ON June 8, the people of Yorkshire will make a decision. Not a decision about whether Brexit should happen – that has already been made – but about how we make a success of it, and how we make a success of Britain beyond Brexit.
The next few years will see our country change its relationship with Europe and the rest of the world. As we do so, other challenges will have to be addressed: the challenge of an ageing population; of sluggish productivity; and of new technologies that could make many of today’s jobs obsolete. Above all, the challenge of a country that is too unfair and getting unfairer.