the corollary, molly, is the West Lothian question disappears - a truly undemocratic phenomenon. Scottish MPs should be shamed that the issue even exists and that they never created a convention of abstention on English bills.
In much the same way the Tories were shamed into not doing anything in Scotland because they had no mandate that sort of thing?[ i dont disagree tbh but its party politics at work there]
it's tough titties. It's still democracy. It's one of many kinds of democracy. It might not be your favourite but it's anything but un-democratic.
Its either tough titties or we can moan and try to change /adapt it to make it fairer. I lean towards the later
There may be only few cases of it having an effect, but it shouldnt happen at all.
Yet every single non Labour govt [ since is it 1925?] is an example of this happening in Scotland- English MPs ruling them..... i think that easily outweighs your two examples, I dont recall the English MPs who hate the west lothian issue feeling shame about them doing it.
Its like the way Boris moans about union vote turnouts when he was elected with a similar piss poor turnout but he says nothing about that in terms of his mandate. The current Union does indeed have anomalies and it may be worth , if the union stays, trying to remove these for both the west lothian issue and the Toryshire issue
I would imagine there will some moves for greater independence in the North tbh and a risk of North /South split as it is clear that South is more Tory than the North and they outnumber us if there is independence