The British Government both Conservative and Labour has contrived at various times to nibble away at England’s territory without any consultation with her voters in marked contrast with the various referenda afforded to Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh voters, and continues to do so.
For example, in 1972, the (blasted) Heath Government in conspiracy with a number of Labour MPs contrived remove the English county of Monmouthshire and annex it to Wales. When the 1972 Local Government Bill was being dealt with in committee, three MPs with no political connections to Monmouthshire, ~ Brynmor John (Pontypridd), George Thomas (Cardiff West), (subsequently the Commons Speaker) and David Gibson Watt* (Hereford) (subsequently Baron Gibson-Watt, of the Wye in the District of Radnor in 1979) ~ drafted amendments on 14 March 1972 which would achieve the transfer of Monmouthshire to Wales from England.
These amendments became Section 1(12) in respect of England and Section 20 (7) in respect of Wales of the Local Government Act 1972 . Section 1(12) stated: In this section “England” does not include the administrative county of Monmouthshire or the county borough of Newport” and Section 20(7) stated: In this section “Wales” includes the administrative county of Monmouthshire or the county borough of Newport”. It was a rather revealing belt & braces effort.
Four months later at five minutes to midnight on 20th July 1972, the effect of this modification was revealed by George Thomas (Cardiff West), David Gibson-Watt* (Hereford) and Ray Gower (Barry). The”debate” was over in less than one minute including Gerald Kaufman’s (Manchester Ardwick) protest: “Am I to take it that an Act of annexation of such magnitude is to be carried though a sparsely attended House of Commons on the nod at 5 minutes to midnight on the same basis as Europe has annexed England, I wish to voice my protest.”
* Oh the folly of electing non-English candidates to represent English Constituents; England’s interests are invariably subordinated!
More recently, there are moves to absorb West Cheshire with North East Wales under the auspices of the Welsh assembly. (Yes Cheshire was divided under the last Westminster regime into East Cheshire and West Cheshire.) Indeed, the North East Wales Integrated Transport Task Force Report to Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport in the Welsh Assembly records: “The report has taken into account the views from representative organisations in North East Wales and over the border in Cheshire and Merseyside.” and “North East Wales and West Cheshire is a successful economic sub-region, which has an enviable track record in job creation over recent years”
There is no comparable report from an England position, but then, England does not have a national parliament and an English Minister for Economy, Science and Transport.
There are other initiatives based in South Wales under the theme “Wales & the West”. The West of what you might ask and an answer is supplied here by Wales & the West Utilities based in Newport: http://www.wwutilities.co.uk/ The map says it all, and Wales with a population of 3 million may be paraded, whilst England with a population in “the West” of 5.4 million must not be mentioned.
The operational area covered by Wales & the West Utilities
Yet another initiative is Wales & West Housing based in Cardiff, of course! SEE HERE: http://www.wwha.co.uk/Pages/Home%20Page%20-%20Master.aspx
Do you still doubt that our so called ‘friends’ in Scotland and Wales have designs on Cornwall? Just follow this link: http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Cornwall-new-Wales/story-21006505-detail/story.html and doubt no more!
These are merely the front runners of various undeclared schemes to fragment England in order to eradicate her. Concerned English patriots should keep these developments under observation.
The people of England must wake up and support the English Democrats in our efforts to reverse the situation and thereby represent England’s interests? Time is fast running out!