Anyone remember this blog I did here? 40,000+ sign petition for north of England to join Scotland. It seems this story still has legs. I did this blog on May 28th 2015 and here we are a year on and the story is drawing more support. There is a petition for this and it’s sitting at 47,680 supporters with 2,320 needed to reach 50,000. WOW!! The petition details are below. Cheers!
The deliberations in Westminster are becoming increasingly irrelevant to the north of England. The northern cities feel far greater affinity with their Scottish counterparts such as Glasgow and Edinburgh than with the ideologies of the London-centric south.
The needs and challenges of the north cannot be understood by the endless parade of old Etonions lining the frontbenches of the House of Commons. The north of England should join the newly independent Scotland and regain control over its own destiny. We, the people of the north, demand that in the event that Scotland becomes independent the border between England and the New Scotland be drawn along a line that runs between the River Dee and the mouth of The Humber (see map).
The UK Government
Stu Dent started this petition with a single signature, and now has 47,680 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.