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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 …

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    There's another assumption without foundation here; that Tories and Labour must reform but the Libdems are just wonderful as they are. On the contrary, had...
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    @Dave Orbison I didn't count actually. It was merely a guess. The fact that you consider it broadly accurate speaks volumes.
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    No need to worry any more. We are all united in Leave now. http://www.open-britain.co.uk/
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    Simon Shaw - you went back and counted how many times I asked a reasonable, and by the way totally genuine question re LibDem policy,...
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    @Dave Orbison "As for accusation that I am ‘obsessed’ for merely querying what the policy is ..." It wasn't merely that. It was the fact...