Over 35,000 people from northern England have signed a petition, asking to join future independent Scotland and sever from London. It says ‘the northerners’ have more bonds with Scotland than with “the ideologies of the London-centric south.”
“The deliberations in Westminster are becoming increasingly irrelevant to the north of England,” says an online petition to the UK Government on change.org website.
The document dubbed: ‘Allow the north of England to secede from the UK and join Scotland’ has been signed by almost 35,000 people.
Yorkshire has hills, nice coastline and heather. National realignment is the obvious way forward.#TakeUsWithYouScotland
— Ian C M (@ianicm) May 16, 2015
“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 petition says. Hashtag #TakeUsWithYouScotland that appeared a week ago has been retweeted more than 25,000 times.
Can the line be extended to include Stoke we don’t want to stay with the Tory South! #TakeUsWithYouScotland pic.twitter.com/KWrZeJJfrl
— kit plant (@stokieshark) May 16, 2015
I’d accept Northern England into my bonnie auld Scotland. The more the merrier #TakeUsWithYouScotland #freedom
— Scott J Forrest (@ScottForrest93) May 15, 2015
The document states 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.”