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 D Ross
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 6 Sep 18:13

So big crunch votes on Covid Passports this week , Westminster expecting to vote for, fully backed by the tories.

In Holyrood the tories are expected to oppose the motion.

Since DROSS sits in both parliaments, he faces an impossible situation, he could just abstain mind you!🤔🤬🤬🤬
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 Re: D Ross
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Tue 7 Sep 13:15

Give the guy credit. Unlike most politicians he lives up to his name.

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 Re: D Ross
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 8 Sep 11:57

not really his fault but shows the ridiculous concept of having a parliament in London that is responsible for the whole of the uk in certain circumstances and only for England in others - but whose members are voted by those living from all countries within the UK union...

if the UK is going to remain then Westminster needs to become the devolved English Parliament, populated by politicians voted in from those living in England only.

Any UK wide policies (defence, etc) can be discussed and agreed by a separate session elsewhere from a small group representing the devolved institutions

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 Re: D Ross
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 8 Sep 12:31

It's laughable that this still hasn't happened. There should be a new UK Parliament building built in York or Leeds. Westminster should then act as the English Parliament and then we'll see how long it is before they change their mind on spending billions doing it up.

To me Westminster is the perfect example of what is wrong with the UK:

- Clinging onto the past by maintaining a manky old building
- Using what was England's resource to be the UK resource.
- Basing so much decision making in London.

The House of Lords is even worse. It's frankly disgusting that we're paying unelected people hundreds of pounds a day just to turn up for a nap and a drink. Can you imagine if another public sector body did this? There would be a massive outcry. But this is all about tradition...
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 Re: D Ross
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Wed 8 Sep 13:44

It`s funny how the Tories have ditched English Votes for English Laws (EVEL), which they introduced after the 2014 Referendum because they thought English voters were at a disadvantage compared with electors in the devolved nations, as they now reckon it doesn`t tally with their view that everyone in the UK is a citizen of one nation.



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