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Following the election result some pundits have suggested that English votes for English laws might be an obstacle to the government, given its reliance on support from non-English MPs, whilst
Recent political developments have focused attention on the ‘English Question’.
Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny of the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London assess English votes for English laws a year after its introduction.
This current reform is also likely to have wider constitutional implications.
The government’s proposals for introducing EVEL are, on one level, an internal matter for the House of Commons.
Michael Kenny and Daniel Gover consider the constitutional implications of parliament's approval of English Votes for English Laws.