Debate on the Address — [First Day]

Part of Outlawries Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:58 pm on 6 November 2007.

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Photo of Sammy Wilson Sammy Wilson Shadow Spokesperson (Innovation, Universities and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Education) 4:58, 6 November 2007

As a staunch Unionist, I find that argument rather disturbing. Although devolution did not apply to Northern Ireland for many years, part of the contract of the Union was that decisions about Northern Ireland were made in this House by people who often represented parties that did not even organise in Northern Ireland. In the absence of devolution in England, does that contract not also apply to people in England in the sense that all hon. Members should make decisions about what happens in this part of the United Kingdom?

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Mark Anderson
Posted on 16 Nov 2007 12:46 am (Report this annotation)

"In the absence of devolution in England, does that contract not also apply to people in England in the sense that all hon. Members should make decisions about what happens in this part of the United Kingdom?"


Are there any English people
sitting in the Northern Irish assembly?
I believe there are NONE!

So what gives you the audacity
to complain?

All Members should make decisions
about what happens in this part
of the United Kingdom?"

No they shouldn't!
There is no union.
How do you call yourself
democratic? You
think it's okay that the entire
English nation has no
political representation. That
is no democratic thinking.