Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Why Brown is backing Britain

Surprisingly, there is a good piece on the comment section of The Telegraph by Simon Heffer about future of The Union. I say surprisingly because I'm not a great fan of Mr. Heffer and the Telegraph seems increasingly banal recently.

The process Labour started with devolution – a stupid piece of constitutional vandalism that is likely to have no equal in the history of these islands – now demands what psychologists call "closure". Scotland is overdue for its confrontation with reality. It is a grown-up nation, and cannot go on being the dependent relative. The English must be allowed the same democratic rights as the Scots. If this means there is never a Labour government at Westminster again, because of the loss of Scottish lobby-fodder, then that is a blow we shall just all have to learn to bear.

Read it all.

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