The Tories want to make sure only English MPs vote on English issues, because they believe it means the Conservative Party will rule England forever – but they haven’t realised that the English people will probably get utterly fed up with their despotism very soon and take appropriate steps to remove them.
There’s also the fact that there are very few England-only issues in the UK – because England has such a large population relative to the other countries in the UK that any measures affecting English people tend to affect the rest as well, as a knock-on effect.
Perhaps the best solution would have been a convention for MPs to request that only English MPs vote on particular issues, on which it has been determined that only English people would be affected?
A row has erupted over plans to bring in “English votes for English laws,” ahead of a Commons debate.
MPs from English seats will get an effective veto on bills that apply to England only under the plans.
Ministers say their “fair and balanced” proposals will “give the English more say over their own destiny”.
But Labour and the SNP oppose the plans. The SNP said they “simply exacerbate the further alienation of Scotland from the UK Parliament”.
Labour said they risked creating “two tiers” of MPs at Westminster.
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