Wednesday 16 March 2016 by Rhys Daniels

Leeds proposes ‘Trump-style wall’ to keep Mancs out


Massive wall between Leeds and Manchester

Yorkshire is united today following news that George Osborne plans to announce investment in improving transport links across the Pennines in today’s Budget.

More than 7 million people from the North West could soon be descending on Yorkshire, due to the expected announcement that the Chancellor is planning a multi-billion pounds investment in HS3 and the widening of the M62 motorway.

It’s understood that George Osborne is excited about the first modernisation of Northern railways since the Victorian times through electrification, despite initial concerns that “electricity wasn’t widely available up there”.

Osborne said “It’s a great idea and a small price to pay. If we can keep them travelling sideways from Manchester to Leeds and back, we won’t have to worry about them coming down here, working, and sending money back to places like Brighouse.”

Many people living in Yorkshire are less excited about the plans; with many of them believing the Northern Powerhouse is actually Elland Road, home to Leeds United.

Leeds resident Simon Williams, told us, “We don’t want to share the Powerhouse with Mancs.

“We all want the Powerhouse to be generating some power at some point, but for our own, why do you think so many of us still go there on a Saturday? The football?!”

A spokesperson for Manchester Council told us, “Whatever, man.”

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