According to the Times, Gordon Brown is planning to create a network of London-type mayors in the “English regions” to combat Englishness and promote the Britishness agenda he has become obsessed since being parachuted into the post of Prime Minister without a mandate.
England has always been considered expendable by the Labour Party, hence their willingness to embrace the EU’s regionalisation agenda. Balkanising England suits Labour’s political agenda – England doesn’t vote Labour but enough of “the regions” probably would making it
easier possible for Labour to win another election.
The North East euroregion rejected regionalisation in a referendum a couple of years ago but that decision has been ignored. Only 22% of people in the North East wanted regional government and that was the euroregion that the British government said had most support for regional government.
The people of England don’t want regionalisation, the British government has no democratic or moral mandate to impose it on us.