A magazine article has described some northern towns and cities as 'decaying', and says the government should not try to rescue them.
Burnley is among the places named in the leader column in the Economist.
It says the Government should be trying to help people commute or move to places where there are jobs.
Daniel Knowles is from the Economist.
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