Tag Archives: chief whip

Alistair Carmichael MP writes…Why I’ve put the whip away for the Equal Marriage vote

Everybody knows that the first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club.

I am no Brad Pitt but the same is also true of the Whips’ Office.

It is not normally my practice to discuss whipping arrangements for the parliamentary party, nor to discuss publicly the process by which decisions are reached. Today, however, I am prepared (exceptionally) to do so and to explain the decision taken last night to allow Liberal Democrat MPs a free vote …

Posted in News and Parliament | Also tagged , , and | 68 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 31st Jul - 10:19pm
    Someone should advise about new members, recruitment and retention.
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 31st Jul - 10:10pm
    Even in multi-doctor practices these issues can be difficult. My mother insisted on a female doctor. There was only one in the practice and she...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 31st Jul - 9:58pm
    I agree with Nick.
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 31st Jul - 9:56pm
    For all the money they have it is surprising that the Tories are so rubbish at logos. There was the ice cream, or was it...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 31st Jul - 9:30pm
    There's been a decline in single practice GP's over recent years - partly for financial reasons, partly for clinical reasons of the benefit of shared...
  • User AvatarFrank Little 31st Jul - 9:14pm
    Credit where credit is due for creating the first breach in the ban: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2001/dec/03/uk.houseofcommons. The campaign was successful, but the only reference I can find...