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Friday, 23 October 2015

The EVEL Empire

English votes for English laws is going through, not many people can have any complaint about this. After all the only people who should be making laws that concern England are the people of England or those who they have chosen to represent them, be that in London or in Brussels.

What people from outside of England will complain about is the fact that there wont be such a thing as Welsh votes for Welsh laws or Scottish votes for Scottish laws.

The irony of EVEL passing almost 50 years to the day that Tryweryn was forced through despite the opposition of all but one of Wales' 36 MPs will be lost on the London based media. They will be too busy desperately scrambling for examples of where the London based Labour party has changed laws in England with the help of Labour MPs from outside England.

October 21st be with you, always
Severn Trent have just announced plans to construct a new £100 pipe in order to protect "Birmingham's water supply". You read that right, "Birmingham's water supply".

For those unaware Elan Valley is still in Wales, Here's an extract taken from the Elan Valley website.

The dams, reservoirs and 73 mile aqueduct of the Elan Valley were built a hundred years ago to supply desperately needed clean water to Birmingham. It was an epic feat of civil engineering set within an area of outstanding scenic beauty.

Between 1891 and 1931 the population of Birmingham doubled from 478,000 to just over a million. Not only would all those extra people need water but they would also need jobs. Jobs that could have come to Wales where we had an abundance of clean water. It's like that old Muhammad to the mountain cliché but with added colonialism.

Recently a former head of Welsh Water has said that Wales could make "hundreds of millions" (of pounds) if it were allowed to sell water. Presumably he means if Welsh water was owned by Wales and not by England. I wonder how English MPs would react if they were told they couldn't vote on an issue like Welsh water.

Some things we need to remember though, even if WVWL was a thing, we'd first need to come up with a catchier name than WVWL. Secondly, we'd need to start electing politicians who would vote for Welsh water to be owned by Wales instead of England. The last time there was a vote on the matter, none of our London Party MPs based in Wales believed that Wales should own Welsh water.

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English votes for English laws is going through but don't hold your breath for Welsh votes for Welsh laws.http://www.welshnotbritish.com/2015/10/the-evel-empire.html
Posted by Welsh not British on Friday, 23 October 2015

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