However, since devolution the Sewel
convention - bear with me - is an understanding between Westminster and the devolved parliaments/assemblies that Westminster will not pass laws which overlap with any areas which have been devolved.
Riders - Mandy Bunn, Haddi Connant, Isabel Darvilli, Gabrielle Duckworth, Maxine Filby, Sophie Holmes, Isabella Johnson, Sandra McKay, Iona Sewel
, Nicola Soden, Madeline Gammons, Kiera McVitty.
David Lidington, Theresa May's effective deputy, said he believed the Sewel
Convention, which means Westminster does not normally legislate on devolved matters without Holyrood approval, had been "upheld in full".
But in this case a newspaper did it for them and caught Sewel
will not face charges over allegations of drug-related offences after the Metropolitan Police said there was "insufficient evidence to proceed" with its investigation.
GEORGE Tyndale might raise a glass of claret to Lord Sewel
's libido, but why hide in the garden shed to do it?
The authority of the House of Lords is totally undermined if there is no method of removing people who have been found guilty, in a court of law, like Lord Archer, or caught on camera sniffing cocaine like Lord Sewel
. Because the very nature of the House of Lords has been corrupted, by the flooding of it with the main political parties' appointees, there needs to be change, to regain public confidence, so that the people of the UK have control of their government.
Lord John Sewel
is a member of the House of Lords, Britain's second chamber, comprised mainly of men and women placed there by nomination of the political parties elected to the House of Commons.
LIBERAL Democrat leader Tim Farron has urged other party leaders to throw their weight behind a constitutional convention after the resignation of Lord Sewel
sparked fresh calls for reform of the House of Lords.
In a conversation reportedly recorded in Lord Sewel
's flat in Dolphin Square, Pimlico, a couple of miles from Parliament, the peer branded Mr Cameron "the most facile, superficial prime minister there's ever been".
The Metropolitan Police launched an investigation and raided Lord Sewel
's home yesterday evening, two days after the shocking allegations first surfaced.