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Author Topic: Has Tony Blair has taken the North-East for granted?  (Read 416 times)

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Reported in the Northern Echo today.
A report published today, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Labour's 1997 election landslide, concludes that the North-East has never had it so good and is a better place in which to live - but the region still lags behind the rest of the country.

It also highlights a growing wealth divide in "Blair's backyard" between affluent towns such as Hexham, in Northumberland, and places such as the east Durham former pit community of Easington.

See here

Anyone got any comments on this?


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Re: Has Tony Blair has taken the North-East for granted?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 21:20 »
Tough one.

Only thing I do know is that rather a lot of European money has been spent on regeneration in the North East.

Question is... Has it been spent wisely, and in the right areas?
(not that it's got much to do with Blair though!) :D

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