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Chris Burn: After dramatic week, not even Mr Blobby can predict Brexit outcome

After the extraordinarily fast-moving political events of the past few days, it seems a long time since the week began with BBC political correspondent Chris Mason providing a dose of straightforward Yorkshire honesty in his analysis of where Brexit was heading. “Looking at things right now, I haven’t got the foggiest idea what is going to happen,” admitted Mason, who hails from Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales.

Protesters on Westminster Bridge as uncertainty about Brexit grows.

William Wallace: Brexit chaos highlights urgent need for One Yorkshire devolution decision

It was striking to hear immediate reactions from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to the government’s proposed agreement on leaving the EU. Subsidies for Northern Ireland, relations between Ulster and the Irish Republic, the interests of Scottish fishermen, Welsh concerns over the implications for the Irish sea ports of Fishguard and Holyhead, were all aired in the media. But no one spoke for Yorkshire’s interests, because there is no one with the authority to speak for Yorkshire.

Prime Minister Theresa May holds a press conference at 10 Downing Street, London, to discuss her Brexit plans. Picture: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

The Yorkshire Post says: Geoffrey Boycott parallel can’t bat away political reality for Theresa May on Brexit deal

At the end of a dramatic day, which started with the resignation of her second Brexit secretary, continued with hours of condemnation from all sides in the House of Commons and moved on to an attempt to start a leadership challenge against her, Prime Minster Theresa May batted away questions about whether her Brexit deal was dead and if her Premiership could survive by comparing herself to one of Yorkshire’s all-time sporting greats, Geoffrey Boycott.

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