Conservative Party leader David Cameron recently told the CBI conference that Britain lacks strong regional identities (Voxpop, DW 3 December).
I disagree. It’s just the sort of thing you’d expect a soft, southerner to say.
The ‘regions’ (was there ever a more pejorative term?) don’t need an identity because they already have an identity. The people of Manchester were asked if they wanted a mayor and rightly said no. Cameron should concentrate more on his own identity because, after years of high visibility, I’m still not sure who he is, or exactly what he stands for.
Duncan Slater, Business development manager, Origin, by e-mail