Tag Archives: Yorkshire Devolution

Will neglect drive Yorkshire to a Catalan-style revolt?

The week before Christmas there was a minor explosion over South Yorkshire. By a majority of 85%, the people of Barnsley and Doncaster voted “Shexit”. In a twin-town referendum, they chose to have nothing to do with neighbouring Sheffield, the … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire residents to get a say in devolution dispute

South Yorkshire residents could be given an opportunity to weigh in on the future of devolution in the region as council leaders seek a solution to the current stand-off over the prospect of a pan-Yorkshire deal. Councillors in Barnsley and … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s devolution plan on the table as council leaders hope to move forward with a deal

Council chiefs from across Yorkshire are set to hold talks tomorrow in an effort to secure a devolution deal for the region. Leaders and chief executives will meet in York in the hope they can iron out a plan to … Continue reading

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Javid facing fresh appeal over Yorkshire devolution plan

COMMUNITIES SECRETARY Sajid Javid has been asked to meet MPs as well as council, business and union leaders in an effort to end the deadlock over Yorkshire devolution. The Yorkshire Post says: Sajid Javid’s rank hypocrisy must not stop devolution … Continue reading

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Tom Richmond: “Why it is time to hold referendum over Yorkshire devolution”

THE most ambitious region in the country? I’d like to think it is Yorkshire thanks to the visionaries and trailblazers who live and work here. The most outspoken? Definitely. Just as one department store is never knowingly undersold, this county … Continue reading

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City region compromise proposed over Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A SENIOR Yorkshire MP is set to propose a compromise to end the increasingly acrimonious deadlock over efforts to give the region more control over its own affairs. Dan Jarvis will suggest the existing Sheffield City Region devolution deal could … Continue reading

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Deadlock looms as Conservative leaders back away from One Yorkshire devolution plan

A STRING of Conservative council leaders have called for talks to secure a ‘Greater Yorkshire’ devolution deal in a blow to the alternative One Yorkshire plan. A letter signed by North Yorkshire County Council leader Carl Les, York Council leader … Continue reading

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