Labour makes it plain as they rule out English votes for English laws


labour_english_votes_final_(1).pngThe Labour Party has today said it will not take part in cross-party discussions about "English votes for English laws".

As the House of Commons debated UK devolution, Labour said it would boycott the body set up to examine the role of English MPs in Parliament.

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