An English parliament

Were you to ask me, which no one ever would, I’d say that though I’d love to see an English Parliament – Westminster actually – it needs wait just now for various reasons.

For a start, there needs to be far more direct democracy, which many will agree with and suffrage based on merit, which almost no one will agree with, i.e. the snowflakes and freeloading foreigners need to sit a test of basic English language plus basic English history which is not difficult to put together – it was my field for so long, I could put together such  test.

Ah yes, you say, but the leftists will hijack that and that’s so.

There’s also the little matter of West Lothian and the Barnett formula. There is this old clip with Nige and Brillo:

The current reality is that there are many Scots not into Krankie and her Marxism and they voted for Union. OK, I’m happy enough to postpone the English parliament long enough to see off those SNP nutters [Salmond too and the Fenians across the water].

In other words, IMHO, it is a higher priority to slap down Sturgeon just now than to force the English parliament. But then again, it’s been set up that way to keep us in Union, hasn’t it, and to frustrate English hopes of our own parliament.

There is an almighty fear across Europe and maybe even in America that the English might rise again. The PTB at Chatham House and in the Masonic halls want no rising of the English against all the other guff they’ve created, even to the point of wrecking society to achieve it [see Alastair Campbell for details].

Therefore, it seems to be a wise thing to support that which the PTB don’t want, by definition. And at the moment they want Britain in and Scotland out. Let’s for now give neither of these. We can have that English parliament debate after we’ve achieved the first two. Perfectly happy though to be persuaded on this.

5 comments for “An English parliament

  1. rapscallion
    March 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I agree. Anything that strikes fear into the Europeans that us English are rising again is fine by me.

    Either we have an English Parliament or we have EVEL

  2. March 29, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Are you presuming that an English parliament would be detrimental to the union and therefore a boon to Nicola Sturgeon?

    At the moment many Scots (with some justification) see Westminster as the English parliament. It is, after all, the de facto English parliament and the UK Government is the de facto English government. Many Scots would also object to a federal UK in which Scotland was the equivalent of an English region. Only a model in which there is an English parliament can the Union be a ‘union of nations’.

  3. March 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

    “Either we have an English Parliament or we have EVEL”

    EVEL KNIEVEL?

  4. March 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks, Rapscallion and Mike.

    Toque, you ARE the English Parliament so I wanted to know what you felt about it. How would it work and still keep Sturgeon at bay?

  5. Toque
    March 29, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    If Brexit is a disaster I think Scotland is lost. Sturgeon will be able to play the ‘told you so’ card and talk up the prospects of an independent Scotland within the EU by attracting anglophone companies that want an EU base to Scotland. If Brexit is a success I expect Sturgeon will lose the next Scottish election. I don’t think an English parliament has that much bearing.

    The UK government should force her to win an election with an explicit manifesto pledge on a referendum and plans for an independent Scotland. Until she does that there should be no second indy ref.

    Over the years I’ve heard so many Scottish nats object to breaking up England into legislative regions in order to create some sort of symmetry for a federal UK – not because they’re bothered about England but because they don’t want Scotland to be the equivalent of an English region. Personally I think the Scots would be more comfortable in union with England, as partners, even though England’s size causes problems. It should be noted, however, that even if England is blakanised into regions it will still massively outweigh Scotland in population, and therefore in the federal parliament. The price of an English parliament for England might be some sort of majority voting whereby the smaller nations could collectively block certain things (like, say, illegal Middle Eastern wars). There is no perfect solution but that’s probably the closest we will get to satisfying England and Scotland within union.

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