Saturday, March 01, 2008

A Clockwork Clegg: Is there an English Lib Dem party - Nick Clegg says so !

Is there an English Lib Dem party - Nick Clegg says so !

Perhaps he just made a slip of the tongue, but also perhaps the Lib Dems are coming round to the idea of an English political identity - which surely leads to an English Parliament !

There may be hope. Iain Dale has been trying to persuade my party today - hopefully making some progress.

2 comments:

Gavin Whenman said...

The Lib Dems operate a federal party structure - so there's an English, Scottish and Welsh party (and they work with the Alliance Party in NI) as well as an overarching federal (i.e. UK) party.

It's been that way for at least as long as I've been a member (4 years) and almost certainly a lot longer.

Man in a Shed said...

Thanks Gavin.

So why is that okay for the political party but not for England itself ?

Why aren't the Lib Dems in favour of an English Parliament ?