English national parties in post-devolution UK

  title={English national parties in post-devolution UK},
  author={Colin Copus},
  journal={British Politics},
  • C. Copus
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • British Politics
The introduction of devolved political institutions to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales created a two-fold asymmetrical constitutional system across the United Kingdom, a system from which England was excluded. But, has this exclusion, along with the SNP victory in the 2007 Scottish parliament elections, the Brown premiership and the reluctance among the main UK-wide parties to be seen to promote Englishness and England, or to support the creation of an English Parliament, provided fertile… Expand
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