Letters – ‘Northern Powerhouse’ jobs moving south

Dear Editor,

I’ve long suspected the Chancellor’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ of being little more than a gimmick; the North East doesn’t seem to have been a priority for this government in any way.  When the government forgot about the North East whilst tweeting about the Northern Powerhouse, it reflected what many of us have felt for a long time.

The Northern Powerhouse department is ironically being moved to London, and North East jobs will soon be at risk in Gateshead, Billingham and Darlington. Sadly, I think this is yet another example of my suspicions being confirmed.
Jonathan Arnott MEP
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