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    14 May, 2005

    The English agenda

    The Daily Telegraph has clearly decided to start a campaign for English representation. First, they took up the theme that England had voted for the Tories rather than Labour (marginally, in fact).

    This was followed by an article arguing that because of the Barnett formula, England is bankrolling Scotland.

    Of course, I have argued for a long time that the English question will need to be addressed. See for example, my chapter in The Blair Agenda. I have never believed that the English regions could be equated with Wales and Scotland.

    4 comments:

    Dee said...

    What an astute MP you have there in Wales.
    Perhaps I could persuade him to lend his spine (balls would be rude) to our English MPs, who quake and quiver at the feet of their Scottish Masters based in McDowning Street?
    Bravo Sir and if you want to replace my English MP, you've got my vote without hesitation.
    As for the English Labour lot, never in a month of sundays, as long as they deny my country its own Parliament.

    Anonymous said...

    Well Done Wales - having an assembly

    But come on guys be fair - England needs it's own Parliament and we need a Federal UK.

    www.EngDem.org

    Anonymous said...

    "I have never believed that the English regions could be equated with Wales and Scotland."

    DO NOT REFER TO MY COUNTRY IN THAT TONE MISTER! THERE IS NO SUCH COUNTRY AS THE "ENGLISH REGIONS".
    IT IS CALLED ENGLAND!

    Leighton Andrews said...

    Duh, that was pretty much the point I was making.

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