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This piece on Roubaix is fantastic. Worth a month's FT subscription alone.

And of course Roubaix is a city close to our hearts at @ODILeeds -- it is the French Bradford to our 50-year twin city of Lille.

I spent a week there in February expanding @TheDataCity to France.
@ODILeeds @TheDataCity From now on I'm going to be talking Lille (Métropole Européenne de Lille -- @MEL_Lille) which contains Roubaix, Tourcoing, and other similar cities and town.

The economic history (weaving, clothes, etc...) of Leeds and Lille are extremely similar. Their present too...
@ODILeeds @TheDataCity @MEL_Lille We don't have easily-comparable data at small scales. But Lille's region has performed almost identically to Yorkshire in recent decades. And Leeds City Region feels very much like Lille. But with the usual UK vs. France differences. imactivate.com/regionexplorer…
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We'll be live tweeting from BBC Any Questions for the next hour or so.
It's been a busy week on the Brexit front, so it promises to be interesting.
Panel includes:
@Andrew_Adonis @Juergen_Maier @JennyChapman & Wokingham MP @johnredwood
#bbcaq #anyquestions
The question on everyone's lips with #brexit "was this really what you envisaged you were going to get"
Once again they say there was a very strong instruction to Parliament - the minority was a tiny percentage - this can't be seen as a strong instruction.
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