Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Gordon in India; Cameron on England

If Gordon Brown looks a little put out in India, it may not entirely be down to the Big Brother furore. Tony Blair today let it be known that he fully intended to serve as PM until the end of June - thus ruining Gordon's chances of attending the G8 and EU summits as a new PM, and extending the Labour Party's agony!

David Cameron, meanwhile, has waded into the English nationalism debate by supporting the idea of banning Scottish and Welsh MPs from voting on purely English matters, but stopping short of calling for an English parliament. Cameron's compromise idea is unworkable - imagine the legislative chaos of a Labour government that draws its majority from its Scottish MPs, but is in a minority in England, thus losing its votes on all of its English bills. What do we do then - have an alternating premiership depending on whether it is British or english matters being discussed?

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