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  Devolved English parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A devolved English Parliament, giving separate decision-making powers to representatives for voters in England similar to the representation given by the Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly, is currently an issue in British politics.
The first English Parliament arose during the thirteenth century, comprising members of the nobility and clergy, and representatives from shires and boroughs.
The English Parliament was dissolved (and the Parliament of Scotland with it) by Treaty of Union in 1707, and replaced with the Parliament of Great Britain.
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
There are calls from an increasing number for a devolved English Parliament and from others for the dissolution of the UK and an independent England.
English national identity is often taken to have been appropriated by far right organizations such as the British National Party or the English Democrats Party.
English nationalists claim that the 'original culture' of England is comprised of legacies of Brythonic tribes of Celts and Anglo-Saxons appearing in waves of gradual migration.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/England   (4703 words)

 Wikinfo | Scottish Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In 1431 parliament granted a tax to James I for a campaign in the highlands on the condition that it be kept in a locked chest under the keepership of figures deeply out of favour with the king.
Parliament was reconstituted as a body which deals with matters which have been devolved to it by the UK Parliament.
At the first meeting of the Parliament, held three years later, Winnie Ewing, sitting by virtue of being the oldest MSP at the time (May 1999) declared that the Scottish Parliament, which had been adjourned in 1707, was now in session, thus explicitly proclaiming a connection with the previous body.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Scottish_Parliament   (1722 words)

 English Civil War - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The English Parliament, having controverted the king's authority, raised an army led by Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex.
Thanks to former Member of Parliament Admiral Robert Blake blockading Prince Rupert of the Rhine 's fleet in Kinsale, Oliver Cromwell was able to land at Dublin on August 15, 1649 with the army to quell Royalist forces in Ireland, and later in Scotland (1649 -1650) to finally restore an uneasy peace.
In the Glorious Revolution of 1688, Parliament deposed the Roman Catholic King James II and his infant heir and gave the throne to his protestant daughter and her husband, William of Orange.
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 ENGLISH PARLIAMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Thus once an English parliament was in being, it would in practice have a great deal of power regardless of the initial theoretical limits of its authority.
An English Secretary with similar powers would be an absurdity, because he or she would exercise more power than the prime minister for most of UK government expenditure and patronage would be under his control.
Suppose that English majorities committed to an English parliament were elected to Westminster, yet were never able to form a government because an English minority allied to the Celts formed a Commons majority.
www.worldnewsstand.net /freedom/cep-parl.htm   (8647 words)

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The English Constitutional Convention (ECC) is a growing coalition of political and non-political organisations who believe that the people of England have a democratic right to participate in, and decide upon, the form of devolution that best suits the needs, sensibilities and majority will of the people living within England.
It is clear that, if the political system is to retain credibility with the people of England, then the voice of her people must be heard and a proper democratic debate around England's future and her nationhood be properly constituted and supported by all those who seek to govern in her name.
The purpose of the English Constitution Convention is to promote the debating and the making of proposals for a consequentially appropriate, just and fair, constitutional settlement for all the people of England, and which protect their principles of justice and liberty.
www.englishconstitutionalconvention.com   (576 words)

 English Parliament: Does it still exist?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It has been suggested that the English Parliament, along with the Scottish parliament, was merely put into abeyance by the Act of Union and not abolished.
It would be impossible for the English parliament to have continued to be legal in light of this clause.
Parliament functions on the principle that there should only be one class of MP according to the Department of Constitutional Affairs.
blogs.vbcity.com /wonkotsane/archive/2005/05/05/1746.aspx   (2017 words)

 Talk:Devolved English parliament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It might be interesting to have a look at the list of UK general election results over the last few decades and figure out what the results would have been had Scotland/Ireland/Wales not counted.
Actually, I'm not involved in any of the groups, and think that an English parliament would be a very, very, very worthless project.
I remember studying this area briefly while at university, specifically looking at Joseph Chamberlain and I believe there is some scope for examing his early political career and his proposals around Home Rule for the regions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Devolved_English_Parliament   (410 words)

