One can’t plead both ‘our inter-connected United Kingdom’ against English Votes and ‘the spirit of devolution’ against Ukima.
Posts Tagged: EVEL
Andrew Bowie: Why this Conservative and Unionist government is right to scrap English Votes for English Laws
Let’s have more devolution in England – to our regions and localities. But let us not divide even further down national lines.
The threat of Scottish independence. Is it business as usual? First, pre-election panic. Then the vote. And finally…back to complacency.
Some of the measures announced so far are popular, but there is frustration at the slow pace and lack of coherence.
Henry Hill: If Wales is last to unlock, will Welsh business pay the price for our disjointed approach to Covid-19?
When the rules are set in Cardiff Bay and the tab is picked up in London, there are lots of cracks to fall through.
Alex Morton: A Commons with no majority – so no radical Conservative measures? You’ve forgotten about EVEL.
In England, the Tories have a majority of nearly 60 over all the other parties. So bring on new grammar schools – and much else.
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
Ruth Davidson is a strong and consistent leader – as the SNP start to make mistakes, new votes are up for grabs.
The UK is by far the most centralised nation in the G7.
It could easily have been dropped: that it has passed, albeit in modified form, is good news for those who believe in our more radical manifesto promises.
No Government should be able to force laws on England against the wishes of English MPs.
The Procedure Committee’s interim report suggests that the Government will have a fight on its hands to defend its vision for English Votes.
Plus: Loud sounds from Tom Watson. Pig noises from Craig Oliver. And: Come and hear me make a fool of myself in Manchester on Sunday.
From Kaufman calling English Votes on English Laws ‘racist’ to Thornberry’s sneering flag tweet, the left just don’t get England.
On English-only consent votes, the Conservative majority will leap to a whopping 104.
It is important that adequate time is given for scrutiny and opposition to avoid either bad law or the impression of a self-interested stitch-up .