Now that the Tories have managed to scrape to an overall majority in the House of Commons we have heard a lot from David Cameron about the United Kingdom being "One Nation" presumably that means economically, socially and geographically.
Apparently the economy is growing and the UK is the success story of Europe.
Mr Cameron's sidekick George Osborne has been promoting something called the Northern Powerhouse, although nobody from this region is sure if we are part of it as it seems to start and end in Manchester,and possibly Leeds ?
So the people of the North East might not be jumping up and down for joy at this news.
Look past the rhetoric and at the facts and figures, these make pretty ugly reading in recent years as far as we in the North East are concerned.
Do people in our region really believe the horrendously unjust treatment handed down to us is about to be changed anytime soon?
It is not unreasonable to ask for a fair deal and justice.
The North East and injustices inflicted on the people of this region.