UKIP’s position on English representation and devolution within the UK

I’m happy with UKIP’s position on this.  The Scottish tail must not be allowed to continue wagging the UK dog (of which 86% comprises England) – as it has done for too long.

From UKIP’s site:

Scotland voted to save the Union, only just …but at what cost to the unity of the Kingdom?

UKIP is a national party with elected representation in all four nations of the United Kingdom. Accordingly we are pleased that the Scottish referendum resulted in a “No” vote but unhappy that Messrs. Cameron, Miliband and Clegg saw fit, without an electoral mandate, to make a last minute vow to Scotland for increased powers and the continuation of the Barnett Formula. UKIP wants a new Constitutional Settlement for the UK which includes a fair deal for the 86% of the UK’s population who live in England.

1. English only votes in Westminster. Nigel Farage is today writing to all Scottish MPs asking for their commitment not to vote on English matters that would otherwise fall within devolved powers if they related to Scotland
2. Revision of the Barnett Formula. We want a full debate and vote in the House of Commons to rebalance this arbitrary and out-of-date concept.
3. No taxation without equal representation. The Electoral Commission must determine new boundaries for the constituencies of Scottish MPs so that the average number of constituents more closely resembles that in England.
4. A Constitutional Convention. Such a Convention needs to be rapidly established to put in place a plan for a Federal UK.

UKIP is confident that fulfilling these reasonable requests is vital to retaining the confidence of the electorate in a United Kingdom in which so many powers have been devolved.​

List of University of Oxford people with PPE degrees

Sean Thomas’s treat of an article (“Pity England, pity Scotland: governed by fools and charlatans“) raises the subject of the uselessness of politicos with PPEs – those who have brought the UK to the brink of break-up while casting the English aside.

Cast your eye upon the swathe of uselessness (courtesy of Wikipedia):

UK politicians

Broadcasters, journalists, media (UK)

Not forgetting:

Of course, there are some MPs in the list with merit.  For instance, I don’t put Andrew Tyrie in the same boat as 90% of the crud which have taken PPEs.  But then, not all students – particularly those with the ability to discern – believe everything churned out by universities.  Climate change, of course, emanated from the bowels of a university.



The EU fanatics will attack John Redwood and proponents of an English Parliament with everything they have. They will try to discredit, they will mock and they will dig up every conceivable transgression and blow them out of all proportion to their worth. Those Westminster MPs who take up the fight will need to take a leaf out of Ghandi’s book and keep going: do what is right, because the people want you do to what is right, so right is on your side. 

If pro-English Parliament MPs fight the good fight for England, the people of England will be behind them, regardless of the dirt that the establishment tries to fling at them.

Fight for us and we, the people of England, will fight for you and with you, just as we are doing with Douglas Carswell.

Why EUphile politicos are so keen to keep Scottish MPs in Wesminster

This question was posed by Mark B on John Redwood’s latest blog (on an English parliament).

He asked:

“What is the purpose of having Scottish MP’s in the first place since, they can no longer do or say anything on any matter whatsoever ?”

The purpose is to ram through any socialist legislation which wends its way from the EU through to Westmonster.  Since the English (or at least the older, non-politically conditioned of the race) are largely conservative, self-determining, self-reliant types, Cameron, Clegg and Miliband, aware that legislation emanating from the EU is of a “collective” nature, know they need to quell the English voice.  The way they choose to do this is via the Scottish vote.  To hell with democracy.

Just look at the legislation that this awful administration managed to ram through parliament with the help of the Left.  That is why Cameron aimed for (and got) a coalition government in 2010: he knew he could not get that legislation through had he obtained a majority.  And let’s face it, he could have achieved a resounding majority, had he run on conservative principles.  Yet, he resolutely refused to do so.

Cameron is no conservative and nor has he ever been a conservative – otherwise, he would not be married to an heir of the Astor family, would he?

In fact, I would be so bold as to suggest that Cameron was groomed as an EU “sleeper” agent.  When he grabbed the Conservative leadership from David Davis, many were amazed at how he managed to do it, proclaiming that it must have been his brilliant speech.  Can it not have been below-the-radar manipulations by the unseen hands that have been running this country from before Heath’s time?

I suspect so.

Let’s not forget that butchering England into city regions was first mooted by Osborne.  So we can probably safely assume that it formed part of an unwritten agreement between EUphile Cameron and Clegg when they agreed to go into coalition.