Scottish Independence–What next?

It is most important that we continue to capitalise on the surge of political activity which so energised the Yes campaign.

However what can realistically be done or campaigned for?

One option which could be pushing a an open door is to work with the idea of English votes for English laws. The present proposals are timid and probably unworkable. However why not a truly federated UK?

I suggest that the UK Federation is made up of the states of the existing regions of England, i.e. the North West, the North East, the Midlands, the South East, East Anglia, etc., and then Scotland, NI, Wales. I know the regions are ill-defined but could be a starting point for natural states. Then the states governments would devolve powers to the federal government. The federal government would consist of two houses, one elected on numbers of voters and the upper house being equal representation of all states. Of course there would be size differences but just think California (38 million population) and Wyoming (0.5 million) in the USA.

I will return to the theme again.

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