12 Dec '11, 5pm

Long live the Queen of Shops | David Boyle

Long live the Queen of Shops | David Boyle

Mary Portas is due to report on the state of Britain's high streets tomorrow. Tweet Mary Portas was an inspired choice by the government to investigate the plight of high street shopping. She combines the independence and the imagination to make a real impact when she reports, which she is due to do tomorrow. Whether her recommendations survive the encounter with Downing Street remain to be seen. But whatever the result of her report, it is clear that the Queen of Shops understands the central truth of nef ’s Clone Town campaign – that the key to high street survival is interdependent, inter-trading local businesses. The Clone Town campaign has been grasped by politicians, where they have grasped it at all, as if it was about a purely aesthetic issue. In fact, the heart of our approach is an economics case, based on a study of how money flows around a local economy. How ma...

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