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The Sun shines on the North

I am not a fan of the Sun and would be quite happy to see its current form “filtered” off the News-stands and away from the eyes of both easily corrupted school-boys and anxious uncertain school-girls, but sometime even misogynist dinosaurs can hit the mark.

OUR Royals seem to enjoy long lives.

But even without those good genes and the best possible medical care, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge would probably still live seven years longer than a boy born in the North on the same day.

That is the grim reality of the North-South divide that seems impossible to bridge. The simple truth is that richer areas are healthier.

Any Prime Minister who could substantially narrow that gap by focusing on generating wealth in the North would save countless lives.

And go down in history as a great.

The Sun 25 July 2013: Sun Says

It highlights a major inequality and points towards the only sustainable way to address that inequality. Read more…

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