“What’s happening this week, which makes me so angry, is I’m now allowed to vote but I can’t take part in debates.”
Posts Tagged: Constitution and democracy
To paraphrase Burke, they owe their Party, as much as their electors, the benefit of their independent, locally-informed judgement.
Rees-Mogg is right to defend the traditions of the House, but with a majority and years until an election there is no need to rush things.
The Party is keen to keep a lid on the issue ahead of next year’s Welsh elections, but disaffected activists and challenger parties are putting it on the agenda.
Ahead of next year’s elections, we have to show our sceptical voters that we’re not just another horse on the Cardiff Bay carousel.
The nub of the matter is that without changes to the law the entrants will keep coming to Britain.
Fay Jones: Welsh voters deserve better than the First Minister’s synthetic outrage and pointless one-upmanship
I won’t let fears of being branded ‘anti-devolution’ stop me calling out Drakeford’s deeply counterproductive conduct.
Also: Kawczynski clashes with colleagues over the future of Welsh devolution; Government capitulates on an Irish Sea border; and more.
Sturgeon, Wales, the shutdown row – and why a Four Nations policy is no substitute for a One Nation policy
The unique circumstances of the pandemic temporarily forged a common response, but cracks are already appearing and will only deepen.
In order to maintain a UK-wide approach, the infrastructure for a ‘test, trace, and track’ strategy has to be in place across the board at the same time.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: A diminution of our body politic at which the hairs on Rees-Mogg’s head protested
The Commons agreed to hold virtual sittings, but admitted that these will greatly impair its ability to hold the Government to account.
Also: Welsh Labour demand less alignment with London on coronavirus policy; and Sinn Fein isolated in objecting to Army support in Northern Ireland.
Henry Hill: Labour’s new leader sets the party against Scottish independence… but toward federalist folly
By taking refuge once again in his party’s only idea, Starmer puts himself behind even Gordon Brown in his constitutional thinking.
So long as the Prime Minister is available to make the really big calls – or has left clear instructions or authorisation – the Foreign Secretary can deputise.
The Government needs to give shape and definition to its backroom plans to end the lockdown. His colleagues must support the man in charge.