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4.3.10

English Parliament online

I'm not the biggest fan of the current majority of English nationalists as you are probably well aware.

With some honourable exceptions they generally seem to have sprung from the same cesspit that has blessed the world with the likes of the BNP, UKIP and the Tory hard right. The only difference being that, following devolution to Scotland, Wales and the Six Counties, Eng Nats have lost their faith in the Anglo-UK dream of an English dominated Britain. Before devolution, of course, they were all quite happy to see Britain confused with England as, in fact, Britain was England, simply with some Celtic bits strapped on. However the moment this historic injustice started to be righted via devolution rattles got thrown out of prams.

That being said the question of English home-rule is a legitimate one to pose. Devolution is not finished and what happens now to England will ultimately impact on Cornwall.

For that reason I recommend people to take a look at the website: English Parliament online.

The level of debate is good even if it is still flooded with the usual goggle eyed Eng nat nuts who see EU conspiracies behind every tree. The only thing missing, of course, is some good solid Cornish input.

Below is one of the sites most recent news letters.

John Denham's Speech on English identity / Englishness

The Smith Institute has published John Denham's speech "
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!': Celebrating England and Englishness".

The Smith Institute website has no facility for comments, so we have reproduced it
here enabling you to respond.

Also of interest will be the IPPR's new report "
Is an English backlash emerging? Reactions to devolution ten years on"

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