Sunday, July 16, 2006
Tories fail the self-interest test
Nobody should really be surprised that Tory plans to restrict the voting rights of Scottish MPs will not extend to Northern Ireland, even though there will be very similar law-making powers once their Assembly is re-established at Stormont.
Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary David Liddington has confirmed that the Tories will still allow Ulster MPs the right to vote on English matters for at least two years of a future Conservative government.
Surely, this different approach can have nothing to do with the fact that Scottish MPs tend to be mostly Labour, Liberal Democrats and SNP, whilst at least ten of the Northern Irish MPs may well be counted upon to put Cameron into Number Ten.
On second thoughts......
Of course they would, its in their nature.