Post by Mike Swift
There was a very interesting article in Saturday's Yorkshire Post by
Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central who advocated the One Yorkshire
devolution option, he argued that as an area we had the second
largest population after London and should be in control of our own
infrastructure etc., [...].
I pointed out many years ago, long before Brexit was a word,
that Nottinghamshire has many parallels with Luxembourg. Similar
population, area, geography, split between industrial and rural,
farm and forest, natural resources, history both factual and legend,
economy, transport links, art, literature, language, .... More, and
better, sport and armed forces. Our own TV channel; radio stations;
theatres; newspapers. Good food. Leading contender for European
City of Culture until the EU scuppered all UK entries.
The only important thing they have and we don't is a nation,
and with it the trappings of power -- esp within the EU. About time
Independence for Nottinghamshire! The rest of the EMidlands
can join us if they like; and despite ancient rivalries, esp with
Sheffield and York, I'm sure we could come to a decent trade deal
with an independent Yorkshire.