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Before we have Indyref 2, we need a vote on Yorkshire devolution

Devolved power would mean decisions that affect the county could be made Yorkshire, not in Whitehall

By Qais Hussain  

The Union Jack and the official Yorkshire Flag. Photo: Peter Jordan_NE / Alamy Stock Photo

Devolution is often associated with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. But it’s time to consider a devolved Yorkshire. Yorkshire is by far the biggest county in the UK and happens to have almost exactly the same population as Scotland, which also puts it in the same league as many other European countries. The Yorkshire economy contributes billions to the UK and is twice the size of Wales’s—yet we don’t have real devolution.   

I’m a 16-year-old in Bradford, and from my experience, people in Yorkshire feel every bit as alienated from Westminster as those in Scotland. But unlike the Scots, we don’t have representation in a…

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