David Cameron challenge: Where is your English Manifesto?
Press release – immediate release 25th April 2015
We are thankful today (25/04) David Cameron has acknowledged that the English Question must be answered as it is an undisputable fact that the people of England have been treated appallingly. An English manifesto was mentioned, which begs the question; Where is it? Can you please produce it?
The Conservatives produce separate manifestos for Scotland and Wales, so if the Conservatives want to hold on to any credibility they will need to have produced the same for England. It’s called being treated with fairness and equality!
Simply holding up a British manifesto which contains a couple of words about England does not equate to an English manifesto. Some might even suggest that David Cameron is being economical with the truth on this matter! So here is a challenge for you Mr Cameron…show us your English manifesto, produced as a separate document purely for England please. Stale rhetoric about English votes on English Laws is not good enough. Words are cheap and you could have easily produced an English manifesto in the run up to this election.
We need to be realistic ‘English votes on English Laws’ is not good enough and it will not work as it raises more questions than it answers. We need straight answers to straight questions, such as will there be a First Minister for England? Will there be an administration devoted to English affairs? And will there be an English Manifesto?
There are other real problems with English Votes on English laws as it doesn’t address the following points:
1. English laws will still be proposed by a British Government and scrutinised by a House of Lords, containing members from across the UK and abroad.
2. It is a procedural device, without the force of legislation, which can be reversed at any time without the formality of repealing an Act of Parliament.
3. It does not provide a workable solution for the eventuality of a Government being in power with an overall majority but without a majority of English seats.
The only answer is an English Parliament or else the SNP might find themselves in control of English Taxes!!!
Worried? You should be as they have vowed to put Scotland First on all matters!
Eddie Bone, Campaign for an English Parliament.
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