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18 January 2007 Blog Home : January 2007 : Permalink

No Parliament For You English Pigdogs!

The Maximum Tone has responded to the petition for an English Parliament thusly:

There are no plans to establish a separate parliament for England. The four components of the United Kingdom have their own histories and distinct national identities, as well as different administrative structures, size and population.

As a result, the Government believes that different approaches and solutions are appropriate to address the differences that exist between the components that comprise the United Kingdom. The starting point for England is not the same as it was in Scotland and Wales.

The Government believes that the establishment of an English Parliament would not be of real benefit to the people of England. As the population of England accounts for 84 per cent of the UK population, this would mean that an English Parliament would only be slightly smaller than the current UK Parliament.

Such a move would not, therefore, contribute significantly towards bringing people in England closer to the decision making process, which is one of the cornerstones of devolution. The Government therefore has no plans at present to provide for an English Parliament.

Allow me to paraphrase. If the English get a parliamentof their own they'll stop funding the celtic fringe and won't vore for me or my ZANU labour buddies. As it is, it is only by the grace of the solid number of North British labour MPs that this government hasn't already hit serious problems and by god we're not stupid enough to make it worse, especially when its only too clear that "bringing people in England closer to the decision making process" would result in a boatload of our freeloading pals being chucked out on their ears without a pension.

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