Silence speaks volumes
WHEN David Cameron, pictured below, introduced “English Votes for English Law”, English MPs were told it would let their voices be heard. Thing is, that does require speaking. As Nat Pete Wishart noted last week, when Evel was invoked and English MPs given the floor, “not one word was said”. David Lidington, Tory leader of the House, was unfazed. Total silence showed the policy was “operating in an uncontroversial and consensual manner”, he reckoned. Hmm.