Si­lence speaks vol­umes

The Herald - - POLITICS -

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.

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