Monday, January 16, 2006

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Treaty of a "Federal" UK

On this day in 1706 the Treaty of Union between Scotland and England was ratified in the Scottish Parliament. The Treaty decreed that the two countries, at the time still considered by many to be arch enemies, should become one kingdom, with the same monarch, and equal trade and economic rights.

On this day in 2006 English MPs call for bar on Scottish MPs voting on English matters

Conservative Lord to publish draft bill seeking creation of English parliament.

Kenneth Baker, the former Conservative home secretary, will publish a private member's bill in the House of Lords, seeking to establish a full English parliament. The draft law will call for Westminster to become a "federal" UK parliament and the creation of entirely separate English legislature. Lord Baker, a persistent critic of the devolution settlement, is being supported by Sir John Major, the former prime minister.



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