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Could English manifesto fuel new referendum hopes?

The Conservatives' English manifesto launched today proposes English votes for English laws.

But seven months after Scotland voted to save the union, critics say that the proposals could fuel demands for another referendum and could stoke the flames of English nationalism.

Tories proposes English-only votes for key policies

Launching his English manifesto today, David Cameron said that English MPs would have the final say over income tax and other key policies.

The Conservative leader promised firm proposals from the manifesto would be in place within 100 days of forming a government and full implementation by the March budget.

English MPs will be able to set an English rate of income tax and set budgets and policies for health and schools.

Cameron pledges England-only committee in manifesto

David Cameron launched the Conservatives' first English manifesto in Lincoln today, pledging that when Scotland gets new powers of self governance, England will too.

"If English MPs do not have the right to vote on health and education in Scotland, why should Scottish MPs have the right to determine what happens in English hospitals and English schools?" he said.

MPs representing English constituencies will have a veto to block laws that only affect England, they will sit on a grand committee to approve English only legislation, Mr Cameron pledged.

But Ukip leader Nigel Farage said that Cameron has let down the English and is "desperately trying to play catch up".


Hague: English Votes plan a 'watershed' for raising taxes

William Hague has said the proposals for English Votes for English Laws would be a "watershed moment for raising taxes in England" and could be up and running within a year.

ITV News' James Mates is at the manifesto launch:

PM: English Votes for English laws 'makes UK stronger'

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the 'English Votes for English Laws' "is not about fragmenting the UK".

Speaking at his party's English manifesto launch, he said: "It's not about division and difference and pulling apart, it is about making our United Kingdom stronger".

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