Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Saturday, 8 May 2010

A picture of Britain - England loses.

Is this a picture of a country that should be entering a power-sharing agreement?

And, in the meantime Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their Parliament and their Assemblies to take care of their 'devolved' issues, whilst England is being babysat by a few civil servants because we are ruled from Westminster alone.

We need an English Parliament now, probably more than at any time in the past, because England has chosen it's government, yet the wheeling and dealing will ensure that the balance of power is held by MPs from other parts of the Union.

Scotland - Labour 41, LD 11, SNP 6, Conservative 1
N Ireland - DUP 8, Sinn Fein 5, SDUP 3, Alliance 1
Wales - Labour 26, Conservative 8, LD 3, Plaid Cymru 3

England - Conservative 297, Labour 191, Liberal Democrat 43, Green 1

UK total Conservative 306 Labour 258 Lib Dems 57

Labour, with Lib Dem support will have 315 seats. Sinn Fein do not take their seats, so that coalition would have a 'working majority' of just 4 seats, and 4 parliamentary votes - but only over the Tories. They seem to be forgetting all the other political parties.

Picture from the Mail


Captain Ranty said...

Nicked, reposted and hat-tipped, Mrs R.

A great illustration.



Mrs Rigby said...

Picture taken from the Mail - it says a lot really.

Alfie said...

Yeah, but the oinks in Westminster are somewhat colour blind..

Anonymous said...

An English Parliament is not in Schooorrrtland's best interests.

English mugs.

Mrs Rigby said...

@ Alfie - no, they're not colour blind, they're worse than that.

@ Anon - why wouldn't an English Parliament be in Scotland's interests? It'd keep the oiks south of the border happy, and might even stop them moaning about Barnett.