Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Commons 'English Votes for English Laws' Vote a Humiliation for Government


Commenting on the vote in the House of Commons on an emergency motion about English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) - in which the government abstained instead of supporting the position that they have "considered" the matter properly - SNP Shadow Leader of the House Pete Wishart MP said:

"The Tory Government have been humiliated over their own 'EVEL' proposals - showing just how vulnerable to defeat this measure is, and how precarious is the government's position with their wafer thin majority.

"The Tories' policy is in meltdown - the Government themselves didn't even vote in favour of their own handling of English Votes for English Laws. The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the Tories knew they were staring defeat in the face.

"As well as revealing how exposed the Tory government is, this debate also underlined how the Tories want to treat Scotland - reducing Scottish representation to second-class status, which is a democratic disgrace."
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