Boris’s tactical spending spree may just win over the North East’s Lexiteers: left-wingers who want Brexit but rely heavily on public services. That our Brexit-loving, spendthrift PM possesses unique appeal to this demographic will be catastrophic for Northern Labour – and more importantly, Labour voters themselves.
Shortlisted for the Terry Kelly Poetry Prize, this political limerick by North-East born John Lennox takes aim at ‘small-town’ abandonment by prevailing British governments.
Regional neglect benefits nobody: it only furthers political and economic division. Top universities must implement clear targets to recruit students from Low Participation Neighbourhoods outside of London and the South-East before it’s too late.
1066 is an important date in British history. It was the year William the Conqueror landed in Hastings ready to wrench the throne from the deserving (and probably dashing) English King, Harold Godwinson. But this didn’t just initiate sweeping changes in landscapes and government. It launched Anglo-Saxon England into a turbulent millennia of North-South civil unrest which continues to this day.