Sunday, 2 May 2010


The Conservatives have promised in their manifesto to create a new legislature within a legislature - the English Parliament within the UK Parliament - Page 84 of their manifesto:

Labour have refused to address the so-called
‘West Lothian Question’: the unfair situation
of Scottish MPs voting on matters which
are devolved. A Conservative government will
introduce new rules so that legislation referring
specifically to England, or to England and
Wales, cannot be enacted without the consent
of MPs representing constituencies of those

Curious how this constitutional revolution is buried at the back of their manifesto.  Would it require amendment to the Union with Scotland Act 1706, article 3?

That the United Kingdom of Great Britain be represented by one and the same Parliament to be stiled The Parliament of Great Britain.

How would this work?  

Prof Bogdanor says this in the Times Today

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