Monday, 11 December 2006

Letter published in the Oxford Mail, 11 Dec 2006


There was a time, long ago, when I believed that our elected representatives in the Westminster Parliament were there to represent the people.

But as Tom Waterhouse pointed out (Oxford Mail, December 5), a recent ICM poll found that 68 per cent of the English are in favour of England being brought into line with Scotland by having its own parliament. While it is blatantly obvious why Scotsman Gordon Brown wishes to maintain the status quo, it is less clear what David Cameron is up to.

If Mr. Cameron is serious about trying to win the next General Election, he would be well advised to refrain from making trips to Scotland and describing the English people as “sour little Englanders”.

If he thinks he can win an election without the votes of millions of “sour little Englanders”, I can only assume that he’s even dimmer than he appears to be.

John Sandalls (Dr) Locks Lane, Wantage

1 comment:

CEP Oxfordshire said...

An excellent letter from John Sandalls. We've been very lucky getting letters published in the Oxford Mail recently. It's one of the most effective ways of campaigning locally. The Mail don't publish all our letters, but they publish most of them. We're very grateful for that.