English Parliament and Witanagemot

There are currently moves afoot, begun by Wonkotsane and which a few of us are guilty of aiding and abetting, to start the Witanagemot again, with a view to getting an English Parliament.


Where I might differ from blog colleagues though is in wishing for this within a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   That is – as the home countries all have their assemblies, so should we.

Logical place is Westminster although the UK parliament could be there and the Witanagemot could perhaps be in Oxford, Colchester, Nottingham or even Mottistone- somewhere significant.

What would alter that is if Scotland gets its independence and goes off the pound. Then the Witan would be at Westminster.

Is hēr ǣnig þe Englisce spricþ?

5 comments for “English Parliament and Witanagemot

  1. DICK R
    February 25, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    The obvious place must be Winchester

  2. Ed P
    February 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    How exactly does this help with coping with scottish separatism or with giving england equal rights within a redefined UK? Then there’s the fairly powerless welsh assembly, cornish demands for autonomy and before long, other claims for ancient rights of self-determination. (Please excuse the lack of capital letters, it’s late)
    The scots are unlikely to vote for economic suicide (now it’s been made plain they will be much worse off), so this is pie in the sky stuff. What’s desperately needed is reduced central government, not regional centres of increased control, with the inevitable high costs of associated paper-pushers. Local taxation with local decisions, like the swiss model, would be just fine.

  3. James Strong
    February 26, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Another layer of government? Not a great idea, I think.
    I voted against devolution to Wales because I thought it would just lead to another bunch whose ambition is to inteterfere and be ‘important’.
    But we’re stuck with it.
    Let’s not compound the error.

  4. DICK R
    February 26, 2014 at 8:05 am

    An ENGLISH parliament is the one thing that the EU traitors must really fear ,imagine a chamber packed to the rafters with real conservatives and UKIP members eagerly getting revenge after years of left wing collaboration, a parliament with real power to safeguard the rights and sovereignty of the English.

  5. Derek
    February 26, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Just a thought. If Scotland votes for independence, and Labour then wins the next election, will all the Scottish Labour MPs go home after Scotland splits away. Perhaps we will have Miliband for just one year, and then Labour will be out for ever. What a thought. That will also give us an English parliament at Westminster. Everyone should be happy with the thought!!!!

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