The Government has continually talked about levelling up the North South divide and is endeavouring to do so by ploughing vast sums of money into massive infrastructure projects to benefit the North such as HS2.
I must say I am wondering why they are doing this and how will it level up the divide between North and South for when the average price of a detached house in the South is £643,000 compared to under half the price up North at £319,000 and one can buy a pint of beer in the North for £2.35, why would they want to level up to pay over £5.00 as we do in the South I have no idea.
It seems the climate change mob are against the HS2 rail project and are digging tunnels to hide in and putting tents in trees to delay the project which seems odd as I was under the impression that these people wanted to encourage us not to use our cars and use the train instead.
As we all know it is far more expensive to live in the South and I would have thought the Government should actually be giving us in the South more money if their intention is to create a level playing field, or is their intention to level up by making it just as expensive to live up North as it is in the South.
The only saving grace I can see with the divide is the fact that petrol is actually cheaper down South, which means that when I venture forth to foreign climes North of Watford the cost of my outbound journey will be cheaper than my return but overall will be a level playing field.