What do the English want from this?
11th February 2014
At the Olympic Park in London, our Prime Minister made an impassioned speech, exhorting the English (not mentioned by name, of course), to try to persuade the Scots to vote against independence in the forthcoming referendum.
If quality of campaigning is the measure, then the “Yes” lobby is well ahead on points. Their campaign has been positive, while the “No” campaign has focused on real or imaginary dangers to Scotland, should it attempt to “go it alone”.
The problem for us, here in England, is that there are two campaigns only. There is the Scottish “Yes” campaign, and the British “No” campaign. No one is asking the English what we want.
I want a “Yes” vote. That would mean no more Barnett Formula subsidies and no more EU. Also, because there would be no more “Great Britain”, the British government would have to cobble up a new “Union” which surely would require a referendum of the citizens of the former UK.
Weston-Super-Mare English Democrats