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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 AvatarRichard Underhill 1st Dec - 12:01am
    The vote is in the Commons on Wednesday. The bye-election in Oldham is on Thursday. Am I getting too cynical about the timing?
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 30th Nov - 11:57pm
    PS, after this vote we need another one ASAP sanctioning Assad and Putin. No fly zones should be on the table. I just didn't want...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 30th Nov - 11:57pm
    Anne 30th Nov '15 - 10:04am Immigration is much more diverse and complicated than just two categories, refugees and economic migrants. Tories from David Cameron...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 30th Nov - 11:34pm
    I agree Austin. I understand pacifism if based on religious or sincerely held-belief, but a lot seems to be "don't intervene" because apparently non-intervention is...
  • User AvatarGeoff Crocker 30th Nov - 11:30pm
    Thanks Peter. I agree with what you say about trade balances etc. But this is a different question to the one I address. I maintain...
  • User AvatarJames sheerin 30th Nov - 11:18pm
    This is almost enough to make me leave the Lib Dems. We should never join a war where we don't know who our enemies and...