Democracy for England

First published in News

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

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12:04pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Reality50 says...

Where the English Democrats go wrong is they want to break up the UK and seemingly have a dislike of anything Welsh or Scottish.Yes we need an English parliament and I would support one as long as it wasn't based down south but I also want to keep the UK intact.English parliament YES English independence NO!!!!
Where the English Democrats go wrong is they want to break up the UK and seemingly have a dislike of anything Welsh or Scottish.Yes we need an English parliament and I would support one as long as it wasn't based down south but I also want to keep the UK intact.English parliament YES English independence NO!!!! Reality50
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9:44pm Tue 18 Sep 12

dougie kay says...

Democracy is not for the common man. the only choice you have is to elect a political party to govern. After making that choice .your opinions count for nothing.You get what you are given . like it or lump it,the few make the choice for the multitude
Democracy is not for the common man. the only choice you have is to elect a political party to govern. After making that choice .your opinions count for nothing.You get what you are given . like it or lump it,the few make the choice for the multitude dougie kay
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8:33pm Wed 19 Sep 12

Wrong'un says...

Hi "Reality50,"

Although individual members may have their own opinions, the English Democrats is essentially a federalist party, whereby each nation of the UK has their own devolved parliament / assembly for greater autonomy over their own national affairs - where each country's special needs could be better met. I.e. pretty much on your wavelength! You can be a federalist AND a unionist.

I have nothing against Scottish or Welsh culture either. English culture should be celebrated in English, just as much as Scottish / Welsh culture is celebrated in Scotland / Wales - e.g. making St. Geroge's day a bank holiday.

Hope this clears things up.
Hi "Reality50," Although individual members may have their own opinions, the English Democrats is essentially a federalist party, whereby each nation of the UK has their own devolved parliament / assembly for greater autonomy over their own national affairs - where each country's special needs could be better met. I.e. pretty much on your wavelength! You can be a federalist AND a unionist. I have nothing against Scottish or Welsh culture either. English culture should be celebrated in English, just as much as Scottish / Welsh culture is celebrated in Scotland / Wales - e.g. making St. Geroge's day a bank holiday. Hope this clears things up. Wrong'un
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