The UK continues to exist in no small measure because of the tolerance and forebearance of the English towards the rest of the UK; it can hardly be held to be by reason of Scottish equanimity and goodwill towards the English!
A result of English tolerance has been neutralisation of our much greater voting majority. This is to argue that British so called ‘representative democracy’ generally has disregarded the interests of England and her people.
The persistent fractiousness of Scots combined with deceit has enabled them to be vastly and disproportionately over-represented in Britain’s various corridors of power both in the public and private sectors. Discrimination against the English has been practised on an industrial scale which accounts for the disproportionate presence of Scots in positions of power and influence in England . . . unless it is argued that Scots are intrinsically superior to the English, the ‘pure Aryans’ of Britain, so to speak.
One simple illustration of Scottish over-representation can be found in the Scottish Assembly [aka Scottish Government] which accommodates 129 MSPs to serve 5.3 million people. An English Parliament established on a similar scale to represent 53 million people would host some 1,300 Members. At present, 650 MPs representing 63 million people sit in the House of Commons.
Despite this and many other benefits supplied by being in the UK, some 45% of Scots recorded their dissatisfaction to the extent of wanting to leave it.
Even though Scots demand recognition as a nation in their own right, and even though Scots in power over the UK instituted national assemblies for themselves and Wales and Northern Ireland, they denied similar treatment to England and continue to do so in the present Coalition Government. Instead, they have schemed to destroy England as a national entity, first with regional assemblies and now with city regions. British MPs say they want to devolve more powers to local councils in England. ‘Localism’ is the presently professed creed.
It is not by chance that ‘English’ has been excluded from ethnic monitoring throughout the UK, whilst ‘Scottish’ is included in Scotland. Refusing to maintain records of a particular ethnic group facilitates the gradual eradication of that group. [Readers of this blog should not delude themselves by thinking that ticking the ‘Other’ box and writing ‘English’ solves the problem; quite simply there is no ‘English’ category and they will be aggregated with the ‘British’!]
Unfortunately, too many councillors in England lacking a real sense of national pride and concern, vie with each other in expressing support for and demanding more ‘local power’! Such councillors do not appear to regard themselves as having English national identity or are unaware of the consequences of their proclaimed wishes. Indeed, their attitudes to greater local powers indicate just how divisive they will be without the framework of a national parliament for England to ensure coherence and efficient cooperation.
As with the assembly in Edinburgh, an English Parliament will have a national budget which can be compared with its counterparts. However, city regions will enable the British Government to conceal the extent to which England as a nation is short-changed; there would be no England Budget, the equivalent of the current £29billion for Scotland.
Devolving powers to city regions will enable central government to play off one city region against another, to vary the city region funding according to the political complexion of particular city regions [thus varying the extent that powers are devolved] and, ultimately, to withdraw such funding. The local government arrangements for England should be a matter which an English Parliament and an English Parliament alone should determine.
Unlike the present situation whereby any elector in any part of the UK meeting the relevant conditions may stand for election to the national bodies in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, city regions in England will be ring-fenced in the way the Greater London Assembly is: no one in England (or the rest of the UK) living or working outside the ambit of the GLA may stand for election.
Suggestions that an English Parliament should be created and a federal system of government adopted for the UK are invariably refused on the ground that England would be too dominant! If ever there was a bare-faced denial of democracy, this is it! if ever there was an effective admission of anti-Englishness, this is it!
There has been (is) a gradually awakening to the massive discrimination meted out to people in England. Once the people of England have identified a rallying point, we will begin to act collectively . . . a development British politicians have contrived to avoid. LET THAT RALLYING POINT BE THE ENGLISH DEMOCRATS, THE PARTY OF ENGLAND WHICH PUTS HER INTERESTS AND THOSE OF HER PEOPLE FIRST!