Power of Scottish MPs ‘a threat to UK’ (Toby Helm, 20/06/2006, Daily Telegraph)
Growing anger in England over the power that Scottish MPs wield at Westminster could destroy the 1998 devolution settlement, a powerful Commons committee said yesterday.
The report by the Labour-dominated Scottish affairs committee makes grim reading for Gordon Brown by highlighting how a majority of people in the United Kingdom now oppose a Scot becoming prime minister.
The MPs say that the West Lothian Question – the anomaly giving Scottish MPs a say over English laws but English MPs no similar rights where power has been devolved – is a time bomb that urgently needs to be defused. “It is a matter of concern to us that English discontent is becoming apparent,” they said.
Scotland is a nation–it oughtn’t have any say in how Engalnd is governed & won’t.