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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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In the aftermath of Scotland’s historic independence referendum, the future of the United Kingdom’s constitution is unknown. However, the debate over constitutional reform is actually dominated by two certainties. First, one of the home nations of the United Kingdom, Scotland, will soon be given further autonomy. Second, the devolution framework has created widely acknowledged injustices […]

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Published by The Telegraph on-line, written by Dan Hodges, 9th September 2014. OK, what the hell is going on here? What, precisely, does Gordon Brown think he’s doing? More to the point, what exactly does the rest of the British political establishment think it’s doing? Yesterday, our former prime minister emerged to tell us that he […]

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This article was written by Willie Wilson, co-founder of the NHS for Yes campaign group in Scotland. It highlights (unintentionally) the differences between the various nations of the UK and how they are governed in regards to the NHS. The Campaign for an English Parliament believes this is a prime example of why a First […]

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“No taxation without representation” was the rallying cry for American colonists in their revolution against British rule. The principle of fair representation and accountability, based on British ideals, shaped the US constitution and is the foundation of democracies worldwide. In the UK, it continues to shape our evolving political system; the Scotland Act 2012 grants […]

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The headline rate of inflation has hit a five-month high, driven up by the trebling of university tuition fees in England and rising food bills. Something the 117 unelected, unaccountable MPs from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales really wouldn’t have cared about when they exercised their ‘Right’ to vote on England only issues – their […]

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It seems that not all MPs understand devolution or even care about it, as far as England is concerned that is. Certainly Grahame Morris MP doesn’t seem to understand that the UK government is only responsible for English forests. His EDM 655 talks about Britain’s forests: ‘That this House is deeply concerned that the number […]

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Please read below for the thoughts and feelings of published Welsh historian and author, Deborah Fisher. The Campaign for an English Parliament has many varied and diverse supporters, critics, opponents and people who are interested in our fortunes for numerous reasons. We are happy to welcome all views and opinions , in the spirit of open […]

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The People of England will certainly be mightily relieved that Scotland finally have their Referendum and on terms they agree to. Like a petulant child that has nagged incessantly to have its own way, England will be pleased to see an end to the tantrums from north of the border. It is worth noting that […]

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Guest Post: Ross Finnie’s submission to Sir Menzies Campbell’s Home and Community Rule Commission Ross Finnie was Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP to the West of Scotland from 1999-2011 and Rural Affairs Minister in the Scottish Cabinet from 1999-2007. He’s shared his submission to the Campbell Commission with me. I’ve put an extract on Liberal Democrat […]

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