Tuesday, 6 March 2012

London Democracy.

Much is being made by unionists about the “fairness” of the Independence Referendum and their need to be involved, to ensure its democratic credentials.

Westminster, of course, has a history when it comes to Scottish referendums. One that they no doubt hope we have forgotten. Proposed by the Tories and implemented by Labour, the infamous 40% rule that was attached to the first devolution referendum, would fail any and all democratic tests. Even so, it could not hold back the tide of devolution.

Nothing much has changed since then. And it could be argued that the present-day majority in the House of Commons are, like their predecessors, a bunch of Cnuts.