John Stevenson does not want the SNP to be given the ability to dictate to the British Parliament following the General Election 2015.
There has recently been reports in the national media regarding a possible arrangement between Labour and the SNP which John believes would be detrimental to both the British Parliament and to England.
John said ‘There is a real danger that the SNP are given the ability by Labour to begin to dictate to England through the British Parliamentary system. Scotland currently has a number of devolved powers such as education and health. If Labour were to form a Government with the support of the SNP, we could have a case where politicians who have a very strong and real belief that Scotland should be independent would be voting on English only issues such as education. This could be detrimental to England to allow the SNP to dictate to England in this way.
I was a strong supporter of the No campaign during the Scottish Referendum. The No campaign was made up of cross- party MPs; Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour. I find it quite fickle that those who campaigned for a United Kingdom would seek to potentially break it up less than a year after the referendum. I do not think it would be in the interest of England or Carlisle to be dictated to by the SNP.
Given the reported discussions between SNP and Labour, the only way to prevent the SNP from being part of a British Government is to vote Conservative.’