Monday, 18 April 2011
For Those Striving For An English Parliament
When I googled 'English Parliament' for this post the first image was the above. It says it all really that the majority of the world think Westminster is the
Of course I don't expect googlers from abroad to necessarily know that the UK is now divided with Scotland having its own parliament and Wales and Northern Ireland having their assemblies, but then these countries are now part of the EU: districts of the grandoise European Union.
It's not often I recommend you read Brian Taylor's posts - in fact I doubt if I have in the past couple of years - but this one shows to my English readers some of the power the Scottish Parliament has. The comments are quite interesting too.
I'm all for an English Parliament as much as I am for the independence of Scotland.
My country has to grow up and stop the dependence upon welfare benefits, where appropriate, and return to a country which has pride in their achievements. It's sad to read about Scotland's education system dropping below those of European countries which do have poverty. We don't; that's another post.
So often I read on MSM blogs the frustrations of English people when, for example, the last Scottish government introduced a freeze on council tax four years ago, yet only now some English councils have made that part of their manifesto. Shame on the Westminster government I say.
Why? Westminster wants complete control of the UK yet the SNP is the barrier because they don't accept the bribes.
It's up to those living in England to insist that issues only pertainlng to England issues are agreed by only English MPs. Where is the English backbone? Is it so reliant upon the oil in the North Sea? I would say yes and that's why my English friends have, presently, little chance of having their own parliament.
They deserve it as much as Scots deserve to have a parliament which has complete control - but then I would say that being in favour of independence.