YOU MAY have noticed the Prime Minister is beginning to devote more of his time to the Scottish Question. He was up there recently wooing voters with a pledge that he would be prepared to concede even more powers to a Scottish Parliament.
Last Wednesday I asked the Prime Minister, given that he is now going to devote more time and thought to offering a ‘devolution plus’ package to Scotland, whether he would give equal time to the English Question.
Questions should be short and I could not make a speech on this issue. But I had time to draw attention to the growing grievance that voters in England feel now that powers have been devolved to Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish Parliaments or Assemblies.
Devolution has been accompanied by two major discriminatory moves against England. The voters in each of these devolved countries or provinces have far more cash spent on them per head than do voters in England, and it is English voters who overwhelmingly pay all the bills.