English Votes for English Laws

We should have today an official Command Paper published by the Government setting out the views of the Parties on how to end the current unfairness of Scottish MP’s ( or more accurately MP’s representing Scottish MP’s )being able to vote on matters on England but MP’s representing English constituencies can not vote on matters which affect Scotland. This is the product of the devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament. Sometimes it is referred to the West Lothian question as the problem was first highlighted by the MP for West Lothian.

It is clear there is no easy answer but the current situation is quite obviously inequitable and the sooner the nettle is grasped the better.

Published by David Nuttall

Business and Political Consultant

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