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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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    Until that woman has her second period of maternity leave and then her career tends towards toast!
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    Thanks, George.
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    Hi John, all permanent Crimean residents should get the vote. This is the same policy I ask for for the UK, but we don't deliver...
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    BTW Sammy and Caron: I think your experiences are disgraceful. I do not see such sexist attitudes amongst my students though (although I suspect they...
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