Articles like this being a wry smile to my face for there is so much discussion about the north-south divide. I’ve lived in the north and can see their point that investment in infrastructure takes a very poor second place to investment in the all-important south-east.
The south-east gets priority for everything because that is where government ministers and officials spend their time. Quite frankly, it suits them to invest in infrastructure in their back yards.
Ask for some infrastructure in the south-west, however, and it is a different story. Although we are in the ‘south’ we seem to get very little investment (oh yes, I know the North Devon link road is being improved, but 60 miles to the nearest railways station is something people
I was thinking only yesterday: what if we had a tram for Barnstaple to Bude? Imagine how easy that would be for people travelling to work, the