Article Commentry: English North/South Divide, The Guardian
- 'Northern Renaissance'
- The reality of the North/South divide
- The North and the South as non-uniformed wholes
- The Northern deprivation
- The denunciation of the government's behaviour
- The inefficiency of the Blair's government, and its denial of the issue
- The failure of unadapted measures
- The solutions proposed by the journalist
- Hints for a Northern renewal
- A brighter future?
England is traditionally seen as a 'divided country', split between a prosperous South, taking advantage of the power of London, and a deprived North suffering from the decline of the industries born during the Industrial Revolution. But regarding the recent economic changes the country has gone through, contradictory surveys about the economic situation of England has raised a public debate about the reality of such a North-South gap. In 2001, an article titled 'Northern Renaissance' was published in the Guardian. It dealt with this division between Northern and Southern England, and more accurately, with the problem of poverty in the North. We can thus wonder, to what extent the author of the article proposes solutions to this issue, which he believes is badly managed by the British government? In order to answer this question, we will first highlight the way the author tries to present a clear report of the economic gap between the North and the South; we will then move on to explain how he tends to prove the inefficacity of the government on this issue. Finally, we will endeavour to show how the author tries to find solutions for it.
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