Johnny Marr calls George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse “thick” and “patronising” – Mirror Online

Smiths guitar legend Johnny Marr says George Osborne should stop patronising northerners with “thick” slogans.

Marr slammed the Chancellor’s “Northern Powerhouse” slogan, branding it patronising to Northern people.

Taking to Twitter, the guitarist said: “Do Cameron and Osborne actually think that people in the North are OK with the term “Northern Powerhouse?”

“Patronising and thick or what?”

Source: Johnny Marr calls George Osborne’s Nothern Powerhouse “thick” and “patronising” – Mirror Online

Follow me on Twitter: @MidWalesMike

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

If you have enjoyed this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:


4 thoughts on “Johnny Marr calls George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse “thick” and “patronising” – Mirror Online

  1. Nick Fourbanks

    Like most government ministers they do not care much for northerners George Osborne and co know nothing about the north they have never had any friends from the north and they very rarely get to visit the north

      1. Nick Fourbanks

        Tatton may well be in the north mike but it is on prime estate in Cheshire

        most people in the true north wont know of tatton i live in Sussex but i have never visited the best parts and i think that goes for most folk

  2. wildswimmerpete

    To be geographically and meteorologically pedantic, Mike, Cheshire is in the Midlands. “Up North” begins t’other side of the Mersey. I live in the Weaver Vale constituency, adjacent to Tatton. The border between the two constituencies was gerrymandered by the Tories during their last term of office to encourage a Tory win in the ’15 GE. A taste of things to come?

Comments are closed.