A case has been put to the European Human Rights Tribunal as linked from here
and quoted herewith:
Brought by various men and women from England, against the Government of the United Kingdom.
Principal: This refers specifically to the practice of "double voting" by Members of Parliament from Scotland and Wales 1 who have the right to vote:
when, the English have no such level of representation for their constituency Members of Parliament can only vote in the United Kingdom parliament.
Additional (1): The government's majority resides in the Scottish and Welsh seats so this device of discrimination is considered to be means of the Labour Party (who have taken all governmental positions) to remain in power and enforce legislation on the English population against their wish as well as generally influence the affairs of England (making up 85% of the population of the United Kingdom) when the majority of the electorate in England did not support the Labour Party (less than 22% of the electorate supported this government).
Additional (2): There is a lack of separtion of powers between parliament and government in the United Kingdom. A so-called whip system is used to encourage MPs to vote as directed by their political party as opposed to constituency interests. This party-based whip raises concerns of the undue and ongoing influence of the Labour Party over the affairs of state when this party is just a small private organization enjoying a direct membership of less than 1% of the population of the United Kingdom. As a result, the English electorate does not enjoy a free and fully responsive constituency representation but their wishes are compromised by the preferences of a single private group (Labour Party) which the majority do not support.
1 MPs from Northern Ireland could potentially make use of this device but since they do not have MPs who are members of the Labour Party so the Labour whips have less obvious influence here
- in their regional assemblies (parliaments) on national issues
- in the United Kingdom parliament on issues affecting the United Kingdom