Dear Lord Smith
Re: Impact of further Scottish Devolution on England
As Chairman of the English Democrats Party, the only English nationalist party which campaigns for English Independence, I am writing to put on record that the proposals put to your Commission by the British Establishment parties are contrary to the interests of the Nation and People of England, unless they are accompanied by equal and equivalent measures for England.
We therefore formally object to any further Devolution to Scotland unless and until the English are given the right to vote for full equivalence with the Scottish devolved Government i.e. an English First Minister, an English Government and an English Parliament, with at least the same powers as the Scottish ones. In the absence of such provision we give fair warning that the demand for English Independence for what is with increasingly irony called the “United Kingdom” will continue to rise rapidly.
The simplest answer to the “Scottish Question” and to the “English Question” is of course national independence which we fully support. It is a basic and irreducible requirement for a democratic state to maintain the principle of legal equality amongst its citizenry. It follows that the United Kingdom no longer meets this basic standard.
The English Democrats,
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Party Website: www.englishdemocrats.org
Key facts about the English Democrats
The English Democrats launched in 2002 and are the English nationalist Party. We campaign for a referendum for Independence for England; for St George’s Day to be England’s National holiday; for Jerusalem to be England’s National Anthem; to leave the EU; for an end to mass immigration; for the Cross of St George to be flown on all public buildings in England; and we supported a YES vote for Scottish Independence.
The English Democrats are England’s answer to the Scottish National Party and to Plaid Cymru. The English Democrats’ greatest electoral successes to date include:- in the 2004 EU election we had 130,056 votes; winning the Directly Elected Executive Mayoralty of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council in 2009 and also the 2012 mayoralty referendum; in the 2009 EU election we gained 279,801 votes after a total EU campaign spend of less than £25,000; we won the 2012 referendum which gave Salford City an Elected Mayor; in 2012 we also saved all our deposits in the Police Commissioner elections and came second in South Yorkshire; and in the 2014 EU election we had 126,024 votes for a total campaign spend of about £40,000 (giving the English Democrats by far the most cost efficient electoral result of any serious Party in the UK!).