Tuesday, 1 July 2014

City Regions?

The loyally Labour old coal and steel belts of County Durham, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are among the places that will need to be convinced that our, as often as not Conservative or Lib Dem, urban neighbours quite deserved all of this.

At the very least, we are not having the powers of our own local authorities transferred to them. In fact, since we are fairly populous, we may reasonably demand that whatever they got, then so should we. At least that money and those powers would always be under the control of members of Ed Miliband's own party.


  1. Goodness me, I don't very often agree with anything the wet-behind-the-ears Owen Jones says ( unlike say Simon Heffer or Peter Hitchens he's never travelled the world to see the harsh realities if life under leftist regimes).

    But I agreed with every word of his article today on the pure cynicism of Labour Party policy; particularly it's preposterous attempt to appear patriotic ( get me a sick bag) by making it a "special offence" to attack a British soldier.

    It's as cringeworthy as Gordon Brown's notorious proposal for a "National British Day" (which would be about as un British as it gets).

    The Labour Party trying to fake patriotism is utterly embarrassingly cringeworthy.

    They just look embarassing.

    1. Owen is almost old enough to be your father.