June 2, 2008

THERE IS NO BRITAIN:

Gordon Brown must answer English Question (Frank Field, 01/06/2008, Daily Telegraph)

At some stage — perhaps very soon — the English Question will explode into British politics, and will decisively change the political landscape.

The guts of the English Question are as follows: Scottish MPs have a say on English matters that do not usually apply to Scotland; moreover, power is devolved to Scotland and to a lesser extent Wales and Northern Ireland, but English taxpayers still pay for any differences in policy followed by the devolved governments.

It is no longer a matter of whether this will be addressed, but of what course the issue will take.

Will it unify the Kingdom or split it? Are we witnessing the strange death of Labour England?


Pretty telling that the folks who dream of a European Union can't keep an island united.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 2, 2008 8:11 PM
Comments

I can't believe I'm witnessing this. Long live the true Brits.

Posted by: mike at June 2, 2008 10:00 PM
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