Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

More Imposition By The Scottish Raj

I know I keep banging on about the English being screwed by the Parliamentary system, but if you can't bang on in a blog, where can you ?

The Queen's Speech would have been inordinately depressing had we not heard it already; as it was it was just tedious. One thing that was noticeable was the number of bills that won't affect Scotland, and the one that's most likely to send the Womble On Tour Temper Gauge into the red zone is the Education and Skills Bill, which plans to force people to stay on in education or training until they're 18.

This is an utterly foul, illiberal, top-down, Statist measure which is typical of a socialist government that thinks they know better than everybody else. Why we should make it illegal for anyone aged 16 or 17 to go out and earn a living is completely beyond me.

Of course, the Scots and Welsh need not worry, because it's not going to happen there. Or it might happen there, but only if the parliaments there say so. But it will happen in England, and only because a shed load of Scottish and Welsh MPs, without whom the bill would be lost, will force it through. Just like Foundation Hospitals and Tuition Fees.

No wonder new Labour think that the best thing to do with the West Lothian Question is to stop asking it.

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