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Frank Field MP: Labour risks becoming party of ghosts if it resists English devo to protect Scottish power base In The Herald

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  Greater autonomy, powers and responsibilities for local authorities in England can easily go hand-in-hand with an English Parliament to also ensure a coherent all-England voice. Yet individuals from groups such as the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) persistently protest that an English Parliament would “do very little to decentralise power from Westminster”. In […]

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Introduction The UK government is one of the most over-centralised in the world, as a consequence, England, the only nation in the UK without its own Parliament, loses out. A recent BBC poll suggests that around 80% of people in England support more decision making powers to local areas on issues such as tax, education […]

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Published on November 12, 2014 by in Current Affairs

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It does not, of course, take political genius to see that resentment is not a positive foundation for England or our English national identity. There is even scientific evidence that such negative emotions cause illness, harm our hearts and weaken our immune system. If anyone is truly patriotic they must recognize the importance of our […]

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By Colin Copus on 23 October 2014 Article originally published by the Political Studies Association The Scottish separation referendum result provided the British political elites with a major headache – not the massive scramble to satisfy Scottish separatist instincts by promising more powers, money and freedom. Rather, what to do about England. Four possible scenarios of […]

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The Campaign for an English Parliament stands for democracy, fairness and equality for the people of England. The people of Manchester were asked if they want a mayor. They said NO. Manchester will be given a mayor anyway: On 3rd November 2014 it was announced that a directly-elected Mayor for the Greater Manchester region would […]

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Wales: A Second Class Nation?

Published on November 4, 2014 by in CEP News

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Plaid Cymru peer Dafydd Wigley has made the case in the House of Lords, for Wales to have full parity of funding with Scotland. Lord Wigley also paid tribute to Lord Joel Barnett – the founder of the Barnett Formula which determines how Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are funded – who passed away on […]

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John Denham is shadow secretary of state for business, innovation and skills and Labour MP, representing Southampton Itchen. He was formerly secretary of state for communities and local government. In this article he recognises and acknowledges that: “…determined campaigners for an English Parliament, are being shut out and silenced.” This must change.

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Who wants elected mayors?

Published on November 4, 2014 by in CEP News

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George Osborne does… oh, and coincidentally he has completely avoided talking about the political dimension of devolution… He has stayed silent on the question of whether Scottish MPs should still be allowed to vote on UK-wide spending in the Westminster parliament or whether there should be a new English parliament. Prof Copus told us: “I […]

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CEP Chairman’s Report 2014

Published on November 3, 2014 by in CEP News

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It has been an eventful year, not least for the Scottish referendum. A year where we have been fully occupied. We have visited dozens of events, and spoken at all of them. We have distributed thousands of leaflets, and given dozens of interviews to both television and radio. We have covered not just the general […]

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