A new retail quarter for Sheffield was also put on hold and a £13m grant to buy the old Outokumpu steelworks in the city was scrapped, in a further sign that many traditionally Labour areas are now losing out under the coalition government. Others include Leeds, Birmingham and Hartlepool.
Many traditionally Labour areas are losing the preferential treatment they received under the previous government is how that should read.
Now you can of course argue that that\’s what Labour governments are for: to benefit those who vote Labour. But if you do you cannot turn round and complain when a not Labour government decides to benefit those who did not vote Labour.