tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post8456979511027220157..comments2014-08-02T16:32:56.049+01:00Comments on Bloggers4UKIP: Why UKIP's devolution policy is wrongStuart Parr[email protected]Blogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-52572129043958362012009-07-02T18:22:40.680+01:002009-07-02T18:22:40.680+01:00Steve, if I&#39;m invited, of course I would take ...Steve, if I&#39;m invited, of course I would take part. I suspect I&#39;m a bit far off message on this to be invited onto the committee! Feel free to make the suggestion to DCB.<br /><br />Prole, that&#39;s part of it but the main reason was that Scotland was bankrupt after taking on massive debts and piling most of its sovereign wealth into the Darien Project to colonise Spanish Panama. It was disastrous and the country was bankrupted. The English government paid off Scotland&#39;s national debt and gave money to the Scottish gentry to distribute amongst the Scottish population in exchange for signing the Act of Union. Most of the money was kept by the gentry, hence the saying &quot;bought and sold for English gold&quot;.wonkotsanehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04896256040598397497[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-3296541954105570582009-07-02T18:12:49.579+01:002009-07-02T18:12:49.579+01:00Stu, why don&#39;t you get involved in the Constit...Stu, why don&#39;t you get involved in the Constitution policy paper then?.<br /><br />I do think that you have the right ideas and that you can help get the policy on the right course if it is wrong.Steve Fowler's Blog.http://www.blogger.com/profile/06735003448562807965[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-44281290980704687912009-07-02T15:45:42.530+01:002009-07-02T15:45:42.530+01:00I forgot to add that Scotland only went for the 17...I forgot to add that Scotland only went for the 1707 Act as England provided access to a very profitable empire. England provided the navy &amp; army in west Africa for e.g. and Scotland set up trade &amp; together with Ireland gave us teachers and missionaries.AProlefrom1984http://www.blogger.com/profile/02243336050767873357[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-27036651624571598372009-07-02T15:39:50.008+01:002009-07-02T15:39:50.008+01:00Very well done post. I agree with everything raise...Very well done post. I agree with everything raised. UKIP saying it&#39;ll abolish the existing assemblies is a non starter. The English Parliament question needs to be clearly answered for practical reasons - most of UKIP&#39;s support is in England. And most people minded to vote UKIP want our own version of the SNP. You&#39;re right, this is why UKIP&#39;s support during the gen election gets shaky. In London, UKIP did worse than they could have done last year because they&#39;d earlier stated they thought the GLA was a waste of money. People love devolved power, and UKIp has to deal with this. When many didn&#39;t know of UKIP it was ok to have a policy that only addressed Europe, but now UKIP is seriously an option at the ballot box, this fundamental question must be addressed BEFORE the next general election campaign kicks off. The election may even happen before June 2010, depending on how chaotic the Labour conference becomes. And UKIP needs a UK based leader to speak on these local issues in a high profile manner.<br />Finally, I&#39;m also mystified by Feal-martinez&#39;s question. Mrs Wonko knows the answer to that, so that&#39;s all that matters. :-)AProlefrom1984http://www.blogger.com/profile/02243336050767873357[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-21131230226524823922009-07-02T11:55:16.259+01:002009-07-02T11:55:16.259+01:00As a Scottish Nationalist I am all for England hav...As a Scottish Nationalist I am all for England having it&#39;s own Parliament. 95% of people in Scotland would NOT THINK that it is fair that Scottish MPs vote on purely English issues. That is why SNP Members do not vote thus. It is only the Lapour Party cannon fodder who would agree with this policy.Dark Lochnagarhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09086636653505467565[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-85731160211657300082009-07-02T09:48:22.384+01:002009-07-02T09:48:22.384+01:00I don&#39;t understand the question. Who am I per...I don&#39;t understand the question. Who am I personally or who are the Campaign for an English Parliament? The former you should aready know as we&#39;re Facebook friends and I&#39;m active on the UKIP forum. The latter, you can click on the link and read at your leisure. I didn&#39;t write this to promote the CEP, I mentioned my membership of the CEP so that readers know my not exactly vested interest (I don&#39;t gain anything from being in the CEP, it costs me a lot of money!) in the subject but that I have an interest in it nonetheless. Best to be upfront about these things.<br /><br />If that doesn&#39;t answer your question, please clarify what you&#39;re asking. :o)wonkotsanehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04896256040598397497[email protected]tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4259215746272258176.post-1757777724994723932009-07-02T09:27:24.790+01:002009-07-02T09:27:24.790+01:00Campaign for an English Parliament: Yes but who a...Campaign for an English Parliament:<br /><br />Yes but who are you.Bob Feal-martinezhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05810653091052597947[email protected]