Agreeing to Abstain in a Balanced Parliament?

Because of unequal devolution in the United Kingdom a number of issues that are devolved to Scotland, Wales and the north of Ireland become English only isssues that continue to be legislated on in Westminster.

Even if there is a hung / balanced parliament on Friday, there is little doubt that there will be a clear Conservative majority of seats in England.

This is an aspect that even the media in Wales and scotland have failed to address whilst asking the Nationalist parties who they will support in the event of a balanced parliament.

To get concessions from a Conservative Minority Government Plaid, the SNP and the northern Irish parties that take their seats, might not need to offer any sort of support to the government, all they have to do is to guarantee to continue to do what they have tended to do in the past parliament – not vote on devolved issues!

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