Last week Leeds city council member Charles Duckworth called on the people of Yorkshire to get behind the movement to vote for an independent Yorkshire. In a city council discussion, Mr Duckworth stated that across the globe there were more examples of “fragmentation of societies from large nations into smaller, self-sufficient States”. Mr Duckworth mentioned the recent vote in Catalan to separate itself from mainland Spain and provided an argument for why he felt a similar movement would greatly benefit Yorkshire. The idea has been encouraged by many locals and in response to the positive feedback, a provisional manifesto has been drawn up by Mr Duckworth and his advisory team.
The Yorkshire Manifesto: God’s Own County
- Yorkshire shall establish its own monarchy with Yorkshire born Dame Judy Dench as the reigning queen
- All plates and bowls shall be banned and replaced with large Yorkshire puddings to save on washing up
- Marks & Spencer’s is to be nationalised
- The new national anthem for an independent Yorkshire shall be the lyrics of Kaiser Chiefs “I predict a riot” to the tune of Jerusalem