- Published: Monday, 20 June 2011 11:30
- Written by Jonathan Walker
The struggling North and Midlands take on the selfish South in a new video produced by the Campaign for High Speed Rail.
It follows the publication of class-warfare posters, which I've mentioned before. These feature a bowler-hatted southern toff trying to block plans for a new rail line which will create jobs in the rest of the country, with the catchline "Their lawns or our jobs?"
The video continues in a similar theme, as it suggests opponents of high speed rail services from London to Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester want the cash to be spent on roads instead - "mostly in the south".
The voiceover warns: "In the Chilterns, hedge fund farmers and taxpayer-funded councils have built up a million-pound war chest to spend on lawyers and PR types, to scupper these plans whatever it takes.
"Plans that will help businesses outside London compete in a global economy . . . that will spread the wealth more fairly."
Here's the film: