May 9, 2014

Mighty Yorkshire Another Country in Waiting

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

The Associated Press

If Wales and Cornwall go down the same path as Scotland, it will be entirely London's fault. Successive London politicians have curbed local discretion, stripped out revenue-raising powers and suppressed regional democracy while doing little to revive an exhausted economy. Cameron has suppressed all county planning. Like Scotland, England's northern provinces have been relegated to the status of London dependencies, treated as Belgrade treated the provinces of former Yugoslavia.

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