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An allusion to various English towns called (name)-on-Thames, and the economic success of Singapore after its separation from Malaysia. London, the capital of the United Kingdom, is situated on the River Thames.

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  1. (UK politics, economics) A proposed model for the United Kingdom after Brexit, involving laissez-faire free trade unencumbered by regulation.
    • 2019 December 17, Howard Davies, “Will the UK really turn into 'Singapore-on-Thames' after Brexit?”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      The idea that London might have a post-Brexit future as a kind of deregulated “Singapore-on-Thames” is one of the more curious notions to have emerged in the three and a half years since the UK’s citizens voted narrowly to leave the EU in the fateful June 2016 referendum.

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