Commenting on the Chancellor's Britishness Speech, Sir George said it was odd that the Chancellor regarded the establishment of a Scottish Parliament and the gift of a platform for power to the Scottish Nationalist Party as somewhow cementing the Union. But when the Conservatives proposed a modest re-balancing of the constitution to reflect devolution, they were accused of undermining the 300 Year Old Act of Union.
"The Scottish Nationalists have campaigned for a long time for a Scottish Parliament, and now they have one. They will use it to campaign for independence. To my knowledge, they have never campaigned for English votes for English MP's, so it is absurd to assert that we are in some sort of conspiracy with them to end the Union. We are the Conservative and Unionist Party."
"My view is that, unless we recognise and correct the current instability, whereby Scottish MP's can impose on England legislation that England does not want, there will be pressure for the establishment of an English Parliament and the break-up of the Union."