British government says we can’t have equality

! 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.

The treacherous British government has responded to a petition with over 1,700 signatures demanding an English Parliament.

The petition said:

The 1998 Scotland Act has left England uniquely without its own Parliament or Assembly. Simple fairness requires that an English Parliament now be created.

The response is below.  To see my comments, hover over the speech bubbles The comment would be here.

Devolution has been designed to meet the varying demands of the people of the UK The English are demanding devolution. The great virtue of the British Constitution is that it has for centuries, been able to accommodate difference and anomaly in order to meet the specific aspirations of the British people The English have aspirations of self governance, just like the rest of the UK.

English constituency MPs currently total over 80% of Members in Parliament and they represent over 80% of the population of the UK But they're British MPs and they are concerned with the whole of the UK, not just England. An English Parliament would turn the UK into a federal nation Good!. History shows that where one country in a federation contains more than 30% of the economic wealth or population, the federation is unsustainable An example would be ... ?. England’s dominance within the UK would make a federal UK unsustainable Wrong - an English Parliament would be concerned only with devolved English matters. There would be continued tension between the policies of the English Parliament and Government, and those of the federal Parliament and Government, with the English institutions determining most of the economic and social policies, including public expenditure, but the federal institutions responsible for defence, taxation and macro-economic policy This is what happens in Scotland and Wales now.

The highest priority was given to the creation of a parliament in Scotland, and a national assembly in Wales, since the demand for decentralisation in these countries was long-standing What, so we can't have it until we`ve waited for decades just because Scotland and Wales had to?. Indeed, proposals to create similar institutions were enacted in the late 1970’s but failed to secure the necessary majorities in referendums Ok, so give us a referendum and see what happens. The existing devolution settlement introduced in 1997/98 was designed to meet varying needs, and enabled better local decision making, in response to local issues But not for England ... which is the point being made you cretin!.


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  2. M Anderson (47 comments) says:

    “The highest priority was given to the creation of a parliament in Scotland…since the demand for decentralisation in [scotland] was long-standing”

    Well now the English want the same! Why aren’t they getting it from you?
    And don’t try to kid the English that they have not yearned for a decentralised form of government for a very long time to!

    “History shows that where one country in a federation contains more than 30% of the economic wealth or population, the federation is unsustainable”
    This is not a valid reason for not wanting a federal solution. Are you really serious? The UK has one country that produces more than 30% of the wealth and and has more than 30% of the population! That country is England! Oh yeah that’s right, you’ll just say that the UK is not a federation. That is only because you, the fascist anti- English new labour government, are doing everything in your power to stop it!
    New labour do not believe in equality of opportunity for English people or the English as a distinct ethnic group! Looks like my dry powder might come in handy after all ah?

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