English Democrats - putting England first
This is the sort of moderate, reasonable English nationalism which ought to consign the BNP to Gehenna, where they belong.
The English Democrats note the injustices caused by having a Scottish parliament and a Welsh assembly, but no equivalent legislative body for England. They want 'fair play' in immigration; a reconsideration of the Barnett formula; an English national day and a parliament for what is, after all, the largest country in the United Kingdom. They embrace the diverse races and creeds which now make up England, and wonder why the British establishment proposes no solution to the constitutional imbalance. According to the English Democrats, England 'gets a raw deal'.
Well, it does. But there is nothing in this party political broadcast to which the Conservative Party ought not to be applying its finest minds. It is profoundly saddening when the only solution to chronic political grievances is to found yet another political party to address them. There is nothing to be gained by fracturing and fragmentation, to which there is no logical end.
Is not the Conservative Party the national party? If the Party were truly a 'broad church', it would embrace such as these. For they are manifestly disenfranchised English Conservatives who simply want this blessed plot to be recognised, and the realm acknowledged. And there is no shame in that.