So, at last, we can look forward to London Labour instructing their Scottish bretheren to withdraw their opposition to the Scottish Government's proposals to let the people of Scotland have their say - right? Er, well, no. Actually, this new commitment is for a referendum on first past the post voting for Westminster. There isn't the slightest intention to change the laborious Labour view on a referendum in Scotland. Yet again, Brown proves to be the leader of the Parcel O' Rogues in his own Nation, with this, the most flagrant of double standards.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Today, it has become clear that Westminster Labour are looking to introduce legislation to guarantee a referendum in 2011 if they are re-elected. It is refreshing, and re-assuring, is it not, that London Labour have finally seen the sense of the argument that a referendum in 2011 is needed to give people a chance to have their say on a fundamental issue and have abandoned the line of argument that says the country doesn't need to waste money on referenda in a time of economic stringency.