The Tory backbencher proposals are just a power grab for Westminster.
Labour needs to position itself in a way that genuinely offers devolution to England. If they do that then the Lib Dems, UKIP, Greens will join them. Tie it in with changes to Scotland, Wales and NI and they'll have the numbers to get it all through.
I'm absolutely delighted that Scotland has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. But no politician of any party should take that as an endorsement of the way the British political system currently works. If they do, are missing the point by several miles and will simply stoke up further resentment on both sides of the border.
We need a cross-party consensus for change, not a self-interested power grab by any party.
The idea that England is made more democratic simply by stripping voting rights from Scottish MPs at Westminster is crude, stupid and counter-productive. The notion that England should be allowed to become some kind of permanent Tory fiefdom in this way is a recipe for division and disaster. Mr Cameron and his party need to recognise that in many parts of England they are just as hated as this referendum has shown them to be in Scotland. England does not and should not belong to the Tories any more than Scotland should belong to Labour or the SNP.
If we can learn anything from Scotland and the way they do politics, it is that Holyrood is more representative and effective as a Parliament because it is not elected in the same way as Westminster. Consensus is not anathema; parties with minority support that struggle to win any seats at Westminster (ie, the Tories) can still win seats at Holyrood and gain fair representation to ensure a more pluralistic approach to politics prevails.
At the very least, the whole of the UK deserves the same kind of approach at Westminster, and no party can argue that it won't work, because we already know it does, within the UK itself in Scotland.
Westminster cannot serve as an English Parliament in its present form simply by removing the votes of Scottish MPs, because it is not fairly representative of England in the first place.
It is time for our leaders to show some statesmanship, and step away from seeking to exploit or manipulate this referendum result for their own party political gain, or the contempt they and the political class are held in will only grow and we will all suffer for that in the long run.