ref date:9 Oct 1998 (SI)
Sir Malcolm Rifkind and his Tory Party leader William Hague are at logger heads
over the 'English Nationalist backlash' to the devolved Scottish
Rifkind said "The Tory Party should be the last to be seduced by calls for an English
parliament. English nationalism would be as disagreeable as Scottish nationalism. It would
be divisive and breed resentment amongst the peoples of Britain."
Where has Malcolm been? Why does he think the Scots wanted devolution in the
first place? They have resented the domination of English common law
and Englands non-existent constitution ruling them for almost 3 centuries!!
The feelings in Scotland are clearly anti-Westminster, NOT anti English.