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Help from North Eastern members please

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Help from North Eastern members please

I saw this in Viscount Ridley's column in The Times today
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Yet if anywhere in England should feel ripe for semi-detached regional devolution it would be us in the northeast. We are as chippy as they come about southern condescension, we live farther from London than any other English people, our cities are so isolated by sheep-infested hills from other English cities they might as well be on an island. We speak a patois that southerners claim to find impenetrable, our patriotic regional anthems are about a fictional bus crash and a large worm, we wear very little on a Friday night and we spent hundreds of years joining any doomed rebellion against the crown that was on offer.
I know all about the Lambton Worm but I have never heard about the Bus Crash
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http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/blaydon-race-full-lyrics-blaydon-1415843
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Re: Help from North Eastern members please

and they had their chance a decade ago and voted overwhelmingly against http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/3984387.stm

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