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Alan Beith MP: 'We must make sure we benefit'

Sir Alan Beith, the MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed said that if powers go to Scotland and the region does nothing, the region could suffer.

"The Government have set a very short timetable to deliver extra powers to Scotland and this is the moment of opportunity. We've got to seize this moment and say at the same time you must make real progress on England, so that the UK as a whole has got a sensible structure of Government. If we let the powers go to Scotland and don't do anything at all then I think the North East will suffer. We must make sure that we benefit from this process."

– Sir Alan Beith MP, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Lib Dem

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