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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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    From the title: "not overwhelming, but strong enough" To convict someone of a criminal offence requires the evidence to be "beyond reasonable doubt". Here Nick...
  • User AvatarToby Fenwick 30th Nov - 2:41pm
    Mick / David Thanks for your comments. The first test must be the legality. I disagree that they'd be "wholly immoral" - in my view...
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    A legalistic view is insufficient.. Two other tests are necessary a) would it be moral ? b) would it be feective ?
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    They may be legal but they are wholly immoral.