Labour Scotch MP Demands English Regions
GORDON Brown is facing demands from his Scottish MPs to take action over the so-called "West Lothian Question", with some calling for the resurrection of English regional assemblies as the solution, The Scotsman can reveal....
To date, Scottish Labour MPs have largely stayed out of the debate, but some have now gone public with demands for action, increasing the pressure on Mr Brown to do something.
Ian Davidson, the Labour MP for Glasgow South West, said there were two related issues that had to be looked at: the balance of devolution and the financial settlement, which gives Scots about £1,500 more per head than England. Both were being used to stir up anti-Scottish opinion in England, he said.
He went on: "I think the proposals that we had before for regional assemblies seemed to me to be a way forward.
"The 'English votes for English issues' proposal is a recipe for some degree of chaos. We should be looking for some way of devolving power to the English regions. The first time we had a referendum for the Scottish Parliament, we didn't get it - so just because the referendum in the north-east [of England] went against the plan, it doesn't mean it should be rejected completely.
Fuck you, you slap headed porridge wog. You want to carve up and emasculate your southern neighbour for your own narrow political and nationalist motives. Read our lips, it is none of your fucking business how the English rule themselves, all we want is the chance to do so.