Brexit Blindness

Brexit should be a great opportunity, but it does seem as if the politicians in Westminster have been more interested in claiming their expenses and molesting one another than in preparing for Britain’s exit from the EU. Really, the initial steps should be quite straightforward: rather than the mess that is the Great Repeal Bill, … Continue reading

Parliament of Hypocrites

In the imagination of some, The Mother of Parliaments, Westminster, is something marvellous. Yet, consider the recent call by Speaker Bercow to ban America’s President Trump from addressing it. Now, Parliament can, of course, choose who it does or does not wish to address it, but the call to ban Trump is a disgusting example … Continue reading

Sovereign Power

As the referendum debate continues to meander on through fear and counter-fear, a new issue has been brought to the fore – the sovereignty of parliament. In part, this is due to a conflation of the sovereignty of Britain and the sovereignty of Parliament, which, while intertwined, are not the same, but it also derives … Continue reading

A Two-tier Parliament

We have been hearing a lot of bleating from the SNP about the possibility of restricting issues that only affect England to English MPs in some manner. “But,” they cry, affronted, “if Scottish MPs were restricted in any way from partaking in votes on English-only issues, we shall end up with a two-tier parliament.” What … Continue reading