Friday, November 11, 2005


Davis desires England-only voting

This may be of interest to our English friends here and here across the sea. Conservative leadership hopeful David Davis has said Scottish, Welsh and NI MPs will be barred from voting on English laws if he becomes Prime Minister.

He pledged England-only votes in the House of Commons - but ruled out a separate English Parliament.

"Only English MPs could vote, let's say, on English education policies or English health policies," he said.

The British government has been criticised for relying on votes of Scottish MPs to get controversial English laws through.

"We would have an English vote, which only allows English MPs to vote on matters which affect England only," said Davies.

Even though he is not in favour of an English parliament it's an interesting stance he has taken. How will English nationalists greet this news I wonder?


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