Letter: Surprised at news of regional powerhouse proposal

I read, and I quote 'The leaders of 18 out of 20 Yorkshire councils have submitted a '˜concrete proposal' for a major devolution deal that they hope will turn the historic county into a 21st century regional powerhouse.'

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 15th March 2018, 12:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th March 2018, 12:45 pm
Are we going to have a referendum to withdraw from the UK or not?
Are we going to have a referendum to withdraw from the UK or not?

This is news to me and I think to the majority of people in the region.

Whilst I am all in favour of an independent Yorkshire, can’t we get over the shambles of Brexit first before we put a referendum vote to the populace.

Come on councillors, are we going to have a referendum to withdraw from the UK or not?

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Or are we to remain in the hinterland of confusion?

Bob Marshall

Elmville Avenue

Scarborough