 Campaign for an English Parliament - Shropshire
An English woman is denied the drug because there isn't enough money left in England to pay for it after the rest of the UK have taken what they want.
The Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly use English taxes to pay for life saving drugs for their own country whilst the British government, ruled by the Scottish Raj, deny English people life saving treatment because there is no money left once our "partners" have taken what they want.
His concern that an English Parliament would create an extra layer of bureaucracy and tax burden on the English is a very common argument against an English Parliament.
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 devolved - OneLook Dictionary Search
Example: "The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital"
Example: "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
Phrases that include devolved: devolved english parliament, devolved government
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 News From Africa - English version - Parliament and Bomas fight over review
Whereas MPs argue that they want to save the review, other delegates at Bomas opine that MPs want to have control over the Draft so as to get rid of clauses which are not in their favour, such as the one allowing constituents to recall an MP that is not performing.
Under the Act, parliament has no power to amend the Draft, which is to be handed over to Attorney General Amos Wako upon the conclusion of review talks at Bomas.
As it stands, the Act empowers parliament to either accept the Draft as it is or reject it in toto.
italy.peacelink.org /newsfromafrica/articles/art_3271.html   (1047 words)

 English taxpayer pays 431 million quid to Scots - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Gobineau, I'm Scottish, but I agree that the Scottish Parliament was an absolute outrage and it's a hideous mess.The plonkers that let it go ahead and run up the costs that it entailed should have their backsides kicked.
Whilst the Welsh have a 'Welsh parliament', the Scots have a 'Scottish parliament', the Northern Irish have 'Stormont' (temporarily suspended); the English are discriminated against and are not allowed to have an 'English parliament'.
Either the Scots should use their own 'Scottish Parliament' and not be over-represented in the House of Commons, or the people of England by way of fairness ought to have a devolved English Parliament ?.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?t=153801   (909 words)

 An Englishman's Castle: Tory Manifesto - backdoor English Parliament?
Posted by: The Alchemist at April 11, 2005 05:19 PM All one necessarily needs to rectify the West Lothian problem is an Act of Parliament which prevents Scottish MP's from voting on English issues.
Posted by: Gareth at April 11, 2005 10:34 PM I think the English votes for English laws is a great idea and typically conservative - ie a pragmatic way to solve what is undoubtedly a constitutional problem.
Since it isn't an English executive and is the Executive of the government of the United Kingdom.
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 East Riding of Yorkshire Branch of the Campaign for an English Parliament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
To fulfill that remit, and to represent their interests in those devolved policy areas, they elect a representative to the Scottish Parliament, and it is that MSP rather than Gordon Brown that has their mandate on devolved areas.
Supporters of an English parliament should oppose Brown’s succession and send out a clear message to the Labour Party that under the current constitutional arrangement a Scottish Prime Minister is an untenable proposition.
English MPs should not only hang their heads in shame, but if they had any morals, tbey'd be handing in their resignations and hiding under a rock for the rest of their miserable, cowardly lives.
cepeastyorkshire.blogspot.com   (4378 words)

 Campaign For An English Parliament Cambs Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The majority of people in Scotland and England believe that it is wrong for Scottish MPs to vote on English matters, and whether or not it is acceptable for a Scottish MP to become prime minister is related to this.
In discrediting England and Englishness and attempting to submerge it in Britishness, they are aiding the continuation of the West Lothian Question, the scandal of cancer drugs available on the NHS in Scotland and not in England, the Barnett Formula, unelected regional assemblies...
The Campaign for an English Parliament has noted Tesco's discrimination against shoppers in England and articles are being posted on the national blog and at the Cambs branch - !http://cepcambs.blogspot.com/ on a regular basis.
cepcambs.blogspot.com   (5348 words)

 English Independent Labour Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The most notable oversight of the English by the current Labour government was the rush to secure local parliaments to Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland.
The ELP will establish an English Parliament based in Yorkshire set up to deal with English concerns on behalf of English people, whilst the British one remains in Westminster continuing to deal with the constitution as a whole.
English Nationalists seem to want their cake and eat it on this issue.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /godolphin/policy.htm   (1153 words)

 TheSite.org boards - an english parliament?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The English Parliament will have the power to set the framework within which the English regions and local authorities operate.
I believe that a parliament would be good for England so we are once and for all, united and can run our selves and of course are reconised as a country.
parliament in london is based for the united kingdom not england.
vbulletin.thesite.org.uk /showthread.php?t=76337   (1133 words)

