Ac­tion bet­ter than hot air

Sunderland Echo - - Opinion -

Re­search show­ing that rail trans­port in London re­ceives six times as much fund­ing as that in the North East is de­press­ing read­ing.

The gov­ern­ment keeps talk­ing about the North­ern Pow­er­house and in­vest­ing bil­lions of pounds across the North of Eng­land but mean­while busi­nesses in this re­gion con­tinue to suf­fer from poor trans­port links.

I have long ar­gued that we need real ac­tion and not just hot air and yet again fig­ures re­veal that the prom­ises are not be­ing trans­lated into re­al­ity.

The po­ten­tial for growth in the North East is tremen­dous with the skills, en­thu­si­asm and sheer hard work ethic – but we are still be­ing let down by the pow­ers that be. And it is not good enough.

Jonathan Arnott,

UKIP North East MEP

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