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Opinion: Oh no! Ed’s got us!

Well he has hasn’t he? I mean this ruse to force a vote on the a mansion tax is piece of political genius surely? The Lib Dems will look like fools traipsing through the lobby with the government whilst Labour dangles something that the party in general and Vince in particular has wanted to bring in for years.

Won’t they?

There’s no denying it’s an eye-catching move clearly designed to embarrass the Lib Dems. But of course the party’s MPs will (largely – a few backbenchers may peel off of course) vote with the government on any opposition motion of this nature. …

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  • User AvatarStuart 1st Apr - 6:41pm
    @Alex Sabine "they [senior Lib Dems] were saddled with a policy which they didn’t want" Though it was a policy their party wanted. Perhaps the...
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    @Matthew Huntbach "The alternative solution would have been to pay for it by BIG cuts." So you keep saying, but what evidence do you have...
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    I’m amazed that 38 Degrees have managed to be so busy, because they said that the Lobbying Act would ban them from campaigning. Strangely, it...
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    Can I vote for you Alex?
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    I would certainly qualify the statement in the OP, but overall, just, Clegg can be commended for his work in coalition. However, he should stand...
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    I don't believe the decision to raise the tuition fee cap was taken because the teaching grant was "unaffordable" in a strict fiscal sense. I...
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