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Sir Ian McGeechan: ‘We have the advantage…of a natural Yorkshire identity and it is about making the most of that’

July 12, 2014

There is an excellent interview piece in today’s Yorkshire Post with Sir Ian McGeechan, Yorkshire Carnegie’s executive chairman. The large part of what he says focuses, naturally enough, on what plans he has for rugby in the county, but he does make a revealing comment, one which should be noted by all those who think the way forward for devolution in Yorkshire is through its cities exclusively. He says:

“The thing I noticed when I lived away from the county for 20 odds years is that people say ‘I am from Yorkshire’, not from Leeds, Sheffield or Hull, so you have got an affinity to something and a name that is a lot stronger than an affinity to one town.

“We have the advantage, as last weekend showed with Tour de France, of a natural Yorkshire identity and it is about making the most of that.”

Here at YDM we couldn’t agree more. The full interview can be found here.

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