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Devolution

No, I am not proposing the abolition of the Scottish Parliament. I am suggesting that the same people that Scotland elects to Westminster should represent them in Edinburgh as well, whilst we English MPs represent people at Westminster on both the English and the UK issues. Scotland shows just how much money the public sector can spend on setting up a new devolved Parliament. England already has a Parliament building in London which should be used for the English issues as well as for the Union Parliament. Why waste money on a new building and another set of politicians?

??Railways

Yes, we should reunite track and trains on a route by route basis, and give the franchise holders greater freedom to invest in expansion of capacity. To do this a franchise holder will need more power to make decisions, and a longer franchise to make it worthwhile.

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2 Comments

  1. Ken Adams
    Posted January 3, 2007 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Sorry this is still not clear the same people that Scotland elects to Westminster should represent them in Edinburgh as well, whilst we English MPs represent people at Westminster on both the English and the UK issues.

  2. Ed
    Posted January 3, 2007 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    John this website is turning out to be very interactive. Thumbs up!

    I wish my local MP would do something similar, but I'm afraid she is too busy concerning herself with things which are totally irrelevant to her consituents…

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