The Story is on the Birkdale Focus Blog site – see link above
As someone who has always been at best sceptical of the Northern Powerhouse concept/project I find myself at one with Lauren Keith who has written a posting on this subject for the Birkdale Focus blog site. It is worth a read.
I commented quite some time ago about a Labour Party friend of mine re- christening it the ‘Northern Poorhouse’ and a more apt name I have yet to come across. Sadly, I get the impression though that northern Labour leaders seem to have been taken in by it. Without really significant investment it is and will remain nothing more Tory than window dressing.