Hague mocks Mandelson – Dissolution of Parliament debate

Update: The motion to dissolve Parliament and trigger an immediate general election was lost – 340 to 268 in a secret ballot.

Isn’t it perverse that a government with a majority can vote to keep itself in power?

There are 321 349 Labour MPs and I assume that most, if not all, voted against dissolution. If so, then only 19 MPs from parties other than Labour it is reasonable to assume that all MPs other than Labour MPs voted to dissolve Parliament.

The motion was tabled by Plaid Cymru and the SNP and backed by the opposition parties. SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson called for an “historic, reforming election” to rebuild the public’s trust in politics, as the Labour government lacked moral authority.

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6 Responses to “Hague mocks Mandelson – Dissolution of Parliament debate”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    So thats the Labour MPs plus all the MPs who are due to retire/be booted out when the House ends.

    Disorganised1

  2. IndigoSpice Says:

    .. and discredited, depleted and dishonest.

    In yesterday's dissolution debate, Labour speakers spun, lied, ducked and dived – as usual.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I see Betty Williams wants to be Brown's new window dressing.

    Disorganised1

  4. Faust Says:

    Anonymous, do you have a link?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    It's in the video when she stands up and starts accusing Hague of character assassination – surely translates as "Gorra job boyo ?"

    disorganised1

  6. Faust Says:

    Ta. Agreed. Deluded cow.

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