The West Lothian question

The Campaign for an Engish Parliament blog has an interesting article from the Constitution Unit on the West Lothian Question.

The logical conclusion of forbidding Scottish (and Welsh MPs) from voting on English matters could be a UK Government with a small Commons majority that was unable to legislate for 85% of the UK. In the absence of a separate government for England this would provoke a major constitutional crisis that would seriously undermine effective government. Of course the alternative would be an English Parliament, but this would serve to weaken, not strengthen, the Union.







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