The overarching criterion for deciding questions of parliamentary competence is democratic legitimacy, not legality.
I should be upbeat today in anticipation of the Forward as One March & Rally in Dunfermline tomorrow (see below). I should be looking forward to being with old friends and enjoying the great atmosphere that always attends Yes events. I should be preparing for the meetings and discussions that always take place around the … Continue reading Rallying the troops
There is always an excuse. There is always a plausible reason for 'side-stepping' democracy. The circumstances require it. Or they can be made to require it. Or they can be made to look as if they require it. The public can always be persuaded that what is being done is in their best interests. Or they can be convinced that it'll all turn out all right in the end.