I WHOLEHEARTEDLY agree with Ralph Green, who wrote in last week’s World about having an independence referendum for the north.

It is funny how this area, along with 98 per cent of the country, voted to leave the EU yet the London elite are trying so hard to ignore the voice of the people.

Perhaps it is time the north has its own referendum on funding and politics and goes independent from London.

If so I would happily form the party to do it.

Martin Knox