Yorkshire ‘should be in the first wave of devolution to assemblies’

The Yorkshire Post reports:

A SERIES of assemblies should be set up across England to take over powers currently wielded in Westminster, according to two Liberal Democrats.

Former Defence Minister Sir Nick Harvey and Lib Dem constitutional affairs spokesman Lord Tyler argue the move is needed to settle the issues raised by devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland…

Writing in the paper, Sir Nick says Yorkshire “would be a good candidate for a first wave of our process.”

He said: “Our proposals are for radical devolution from London, and not just to cities, but to rural areas too.

“It is the only way to bring about a renaissance of local accountability and to stop some small rural local authorities going bankrupt.”

Nice to see ex-minister Nick Harvey taking such a productive approach to promoting Liberal Democrat values and fleshing out details of politics unlike, um, some of his colleagues in the same category.

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