Posted by: secretperson | June 9, 2008

Ken Clarke’s English Law Fudge

Apparently Ken Clarke’s long awaited constitutional report will recommend what Toque has titled ‘English Pauses for English Clauses‘, a watered down version of both Malcolm Rifkind’s Grand Committee and the previous policy of English Votes for English Laws. Rather than only allowing English MPs to discuss and vote on England only legislation, the restrictions will apply only at committee, not voting stages.

And apparently David Cameron will back this.

No need to say this is a messy compromise between an unacceptable status quo and yet another compromise. Why is an English parliament not even considered? It is the obvious fair solution. Anyway I am too angry to argue right now.

There is plenty of discussion chez Iain Dale, including a particularly disingenuous contribution from a Scottish Labour MP.


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