- In the 2015 budget, George Osborne pledged £13bn to fund a "northern powerhouse". It turns out that figure was smoke and mirrors - including billions of already promised, regular spending. £5bn of it alone is for routine maintenance of the A1 - the road that links London to Edinburgh.
Hot tube time machine
- Of all the many, many reasons to hate London, the Tube is perennially at number one. Yes, even above the fact that London takes a massively disproportionate share of our taxes. The London Underground is a vast network of Victorian torture devices, designed to dehumanise all who enter. And in Summer, it's even worse.
You need to be twice as rich to live in London
- If you want to live in London, you'll pay for the privilege. Over and over again.
Rail fuck up? Divert the money South
- The first post-election blow to Osborne and Cameron's mooted "Northern Powerhouse". The government freezes work on key rail infrastructure upgrades - including the electrification of the busy transpennine route between Leeds and Manchester and the Midland main line between York and Sheffield - apparently in favour of the Great Western Mainline. This is the line connects Bristol to - you guessed it - London.
"Electrification of the Great Western line is a top priority and I want Network Rail to concentrate its efforts on getting that right" said Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. The twat.