Saturday, 14 May 2011
Will Jack's Voice Be Heard?
Lord McConnell of Glencorrodale isn't happy about Labour MPs having a say in the election of the new Scottish parliamentary leader of his party.
He says ' it was wrong that in the past MPs had equal votes with MSPs on the issue' and MPs should voluntarily and collectively - all of them - withdraw from the process and not nominate and not vote as MPs. (The Labour party constitution can't be changed in advance of the leadership election this summer owing to the length of time any change requires).
I'm with Jack on this because the vote of the 41 Labour MPs who represent Scottish constituencies outnumber the 37 in the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish voters would be correct to assume Westminster MPs have a greater say in Scotland than those in the Scottish Parliament.
Will Jack's voice be heard? I doubt it.