The English Civil Rights Movement
This letter appeared in the Sunderland Echo on 29th December:
English need rights
AS every English person is now fully aware, the English are being treated as second-class British citizens. Here are the facts and evidence to prove this.
More taxpayers' money is spent educating a child in Scotland than a child in England. Students in Scotland do not have to pay tuition fees; students in England do.
The elderly in Scotland get free long-term care, while in England pensioners have to sell their homes and pay for it.
Because of the Barnett Formula, people in Scotland have more of taxpayers' money spent on them than an English person.
Scotland and Wales have their own national parliaments or assemblies; the English are denied one. Yet despite having their own parliament in Scotland, Scottish Members of Parliament can come to Westminster and pass unpopular laws on the English, like tuition fees and foundation hospitals, even though these laws do not affect the Scots.
The Scots and Welsh have their own special minister in Cabinet, the English are denied one.
In Scotland they have democracy. Whichever party gets the most votes, that party gets the most seats in Parliament. At the last election in England the Conservative Party polled 60,000 more votes in England than the Labour Party, yet the Labour Party won 93 more seats in Parliament.
As any sensible person can see, we English are being treated as second-class citizens. That is why we are forming the English Civil Rights Movement.
If you are English, believe in civil and equal rights and believe England should be a democracy, join the English Civil Rights Movement now.
The English Civil Rights Movement,
39 Victoria Street,
39 Victoria Street happens to be the address of the Labour Party.
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