Even breaking England into chunks probably wouldn't work as many of those chunks, like the SE, wouldn't be any better off in a federation. The NE maybe,...
On that note, has anyone noticed Labour doing any work on federalism with the English electorate? Major constitutional change deserves decent debate and time to consider the detail. Who are the advocates of federalism in England?
They aren't taking about it in England, because they don't really mean it. And even if they did, they couldn't deliver it.
And like abolition of the House of Lords, Labour don't really mean it anyway.