Scotland referendum result: Nigel Farage on devolution says English 'have been suckers for too long'

The leader of UKIP has called for more English powers after the Scottish referendum

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Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, has written a scathing article for The Sun newspaper condemning the main political parties’ response to the Scottish referendum and calling for more regional power in England.

Describing Prime Minister David Cameron as "a disaster" and the leader of the opposition, Ed Miliband, as "wholly ineffective", Farage’s article is critical of the concept of giving Scotland more power.  “The way that these guys rolled over on the eve of this vote and offered ‘Devo Max’ was wholly disgusting,” he writes.

He suggests that more Scottish power would breed resentment and says that "English people have been suckers for too long", because English taxes "inordinately" benefit Scotland.

Farage also argues that it was unfair for Scottish MPs to have a say in English-only matters and says he is writing to all 59 Scottish MPs asking them not to vote on issues that would otherwise fall within their devolved powers. Farage also spoke to LBC Radio saying that there needed to be a constitutional convention to work out a "federal future" for the country.

David Cameron said in his speech following the referendum that the "millions of voices of England must be heard".

In response to Scotland’s independence campaign, Cameron said that Lord Smith of Kelvin, who acted as Chair of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, had agreed to oversee the process of devolving more powers over tax, spending and welfare to Scotland.

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Meanwhile, William Hague, the leader of the House of Commons, has been asked to examine the issue of the English question, and to help re-draft the constitution to give more power to the regions.