Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Left behind: can anyone save the towns the economy forgot? - Financial Times Magazine

Left behind: can anyone save the towns the UK economy forgot?

On The Edge: A Response

Sara O’Connor’s dystopic view of Blackpool, On the edge: Inside the town that the British economy forgot, in the Financial Times Weekend Magazine (O’Connor & Burn-Murdoch, 2017) generated an online response which one suspects surprised even the writer. Many of the comments acclaimed the quality of the article. However, a number bemoaned the absence, even as a rider, of any reference to the positive developments and investment that are taking place in the town.

O’Connor reports on why the national policy has failed and asks what are locals are doing to turn things around?  The answer to her question is the locals have done a great deal, as she would have discovered if her research had been completed, the information is in the public domain.