Where is Yorkshire's voice at the Brexit talks?

With news that Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting ministers from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to discuss Brexit, the Leader of the Yorkshire Party, Stewart Arnold, is demanding Yorkshire's voice be heard too.

The Joint Ministerial Council (JMC), which includes Nicola Sturgeon, Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones and the Prime Minister, has met for the first time since 2014. However, Yorkshire was not represented.

Stewart Arnold said:

"The five million people in Yorkshire want to know what the Prime Minister plans for Yorkshire in the Brexit talks. Our voice should be heard. After all we have a population as large as Scotland and larger then Wales and Northern Ireland combined.

"So far Theresa May has treated Yorkshire with little respect, not just by excluding us from the meeting but also by failing to come here at all. It is now over 200 days since Theresa May was selected as Prime Minister and she has not set foot in Yorkshire."

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  • commented 2017-01-06 23:51:49 +0000
    Rather than devolution should we not be pushing for full independence? If Scotland can be free from London, theres no reason why we cannot be too.

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