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celeste

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Can more mayors heal the North/South divide?
« on: 10:07:02, 02/03/21 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56215352

The pandemic has exacerbated concerns of a "North-South divide". So what can be done?
People are still milling about in central Manchester, but instead of stopping to browse or grab a bite they wander past shuttered shops.

The city has had to get used to restrictions. Last year they remained in place in Manchester, while elsewhere they were eased.
Local leaders got angry, including Greater Manchester's Labour mayor, Andy Burnham.
He went toe-to-toe with the government in a stand-off over support, suggesting that despite the significant help on offer for business, parts of the North were getting an unfair deal.
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Re: Can more mayors heal the North/South divide?
« Reply #1 on: 10:09:51, 02/03/21 »
The 'North-South divide has been used as a political weapon,  I can't see it being given up.
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