Tit for tat legislating

Mark Devenport has an interesting take from an English MP on the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland:

they took the view that if Northern Ireland MPs wanted to interfere in the time limits for abortion in England, then maybe English MPs should interefere in the ban on abortion here.

Or maybe even 42 day detention. All this was raised before during Harold Wilson’s first Government, but this time the debate is taking place amongst a group of GB MPs well used to legislating for Northern Ireland.

I used to write and get paid, now I read and don’t.

Former UUP staffer, currently living in London. @mjshilliday