WHEN will the message sink in that the North has as much power as a cheap Chinese battery?

We are the whipping boy, always have been, always will be. Five years down the line and the charge has well and truly run out.

Don’t get me wrong, I would rather live here with our beautiful coastline and countryside, where our roads are less congested, and the majority of people are decent, pleasant and hard working.

I’m working class and proud of it having worked all of my life and I feel paid my dues and more in taxes.

We are the engine room of this country but those in power don’t seem to realise engines need lubricating and we are starved of this vital commodity.

Once that engine stops the country will grind to a halt.

John Cumberland, Rushyford