Sunday, 11 May 2008

The Dangers of an English Parliament?

Gordon Brown has been quoted as saying "We need to fight attempts to break up Britain from nationalists on one hand, and the dangers of attempting to create a separate English parliament on the other."

Who signed one of the most nationalistic statements in the history of the United Kingdom then Gordon? Yes, I am referring to the Scottish Claim of Right. I don't think you can get much more nationalistic than that.

It was the Labour Government that set the whole issue in motion with the Devolution Act which identified Wales and Scotland as nations and now Gordon Brown is complaining because these actions are coming back to haunt him.

I would like to know why it is any more dangerous to create an English Parliament than it was a Scottish one.

Of course it would mean that a UK Prime Minister would not be able to weild so much power because education, the NHS etc would be devolved to the Scottish and English Parliaments but I cannot see for the life of me why it would be a dangerous move.

It is far more dangerous to ignore the fact that England is a nation and continue treating its citizens with contempt.

Why not create a union of equals and treat all four components ot the United Kingdom the same - that is the only way to preserve the Union Mr. Brown is now so keen on retaining.

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