Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer has strongly attacked the idea of an English Parliament in a speech to the ESRC today.
because 80% of the population of the UK was English there was "absolutely no need for the sort of protection for the Scots and the Welsh by having their own parliament or assembly," he argued.
It was possible that some decisions to be won with Scottish and Welsh votes despite only a minority of English MPs supporting them.
But the chances were "very, very slight" as it was inconceivable political parties would not pitch their appeals to the English as so many voters and MPs were from England. (BBC News)