I'm not in favour of a separate English Parliament and I’m against creating two-tiers of MPs in the House of Commons. I think one thing we must do is change our approach to politics. Devolution to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has strengthened the Union. I want to see a greater devolution of powers to localities and communities across Britain and I want to see more decisions being made locally. This will inevitably create tensions between local and national decisions, but we need a politics and a democracy that is mature enough to cope with these tensions and see debate and discussion as a source of strengthSo, a "no" to an English parliament.
What about an English Labour Party then?
Labour's new leader has admitted that his predecessors may have interfered too much in the workings of the party in Scotland.And in Wales?
Ed Miliband told BBC Radio Scotland that things would be different under his leadership.
He said Scottish leader Iain Gray needed to set the direction for Scottish Labour ahead of Scottish Parliament elections in May next year.
Mr Miliband said he would work with him - but would not interfere.
"I think it's not so much a question of not meddling," he said.
"I do think that Iain Gray needs to set the direction for Scottish Labour and I'm going to absolutely be keen that he does that, but I'm also going to work with him."
Mr Miliband said he would support him in the run-up to the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections.
He added: "We've got very important elections next May, very important elections for Scotland and I'm very, very clear that we need Iain Gray as first minister for Scotland.
"I think that we weren't relaxed enough about Scottish Labour setting its own direction and I'm very clear that Labour in Scotland will be able to set its own direction.
Wales needs a Labour Party ready to take on established thinking and argue for different ideas.That's a Welsh as opposed to UK Labour Party? Apparently so:
Carwyn (Jones) is fighting to keep the free prescriptions and free bus passes that Welsh Labour is rightly proud of, and he has my full support.Very much a "hands off" approach there too it seems. And as Dilettante mentioned last week, the Northern Irish branch of Labour doesn't even appear to be on Ed's radar.
Carwyn has led the way for a Labour Party that seeks to earn a return to power at Westminster by demonstrating that we can lead a responsible, listening administration in Wales.
We have a long way to go, but I believe that Labour has begun a journey that starts by ensuring that we are always on the side of Wales.
So, effectively now the UK Labour party is equivalent to the National (sic) Health Service; theoretically covering the whole nation, but in practice Balkanised into independent operating units serving England, N.Ireland, Scotland and Wales?
Not quite, after all Labour Party members in the three parts of the UK still have the right to vote and agree on UK-wide policy. But Miliband's speeches of the last couple of days do have implications for how national politics will develop over the period of this parliament.
Will loosening the strings mean that Scottish and Welsh Labour, in particular, will now have the room to operate a more narrow nationalistic opposition to the Coalition at Westminster? Miliband's creation of an English Labour Party certainly opens the door to that possibility.