Producing an Industrial Wasteland: Capital, Labour and the State in North-East England

  • Ray Hudson
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The north-east of England (Figure 6.1) currently is, and for the foreseeable future will remain, an industrial wasteland (see also Cambridge Economic Policy Group, 1980; for a rather contrary the complementary character of the interests of capital and labour. In the longer term, however, this party political realignment may offer precisely the opportunities needed to reorient the Labour Party in the region towards policies which address the real problems of the working class and transcend those limits which at the moment prevent these being placed at the forefront of an agenda for solving the regional problem.

Figure 6.1

The North-East Region


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