Letter: British or English?

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The concept of an English Parliament is not only to be associated

with the lunatic fringe of the Tory party. Tony Benn advocated such an

institution in his 1991 Commonwealth of Britain Bill. Support for an English

Parliament, although small at present, can be found in both wings of the

political spectrum, right and left. England has a radical heritage dating

back to Locke and therefore English devolution is not merely a Conservative

approach. It should be pointed out that the Tories opposed devolution

per se until it became a reality.

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