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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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  • User AvatarSteve Way 18th Dec - 9:39pm
    Peter Black may have misread this piece Caron. He has tweeted (and it has been re-tweeted by Joe Otten) that Labour didn't turn up to...
  • User AvatarPeter 18th Dec - 9:11pm
    Roland, you are being too kind. He means the EU all right, from the title to the end of his article. As you can tell,...
  • User AvatarTim13 18th Dec - 9:02pm
    Thanks, refitman, I understand now. Certainly Michael Green's inventions and porkies are pretty legendary these days! Caron - you have not returned to answer virtually...
  • User AvatarRoland 18th Dec - 8:51pm
    Peter - You are right the review was gave the answer Vince wanted, it only looked at the way the government owned shares were sold...
  • User AvatarErnstRemarx 18th Dec - 8:49pm
    Nice one Caron, nothing like putting lipstick on a pig to make it look, er, like a pig wearing lipstck. If you've read - and...
  • User Avatarrefitman 18th Dec - 8:48pm
    @JohnTilley they spend the first 4 years blaming everything on their predecessors and thereby get away with it. "The mess Labour left" - yep, gotten...