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THE SUN SAYS The shocking economic divide between London and the rest of the UK has been exposed

The Sun

The shocking economic gulf between ­London and the rest of Britain is starkly exposed by new statistics today.

Our worst-off, least productive regions, which should have been boosted by extra funding, have instead been starved of it for 20 years while billions were poured into an already booming capital.

It is true that plenty of towns and cities outside London ARE thriving. But even there, transport is in a woeful state compared with the capital’s Tube, trains and buses. No wonder, when London has had three times as much transport funding as the rest of England.

It is great that the former Red Wall seats which handed the Tories power have forced them to prioritise our “left behind” regions.

But it remains scandalous that instead of increasing their productivity, Labour and Tory Governments let them fall even further behind.

That divide has become a chasm which our new Chancellor must close.

 

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