Labour group urges party to do more to appeal to the English. Group says party must be as strong in celebrating English patriotism as it is in championing Scottish and Welsh issues...
Labour champion Scottish issues? Somebody should tell the Scottish electorate that placed them third, behind the Tories, at each of the last three elections up here. Labour in Scotland are a fucking shower.
Anyway, I'm very much looking forward to seeing this lot squirm their way around promoting "English patriotism" while decrying the "nasty nationalism" of the SNP (now matter how internationalist it is) but championing ruddy gruddy Great British Anything (which is definitely never ever under any circumstances British Nationalism no siree).
Although... they're not so very far away from something worthwhile. But rather than these MPs framing the issue in terms of Scotland-this, Wales-that, or NI-the-other, the root problem is closer to home.
Westminster is not fit for purpose and the UK is a democratic joke because of it.
And until Labour go all-in on setting up an English parliament to finish off the half-arsed and skewed devolution job that Blair dashed off, then they're in an odd place, philosophically. Because Labour will never out-Yoon the Con & Unionist Party, and the Lib Dems' supposed federalism is a lie, and the British Labour Party are seemingly inherently incapable of supporting Scottish independence.