SNP table amendment to Queen’s Speech

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The SNP have tabled an amendment to this years Queen’s Speech to pledge to publish an exit strategy from Iraq.

They are using a Liberal amendment from 80 years ago as precedent when an amendment was proposed to withdraw from Iraq which was then known as Mesopotamia.  Unfortunately, the decision on the amendment is down to the Speaker of the House … who’s North British … and a Labour MP.  So that’s going to happen then.


  1. Alec Hodgson (1 comments) says:

    Why do we have another Labour speaker? I thought we were supposed to swap back to a Tory?

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Yep, usually it is but it’s only parliamentary convention – it has no official status.

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