Gordon Brown’s destruction of England
Minister for the North East of England: The Rt Hon Nick Brown MP
Minister for the North West: The Rt Hon Beverley Hughes MP
Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber: Caroline Flint MP
Minister for London: The Rt Hon Tessa Jowell MP
Minister for the South West: Ben Bradshaw MP
Minister for the East Midlands: Gillian Merron MP
Minister for the West Midlands: Liam Byrne MP
Minister for the East of England: Barbara Follett MP
Although the announcement page of the website does not state it, Tessa Jowell’s area apparently includes the ‘South-East’ region. Elsewhere on the website she is credited as Minister for ‘London and the South East’.
It is interesting to note the last time these ancient kingdoms had distinct kings:
Wessex - King Aethelbald reigned until 858
Mercia – King Aelfwynn reigned until 918
Kent - King Aethelbert reigned until 860
Essex – King Sigeric II reigned until 830
Sussex – King Eadwine reigned until 825
East Anglia - King Aethelstan reigned until 828
Northumberland - Eric Bloodaxe reigned until 952
These kingdoms approximate to the ‘modern’ regions of the South-West, Midlands, South-East, Eastern, North-East, and the North-West. There were at various times a number of sub-kingdoms, and certain rulers claimed hegemony over larger areas, but this heptarchy is generally accepted by historians as the basis for the Kingdom of England.
In every sense, therefore, Ben Bradshaw MP is the first leader of Wessex since King Aethelbald. And it appears that the Setantii, the Brigantes, the Cornovii, and the other constituent tribes of England once again have their own chieftains. Mr Brown’s strategy is, coincidentally of course, in complete harmony with the EU’s strategy to divide and rule. And again, it must be noted that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland not only retain their representatives in Cabinet (despite devolution), but continue to have bestowed upon them billions of pounds of English taxpayers’ money to fund their bloated public sectors.
So why is England dismissed with a raft of junior-ranking regional ministers when it would have been a whole lot easier to create a single Secretary of State for England? And, moreover, why is this not to be Conservative Party policy?