England needs a pledge too

September 16, 2014 11:11 AM

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The leaders of the UK’s three main political parties have signed a pledge guaranteeing extra powers for the Scottish parliament if the country votes against independence at a referendum on Thursday. But that leaves people in England facing the prospect of even more decisions being taken by politicians that do not represent them. The Westminster elite should provide the English with some guarantees of their own.

For all the blame and bile aimed down south by many in the Scottish independence movement, it is the English that got the raw end of the devolution deal. The New Labour years are littered with examples of unpopular policies being driven through parliament only by the weight of Scottish MPs — even th...

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