Wednesday, March 28, 2007

All Bets Are Off: Lib Dem Lords 3 Commons Sense 1 Cllr John Leech MP: Votes Against Manchester

Incredible. Tessa Jowell gets all her casino ducks lined up in the Commons facing down all but 18 rebels. In the Lords however a Lib Dem amendment nixxing the deal completely is carried 123-120.

Notable that far less Peers voted on this one than on retaining 100% privilege.

Notable too that Simple Simon Ashley's bullish case for Manchester was completely ignored by his party who have been let down over and over again - like the people of Manchester - by his false promises and negativity.

Cllr Leech MP - the one with the chimp on his shoulder - voted AGAINST. Not sure whether the Speaker of the House called him for a rip-roaring speech slamming the Council in Manchester for making innovative plans and winning fair and square.

Labour Whips in the Lords meanwhile should be taken outside and shot. (Joke).


jailhouselawyer said...

I'll bet that david Miliband has launched his leadership bid...

Anonymous said...

John Leech voted against