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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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Selling England by The Pound

Published on March 19, 2012 by in Guest Posts, News blog

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The British Government has announced plans to sell off England’s (and only England’s) road network to Chinese and other Sovereign Wealth Funds. Note that these proposals only apply to England, (just as with the ongoing sales of our Forests), but that the money is used to fund the whole of the United Kingdom. England is being […]

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 England expects By JOHNREDWOOD | Published: MARCH 18, 2012   I am regularly asked now for my opinion on Scottish independence. I was asked it again on Thursday at the EU conference I attended. My reply is that we should instead be discussing the question of England. I pointed out that the polling which shows the UK as hostile […]

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Tribunal makes NHS pay for Unison bullying Published on March 12, 2012 by admin in News Feed The Bury St Edmunds Employment Tribunal has unanimously found that on 4  counts, the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust had deliberately failed to protect an official of the Workers of England Union against the defamation, bullying and harassment by Unison […]

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Paul I read this statement of your on your website: ‘Regional government in England never really took off, following the failure of Labour’s referendum on North-East devolution. But it is very much alive and well in Scotland, Wales and London. It’s about time the North had its fair share of devolution too. The ‘Hannah Mitchell Foundation’ is about developing a debate […]

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