Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Guest who won't take 'No' for an answer

The guest who won't take no for an answer
Chris Lloyd
Northern Echo
First published Friday 4th Nov 2005.

It is now a year since the North-East said 'No' to a regional assembly. But with regional bodies being proposed for everything from our police service to health authorities, Political Editor Chris Lloyd asks, 'Are we getting regional government whether we want it or not?'

SEVENTY-EIGHT per cent said no. When the result came through shortly after midnight exactly a year ago, the size of the No vote was extraordinary to behold. "NO - loud and clear", said The Northern Echo's front page headline.
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