The farcical tragicomedy of Tory MP James Wharton’s blundering tenure as minister for the so-called ‘Northern Powerhouse’ knows no bounds – his latest cack-handed attempt at damage limitation as Teesside’s steel industry collapses is a bizarre boycott of his local daily paper.
With their local steel plant closing with the loss of at least 1,700 jobs, Middlesbrough F.C. had a new chant to entertain themselves on their 568-mile round trip away schlep to Cardiff this week. Sung to the tune of Lord Of The Dance:
The credibility of the Tories’ minister for the so-called ‘Northern Powerhouse’ seems to plumb new depths on a daily basis — with figures from his own (northern) back yard beginning to round on him.