Another red letter day for the North of England when Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg arrived bearing gifts.
Earlier this week I wrote about the prospect of Leeds following Manchester in agreeing to have a directly-elected mayor.
And now this afternoon Mr Clegg signed a £1 billion Leeds City Region Growth Deal, "to improve transport links, boost housing growth, accelerate town centre regeneration, develop a skilled workforce and support businesses."
"Devolving power and money to the North has been something I’ve been pushing for and this Deal is the perfect example of how local people know what works," he commented whilst waiting for the ink to dry.
“By 2021, this Deal will create at least 8,000 jobs and allow 1,000 homes to be built."
One word. Good.