The Tories’ plan to ‘level up’ Britain can’t be taken seriously. Here’s why | Aditya Chakrabortty

The party’s newfound distaste for regional inequality hardly feels sincere, given all they’ve said and done before

Sweet reader, do you long for light relief? Well, I have just the thing! A quiz. Below are three statements made by a leading politician in the not-so-distant past that would be unimaginable from any government frontbencher in these days of “levelling up”. So, which throwback said them?

1) “A pound spent in Croydon is of far more value to the country than a pound spent in Strathclyde.”

Aditya Chakrabortty is a Guardian columnist

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