Public support devolution for England

It looks like all the recent publicity given to the West Lothian question is having its effect. A new poll carried out by MORI for the English Constitutional Convention shows for the first time that a majority of the public are unhappy with the status quo.

This is the first time since devolution that less than half the public support the present system of governing England through the UK Parliament,’ Ipsos MORI’s head of political research, Mark Gill, said. The poll was particularly significant, he said, because ‘when the public are told that under the current arrangements Scottish and Welsh MPs can vote on England-only matters, support for an English Parliament rises considerably’. (Observer)







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