Baron Hattersley gives his opinion on losing the vote:
I do not believe that the North East is opposed to regional assemblies.
I was on the winning side. We had triumphed in the arguments and our leaders were far more attractive and articulate than their opponents.
No you weren't you oleagenous pompous twat - the people gave a clear view - 80:20 against. Sometime you will have learn to accept the peasants are right - and now would be a good time to get your nose out of the trough and smell the coffee..
Hat tip to The Road to Euro Serfdom (Blogger trackback not working again for me..)