Referendum for England please

From: Dick Lindley, Altofts, Normanton.

OUR Prime Minister has colluded with the leader of the SNP to allow the Scottish people a referendum which will probably free Scotland from the United Kingdom (Yorkshire Post, October 16). I wish he would show the same consideration for the people of England and allow us a referendum to decide who rules this once great nation, either the charlatans who run the EU or our own democratically-elected Parliament under the 
sovereignty of our own beloved Queen.

From: Judy Robinson, chief executive, Involve Yorkshire & Humber, Leeds.

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I AM writing to support Katie Schmuecker’s article (Yorkshire Post, October 16) about the implications of the vote on Scottish independence on the North and its ability to exercise more powers over the economy and the future.

In the charity sector in Yorkshire, we know all about 
the impact of disproportionate and unfair funding cuts to northern local authorities and the impact of this on our work – and on the well-being of the whole region.

So, we support initiatives that bring together leaders in all sectors to make the case for the North being able to shape its own destiny and with a fairer distribution of national resources. And it is important that citizens and civil society are involved as well if we want real change that people support.

Aristotle and the killing fields

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

I REFER to the Archive’s picture of Julie Christie in 1988 (Yorkshire Post, October 11), who had recently returned from Kampuchea and warned of the potential return to power of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge who had been responsible for a reign of terror that killed more than three million people in the late 1970s. It was Aristotle who said many centuries ago: “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”