Interesting stuff from our MP here in North Thanet, Sir Roger Gale:
“First, I welcome the fact that the Scots have rejected the separatists` cause. The break-up of the United Kingdom would have had disastrous consequences for Scotland and for the rest of the Union.
I am, though, concerned that we appear to be about to rush into legislation to honour commitments given on the hoof and without consultation with parliament during the campaign while leaving Wales, Northern Ireland and most particularly England trailing in Scotland`s “Home Rule” wake.
I have long advocated the abolition of the House of Lords and of the House of Commons and their replacement with four national parliaments, under First Ministers, dealing with all parochial issues and national taxation, together with a United Kingdom Senate (elected on a two member per UK County basis) under a Prime Minister that would deal with Defence, Foreign Policy and macro-taxation and which would perpetuate and maintain the Union..
Westminster should by now have received a loud and clear message that root-and-branch reform is long overdue. We have the opportunity, arising from the result of the referendum, to get to grips with the whole issue and we should seize that opportunity.”