This is a powerful and insightful article from Martin Kettle in the Guardian, He claims that Northerners are angry and feel the government would never have allowed this to happen in the south of England.
Of course, there aren’t too many Tory strongholds in the flooded north but there are some areas, like York, which have traditionally been important centers for civil servants, viz. until they were weakened by austerity.
Some wonder whether the Northern powerhouse is an exercise in political spin designed to mollify voters.
Perhaps, David Cameron’s Government really doesn’t understand Northerners?