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I'm not going to rule out local effects, but a lot of the differences you note can be explained by ordinary demographics. If you look at the tables for the Ashcroft Exit poll to the 2016 referendum, the vote was strongly correlated with age (young people voted mostly voted remain, the old mostly voted leave), ethnic identity (people who didn't pick 'white' ...


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It appears to be the same belt (or "doughnut") effect discussed more generally with respect to other elections in (Greater) London. Basically Greater London is more than the [core] city, which itself is quite Labour and Remain oriented. Here's the EU referendum results on a London map: Image from polimapper; alas their [color] scale is a bit ...


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According to the Guardian: London used not to be “a Labour city”. London was defined in its current sprawling form, Greater London, by the Conservatives in 1963: in part to offset Labour support in the inner city by including an outer ring of more Conservative suburbs, the “doughnut” that Boris Johnson decisively gobbled up in his mayoral victories in 2008 ...


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The EU has a comparative document of taxi licensing across the union. Basically the UK has non-transferable taxi licenses, so that's we don't hear about insane "medallion" price over there. Also there are no quantitative restrictions on the supply of taxi licenses in the UK, perhaps with the exception of London, according to that EU document, although ...


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According to LSE analysis, the Asian "concentrations" (as opposed to minorities more generally) voting pattern was actually rather consistent for Leave, across the UK: Outside London, nearly every constituency with a double-digit South Asian population voted Leave. Luton has a 25 percent Asian population; Leave won there with a 19 percent majority....


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Most countries go through extradition procedures before they hand a suspect over to another country. The alternative is to try them under universal jurisdiction, but that generally requires some interest in the prosecution of the case. The UK does claim universal jurisdiction on some fraud committed abroad. Extradition requires an extradition request to be ...


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