Study shows 4.3 million children were living in poverty in 2019-2020 and that rates in north east England saw biggest increase.
Kevin Hollinrake, an aide to Michael Gove, tells HuffPost UK it will take 30 years to resolve the north-south divide.
Chancellor accused of attempt to "divide and rule" as his Richmond constituency is given preference to benefit from £4.8bn fund.
Exclusive: Lord Bob Kerslake says the prime minister lacks a plan to deliver his December election pledge to the north and Midlands.
Arj Singh and Paul Waugh, Anand Menon from UK In A Changing Europe and Tory MP Andy Carter take a look at the week in Westminster as Brexit and the pandemic's resurgence give a sense of history repeating itself.