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The Times today – ‘Yorkshire wants its own seat of power’

July 8, 2014

An article in The Times today picks up on the similar argument in yesterday’s FT that the success of the Tour de France over the weekend in Yorkshire has ‘fuelled talk of independence, or at least devolution, for Yorkshire.’ There is a name check for the Yorkshire Devolution Movement and although we said that education and health should be policy areas (amongst others) which are devolved to the region, we would not have included tourism. The whole point is that tourism is one of the few areas where Yorkshire has a certain autonomy and because of that was able to secure le Grand Depart for ‘Yorkshire’. The issue is, given what we achieved with tourism, the potential is there to achieve so much more for people and the economy. Just give us the powers!

Times article



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