9th January 2014
Hello Dr Gerald
Regarding your “fact-finding mission on the identity of Conservative MPs“, perhaps the following account may interest you?
Sometime during 2009 all MPs of the last Parliament were contacted by email under the auspices of the English Lobby. They were each asked two questions: (1.) What do you regard as your national identity? (2.) What do you regard as your ethnic identity? We regard these questions as reasonable, and consistent with promoting the ideal of a well-informed electorate.
We received some 15 replies, only one of which recorded ‘English’ to both questions. Three stated ‘Welsh’ and three stated ‘Scottish’; the remainder stated ‘British’.
We also received some 30 automated responses which lurked behind the convention that MPs do not deal with PERSONAL cases other than their own constituents, which required us to notify them of our name and address etc before they would reply.
From the remaining 600 MPs there was silence. We have no reason to believe that the present House of Commons in this respect is materially different. The sinister fact is that the British Parliament has put in place mechanisms to prevent people in England of whatever colour recording their identity as English, as evidenced by official ‘ethnic monitoring’. In Scotland, however, White Scots can (and do) record their identity as Scottish.
As an Englishman, I do not regard the British Parliament as representative of England and the English, and I view much of its proceedings with contempt, in particular the pantomime (laughingly) called PMQs. [Judging by their conduct, surely the vast preponderance of MPs must regard PMQs as unmissable opportunities to deter voters from having any serious interest, let alone participation, in the conduct of our political affairs!]
Prospective English Democrats Lead Candidate for the SW EU Region &
South West Area Chairman