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Northern England’s BIG place in the world

DAVID SIMPSON considers the size and importance of Northern England and its place in the world and argues that the whole of the North should have a much bigger voice

Right let’s be clear, right from the very start, when it comes to people, the North of England is a pretty BIG place to be:

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Scotland’s population is around 5.3 million by the way.

Now, I’m not suggesting for one moment that the North of England – or any part of the North of England for that matter – should break away from the United Kingdom.

Heaven forbid!

I mean, for a start, we wouldn’t have won quite as many medals in the Olympics.

However, the three regions that make up the north – and not just the cities – do need a stronger and bigger voice that’s in keeping with their place in the world. In fact part of the problem is that they need to have a place in the world. Too often they’re seen as the fringes of England.

They’re more than that, in fact in many ways they are the real England.

Yet somehow, somewhere along the line, we’ve been conditioned to think small and the truth is we are very far from that. We have our own distinct history and a population that many nations in the world don’t come close too.

The North has a story all of its own – and it’s a big story and with deep roots.

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And we played no small part in what made our nation so powerful and successful in the past. In fact we played a major role in changing the world:

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Even the North’s smallest region  could have a much bigger voice:

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Whenever we think about the North, we need to remember to think big and ensure that we get our fair share of investment and a bigger say in our affairs.

Great Britain is not just all about London.

Without the North, it would be Not So Great Britain.

So, always speak up for the NORTH and let’s start by making sure that we are properly empowered to do so.

 

If you like this post you might like this follow up post  more maps:

A BIG populous region, that’s bigger than many nations

 

Find out more about David Simpson and our England’s North East bloggers here

Promoting our culture

North East News

We aim to promote all aspects of North East culture including events, festivals and local talent. We want to show you the best places to eat and drink and explore all the best things to do.

New sections will be added over time exploring the cultural life and prospering business community of the region and we aim to show the best that the region has to offer in all walks of life.

We are open to suggestions about what to include and we can do this independently, free of local politics, government or geographical boundaries.

A new regional portal

Welcome

Welcome to England’s North East, a site dedicated to Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear and the Tees Valley. Our aim is to become the foremost independent regional portal for North East England.

We want to promote North East business, culture and talent through this site as well as through our associated social media pages. This will be brought to life using our unique regional knowledge to raise the profile of everything North East.

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