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Forum: Politics Today, 13:33
Replies: 66
Views: 1,055
Posted By Nick1966
And this highlights further weaknesses in the...

And this highlights further weaknesses in the "English votes for English Laws" chant. If we ban Scottish MPs from participating in certain House of Commons votes, do we extend a similar ban to...
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 16:38
Replies: 277
Views: 8,148
Posted By Nick1966
Nicola Sturgeon v David Cameron. Let the...

Nicola Sturgeon v David Cameron. Let the negotiations begin.
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 14:36
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
Agreed. As Mr Cameron has just said "So, just as...

Agreed.

As Mr Cameron has just said "So, just as Scotland will vote separately in the Scottish Parliament on their issues of tax, spending and welfare so too England, as well as Wales and Northern...
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 14:19
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
So while the Scottish get their own parliament,...

So while the Scottish get their own parliament, you'd happily settle for less: the odd English only session or English only committee within the current UK House of Commons ?
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 14:07
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
Scottish MPs participate in the UK Parliament...

Scottish MPs participate in the UK Parliament which then chooses where those laws apply.
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 13:18
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
Will David Cameron now offer an English...

Will David Cameron now offer an English Parliament for the English ?
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 12:57
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
And here's the problem. Some English voters...

And here's the problem. Some English voters resent more powers transferred from the UK parliament to the Scottish Parliament, yet are uninterested in establishing a similar devolved English...
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 12:41
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
Because you've voted to send your MP to a UK...

Because you've voted to send your MP to a UK parliament.

If you want English votes on English issues, than ask for an English Parliament. Don't use the UK parliament as a vehicle for English...
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 12:15
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
Whoops. :blush: You learn something...

Whoops. :blush: You learn something everyday.



Hmmm. Bad decison then. The Poll Tax was scrapped 3 year later.
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 12:07
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
Then offer the English more. Anyone for an...

Then offer the English more. Anyone for an English Parliament ?
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 11:47
Replies: 60
Views: 1,339
Posted By Nick1966
Exactly. So expect the results of the EU...

Exactly. So expect the results of the EU referendum to be the same as this morning's referendum. Remain in the Union.
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 11:40
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
And this is where the problems start. If you have...

And this is where the problems start. If you have an English only session, where's the mandate for the English only session ? And who would decide the agenda, policy making and the governance ?

An...
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 11:25
Replies: 261
Views: 5,403
Posted By Nick1966
Good point. The UK parliament set up the...

Good point.

The UK parliament set up the Scottish Parliament and granted the Scottish Parliament all its powers. And as the UK parliament is sovereign for the whole of the UK, then all UK MPs can...
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 11:14
Replies: 226
Views: 3,309
Posted By Nick1966
Is there an appetite among English voters for an...

Is there an appetite among English voters for an English Parliament ?

If there's not, then the English must live with the West Lothian Question. We elect a UIK parliament which occassionally passes...
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 10:01
Replies: 34
Views: 832
Posted By Nick1966
That's a good point. Can we really have a UK...

That's a good point.

Can we really have a UK parliament were some of the UK MPs are barred from voting or participating in certain debates or passing certain laws ?

Last night John Redwood came up...
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 09:52
Replies: 34
Views: 832
Posted By Nick1966
Bit late for that for now. They made the...

Bit late for that for now. They made the promises. And it may be difficult to undue those promises. The nationalists will remind Westminster.




The West Lothian question.....
Forum: Politics 19-09-2014, 09:44
Replies: 34
Views: 832
Posted By Nick1966
Supposing the other countries don't want to have...

Supposing the other countries don't want to have the same powers as the Scottish Parliament ?
Forum: Politics 16-09-2014, 17:24
Replies: 56
Views: 832
Posted By Nick1966
Agreed. Thankfully the Conservatives weren't...

Agreed. Thankfully the Conservatives weren't stupid enough to de-regulate buses in London. Outside London, bus passenger numbers have declined. Inside, bus passenger numbers have increased.
Forum: Politics 16-09-2014, 16:39
Replies: 84
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nick1966
Some of UK passenger franchises do make a profit,...

Some of UK passenger franchises do make a profit, and don't require additional public subisidy.

Now if you look at Greater Anglia Railways, their owner Dutch State Railways receives two sources of...
Forum: Politics 16-09-2014, 14:37
Replies: 84
Views: 1,159
Posted By Nick1966
Yes, it's worth recalling just how many of the UK...

Yes, it's worth recalling just how many of the UK rail passenger franchises are either wholly or partly run by the state railways of France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Arriva Trains Wales, Grand...
Forum: Politics 16-09-2014, 09:45
Replies: 69
Views: 1,338
Posted By Nick1966
No mandate is required. Any additional powers...

No mandate is required.

Any additional powers devolved to the Scottish parliament will require new UK parliamentary legislation.

But I don't think that's going through the minds of politicians...
Forum: Politics 16-09-2014, 09:23
Replies: 69
Views: 1,338
Posted By Nick1966
Of course, nobody gave Gordon Brown a mandate to...

Of course, nobody gave Gordon Brown a mandate to promise Scotland more powers.

What he's trying to do is come up with new ideas to reduce the chance of a 'yes' vote.
Forum: Politics 12-09-2014, 15:34
Replies: 52
Views: 1,275
Posted By Nick1966
Could A No Vote Lead To The UK Becoming A Federal...

Could A No Vote Lead To The UK Becoming A Federal Country?

Unlikely.

For starters, we'd need a written constiution. Beyond any subsequent politically meddling, a constitution would create four...
Forum: Politics 11-09-2014, 13:07
Replies: 214
Views: 5,855
Posted By Nick1966
And this is part of the reason why the major...

And this is part of the reason why the major political leaders want Scotland to stay in the UK. If an independent Scottish government screws up financially (like say Greece), the UK government would...
Forum: Politics 10-09-2014, 16:43
Replies: 58
Views: 1,323
Posted By Nick1966
Until last year, House of Lords reform was being...

Until last year, House of Lords reform was being discussed in the Commons. But was ditched thanks to the combined efforts of Conservative backbenchers and the Opposition who were smelling blood.
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