"The subsidy from London and the South East to the rest of the country is truly astonishing. While the difference between what London spends and what it earns is 10 per cent on the plus side, you go to Wales and it’s 36 per cent on the minus side.
The North East is -32 per cent and even the relatively prosperous North West
is -18.4 per cent. Why don’t they live within their means, or move down here
and see what it’s like to be taxed until they weep? Frankly, we can no
longer keep subsiding other people’s spending habits."
That loveable chap Kelvin MacKenzie - yes, the man responsible for the Sun's infamous coverage of the Hillsborough tragedy - continuing to show empathy and understanding towards those who don't live in the south-east. His comments come as part of a call for a political party that represents the region which is staggering in many ways, though chiefly for its complete lack of irony. Funnily enough, Kelv, such a party already exists - they're called the Tories.
Take your persecution complex and fuck off, you horrible, whining tosser.
(Thanks to Simon for the link.)