Saturday, 20 September 2014

Daily Telegraph: Labour condemn David Cameron's plans as Unionist truce collapses over English 'home rule'

Daily Telegraph: Labour condemn David Cameron's plans as Unionist truce collapses over English 'home rule'

Following Scotland’s No vote, the Prime Minister immediately set out plans to ensure that there are “English votes for English laws”. Those plans could result in England having its own first minister and would herald one of the biggest reforms of Britain’s tax system.
But they could prevent Scottish MPs voting on English-only issues in the wake of the independence referendum.

Excluding Scottish MPs from votes concerning only England would represent a disaster for the Labour Party.

Westminster sources said Mr Cameron’s announcement was calculated to kill Labour’s electoral chances.

I do think that stopping Scottish MPs from voting on English issues would hand place a huge electoral disadvantage on Labour. Labour would be prevented from obtaining an effective policy mandate on English issues. The only solution is a devolved English parliament separate from Westminster.

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