The Scottish Parliament Building in Holyrood, Edinburgh Picture: Mary and Angus Hogg
The Scottish Parliament is a model that shows how Yorkshire could be governed, Yorkshire Party Leader Stewart Arnold has told The Scotsman newspaper.
In an interview with journalist Chris McCall, Stewart said: “We would want as many powers as possible so we could set our priorities accordingly. We look at the Scottish Parliament as a model. Obviously, we are a long way from that, but it’s an example of what you can do.
“That’s not to say we would necessarily do everything the Scottish Government has done, but at least we could set our priorities.”
The SNP’s rise had been an inspiration to Yorkshire, even if the parties’ goals were different.
Stewart said that a key plank of Yorkshire Party strategy was to hurt the Government and main parties at the ballot box, to make them sit up and take notice of the pressure for meaningful devolution.