Do you recall when there was no Human Rights Act 1998 but yet Judges applied the ECHR to English Law because it was our international obligation to do so? If the HRA is repealed - will there be any real difference from what obtained before? Unless, of course, we are going to withdraw from the Council of Europe? Really? Winston would be turning in his grave. & what of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - that will still be binding right - oh wait,....there's going to be that EU Referendum we have been promised............GULP.....
WEST LOTHIAN QUESTION
English Parliament? English Grand Committee of the UK Parliament? More devolution? Federation? Empowered English Mayors and super local authorities? Time for a Constitutional Convention to sort the lot out?
ELECTORAL REFORM AND SHIFTING THE BOUNDARIES
Boundary change could cement a Tory majority in England forever. Proportional Representation would do the opposite? Yikes! Check out the boundary changes proposed last time by the Tories: HERE
LEGAL AID AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Apparently he wrote a book once in which he said:
'The problems we face are compounded by the dogged refusal of too many in the legal establishment to put the defence of our civilisation ahead of the defence of the traditions with which their profession has grown comfortable.'
Right to a fair trial? Right to competent representation? Right to remain silent? Right to plead Not Guilty without worrying about Court Fees? Right not to have safeguard your children or fight for your share of the matrimonial money pot without a lawyer? Which of these old fashioned traditions should we grow less comfortable with? Which one of these traditions should we stop defending? Which one of them does not define our civilisation which Gove wants to defend in any event? Cart before the horse - it is only by defending these "traditions" that we maintain our claim to be the very civilisation which Gove wants to defend............... Still he'll look lovely in the Chancellarian tights.....
Might be time to build and man those metaphorical barricades.........You'll be missing the breaking effect of those lovely Lib Dems you voted out....Bless 'em, you're going to miss 'em..........