September 11th, 2014

Parliament Without Scotland

Interestingly, a UK Parliament without Scottish MPs since 1997 would have looked rather more liberal-minded than the one we ended up with in this timeline: https://www.mysociety.org/2014/09/10/parliament-without-scottish-mps-how-would-it-have-looked-different-since-1997/

I suspect this is mostly because there would have been smaller Labour majorities without Scotland, and so Labour backbench rebellions between 1997 and 2010 would have been more likely to succeed.