For one component of a federal structure to control five-sixths of the population and resources is so unbalanced as to make federation unstable.
Posts Tagged: United Kingdom
English votes for English laws, soft and hard versions. English Parliament, soft and hard versions. Cutting the number of Scottish MPs. Doing nothing at all.
The Prime Minister did not mishandle Scotland’s referendum.
Voters must be presented with a genuine, informed choice when they are finally given a chance to vote on Britain’s relationship with Europe.
Downing Street is mulling a means of putting Labour on the spot. How inspiring it would be to see evidence that it’s more than a tactical wheeze.
Guto Bebb MP: My concern as a Welsh MP about promises made to Scotland during the referendum campaign
As yet, we do not know what they mean for Wales.
For your post-referendum delectation, a snapshot from the 1970s of a truly British national conversation.
We need a politics and politicians who can respond emotionally as well as practically to the people’s challenge.
I did not put pen to paper before last night’s result. But I now need to express my concern.
“Now the millions of voices of England must also be heard”.
“You represent the majority of opinion, and your voices have been heard – the silent have spoken.”
“Scotland has decided by majority decided not at this stage to become an independent country. I accept that verdict of the people.”
Number 10’s exam crisis style of leadership has once again been found wanting – but, this time, on a matter so serious that it cannot be allowed to continue.
She has grown in stature, confidence and authority during the campaign – and should be widely deployed next May.
Cameron’s “vow” to Scotland, apparently at the expense of England, has caused deep unease.