Devolution for Yorkshire?

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Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:33 pm

Yorkshire Independence : a campaign for a devolved Yorkshire assembly: http://www.yorkshireindependence.com/
...a cross-party campaign concerned with securing devolved government for Yorkshire. This movement was launched in August 2010, after noting how the Yorkshire identity had no political outlet. We aim to secure this outlet by encouraging debate on the viability of devolution to the Yorkshire region, and ultimately advocate a referendum on the creation of Yorkshire institutions with powers similar to those of the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish Assemblies. As a recently founded movement, our first aim is to create a network of like-minded individuals who share a desire to see Yorkshire exercise a degree of political autonomy.
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Re: Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by Cormorant » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:29 pm

What is the French/Breton for..

Completely barking mad, Philip? :shock:

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Re: Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by P_Trembath » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:44 pm

Good for them.

As usual though, where the Celts lead, others follow.
Everyone, Cornish or otherwise, has their own particular part to play. No part is too great or too small; no one is too old or too young to do something.

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Re: Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by carrek » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:56 pm

If the people of Yorkshire want it, then they should get it.

But as long as the campaign supports Cornish devolution too. It should be recognised that asymmetrical devolution based on regions people actually identify with is the correct approach, not the one size fits all shambles that was proposed under Labour.

Not sure the name "Yorkshire Independence" is sending out the right message though!

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:26 pm

And if Yorkshire were to declare independence: http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom ... dependence

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Re: Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by Abieuan » Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:12 pm

Powers should be with the communities and regions firstly, and when it is in the best interests of communities to centralise powers, (defence etc) then that's sensible, but now here in the UK we have countries and regions struggling to regain powers that should naturaly be theirs.

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Re: Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by Marhak » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:45 am

Let Yorkshire do what it will (and good luck to 'em), but we should be concentrating on the job in hand - the future of Cornwall.

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Re: Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:17 pm

A couple of blog posts here that may be of interest.

The Cornish Republican: More from the English fascists in Kernow

The Cornish Republican: The wonderful chaos that is English regionalism

Before anybody points out the inconsistencies in blogging about English regionalists and then following this with a post calling for a progressive English nationalist party let me just say that I support the people of England's right to self-determination. If they want a single parliament then they should have it. On the other hand if they decide that regional parliaments would better suit them then so be it.

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Re: Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by Marhak » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:25 pm

Let England have a single parliament of its own, by all means. As long as they leave Cornwall out of it, and allow us our own (which extant law gives us the right to anyway).

Personally, I think it's long past time that we asserted that legal right.

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Re: Devolution for Yorkshire?

Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:41 pm

A new party for Northumbria is born: http://www.northumbriaparty.com/
Welcome to the Northumbria Party. The only party specifically for North East England. Founded in January 2011 the party aims to fix the failures of this government. Bring growth and jobs back to our region, bring decision making power to our communities and support our rich heritage

David Cameron has stated "The North East will bare the brunt of the cuts" Let's send him a message that we won't stand for it

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