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    Limmy is right about Brexit affecting Scotland.
    A big part was re-establishing London dominance.
    Not just from Brussels.
    Within the UK too.

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    I've had many disagreements about this.
    But I believe that "decentralisers" like Hannan knew this, wanted it, and will never admit it.

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    The EU is a hugely decentralising body.
    It permits movement & trade between Barcelona and Occitanie without Paris or Madrid having a say.

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    And boy did British big-statists like Hannan, Cummings, Banks etc... hate it.
    I know they would deny such a label and believe their denials.

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    But I remember Cummings from an earlier time.
    He helped kill North-East devolution.
    A 'decentraliser' who fights against decentralisation.
    🙄

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    Oh and since I'm a data person. Here's the data I used to challenge my feelings. The location of the UK vs the EU's top think-tanks.

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