Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sagacity on Saturday : Dragging the Westminster parliament kicking and screaming into the 19th Century

"The Honourable Gentleman keeps referring to 19th Century practices in this place. Does he not think that that is a bit unfair? I cannot remember anything quite as modern as the 19th Century here."

SNP leader Alex Salmond, speaking with a slight touch of sarcasm in a House of Commons debate in 1998.  To be fair, since then there have been major modernising reforms, such, the Speaker no longer wears court robes.  At this rate of progress, I confidently predict that hereditary peers will have been abolished by the 53rd Century.


  1. Westminster is a total minter and to think Anus Sarwar called holyrood undemocratic.


  2. If Scotland votes no, I think you are overly optimistic about the timing, Mr Kelly.