An English parliament after Scottish independence referendum?

There are calls for an English parliament to be created following the Scottish independence referendum – and the possibility of Scotland remaining in the UK but with enhanced powers following the historic vote.

An e-petition backing an English parliament has been quietly trending on the UK government’s e-petition website. At the moment, it has slightly more 1,200 signatures – but has won support from political ranks.

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And could the pressure for an English parliament ramp up once the details of promised “devo-max” powers for Scotland are detailed – if Scotland votes to stay in the union? And even if it’s a yes to independence, will there still be pressure for some radical rethinking on how the remaining UK is governed?

Here’s the full English parliament e-petition (verbatim): “Westminster to become England’s parliament with MP’s only elected from English constituencies. Representative’s from the devolved assemblies in the UK to attend only when UK matters are discussed.”

Further links

Would the UK need a new flag if Scotland left the union - here's one idea.
Would the UK need a new flag if Scotland left the union – here’s one idea.

Who runs Britain after Scottish referendum: that’s one hell of a hangover

Wither the UK: Arise the Federal United Kingdom?

New British flag design if Scotland leaves… a new dawn

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