The REAL suck on the taxpayers’ tit

I’m beginning to think London is the big SUCK on the taxpayers’ tit – it’s not us feckless people up north who cost the most.  A quick glance at some of government’s tables and articles in the press show that:

  • The North East has received £86.22 per head in arts lottery funding since 1995, while Londoners received £165.
  • £21.33 per head is spent on arts’ funding in London compared to £5.59 per head for the rest of the country
  • 85% of the highways budget is spent in London and the SE.
  • £2,700 is spent per person in London on public transport subsidies compared with £5 per head in the north-east.

We don’t even have a Film Hub up here.

And EVEN if we oop Norf do take more health spending (which is open to debate) – remember our life expectancy is 10 years less than in London and the SE, so that’s 10 years less of state pensions!

We may like to think that the wealth is created in London too – but the North East is regularly the only region with a balance of trade surplus!  So I say fuck you London, fuck you Tories, I think we would manage without you.

For more information read the government’s OWN analysis.

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I run a film production company in Gatesheed, UK. I have two boys and one American husband. I love NUFC, the Red Sox and Pats. I rant A LOT.

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