Why is it supporters of an English Parliament always conveniently fail to mention that 10% of the English have already voted for regional devolution and have successful devolved government (The Greater London Assembly)?
The only solution that respects the wishes of all English voters is regional government, not an English parliament of 50m that not only disregards the wishes of Londoners but would prove so dominant and powerful it would inevitably cause a break up of the union.
Those who call for a English parliament do not want equity with Scotland, they want to reassert dominance over it. The English regions would be equivalent size and power to Scotland, respect regional difference and would not be divisive to the union.
An English parliament would mean a Labour north of England dominated by a Tory south. This would inevitably lead to resentment in the north, just as 18 years of Tory rule over a socialist voting Scotland led to resentment.
I suspect the real reason supporters of an English parliament want it is because they want a Tory dominated parliament. Well I have news for you, the Tories only get 35% of the vote in England. If we must have an English parliament, the only way it would be even remotely democratic, is if it was a proportionally elected one (like in Scotland and Wales). PR would allow majority government that represents a range of views, but what is the betting that supporters of an English Parliament also support the undemocratic 'first past the post' system?