It seems Labour’s interim leader, Harriet Harman, is totally unable to control her party if members are coming out with nonsense like this.
Labour’s implosion continues and the people who should be stopping it are just standing by and letting it happen. This Gareth Thomas should be removed from the running for making fat-headed remarks like this.
I read this with quiet horror in the Guardian:
London should be treated as a city state and given tax-raising powers to match its equal standing with the four nations of the UK, according to a potential Labour candidate for mayor.
Gareth Thomas, a former trade minister who hopes to succeed Boris Johnson next year, says that as the country inevitably moves towards a federal system, it was time to recognise that “our UK is made up of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the city state of London”.
I have read what Gareth Thomas wrote himself wrote on the issue. And it makes no more sense.
– See more at: http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2015/06/01/can-anyone-in-labour-seriously-be-proposing-the-city-state-of-london/#sthash.FWeUaiNY.dpuf