»The country was made by the Liverpools, Birminghams, Newcastles, Manchesters and Leeds - not by London.«
...says Michael Heseltine. Neglects to mention any Scottish cities (or Belfast or Cardiff, etc), of course, but let's not dwell on the (no doubt intentional) Britain = England thing.
Let's focus on the positives. And one of those positives is the acknowledgment that Scotland's local government is an example of best practice - in that all local authorities should be unitary authorities.
»Britain's great cities that characterise an earlier generation have been replaced by quangos and central government.« he says. (Eric Pickles opposes the move, so that's another plus.)
Heseltine also tells Gideon that »The market can’t deliver growth without government help.«
He also tells Dave to stop doing a little cry about Europe and immigration, suggests that there should be a public interest test for big foreign takeovers, and praises Vince Cable.
He wants England to become more like Germany, basically
There's probably something about it on the guardian, too.