Over 5000 call government to allow north of England to join Scotland
EXCLUSIVE: A petition calling for the north of England to secede from the UK and join Scotland has seen a surge in signatures.
The petition on Change.org, although created one year ago, has seen a rise in signatures after the Conservatives won the general elections.
The petition reads: “The deliberations in Westminster are becoming increasingly irrelevant to the north of England. The northern cities feel far greater affinity with their Scottish counterparts such as Glasgow and Edinburgh than with the ideologies of the London-centric south.
“The needs and challenges of the north cannot be understood by the endless parade of old Etonions lining the frontbenches of the House of Commons. The north of England should join the newly independent Scotland and regain control over its own destiny. We, the people of the north, demand that in the event that Scotland becomes independent the border between England and the New Scotland be drawn along a line that runs between the River Dee and the mouth of The Humber.”
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In support of the petition, one person from Leeds wrote: “We are compared to second class citizens to the south wealthy getting all poorer getting poorer no jobs and no prospects”.
Another person from Halifax added: “Because southerners destroy us by voting Tory”.
The petition has been closed, but has been gaining signatures since the election results.
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