 English Rights Campaign
But it actually enables ministers to amend any Act of Parliament ‘by order’ without the need for a change in the law to be approved by parliament.
Labour are also hoping to use the powers to by-pass parliament and introduce the recommendations of the Law Commission, which is currently recommending that couples who have lived together have the same rights as married couples when they separate [lots of extra legally aided separations, no doubt].
There may be English NHS and care home patients [whose homes may have been seized and sold by the local council] suffering from malnutrition, or cancer drugs being denied to English patients, but all of this is water of a duck’s back to Labour.
www.erc21.blogspot.com   (4907 words)

 English Parliament
I did not support the establishment of the Scotish and Welsh devolved bodies but I think we have to be pragmatic about this, saying we will abolish them is not practicable as a policy.
The Welsh have their Assembly, too, which means they are devolved from the British Parliament as well.
And lets not forget the reason he allowed a Scottish Parliament - "The Scouts are a proud and historic nation." Well, so is England and all we ask for is equal treatment.
www.ukipforum.co.uk /about271.html   (1492 words)

 Devolved Parliaments and Assemblies | Houses of Parliament
The devolved parliaments and assemblies have their own websites which are maintained quite separately from this one.
Section 28(1) of the Scotland Act 1998, which established the Scottish Parliament, provides that "subject to section 29, the Parliament may make laws, to be known as Acts of the Scottish Parliament".
Voluntary regional chambers have been established in each of the eight English regions outside London, and these all now call themselves "regional assemblies".  These are not the statutory, elected regional assemblies for which preparatory provisions are set out in the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill [Bill 3 2002-03].
www.parliament.uk /devolved/devolved.cfm   (741 words)

 Crossofstgeorge Debate :: View topic - David Davis - Changes his mind on an English Parliament ?!?
Rt Hon David Davis MP Those members of the Parliament at Westminster who are committed to preserving the United Kingdom have to face a ferociously difficult question.
The willingness of the English to subordinate their 'Englishness' to the greater interests of the Union is a measure of the strength of their commitment to that Union, not of any weakness in their love of their own country.
An English parliament, on the same basis as the Scottish one, will be the minimum that the English people are likely to be satisfied with.
www.crossofstgeorge.net /forum/viewtopic.php?t=6830   (3146 words)

 England the Land Equal Rights Forgot
As Patron of the English, his national role as Patron-Saint was unique for some 300 years until the end of the twelfth century.
England doesn’t have a Parliament, Westminster is the Parliament of Britain not England.
English born MP's who capitulate to such flagrant discrimination towards their own Constituants should be voted out without mercy.
englandthelerf.blogspot.com   (4538 words)

 Campaign for an English Parliament News - England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This scenario is equally possible with an English Parliament.
On this issue however, I remain unconvinced by the case for an English parliament.
Moreover, we do not propose to have separate English government, and the only circumstance in which two political parties might form the UK Government together would be as now – the rare electoral outcome which leads to a coalition government.
thecep.org.uk /news/ViewItem.asp?Entry=555   (1211 words)

 Secession - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Western Australia has had two referenda for secession, both of which were passed, but due to the constitutional position of the time, the referenda had to be ratified by the British Parliament and authorized by the Queen of Australia who is also Queen of the United Kingdom.
The only other way to secede would be through the use of arms, which was not a viable option at the time.
In England there are a number of small movements that call for a separate devolved English parliament or full independence from the United Kingdom, among them the English Democrats Party and the Campaign for an English Parliament.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Secession   (1378 words)

 Crossofstgeorge Debate :: View topic - MP's call for English only parliament
As the result of the referendum begins to sink in, two Labour former ministers called on the Government to back plans for regional committees where MPs would have the power to hold public bodies and civil servants to account - as well as grill North businesses over their role in the area.
Frank Field and Kate Hoey put forward the idea of an England-only Parliament yesterday, saying MPs should be allowed to hold specialist committees "thereby making government offices, quangos and other bodies to which the government has devolved power accountable to the Commons".
Select committees already exist to oversee the work of Government departments, such as transport, environment and foreign affairs, many producing critical reports on the spending of taxpayers' money.
crossofstgeorge.net /forum/viewtopic.php?t=4219   (527 words)

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