At least on thing is clear from this Election campaign is the idea of a Federal Britain especial one of the four Nations of these Islands is dead in the water because it will be unacceptable to England or at least the media there,
Before the Independence referendum the Better Together with the help of the London Media tied to give the impression that Scotland was a valued member of the Union
But it is clear Only if the Scots knew their place
Clearly the idea that the SNP a legitimate and democratic party can have any say in the UK government
So we have these headlines
So democracy only works one way although Scotland and Wales do not vote for the Thatcher government that was OK because England or rather those in the South East did
The point of Federalism is that we are all equal and no part of the federation is dominant that why although the House of representatives in the US House of representatives is based on population of the individual states the US Senate has two representatives . So tiny Road Island has the same number of Senators as California
Even if power was devolved throughout England . I suspect that the same Xenophobic argument will be made if Scottish or Welsh Nationalist could some how hold the balance of power in Westminster even with a reformed second chamber
The argument is clear Welsh ,Scottish and even Cornish MPs are only acceptable in government or to have influence if they are member s of Unionist Parties.
The treatment of Northern Ireland MPs are different although the SDLP aim is to break up the Union with a United Ireland will probably take the Labour whip without a murmur and even the Right wing DUP can join a Labour or Tory government and there will be no complaints of Northern Ireland MPs ruling England.
Even if the fledgling English Regionlist Parties like Yorkshire First were to gain ground I doubt we would get the same Xenophobic reaction if they sent representatives to Westminster.
For Feudalism to work it would need a change of mindset among politicians and media n England.