This Bill was put forward by the former Tory Chief Whip. Don’t be fooled by the
disingenous comments and synthetic outrage of Iain Dale and his chums.
Incidentally, he seemed to know how many MPs from each party had voted on the
Bill yesterday afternoon - before they are made available in Hansard. He can
only have got this information from a source in one of the Whips offices (I’m certain the parliamentary clerks would not help him). This suggests to me that
he is part of a Tory spin operation - understandable but funadamentally
dishonest in regard to this piece of legislation.
Pathetic. He doesn't even seem to know how Hansard works. I got the voting lists from the House of Commons website, which publishes the uncorected transcript of the whole debate three hours after it finished. For proof click HERE. Note the sentence: Today's debates approximately 3 hours behind real time. It also provides the division lists at the same time. The relevant Hansard page is HERE and it was posted at 14.44 on Friday. I wrote the original post at 4.47pm and added the division lists about 45 minutes later having copied them and pasted them. So perhaps he would like to withdraw the suggestion that I got it elsewhere and am part of some sort of organised spin operation. Seeing as I have criticised Tory MPs for voting in favour of the Bill I cannot really understand his logic. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.