‘Yorkshire and the Humber’ is a ridiculous name; drop it now – Yorkshire Post Letters

The Humber Bridge symbolises devolution divisions in one part of the region.The Humber Bridge symbolises devolution divisions in one part of the region.
The Humber Bridge symbolises devolution divisions in one part of the region.
From: Canon Michael Storey, Healey Wood Road, Brighouse.

YOU published a very good article (The Yorkshire Post, July 3) by MPs Barry Sheerman and Kevin Hollinrake in which this “vague” area of Yorkshire and the Humber is more accurately described as Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

The article is supportive of “devolution deals in North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, following those agreed in West and South Yorkshire”.

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As a resident in West Yorkshire, but aware of the geography further east, it seems to be most sensible to try for those two devolution deals.

The Humber Bridge earlier this year during Storma Ciara.The Humber Bridge earlier this year during Storma Ciara.
The Humber Bridge earlier this year during Storma Ciara.

While the Humber Bridge connects both, I think that separate deals will be of greater benefit all round. That might rid the world of the ridiculous name of “Yorkshire and the Humber”.

From: Richard Godley, Meadowfields, Whitby.

WHILST sure that many of us will enjoy going out to our old haunts and catching up with friends, I wonder if the pubs and shops we may visit will have been tempted to put up their prices in order to claw back perceived losses.

Perhaps I may remind them of the very old economic law of diminishing returns. This law encompasses many scenarios but is still applicable in this day and age.

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It (simplistically) states that there is a point at which the level of increased profit gained by increasing prices becomes less than expected due to customer resistance… putting them off in other words.

From: David Craggs, Shafton Gate, Goldthorpe.

I DON’T envy our secondary teachers one iota as they attempt to get things as near back to normal as they can within our schools this coming September.

I do wonder how they are going to cope with those mid-teenagers who decide not to obey any social distance rules.

And how will our teachers handle the situation where two boys (and maybe even two girls) decide to settle their differences by fisticuffs out on the school yard? When I taught such youngsters throughout the 60s and 70s, I did not hesitate ‘diving in’ (not literally) between the two lads, often as tall as my six feet, and forcing them apart.

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I told them to ‘pack it in’, got them to shake hands, and told them to go on their way, which they did because they knew that the alternative was an interview with the head... far from a pleasant experience. How will such incidents be solved now?

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Sincerely. Thank you.

James Mitchinson, Editor

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