(not satire – it’s the Tories!)
The biggest supporters of an English parliament used to be the far-right skinheads of the neo-nazi British National Party and the equally crackpot English Democrats.
Here’s a quote taken from a BNP leaflet called ‘The Need For An English Parliament‘:
"Our party believes that England should have its own Parliament. This straightforward constitutional policy motion was debated and passed by a substantial majority at the BNP's Annual Conference in Blackpool last month."
And here’s how crackpot the English Democrats are:
But now some Tories – such as Tory MP Graham Brady – are openly calling for exactly the same policy as the BNP and the English Democrats.
Brady’s no outcast. He’s chair of the powerful Tory 1922 Committee. And Cameron has invited Brady to Chequers to discuss the idea of an English parliament with him tomorrow.
Not long ago it was only crackpots in far-right fringe parties like the BNP and the English Democrats who seriously thought an English parliament was a good idea.
Now it seems it’s the crackpots at the top of the Tory Party too.
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