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Friday, 17 February 2012

Who is trying to achieve a positive result for the People of England - except the English Democrats?

To make the point that we English urgently need someone to fight for England's interests - have a look at this edited statement:- "The Scottish Affairs Commons Select Committee is (looking at Scotland's Independence Referendum and is) calling on the Secretary of State for Scotland to .... achieve a positive result for the people of Scotland."

Nothing wrong in that you may say - except no-one in Parliament is doing the same for us and 'trying to achieve a positive result for the People of England!'
Help us do so!!

Here is the full article:-

In a report published today Wednesday 15 February 2012 the Scottish Affairs Committee sets out a range of important questions that must be answered before the people of Scotland can properly consider any proposed question of separation.

Comment from the Chair
Ian Davidson MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

"The big question about such an unknown quantity as separation is the terms of the "divorce settlement"; how resources, rights and responsibilities will be broken up.
The responses we've had clearly show that there is confusion and concern about this, but also that you only need to scratch the surface to reveal how many complex questions there are; across banking, pensions, currency, national defences - and many more personal things.

Questions that may seem trivial at first actually show just how this issue permeates through every aspect of life: from the television you watch to how you travel round the world.

The purpose of this inquiry is to set out from the start some of those questions and begin to explore their answers, with the aim of helping to make this process as clear and fair as possible.

You cannot ask a big question about separation – however you construct it – without first asking and answering all these questions about how it will affect every aspect of every life, in Scotland and the UK as a whole. There are also questions here for other select committees, and we are aware that some may conduct their own inquiries.

We will be holding a series of evidence sessions on the key themes raised in this report, and will be led by the evidence as new questions come up.

We are calling on the Secretary of State for Scotland to take responsibility for co-ordinating the responses across government, and to work closely with us to provide the factual, unbiased information that is required for this process to be fair and transparent and achieve a positive result for the people of Scotland.

In addition to this work we are doing, we also expect those who support the break-up of Britain to explain the consequences for the jobs and lives of ordinary Scots."

Main areas
The report states the six main areas where Secretary of State for Scotland Rt Hon Michael Moore has identified clarification is required:

Bank regulation
Pension payments
The national currency
Membership of international organisations
Scotland's defences
Costs of Separation
The Committee asked members of the public to submit their questions on what matters need to be clarified on these very broad themes, and what additional questions need to be resolved. In addition the Daily Record launched a campaign in support of the inquiry and its readers have also submitted a series of questions. All the questions received so far are published with this report, and will form the basis of the inquiry.

The Committee says that while the list of questions its sets out in the report is by no means exhaustive, it indicates the scale and complexity of the issues which need to be resolved.

Many relate to specific policy areas where the answers would most likely vary according to which political party or parties formed a Government in a separate Scotland. While it is fair to raise these questions - they will be crucial to voters in determining which party they might vote for in any Scottish General Election post-separation – the Committee says the main structural and institutional issues, which will form the constitutional architecture of a post-separation Scotland, are more pressing in terms of enabling the electorate to make a choice on how they would vote in a referendum on Separation. It is these questions that will be the focus for the Committee.

The Committee recommends that as a matter of urgency, the Secretary of State for Scotland:

takes responsibility for clarifying the UK Government's position on appropriate matters, by co-ordinating work across the Cabinet
undertakes to work with the Committee to provide a joint provision of factual and unbiased information to the people of Scotland.

Here is the link to the original article >>>

[url= ] Scottish Affairs Committee: Separation, unanswered questions report [/url]


  1. I feel very strongly about the manner in which not only the 'UK as a whole', but England in particular, are being denied any platform or representation in this major issue. As someone recently said on Radio 4 'the majority of the English don't really mind if Scotland becomes independent or not'. I would agree with that sentiment - and good luck to them if that's what they really want. But is it? However you percieve the separation, England and the English WILL be affected and should therefore have a voice at the table. I think the Scots, when confronted by the serious complexity of the 'divorce', would probably be content with a Federation (Devo Max+1), and if that were applied to ALL countries - N.Ireland; Wales; Scotland; AND England - I'm pretty confident that would content the majority.

    The only time England gets any mention these days is when there is a debate regarding education or the NHS. Then and only then (grudgingly), do the BBC (for one), feel obliged to point out that such issues affect only England. For the rest of the time England and the English don't exist! But remember it is not just English MPs who determine the tuition of English scholars or the health of the English nation - its ALL the UK MPs! Well, if ALL UK MPs can determine costs for my (English), health and education, they should all be involved in the divorce settlement too!

  2. Scotland without English money = Rangers

    1. *Sigh*...Scotland subsidises the UK treasury as all goverment GERS yearly records show.
      Scotland is the only nation within the UK that is actually in surplus, where as the rest of the UK can't even balance the books yet, never mind maintain a surplus.

      As for Rangers FC, it's only in administration agreement for the current running of the club to establish a deal that can be made to pay off the debts.

    2. You'll bee happy to pay for English university students fees then, and a Scottish army navy and air force and a Scottish nhs and education and a Scottish Broadcating Corporation and for all those Scots working in England to return from their comfortable well paid lives, from England to Scotland to find the abundant work there that the Scots 'economy' will provide for them that it has never managed to so far.

      Any fool knows that a country with only 170,000 taxpayers not working in the public sector cannot support the lifestyle of a first nation country.

      Dream on Mac Duff.

  3. Employment matters

    I am in the miserable situation of being on the dole queue and have made an unpleasant realisation about the availability of employment.
    My observation is that many companies with a core Business in England have administration centres in either Wales or Scotland, ‘Tesco’s Supermarkets, springs to mind.
    This was an HM government policy, but if Scotland becomes independent we will have the unusual situation of HM Government for England subsidizing tax breaks for companies that have been relocated to Scotland and Wales by Whitehall’s half-baked intervention in the Labour market.
    In effect the English taxpayer will be paying large companies to provide employment in what are foreign countries. At least that is the way I see it. Just thought I would point this out.

  4. As for Scottish secession,this has a precedent.The Republic of Ireland 1921.As for companies based in foreign countries. We already have many nationlised continental industries running our infrastructure.
    Our Quislings sold us out long ago siblings.
    How far can you bend over?

    1. You have touched on something that really makes my blood boil. We were told that our nationalised industries were inefficient. However, I have spoken to BT engineers who were there pre-privatisation and say how much better it was. That aside, what really infuriates me is that fact the Electricite de France, they call it EDF so that we don't realise it really is French, is nationalised and yet makes enough flaming profit to buy up our companies. How come there had to be privatisation here then, except to raise revenue for the government to spend on I don't know what? Or was it just enriching the greedy cronies the like of which has been going on since the time of Henry the Eighth and the dissolution of the monasteries. Is there any country in Europe where the people have been so conned over the decades. Let's not forget Beeching's axing of the railways so that the transport secretary, Ernest Marples, could reap the benefit for his road haulage business. And yet because the English mostly are so supine they just get away with it.