Thursday, 5 June 2008
No Need For An English Parliament, No Need For A UK Parliament
Let's turn the Palace of Westminster into a Museum of Miscellaneous Stuff - 19 great restaurants and bars and great Thameside views, make every MP and peer redundant* and downsize the Houses of Parliament to a computer terminal and printer linked to Brussels and Strasbourg. Because that democratic deficit is what our political elite have sleepwalked us into.It's a bit late for Peter Lilley to state the obvious now: Single European Act, Maastricht?
* I considered hanging them in batches from the pods of the London Eye but apparently Health & Safety wouldn't allow that.