As an update to this post, somebody asked a representative sample of Yorkshire folk what they wanted. What happened? Well.
- A directly elected, Yorkshire-wide regional assembly
- Stronger powers that would include some tax-setting and law-making powers; this is to ensure actual power is achieved over issues such as transport infrastructure, economic development and education.
- To reject the devolution deal currently on offer for the Sheffield City Region and press local politicians to push for a better deal (stronger, more ambitious, more democratic and based on proper consultation) rather than walk away from devolution completely.
Right. Project “Last Chicken in the Shop” can bugger off.