I reject the notion which has been so assiduously and widely propagated that Scotland’s future as part of the UK is solely for Scots to determine!
Regrettably, too many in England seem to have swallowed that idea hook, line and sinker. That logic leads to another discriminatory notion which is that the English have no equal right to determine whether WE wish to remain in union with Scotland!
What kind of political union discriminates against 84% of its citizens so unfairly? We have been denied even a collective say about whether Scotland should leave the Union should a majority of Scots so decide! Any broadcast debate about the future of England invariably includes a Scot but does not necessarily include someone who is English.
We have arrived at a situation in which the English have been sidelined and silenced because we have been too tolerant, too accepting of individuals for election merely because they are (apparently) British. As a result, too many have been elected to positions of power over England who do not have England’s and our best interests at heart; in short, they do not regard themselves as having English national identity! The old political labels of ‘Conservative’ and ‘Labour’ and ‘Liberal Democrat’ and ‘Greens’ are no longer sufficient.
There are digital numbers of MPs who regard themselves as having English national identity and have declared that publicly. Instead, the Commons is packed out overwhelmingly with Scots, Welsh, Northern Irish and Brits! A similar situation exists in the Lords.
England is being misruled and exploited. Until the English regain control of England’s affairs we will continue to be treated unequally and unfairly and silenced.
If Scotland does not vote YES on the 18th of September next, the much greater number of the people of England must take the initiative and insist that we should record a collective opinion about whether WE wish to remain in political union with the self-absorbed, self-justifying people of Scotland whom we have been subsidising for decades. However, we should not expect Scots or Welsh or Northern Irish to agree to that because it would only be fair to the English and they cannot abide that!