YEP Says: We need answers to Leeds culture verdict

PIC: Simon Hulme
PIC: Simon Hulme
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IT is right that there should be a proper investigation into our apparently-failed European Capital of Culture bid.

A lot of time, effort and money has gone into Leeds’s bid to follow in the footsteps of Liverpool and Glasgow.

But at the 11th hour, the European Union has seemingly decided we don’t qualify because of our Brexit plans.

Leeds had, allegedly, been assured that our bid would still be valid.

Did Leeds City Council get it wrong? Did the British Government make a mistake? Or is it the EU playing games? We need to know the answer.