The Budget won’t affect the geographic influences on your prosperity. Here’s Gary Stevenson

Poverty map: if you look at a map of the UK showing GDP per head of population in each region, you can see where the rich people live – and the huge swathes of land where they don’t.

Jeremy Hunt’s Budget speech – and most political announcements – made many references to the well-being of the United Kingdom as a whole.

One of the reasons for this is that, region by region, the economic picture – the well-being of the people – is not as rosy as he’d like to suggest.

Bitty little funding announcements for projects in far-flung parts of the country won’t help those areas as a whole, for the simple reason that the people with all the money don’t live there and don’t care what happens there.

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Here’s Gary Stevenson to explain why the Tories’ big mistake is concentrating all the cash among a very few people, who all live in the southeast of England [WARNING: if you can’t tolerate swearing, you won’t like this]:

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