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British life, once defined by government services and local businesses, is now dominated by large private conglomerates--leading to a blandness that one think tank called 'Ghost Town Britain.' (Chris Jackson/Getty Images) British life, once defined by government services and local businesses, is now dominated by large private conglomerates--leading to a blandness that one think tank called "Ghost Town Britain."

Buy local, vote Conservative

Conservatives in Britain try a new idea: Defend the community from global corporations

By Sasha Issenberg
March 29, 2009

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LONDON - When Mark Prisk, a member of British Parliament, surveys the precarious state of business in his exurban Hertfordshire district, he tends to worry not about those too big to fail, but about those too small to succeed. (Full article: 1709 words)

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