Scotland's West Lothian Question Is Relevant Again—Can ENGLAND Secede?
September 19, 2014, 07:22 AM
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With Scottish secession losing its referendum, it’s time to discuss what Enoch Powell called the West Lothian Question. From my recent Taki’s column:
In 1977, Tam Dalyell, an anti-devolutionist Labour MP from Scotland’s West Lothian, asked what the intensely logical Tory Enoch Powell christened the West Lothian Question:

“For how long will English constituencies and English Honourable members tolerate … at least 119 Honourable Members from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland exercising an important, and probably often decisive, effect on English politics while they themselves have no say in the same matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?”
The answer so far has been: indefinitely.