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Articles by Ian Martin

An active welcome in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire is a great place. It is our home. We love it so much, we want to share it with others. We want to …

A West Yorkshire mayor means a mayor committed to rugby league

Rugby league is important to West Yorkshire and West Yorkshire is important to rugby league. In fact, of the fully professional rugby league clubs in …

A journey that ends in Northumbria?

Summary

I knew that we’d been let down. I knew that our talent and our ideas and our potential was being wasted. I knew …

Where I'm calling from*

Summary

  • Yorkshire and the North are subject to the hegemony of power and influence concentrated in London.
  • This hegemony has a negative impact on the …

Article 50: A personal view on Yorkshire, the UK and the EU

This blog reflects the personal views of Same Skies campaigner Ian Martin from East Leeds.

The future of Yorkshire really matters to me. This is …

Some reading for the end of 2016

At the end of last year, we collected together some of the pieces of writing that had got Same Skies members thinking that year. Many …

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