Why TechNorth and HS3 alone won't guarantee the north's prosperity
The Tories’ vision for a high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds is flawed – increasing commuter numbers is only realistic if wages rise in accordance
As if to make up for decades of electoral estrangement from all but the cosiest parts of Coutts and Cartier country Cheshire, the Tories (with the help of Nick Clegg) have announced a series of initiatives to boost the supposedly humdrum economies of our great northern cities.
In this post-indyref political landscape, the party is pursuing the provinces in search of electoral gains; with ‘HS3’ and TechNorth both earmarked as vote-winning peace offerings to the north, it appears that an attempt at reconciliation with the vast expanse between the Mersey and the Tyne is under way.
Source: Guardian Transport