Tony Blair, one of those described as an “English MP”
Why should anyone conscious of his or her national identity, least of all a patriot, seek election to represent electors of another nation in the British Parliament? There are too many voters in England who have not considered this question, who have been misled by references to “English MPs” and thus induced to assume that their MP is loyal to them and England, when this is not the case!
Indeed, if they are unaware that Britain is NOT a nation, but a state (albeit it one comprising three nations), such candidates would appear to be unqualified for high public office! If they are aware of this situation, it seems not unreasonable to question their motives.
It might seem tolerable at constituency level for a MP to appear to have a national identity which is other than English, but MPs are…
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