The Conswervatives have spent nearly three years “consulting” and debating the West Lothian Question and have finally come up with an “answer”.
The “answer” to the West Lothian Question, according to the Conswervatives, is “don’t answer it”. A marginal improvement over “don’t ask it” but hardly a constructive use of three years and god knows how much money.
For the last few years, the Conswervatives have had a policy of English Votes on English Matters – an inadequate proposal that would have allowed any British MP to debate a bill that only affects England but only allow MPs elected in England to vote on it.
The latest “answer” to the West Lothian Question is … wait for it … to allow only MPs elected in England to debate an English-only bill but allow any British MP to vote on it.
The Conswervatives under David Camoron have refined the ability to piss off pretty much everybody, including their own members and supporters, almost to an art form and this is no exception. If they can’t get support for this balls-up on a Conswervative fan-blog, it’s got to be a dud.