Consquences of vote for PM and regions

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From: TC Robinson, Abbey Lane, Beauchief, Sheffield.

IF Conservative grandees and MPs were to get David Cameron to accept early retirement, it would certainly improve the chances of the Conservatives winning the 2015 election.

It is generally accepted that the Conservatives can only win this election with the help of Ukip. This will never happen with Cameron as PM.

Nigel Farage will not entertain any such overtures if he wishes to continue to enjoy the level of popular support he currently enjoys.

Therefore the Conservatives have to replace Cameron if they wish to be the party of Government after 2015.

From: Mr T Hughes, Vernon Terrace, Crosspool, Sheffield.

WHEN he should have been meeting world leaders in Paris on Monday to discuss the beheading of David Haines and the Isis threat, David Cameron chose to fly up to Scotland. It says it all that “votes count more than anything” as a party leader. He’s an absolute disgrace.

From: Mr R Cartlidge, Storth Lane, Wales, Sheffield.

THE phrase of “Better Together” is incongruous to the truth, as its already proven that we aren’t.

There are millions out of work, there is a great deal of poverty, we invaded Iraq, we spend billions unnecessarily on Trident, we support privatisation of the NHS etc, there is little to be proud of.

To paraphrase, they are “worse off” is nearer to the truth – hence, desire for change. Above all, Scotland needs “self-rule”, its self-government. We stand in the way of “pure” democracy; its own decision-making is imperative.

From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds

What a relief that Scotland decided it was better off with the UK. Perhaps Alex Salmond will now go off to a remote Scottish Island and recover from his delusions that he had all the answers.

From John Hein, Montgomery Street, Edinburgh.

ON polling day, the last thing I expected to receive from Companies House when incorporating a company was the message: “The nationality specified is not a valid nationality. ‘Scots’ has been shown; please expand to show a full nationality.”

Of micro aggressions such as these...

From: Geoffrey Thorpe, Lister Avenue, East Bowling, Bradford.

THESE people that want more power for the regions are, in my opinion, telling porkies. You have only to look at the obscene amounts of money that councils pay to chief executives. The people that fight for power to run the regions will want even more money and all this money comes out of the pot that could be put into creating jobs in industry.

No matter what all you working people out there will have to pay one way or another.

From: Iain Morris, Caroline Street, Saltaire, Shipley.

ALL I can see in the long run as part of a Leeds City Region is eventually to centre Bradford 10 miles outside our own city. We have already experienced a so- called Leeds City Region thinking the development of Kirkstall Forge more important than Bradford city centre.

Now that our new shopping centre is underway. I hope it is only the beginning of Bradford being seen as big enough to look after itself as it always was.

From: Peter Hyde, Driffield, East Yorkshire.

SO the Scots have decided that they are better of united with us. David Cameron has promised many things to keep them on board and that will cost we Yorkshire folk dear. If Scotland is to get more power to run its own affairs, then Wales and Northern Ireland will demand the same. To my mind so should Yorkshire – after all we are the biggest county in the North. If devolution is the new way, then all districts should be treated the same.

From: Michael J Robinson, Park Lane, Berry Brow, Huddersfield.

AH, well. So be it. The residents of Scotland have spoken, and chosen to continue to enjoy their enhanced Barnett Formula subsidies and to send their 49 Labour MPs to Westminster.

From: Dick Lindley, Altofts, Normanton, West Yorkshire.

NOW that the brilliant Alex Salmond has won such a resounding victory for the Scottish people by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat – I refer of course to the unbelievable concessions granted to the Scottish 
people and the Scottish parliament by the feeble and frightened leaders of all three political parties in Westminster as a bribe to the Scottish people not to leave the UK – I am hoping that they will now grant the English people the same degree of independence and privileges as they giving to the Scottish people.

From: Graham Branston, Emmott Drive, Rawdon.

IT is reported that the Rugby Football Union has apologised to anyone offended by the rubber chest grips in the shape of the Victoria Cross incorporated in the new England shirt.

As a Yorkshireman, for me, the red rose logo on the shirts is far more offensive.

The RFU should have the three lions as their logo. This has historical and national significance and is, of course, on the England football and cricket shirts.