As anyone who has been following British politics should realise, some time back Scotland had a referendum on independence and chose to stay in the UK. One of the promises made was that the devolved parliament of Scotland would be given even more powers by the Westminster parliament.
The setup of British politics is a mess. Powers that are controlled by a devolved government are not controlled by Westminster. The NHS, police and other things in Scotland are controlled entirely by the Scottish parliament. This means English people have no say in how they are run. There is nothing wrong with this per se but there is something called the West Lothian question. England has no devolved parliament so the UK parliament sets the laws for England. The thing is, the UK parliament can set a law that won't apply to Wales or Scotland and only apply to England yet Welsh and Scottish MPs can still vote on it. In essence this allows them to vote on a range of issues that only affect England whilst English MPs have no power to do the same. The more powers are devolved, the greater the imbalance becomes.
After the referendum, plans were drawn up to make Scotland independent in all but name with the Scottish parliament having all sorts of powers. This has obviously causes some resentment in England. On top of that the English get less funding than any other country, with Scotland getting 115% of the UK average and Wales getting 111% of the UK average. In contrast, England gets 97% of the Uk average.
When labour were in power they decided to introduce tuition fees for universities. If the Scottish votes were removed, the bill would have failed. As it was the bill passed yet did not apply to Scotland. English also pay for prescriptions that the Scots and Welsh don't pay for.
So what are people's views on the current system of devolution and funding in the UK? Should England implement an English votes only for English issues? More broadly, is the UK now dead thanks to Scottish and Welsh nationalism?