britain’s national income than people elsewhere. So what would happen – to London and to the UK – if we cut loose?

Panelists include:

Tom Chivers is a writer, publisher and arts producer. Born 1983 in south London, he currently lives in Rotherhithe. His publications include the poetry collection How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009), the pamphlets The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009; shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award) and Flood Drain (Annexe Press, 2012).
Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author, and cultural commentator for more than a decade. His books include The Bus We Loved: London’s Affair with the Routemaster, Wish You Were Here: England on Sea and London Bridge in America.

Plus more to be announced!


Poet Tom Chivers | talks | www
Travis Elborough | talks | www


Date and Time:

21 January 2016 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Camden People's Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road
020 7419 4841
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