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ref date:10 Nov 1997 (SI)
Tories and Blair target Scottish MPs

Speaking on television yesterday, the Tory party leader (Mr Hague) said: " Scottish MPs, it is proposed, will still be able to vote on what is going on purely in England, even though English MPs cannot vote on what is going on in Scotland. "

Tony Blair has already indicated his intention to reduce the number of Scottish MPs in the future in the London parliament.

The problem is that with Blairs gagging order in place on Scottish Labour MPs in a Scottish parliament and his backing of DTI vetos over Scottish Investment, what will the Scots parliament be capable of anyway? UNLESS IT EVOLVES QUICKLY TOWARDS A FULLY INDEPENDENT SCOTLAND AS A NEW EUROPEAN MEMBER STATE