Charles Clarke supports English devolution now

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Former British Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, has suddenly decided that England needs devolution and that the current discriminatory devolution settlement is threatening the union.

This isn’t the sort of opinion you suddenly have, he must have had the same opinion when he was in the cabinet and in a position to actually do something about it.  This is a perfect example of why party politics is so bad for democracy – career politicians will follow the party line rather than stand up for what they believe.

Anyway, don’t get too excited about this call for English devolution – he still believes that England should be divided up into euroregions despite the fact that next to nobody in England actually wants regional government.

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