London: the magnetic city

I read this article on the BBC website a couple of days ago. It raises the notion of London and its possibility as a drain on the rest of the UK’s resources. Has it grown too big and dominant, in sucking the economic and financial lifeblood from the four corners of the nation it capitals?

Until a few years ago I would have probably agreed. The sure way to success seemed only to lie in London. But with the irrepressible rise of the internet and mobile working, I feel this long trend is now changing. More industries are sprawling, stretching their corporate legs across the counties. And although the recession has introduced caution, I feel that in certain quarters, the movement is actually away from the epicentre of the Big Smoke, rather than toward it.

Draw your own conclusions at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/10508673.stm

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