Friday, 16 October 2009

February - decision month?

Will February be the month that the National Assembly debates whether or not to call for a referendum? Some Assembly members are very much talking up this month. Why? To get the vote out of the way before the general election and to sweep the decks so that any post-election government will be in a positon to hold an early referendum.

It is widely rumored that the Sir Emyr Jones-Parry Convention will say that the evidence they garnered suggests an early move towards law making powers. They conclude that the current system is not fit for purpose. The Convention is thought to favour a Spring/Summer vote.

So if 40 Assembly Members vote in favour then it will be up to the Secretary of State to decide whether to give the thumbs up or not. Whether it be a Tory or Labour thumb remains to been.

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