Friday, 23 January 2015

Iain Martin’s New Democracy

 

In today’s Telegraph, Iain Martin describes a new concept of democracy within our wonderful union.

 

I had always assumed that, after a general election, the party which had a majority of seats across the entire UK formed the government. 

If there was no such party the next stage would be for the largest party to form a coalition, that coalition having a majority across the entire country.

It would be possible for a party, other than the largest party, to form a coalition, that coalition having a majority across the entire union.

Beyond this were other possibilities.

 

Martin, however, brings us his brilliant new concept of democracy,

all future UK governments must have a majority of seats in England.

 

 

He writes,

[The SNP] now seeks to engineer such an outcome [independence] by fostering grievance and winding-up English voters (see Sturgeon's disgraceful declaration that her party will prop up a future UK government that does not have a majority of seats in England.) [Emphasis is mine]

 

it wasn’t disgraceful in 2010, was it Iain, when Clegg propped up your beloved Conservative party which did not have a majority of seats in Scotland?

It wasn’t even disgraceful that your beloved party had only one seat in Scotland, was it Iain?

We were a union and across the union the Tory/Liberal coalition had a majority.  That’s how it worked then.

 

But you’ve changed, Iain. 

 

You still claim the union but only England matters now.

 

all future UK governments must have a majority of seats in England.

 

True colours, Ian!

 

Hypocrite!!

3 comments:

  1. But he's just being a silly boy. Not worth bothering about him. Some people want Scotland to be a part of the UK while pumping oil south (yes even at reduced prices) and while hosting nuclear weapons, among other things they want; while not being part of the UK when it comes to her MPs having a full say in the UK government. Silly stuff, but all part of the creaking and groaning and splintering sounds ahead of breaking apart, probably. As for me, I remain a "Scotland within the EU" chap. Was wondering if I could source a crossed Saltire and EU flag badge today, just to declare my lunacy in some people's eyes)

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    1. Quite good fun to see such people getting so wound up by what they would regard as a silly wee lassie though. Very enjoyable. She's not daft, that lass.

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  2. I suppose I was laughing at him.

    I don't normally bother with 'stuff' like this but ...........

    Ach, I couldn't help myself.

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