BRITAIN: Cameron Promises Devolved Powers For All Nations In United Kingdom

During his triumphant speech early this morning, British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed that “just as the people of Scotland will have more power over their affairs, so it follows that the people of England, Wales, Northern Ireland must have a bigger say over theirs.” He continued, “The question of English votes for English laws – the so-called West Lothian question – requires a decisive answer. So just as Scotland will vote separately on their issues of tax,
spending and welfare, so too England as well as Wales and Northern
Ireland should be able to vote on these issues.” Some have worried that the government will be pushed further right without liberal Scottish votes in Parliament.