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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!


Speaker(s):

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

 

Date and Time:

21 January 2016 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Camden People's Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road
London
NW1 2PY
020 7419 4841
http://https://www.cptheatre.co.uk
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Organised by:

Londonist
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Tickets:

£5

Available from:

https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/production/the-island-should-london-be-independent/

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