The Yorkshire Post says: Minister snubs One Yorkshire – why councils must stand firm
THE initial belief that Yorkshire’s devolution deadlock could be broken as a result of James Brokenshire’s recent appointment as Communities Secretary appears to have been misplaced. He is a politician accustomed to the intricacies of devolution after an onerous stint as Northern Ireland Secretary.
Yet, while Mr Brokenshire repeatedly placed the onus on local leaders in Northern Ireland to reconcile their deep differences, he’s reluctant to apply this principle to Yorkshire. Why? On a day that will see council chiefs meet to finesse their One Yorkshire blueprint, and when at least 18 out of... read more
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