Why Scotland, Northern Ireland and, though to a lesser degree of concern, Wales should be voting in the Westminster general election needs explanation. The matters of central concern to the electorate - health, education, housing (under whatever term building houses people can afford, with due respect for the environment and infrastructures, is currently masquerading) and working conditions, are all devolved to separate parliament or assemblies in Edinburgh, Belfast, and Wales. Why are their electorates sending representatives to stick their noses into other people's, ie our - business?
Foreign affairs, and Defence (or War as it has turned out to be under Labour) have also been devolved, since Lisbon, to the European Union; that the European Union Foreign Minister happens to be English is neither here nor there (as is she); her responsibilities are European, and policies are determined in the European institutions of governance (whatever we may think of them).
Constitutional affairs in the form of changes to the voting system, and judicial powers are already devolved so there is no basis for Scotland or Ireland or Wales having any say in what we do in England; the House of Lords is an irrelevance to their legislatures (though certainly it has to carry a large number of their troughers and placemen).
Angels would rather have interference in our governance from France, Germany, Italy et al., than Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. At least the French, Germans, and Italians are big enough and rich enough to make their interference less humiliating and profitless.
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