After Theresa May’s speech on the 17th January 2017 she reassured the Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish that their views would be listened to and respected.
The Campaign for an English Parliament realises that the UK Prime Minister has already had meetings with the three devolved government First Ministers about the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU. However she hasn’t had a meeting with an English First Minister in these Brexit Talks because England has been denied one.
Eddie Bone, Campaign Director for the Campaign for an English Parliament stated
“Theresa May stated after her speech that she is prepared to listen to the Devolved Nations but how can she listen to English concerns if an First Minister for England is not present during the discussion. England doesn’t have a First Minister and the UK Prime Minister insults the English by pretending these talks are fair as an English voice is being excluded”.
“For the UK to survive England needs to be treated fairly and it is imperative that clearly defined English representation is included in Brexit discussions. How can Mr Davies, the Brexit Secretary, be fair to English voters, if England is not formally recognised and doesn’t have a First Minister?
It was England that predominately voted out and now the devolved First Minsters will now have a chance to change a democratic vote because they will threaten to put the UK at risk if they don’t get their way.
Just look at Nicola Sturgeons comments immediately after Theresa Mays speech when she indicated that Scottish Independence was more likely after the single market move.
But it is England that has the legitimate grievance as they have been completely excluded from any discussions. If England continues to be ignored by the UK government then English independence is the only way forward”.
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