Saturday, April 22, 2006

St George's Day Resolution

Simon Heffer in the Telegraph (hat tip Blog of Kev)
Labour fears the English identity because it represents a challenge to the Scottish-dominated Government that has run this country since 1997. Since devolution, there is absolutely no justification for Scottish MPs to vote in divisions at Westminster on issues that, in their own country, are settled in the Scottish Parliament. Yet they do, and they do because, in an increasing number of instances, Labour would not win votes there on solely English matters without the entirely improper help of Scottish votes…

What we want, and deserve, is an English parliament at Westminster, where English matters are decided solely by representatives of the English people. And the jolly Feast of St George is the ideal day to make a resolution to ourselves, and to our rulers, that we shall not allow our swords to sleep in our hands until justice is done, and we are given equality with the Scots.
I heartily concur old chap.

2 Comments:

Blogger Clematis Fraud said...

We're having a monumental St George's Day party at our rugby club tomorrow, courtesy of a national newspaper. £10,000 worth of free beer, hog-roast, falconry and other stuff.

I think there is a genuine groundswell of opinion that wants to celebrate the English national day, just like the Scots, Irish, Americans, French et al. I think it is hugely encouraging.

Brings a tear to me eye - and I am, thanks to two Northern Irish parents, a bloody paddy!

11:54 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

Bit late to be telling me there's £10,000 worth of free beer on the go!

9:42 am  

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