— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) July 13, 2015
But won’t this reinforce the case for EVEL?
This is how the Speccie’s Isabel Hardman sums up the situation:-
“..The result may still work politically for both parties in one sense: in Scotland of course the headline â€˜SNP stops Tories relaxing hunting banâ€™ works beautifully for Nicola Sturgeonâ€™s party. But in England a headline saying â€˜SNP stops Tories relaxing hunting banâ€™ will also help the party if it wishes to stir up more emotion in favour of English votes for English laws. However, some proponents of relaxing the ban would rather that no vote took place unless the Tories were certain of winning it: they believe that such defeats expend the very valuable political capital they have built. This was their argument in the last Parliament: that they were happy to avoid a vote if it meant avoiding a defeat. Now it looks as though they may be set for a defeat they canâ€™t avoid.”