Friday, May 27, 2005

Short bids to give MPs war veto

Clare Short resigned ofver opposition to the Iraq 'sortie', and now she's trying to stop it happening again by changing the powers of a PM to make a decision without consulting parliament. The objection is that there may be situations when speed is of the essence. I'm strying to think of an example when a decision simply had to be made that quickly [leaving aside pacifist considerations for a moment, jsut arguing within non pacifist terms]. In most cases the time needed for mobilisation would mean that parliament would have time to veto a PM's decision, wouldn't it? Perhaps we're talking missles or cyber-strikes, then?
Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Short bids to give MPs war veto


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