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Did you have a nasty Scottish teacher in your formative years?
Why do you hate the Scots? I'm Scottish and harbour no ill feeling towards the English whatsoever. Just because some of the current bunch of hopeless politicians are Scottish is no reason to hate the Scottish people. Does the Prime Minister always have to be English?
The Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is Scottish and that is no problem. In post-devolved times for Scotland, Tony Blair, represents an English constituency so is accountable to people in England. It doesn't matter where people originate from - anybody can be PM.
However, Gordon Brown will not be accountable to people in England as he represents a Scottish constituency. Because of uneven devolution, much of the legislation passed by his government will not effect his own constituents, as so much has been devolved to the Scottish Parliament. That is one of the reasons why we need an English Parliament to balance things out. One of the mainstays of democracy is that our politicians should be accountable to those they govern.
The fact is that the UK is not equal under the current system in a variety of ways. And the fifty-odd million people in England are always at the sticky end. People can now DIE in England for want of medication available on the NHS in Scotland. The UK should be equal.
I also believe that members of ethnic minority groups should be featured on English bank notes, not people from Scotland, which has its own UK bank notes.
And HATE the Scots? My mother is Scots, so I can assure you I don't.
Thank you for writing.
"Martin Telfer" firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are so determined to get England a parliament why not start your own party? No but then where would the fun be in that? Its so much easier to blame everyone else for England's problems. No free health care for the elderly in England? Campaign for it that what we did. However keep blogging and blaming us though.
Yours from a Scottish Utopia!
There is the English Democrats political Party and the Campaign for an English Parliament, Martin. Please look at the some of the links on this site - you might find them interesting.
Cheers and thanks for writing,
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