'One Yorkshire' and all that

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    orsenkaht Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad we've pulled out of the Sheffield City Region deal. It seems to me that we'd be very much subsumed into the 'massive' city if we went ahead. The HS2 route looks to have been sucked into Sheffield, rather than via Meadowhall, where it would have had good links with the other three towns. I fear for Rotherham's identity if it goes forward. It's closer geographically to Sheffield of course, but it has always had it's own character, in my experience.

    I'd be happier with a 'One Yorkshire' devolution deal. Having several larger cities might help prevent one becoming too dominant and sucking up all the funds. You can only imagine that the government's insistence on a greater Sheffield is because they fear One Yorkshire becoming the next Scotland/Catalonia?
     
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    GloucesterRedsBigBro Well-Known Member

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    When are people going to realise the "Northern Powehouse" will always refer to and prefer Leeds and Manchester with perhaps a little nod towards Liverpool and a smaller nod towards Newcastle. The rest of us don't come in to it.
     
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    tyrone1 Banned Idiot

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    Its just an extra level of bureaucracy

    Or its.creating synergies to create marginal savings
     
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    It's all in the EU plan for 9 regions of the UK... Prescott tried to bring it in but the vote was unwinnable, so got binned. Now it been brought in like it or not, in true EU style
    Brexit my ar5e... We are lead by traitors and Quislings
     
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    tyrone1 Banned Idiot

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    Brexit isa charade fir the rich

    Like I said last year we are going to end up with a Norwegian style deall
     
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    City regions have absolutely nothing to do with the NUTS 1 regions (which I assume is what you're referring to). They're not even slightly similar.

    Prescott tried to bring in local assemblies, but his plans for them would have made them completely pointless, so it was rejected in the first referendum. Again, nothing to do with the EU. And certainly nothing to do with city regions.
     

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