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LABOUR DENOUNCES ‘HARE-BRAINED SCHEME’ THAT WILL RADICALLY ALTER BALANCE OF POWER

“Under proposals currently being finalised and expected to be announced in the autumn, English MPs would be able to reject legislation on devolved issues such as education, the NHS, transport and the environment, even if it had been passed by a majority of all MPs in the House of Commons.”

I am surprised this has not been picked up on. If I am reading it correctly, and I believe I am a democratically elected government can be prevented from passing legislation by a minority opposition?

In my humble opinion, there is more to come. This unelected government is set on not only destroying the welfare state, but also removing all possibility of a future administration reversing their nefarious successes.

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Written by Smiling Carcass

11/07/2013 at 3:26 AM

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  1. Reblogged this on Vox Political and commented:
    Suppose a majority Labour government were elected in 2015, but the majority of MPs in England were Conservative. What would happen to the legislative process then?
    What a stupid scheme. I bet the Liberal Democrats support it.

    Mike Sivier

    11/07/2013 at 2:57 PM

    • sounds like the USA

      Deborah Mika

      11/07/2013 at 3:48 PM

  2. It is not sensible to use Scottish MPs to enforce policies on England that the majority of English MPs don’t want. After all, with that ability, the last Labour Government pushed through some of its most damaging policies:

    The imposition of top up fees in England.

    “Some 46 Scottish Labour MPs voted with the government, even though the plans will not apply north of the border. Five voted against and three abstained.” BBC 27 January 2004

    The setting up of Foundation Hospitals in England that are now being used to privatise the English NHS

    “Scottish MPs have had a say on controversial plans to introduce foundation hospitals in England only.
    The UK Government narrowly avoided defeat on the issue, with MPs voting 286 to 251 in favour of the controversial policy.

    “Loyal Scottish and Welsh Labour MPs helped ministers push through the proposal, although there were dissenters in the ranks as well.” BBC 8 July 2003

    The Labour MPs who voted for these measures were insulated from the day to day impact and thought nothing of the longer term, only of their careers.

    Politics in England needs thorough reform, which should have taken place when Labour had thumping majorities in its first two terms in office.

    The best way to restart that process is to support a Yes vote in Scotland in 2014 and then set about building a progressive majority in England.

    Nostalgic Britishness is a fig leaf used by the establishment – Labour and Tory – to hold back change at Westminster.

    Duncan McLean (@A_D_McLean)

    11/07/2013 at 4:26 PM

  3. Reblogged this on The SKWAWKBOX Blog.

    skwalker1964

    13/07/2013 at 11:28 PM

    • Thanks. Nobody in the mainstream media seems to be picking up on this so sharing it is essential.

      Smiling Carcass

      15/07/2013 at 5:12 AM

  4. Reblogged this on HUMAN RIGHTS & POLITICAL JOURNAL and commented:
    In Solidarity!

    rainbowwarriorlizzie

    15/07/2013 at 4:01 AM

    • Thanks for the reblog. Nobody in the mainstream media seems to be picking up on this so sharing it is essential.

      Smiling Carcass

      15/07/2013 at 5:13 AM

      • I know have been noticed on yours, Steves to usually look out for you, Steve, Vox n Void. Keep up the good fight and keep the posts flowing will share far n wide. In Solidarity! :):)

        rainbowwarriorlizzie

        15/07/2013 at 5:41 AM

    • Just doing what i can- if I can change the opinion of one person, it will have been worth it.

      Smiling Carcass

      15/07/2013 at 6:24 AM

      • Ditto keep up the good work In Solidarity!

        rainbowwarriorlizzie

        15/07/2013 at 2:06 PM


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