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England - not to be trusted with a Parliament

Little Man in a Toque highlights a paper by Robert Hazell the head guy at the Constitution Unit which is worth reading if your blood pressure is a bit low and you need something to get you started this morning:

The English Question -- Hazell - Abstract

Devolution to Scotland and Wales throws up related questions about the government of England. Does England need to find its own separate political voice? Does England too need devolution? There is little demand for an English parliament. "English votes on English laws" commands more support but would be impossible to implement in practice. Despite the setback of the Northeast referendum defeat, the future will see further development of regionalism in England. Regional government is the only institutional solution that could help to give England a louder voice and also help to decentralize the government of England. But it is not inevitable. There is no logic in the process of devolution that requires the English to have devolution too.


Haven't read the paper, but quickly skimming through I can across this quote below. It seems somehow familiar I seem to recall "solution" instead of "answers".

"What Are the Answers to the English Question?"

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