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Work out what is best for each country, but don’t bother about England

Have just heard James Purnell, Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, on Question Time.

The panel was answering a question about Scotland  –  Referendum  –  wee Wendy, and a member of the audience talked about Scottish members voting on English matters, but not the other way round;  no prescription charges in Wales;  and so on.

So little James bravely speaks up about the virtues of preserving the United Kingdom, and then says that with devolution they have tried other forms of government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland so they can “work out what is best for each country”.

There’s something missing here isn’t there?   What about England?   It seems we are not old enough or responsible enough to have the self-government the other three countries of the United Kingdom have.  Labour doesn’t have to bother to “work out what is best” for England.   We just have to put up with having Brown’s scottish comrades make the rules for us.

Just how blinkered are these people that they can’t see the unfairness of having a completely different constitutional framework for England than for the other three countries?

A Parliament for England now!



For We Are the People of England, and We have not Spoken Yet.

One thought on “Work out what is best for each country, but don’t bother about England

  1. I completely agree. However, until we see less Scottish MP’s in parliament and more importantly, in cabinet, it is not likely that we shall see any sense of fair play.

    Not only do the Scottish leader of England consider our interests less important than their own, we also see a similar sense of favourtism when it comes to money for regeneration. Look for example at all the money that has been spent in Hull (Prescott) and Bradford (Straw), the list goes on and we continue to let them get away with it.

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