John Redwood, Tory MP for Wokingham in Berkshire, one time contender for Tory leadership standing against John Major in 1995 who had resigned in a back-me-or-sack-me move, has had a "good referendum" as they say; actually they say someone "had a good war" but that's a bit dated now.
While most politicians have been trooping up to Scotland to plead with them to stay in the Union, Redwood has been the only one saying, "What about the English?"
The modern world is a contradiction of permissiveness and unspoken taboos. Obscenities which would have been stamped out in previous generations are now tolerated, even applauded by sycophants to the PC culture. Man can marry man, but no-one is allowed to say muslims rape children. (The BBC, spiritual home of political correctness, has become willing to admit just in the last year, that Asians may groom under aged girls. Asians? Are Hindus, Sikhs or Buddhists involved? No, it's muslims. And "groom"? That sounds nice. Do they brush their hair? No, they rape them.)
Another taboo, one of quite long standing, is English Nationalism. As recently as 100 years ago the UK, or Great Britain, or whatever this country of ours is actually called, was referred to as "England" and its inhabitants, the "English". The Scots, the Welsh, the Irish, they were all included in the umbrella term: the English. But decades of pandering to the peripheral nations redefined the term "England" to exclude the others. (Technical point: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all "nations" but only the UK is a "state".)
For centuries the real original English have bent over backwards to avoid making to any distinction between them and us; to avoid any possibility of "them" being considered second class citizens. Before 1997 (the election of Tony Blair) you never saw the English flag being flown. The English used the Union flag; in the streets, at football matches, on our ships - everywhere we made sure the others would not feel excluded.
And we all knew that English Nationalism was the beast that must never be allowed to waken. This blog, you may have noticed, supports the British National Party. We consider the optimal state to be England, Scotland, Wales and the entire island of Ireland. (Obviously part of Ireland is already outside the UK, but a BNP government would invite it to rejoin.) Our delineation of this state is based on a shared culture, a shared language, a shared history and a shared or merged race. We have always known that provoking English Nationalism would break up the Union and so have always opposed it.
But if Scotland leaves the Union then the UK is broken, and the urge to keep English Nationalism well corralled goes away. John Redwood MP, has already shed his muzzle and started blowing the English trumpet. When them and us are on different sides of a border then English Nationalism becomes right and proper: we will need an English parliament; we will need foreign MPs out of Westminster on days when English affairs are being decided; we will need a per-capita egalitarian distribution of public spending and we will need the foreigners out of our great institutions.
The sidebar of this blog links to Redwood's website where he writes prolifically, many times a day on occasion. He is now raising the battle standard for the English and may well make another leadership attempt if Scotland leaves and the government falls.
And frankly, this blog endorses everything he says.