The internationally renowned American Jazz Singer Louis Armstrong was appearing at Batley Variety Club in West Yorkshire in 1968 when his famous hit ‘Wonderful World’ reached number one.
His vision, our responsibility
As Louis sung ‘Wonderful World’ to his Yorkshire audience; he was presenting them with a simple but compelling vision of hope. A vision that has gradually diminished over the intervening decades as a result of an over centralised and weak system of government in this country.
We all have a choice, carry on as we are or take responsibility to change things, we at Democratic Yorkshire have chosen the latter.
All we want is the freedom and opportunity to build our own version of a “Wonderful World” here in Yorkshire.
An inclusive Yorkshire
A Yorkshire where our communities are allowed to be creative, are enterprising, compassionate, participatory, socially just, culturally diverse, value the regions wildlife, ecologically wise, and spiritually satisfying – with no one left behind to struggle.
In short, a vibrant democracy, inclusive society, and ecological civilisation.
Our aim is for a politically autonomous Yorkshire with its own powers and responsibilities to shape the region’s version of a wonderful world. One that will eventually be part of a modern system of federal government nationwide.
This will not happen however, unless we make it happen, unless we take the responsibility of government upon our own shoulders.