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    29 Things That Would Definitely Happen In An Independent Yorkshire

    It'd be reet good.

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    1. We'd appoint our own monarch, for starters.

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    I know just the chap for the job.

    2. Our national anthem would go a little something like this.

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    3. We've already got a champion flag.

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    And a National Flower.

    4. And the most delightful national animal in Christendom.

    Artush

    Sure, Scotland might have a unicorn, but can a fictional horned horse bring you the morning paper? Can it bollocks.

    5. Gravy would be a basic human right.

    They were giving out free gravy at Leeds Station this morning. #onlyinyorkshire

    Rob Parrish@RobParrish75

    They were giving out free gravy at Leeds Station this morning. #onlyinyorkshire

    9:21 AM - 06 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6. All labels would be reet and proper.

    Crisps that say 'nowt on' rather than 'plain' #onlyinyorkshire

    Sophie Smith@sphiesmith

    Crisps that say 'nowt on' rather than 'plain' #onlyinyorkshire

    1:43 PM - 29 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7. Computers would speak proper, too.

    This is what a #Yorkshire computer menu looks like (via @yorkshireprobs )

    Colin Shelbourn@colinshelbourn

    This is what a #Yorkshire computer menu looks like (via @yorkshireprobs )

    8:59 AM - 11 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8. We’d appoint a protector of the realm to fight crime.

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    Yorkshire Batman, we salute you.

    9. We’d be brilliant at the Olympics.

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    With athletes like Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams, and the Brownlee brothers on our team, we eventually won seven gold, two silver, and three bronze medals at London 2012.

    10. And we'd have our own cycling tour: Yorkshire Riding.

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    11. We'd be home to some of best music in the world.

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    I bet you look good on the M62.

    12. And the World's Coolest Man™.

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    13. All meals would be served in Yorkshire puddings.

    12. Put a pie inside your Yorkshire. > 19 Insanely Delicious Ways To Eat A Yorkshire Pudding http://t.co/tyhnONVAbp

    James Coyne@JamesCoyne

    12. Put a pie inside your Yorkshire. > 19 Insanely Delicious Ways To Eat A Yorkshire Pudding http://t.co/tyhnONVAbp

    11:54 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14. Every single meal.

    @hirstydose - WOW #onlyinyorkshire @Should come onYorkshireSlang @yorkshireprobs #yorkshirepud ”

    Steph Walton@swalton86

    @hirstydose - WOW #onlyinyorkshire ?? @Should come onYorkshireSlang @yorkshireprobs #yorkshirepud ”

    11:29 PM - 14 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15. Our main exports would be tea...

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    16. ...cheese...

    17. ...and real ale.

    18. All billboards would be replaced with world-class artwork by David Hockney.

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    19. Brontë country would become the home to world's largest dedicated outdoor reading space.

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    Dunt worry, we'd put some benches in.

    20. Tourists would flock across our borders to enjoy our national parks.

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    21. And our world-famous establishments.

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    Pop t'kettle on, Betty love!

    22. Allotments would pop up everywhere.

    Standard morning in #Huddersfield as the train station is converted into a farm... #OnlyInYorkshire :')

    Phil Delves@phildelves

    Standard morning in #Huddersfield as the train station is converted into a farm... #OnlyInYorkshire :')

    8:13 AM - 02 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23. We'd be world champions at swearing.

    Redcar, Cleveland & Yorkshire top places for swearing | via @Telegraph http://t.co/e9EtR4yMrM Load of f***ing bollocks!

    Richard Wilkinson@Wilki31

    Redcar, Cleveland & Yorkshire top places for swearing | via @Telegraph http://t.co/e9EtR4yMrM

    Load of f***ing bollocks!

    2:39 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    24. In fact swearing as much as possible would be encouraged. Our king would lead the charge.

    View this video on YouTube

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    Swear words just sound better in a Yorkshire accent. Fact.

    25. But there would be training for those needing to communicate with non-Yorkshire folk.

    "SWEARING AT WORK" # YORKSHIRE #ILOVEHU #HULL

    coffindoger@CoffinDoger

    "SWEARING AT WORK" # YORKSHIRE #ILOVEHU #HULL

    9:40 AM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    26. First minister Judi Dench would bring a fair bit of class to the role.

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    27. And home secretary Brian Blessed would boost morale by shouting excitedly about everything.

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    "I'm in a field. A FIELD! HAHAHAHAHAHA HOW GLORIOUS!"

    28. England can keep William and Harry. We've got our own prince.

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    By 'eck, the boy's done us proud.

    29. Let's hear from the global ambassador for Yorkshire, Sir Patrick Stewart.

    It's time. This needs to happen.

    Can we have a vote for an independent Yorkshire? Please?

    Peter Howe@PeterHowe8

    Can we have a vote for an independent Yorkshire? Please?

    12:29 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Of course as a Yorkshire person I think an independent Yorkshire would be fabulous!

    Lyn McVey@AtomicLyn

    Of course as a Yorkshire person I think an independent Yorkshire would be fabulous!

    8:18 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Next: the campaign for an independent Yorkshire. I'd be behind that.

    Huw Davies@huwptddavies

    Next: the campaign for an independent Yorkshire. I'd be behind that.

    10:53 AM - 17 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Make it so.

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