It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Johnny Marr has given his thoughts on the so-called “Northern Powerhouse” and – surprise – he’s not a fan.
The Mancunian guitarist asked if Cameron and Osborne “actually think that people in the north are ok with the term” and accused it of being “patronising and thick”.
Do Cameron & Osborne actually think that people in the north are ok with the term “Northern Powerhouse ?”. Patronising and thick or what ?
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) July 8, 2015
The remark follows a previous attempt to ban David Cameron from liking The Smiths:
David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it.
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) December 2, 2010
The Newstatesman.com’s in-house token Northerner has voiced general support for Marr, although notes that the term is quite good for mocking one’s partner next time he attempts DIY.