Will England ever get a devolved government?

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Will he ever happen or not?
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Not unless the English vote for it no.
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Doubt it, unless the union collapses.
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Same as Napp, the only way it will happen is by default if scotland, wales and N.I all go.
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Do you mean England or the UK?
If you mean England I very much hope not. If you think our national politicians are incompetent don't look at the standards of local ones.:eek: (at least where I live)
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For one, there'd be a reluctance to do that because any unit in a country that contains about 9/10th of the population is inevitably going to have an inappropriate level of sway over the central government.

Secondly the people of England aren't particularly keen on it, which is the most important concern.

I'd be reasonably in favour of a better form of regionalism. But again, no-one really wants it that much.
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Doubt it, unless the union collapses.
May the Union never collapse.
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Will he ever happen or not?
We have London. Nuff said.
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We have London. Nuff said.
The Mayor of London is devolution of England, tis true.
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I would argue the prospect of English devolution could occur in 2 hypothetical scenario’s: 1) Scottish independence occurs as a result of SNP pressure exemplified by the issue of Brexit, in turn forcing an English parliament as the union has not dissolved. 2) The Union remains in tact but again, the issue of Brexit raises further questions over English sovereignty as the devolved powers appeal to many Brexiteers, leading to English devolution.

However as already noted, the appetite amongst the electorate for such measures seems meagre. I am concerned over the breakup of the Union after we’ve officially left the EU, and cannot stand the SNP.

Here’s food for thought: Is it hypocritical to support Brexit (British independence) whilst also denying the idea of Scottish independence, and if not, why not ?
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(Original post by HEWITTMAESTRO)

Here’s food for thought: Is it hypocritical to support Brexit (British independence) whilst also denying the idea of Scottish independence, and if not, why not ?
Yes. Which is why I support both.
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Here’s food for thought: Is it hypocritical to support Brexit (British independence) whilst also denying the idea of Scottish independence, and if not, why not ?
No, but it does betray a weakness in nationalist ideology: that it is an ideology of conflict, that tries not to reflect identity but control it. What can completing nationalisms do to solve the Northern Ireland situation? Or Israel/Palestine? Absolutely nothing.

If you're a nationalist, you're no more hypocritical than any other - but I'd argue that both are just as negative at their core.
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An English parliament, no. Some level of devolution towards regions, perhaps.
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The Mayor of London is devolution of England, tis true.
Long Live London
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