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Former Chancellor George Osborne has criticised what he says is the government's lack of action over the so-called "Northern Powerhouse".
Mr Osborne is chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, which is calling for an extra £1bn a year to improve education funding for the most disadvantaged children.
The organisation also wants money to be spent to create a high-speed Trans-Pennine rail link from Liverpool to Hull, via Leeds and Manchester.
Mr Osborne, who's expected to attend a Northern Powerhouse conference in Leeds later, says the north of England is being held back by a paucity of vision from ministers.
Pretending that Britain might leave the EU without a deal is playing Russian Roulette with the economy, says George Osborne.
Former Chancellor George Osborne has added another role to his bulging portfolio of post-politics jobs.
The London Evening Standard editor has joined his brother’s San Francisco-based venture capital firm, according to the Financial Times.
Advising 9yards Capital is Mr Osborne's ninth job since he left the government, it says.