THE people of Bolton are probably unaware that Saturday was UN International Day of Democracy. However in the UK, only England is ironically denied democracy by the British government.

Scotland (population 5.25 million),Wales (three million) and Northern Ireland (under two million) all have their own Parliaments — yet England, which has 84 per cent of the UK’s population, at 53 million, is not allowed one.

I’d like our Bolton MPs to say whether they support a Parliament for England or not and, if not, why their constituents should continue to be treated as second class citizens in the UK. The English Democrats believe anyone who supports parliaments for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland but not for England could be seen to be racist and antidemocratic.

Derek Bullock Bolton English Democrats