New report calls for 'Thames City' region
London and the South East should join forces to create a new region called "Thames City", with new tax-raising powers, to boost the country's economy, a new report has suggested.
The Southern Powerhouse report, by the Conservatives in the London Assembly, said the new area could co-ordinate economic development.
BBC London's Political Editor Tim Donovan spoke to Conservative London Assembly member Andrew Boff and Diane Abbott, Labour MP for Hackney North.
25 Jan 2015