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Adrian Sanders MP writes: Hunt vote – we need to save our energy for the battles that really matter

The vote in the Commons today is the latest highlight of the long running Phone hacking-BSkyB-Leveson saga.  It has been billed as an explosive vote that will tear the coalition asunder.  The Parliamentary party has unanimously decided to abstain, a position I strongly support for very good reasons.  We may well see traditional anti-Lib Dem rent-a-quotes like Peter Bone slamming us for betrayal but this is almost certainly a sign that we are doing the right thing.  Indeed, given our rather shaky performance in how we conduct Government to date, this is a refreshing sign that we might be back …

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  • User AvatarChris Cory 7th Jun - 10:06am
    The analysis underlying this is pretty sound, in my view. Under the present voting system we are fighting for scraps without some kind of arrangement....
  • User AvatarSimon McGrath 7th Jun - 9:49am
    Its great that Wera is addressing one of the main criticisms of her platform. But goodness there are an awful lot of "ums "and "ers"...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 7th Jun - 8:57am
    @ Martin, > "Unless the UK economy is generally viewed as healthy (which it won’t) why should interest rates for borrowing remain low? Why should...
  • User AvatarJames Fowler 7th Jun - 8:54am
    So, let's cut to the chase. Ed Davey represents considerable experience plus attendant controversy while Wera Hobhouse and Layla Moran have been effective in their...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 7th Jun - 8:52am
    @ Martin, Unless the UK economy is generally viewed as healthy (which it won’t) why should interest rates for borrowing remain low? Why should there...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 7th Jun - 8:33am
    " Let’s hope we get a leader that understands these basics." You mean Ed Davey? This is him last year. And before anyone knew just...