Gove evokes spirit of Thatcherism to help boost levelling-up agenda

Levelling Up minister Michael Gove has promised to harness the “spirit” of Thatcherism to help the north of England, with Labour promising to go much further in devolving power out of London. Mr Gove cited the “active” government of Margaret Thatcher and her 1980s transformation of the London docklands as inspiration for levelling up – the plan to narrow economic and social disparities between the North and South.