An English Parliament or English Independence?
Thursday 10 November
The Stripe, King Alfred Campus, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR
Speaker Eddie Bone, Campaign Director
The Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly were justified in 1998 on the grounds that ‘no nation can operate democratically or politically without a Parliament of its own'. Why hasn't the need for democratic accountability, self-determination and preservation of a national identity been applied to England?
Unlike the other nations of the UK, the British state has treated England differently. Only one option - Regional Devolution - has been put to the English and was overwhelming rejected.
Eddie Bone, from the Campaign for an English Parliament will challenge the orthodox British Establishment's view that England needs to be Regionalised if the UK is to survive. He will argue that the creation of an English parliament linked with decentralisation of power within England is the only solution that will save the UK. If not quickly implemented then English Independence will be the only political route left for the English.
The Campaign for an English Parliament (CEP) is an independent voluntary organisation that aims to put the issue of a separately elected English parliament on the political agenda.
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