I am sure most English nationalists are aware of the Barnett formula and the perverse system operated by the British, but there are several other areas that need close attention if England is not to be bled dry.
We know the Barnett formula means that the other home nations pretty much get back what they put into the system, which means the English taxpayer foots the bill for the entire costs of running the British state. We know that special treatment is given to the other home nations with regard to public sector jobs, but I have a big concern over the territory grab that will occur if the union breaks up.
Monmouth was handed over to Wales in the 1970s, large areas of the North Sea has been given to Scotland, and if the union comes to an end, expect more of the sea to be stolen, a claim by Scotland for Berwick-Upon-Tweed and surrounding areas, and perhaps territories along the border with Wales may be transferred.
Unfortunately, we have no one to protect our interests. If you think our MPs sitting in the British parliament will do that, you are deluded. They don’t give a jot about England, just as long as they can carry on riding the gravy train in a future English parliament. Our real problem is the lack of a representative body to speak for England and to protect its interests.
Imagine in three or four years time when Scotland hold an independence referendum. The Scots vote in favour and the negotiations begin to divide up the debts and assets. Scotland, Wales and Ulster have their devolved bodies to enter into negotiations, but what does England have? Are we to rely on the British to get the best deal possible for England? I wouldn’t trust them as far as I can spit.
It should be remembered that English constituencies are stuffed with MPs who aren’t English and therefore have different agendas. The scenario could be that the British could send a negotiating team consisting of Michael Gove, Iain Duncan Smith, Malcolm Rifkind and Liam Fox, all Scots representing English constituencies, and of course headed by David Cameron, who has ‘Scottish blood flowing through his veins.’ Would you trust this lot to do their best for England, or would they try to get the best deal possible for Scotland?
England would be robbed blind.