Ian Paisley, the MP for North Antrim in Northern Ireland, has warned the British Conservatives not to give in to English demands for equality which he says would create a Parliament “of little Englanders”.
I appeal to my Conservative friends…they should recognise they should not play party politics with constitution of this nation.
We will have a House of little Englanders.
That does not serve this nation.
You have a responsibility to lead the people of England into believing passionately in the union as I do.
You only do that by not encouraging this view that we need another Parliament for the English only.
I have one thing to say to Ian Paisley: fuck you. I’d rather be a little Englander that a racist, bigoted, hypocritical big Britisher.