19 December 2007

2½ Cheers For Scotland

While we in England seem impotent to force Labour to honour its manifesto pledge to give us a referendum on the European Constitution, the Scottish Parliament has tonight voted by a margin of 64 votes to 17 in favour of a UK-wide referendum on the "Treaty of Lisbon". But, given that such a thing will still be in the gift of the Prime Minister, in Westminster, why didn't they also vote for a separate referendum in Scotland?

2 comments:

Freelander said...

It seems a pity that the Scottish Parliament does not control all Parliamentarians who are Scottish.

The Stonemason said...

If the Scots went ahead on a referendum on the Lisbon constitution and voted no, it might not have a legal power but would have mighty political weight behind it - not least because Gordon Brown is Scottish.