ref date:18 Jan 1999 (SI)
Labour squashes discussion by enforcing good manners
In an attempt to stop the London and Edinburgh parliaments ever getting to
near the bone in issues regarding the increasing pace towards full Scottish
independence Blair is trying to make 'good manners' the norm using "Harmonious Relations"!
Mrs Beckett (speaker for Londons Westminster parliament) said: "A spirit of tolerance between the
different chambers might be fostered if the House adopted a rule similar to that on its relations with
the House of Lords which bars offensive expressions about the other House and permits criticism of
its members only in a substantive motion."