October 30: Leeds should be seat of an English Parliament

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From: Robert Craig, Priory Road, Weston-Super-Mare.

THE Government would like to devolve to a Yorkshire region. It would be better to devolve to the Leeds-Bradford-Wakefield city region.

At the same time, instead of the risible EVEL (English votes for English laws), the Government should establish an English parliament in Leeds.

The Scots have a Parliament, the Welsh have an Assembly and the Northern Irish have an Assembly; the English have nothing. The English should also have a Parliament and it should be in the most English part of England. That suggests Leeds, which is the biggest modern city in the vicinity of the Roman capital of York.

From: Mr K Sheehan, Otley Road, Leeds.

YOUR Editorial (The Yorkshire Post, October 24) was spot on – the devolution debate is being driven by tried and failed council executives and councillors who are just interested in protecting their perks than the greater good of the whole county. They simply cannot be trusted – I just wish the business community could be persuaded to place itself at the vanguard of this initiative, or does their reticence reflect their lack of confidence in local authority leaders who are simply not up to the job?