This being St George’s Day, thoughts will inevitably turn to the concept of Englishness, and what it means in the 21st Century.

The upcoming General Election also gives us pause to think about the way the United Kingdom is divided up, and who has a say in what happens in each of the constituent parts of Great Britain.

As our coverage of England’s saint’s day today shows, the country is a melting pot of people who swear allegiance to the flag of St George.

The political organisation of Britain, however, is not as clear cut. That may well change with the coming election, which may well bring about electoral reform in the way the country as a whole is run.

There has been an increasing movement in recent years towards giving more power and autonomy to the individual nations which make up the British Isles alongside England. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own parliaments or assemblies with which to govern and control key areas of policy and tax spend.

While we all remain one country, this devolution of power does remain somewhat one-sided. While those assemblies have their own powers, decisions that affect purely England are still taken by all UK MPs.

Is it not time that decisions in those areas of English governance where there are devolved powers elsewhere are voted upon by only those MPs representing English constituencies?