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One of the most important things about Blair's legacy will eventually be the botching of devolution and the resulting rise in English nationalism, mostly resentful, which didn't use to exist before. I have seen opinions expressed in readers' letters to newspapers that Brown has no legitimacy to make decisions for England because he's Scottish and Scotland has its own parliament.

This resentment has a lot to do with the Scottish National Party being to the left of New Labour, and the Tory party being nearly nonexistent in Scotland so that the Scottish get a better deal from the NHS than the English do. I am sure there are other aspects of this.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jul 2nd, 2007 at 09:52:49 AM EST
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