When the North East of England voted 78% NO to regionalisation, we thought that was it. The end of the regionalisation project. This was the only area allowed a referendum and the electorate had spoken. Silly us! The wishes of the people count for nought and regionalisation continues apace. It suits the anti-English Union Government, headed by Gordon Brown, to dismember our country (we didn't vote for him) and it suits the EU (we didn't vote for that, either).
So we now have Yorkshire, Europe. Actually that's not really the old county of Yorkshire - it's "Yorkshire and Humber", an EU/NuLab region. Not UK. Not England. A tinpot region to be ruled from on high in Brussels.
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