Patrick Diamond says the Government seems more interested in "shoring up the old economic model" which brought about the last recession:
Key public institutions ought to be dispersed outside London. For example, the House of Lords ought to have a regional base; cultural institutions such as the Royal Opera House and the British Museum ought to be re-located in Northern cities.
A former adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown has suggested that the British Museum and Royal Opera House should be moved out of London to a northern city.
Patrick Diamond, who helped write Labour's 2010 manifesto, says politicians need to form a new 'national economic strategy', with a big shift of power to the regions. He says that would that would put communities, councils and other civic leaders in charge of a localised economy.
Visitor numbers are up nearly 50 per cent at St Paul's Cathedral compared to last year as financially squeezed families choose to holiday at home. Figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions said that nationally numbers at leading attractions were up 22 per cent.
More than 300,000 people have visited the V&A museum to see the _David Bowie is ..... _exhibition which ends this weekend and The British Museum in London has also seen big business.
The British Museum has brought together examples of Ice Age art from across Europe for a new exhibition. Some of the exhibits are 40,000 years old and help researchers to understand how humans developed creative ways of thinking.
Ground breaking technology means visitors to the British Museum can carry out a virtual autopsy on one of their most well-known mummies. Special computers have been set up allowing people to explore the body of the man who was buried in Egypt around 3500BC.
Dozens of objects recovered from the ruins of the Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum will go on show outside Italy for the first time at a new exhibition at the British Museum.
The two cities were wiped out by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. However, gas and ash from the volcano helped preserve the objects or allowed archaeologists to create stone casts of the bodies. The exhibition runs from March 28 to September 29 next year.