One of the most obvious manifestations of a general malaise, a discontent with our political system, relates to the delegation of powers to the Welsh and Scottish Patrliaments while the same matters in England are dealt with by the House of Commons. The Scottish and Welsh members have an input into English affairs which is not reciprocated: the delegated powers are dealt with solely by Scottish and Welsh representatives.
(In parenthesis, it is often maintained that, by way of the Buchanan formula, most of these matters are dealt with more generously, at English expense)
If Mr. Clegg is serious about returning power to the people, this should be high on the agenda. There is genuine ill-feeling about it, particularly as the last Government, highly unpopular by the end of its' time in office, drew a great deal of support from Scotland and Wales.
Measures relating to England only will be a great deal easier to implement if only the English Members deal with them. There is a feeling of "unfairness" about the present system which should not be under-estimated.