Cycling pledge to reboot ‘northern powerhouse’ – is it some kind of joke?

From Twitter: "Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport views Olympic success in cycling as the future for mass transport."

From Twitter: “Chris Grayling, Secretary of State for Transport views Olympic success in cycling as the future for mass transport.”

This is far too easy to mock (see the image and caption above).

Can Theresa May be serious or is she having a “senior moment”?

Theresa May pledged to support a bid to bring the cycling world championships to Yorkshire as she vowed her government would press ahead with George Osborne’s “northern powerhouse” project.

After Team GB’s extraordinary medal success in the cycling events at the Rio Olympics, the prime minister used an article in the Yorkshire Post to promise that the government would underwrite the UK’s bid to host the world championships and provide £24m of investment.

May also insisted she was committed to the “northern powerhouse” strategy, championed by the former chancellor, to give more powers to city regions.

Source: May reboots ‘northern powerhouse’ with £24m cycling pledge | UK news | The Guardian

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8 thoughts on “Cycling pledge to reboot ‘northern powerhouse’ – is it some kind of joke?

  1. Christine Cullen

    She would do better getting behind Labour mayors when they get elected and making it a priority to listen to their ideas.

  2. Justin

    she is missing a opportunity, Tory austerity at there own expense, free pushbikes so they could cycle around to there own constituency, look at the benefits, they could see for themselves what a mess there own transport policies make of the local areas, they would cut down on minister’s gas guzzling cars for a friendly pushbike, no road tax, no wear and tear to the road’s, the chance to experience running over a pothole or getting run over by another car in the process, keeping fit and losing weight, there are to many mp’s that appear unhealthy, they could lead by example, useful in Essex! and to be a northern powerhouse, excellent any conservative mp in the north on pushbikes, there one in straight talking mp form yorkshire who might benefit from that when he has to go to a hospital because it is to expensive to park as he spent 90 minutes talking a load of claptrap so nobody else had a chance to talk.

    one other thing a powerhouse strategy by a bloke who has succesfully ruined the british economy, constantly joined the tory pick on the poor club, that strategy needs to be looked at carefully, powerhouse indeed more likely a power failure.

  3. Justin Greenwood

    seem to forget what the tory party did to the northern powerhouse called the mining industry, everything they touch goes wrong

  4. Barry Davies

    The medal factory, for cycling, is based in Manchester doesn’t she know that is in the north? BTW remain would have ensured we lost the NHS Bexit was the only way to save it.

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