Posts Tagged ‘Rebellions’

Parliament debates bombing Iraq

by Mike Phipps.

Reading the Hansard record of Friday September 26th’s debate on going to war, one is struck by the paucity of voices raised against this folly. Caroline Lucas, the sole Green MP and George Galloway, the Respect MP, both made telling points, but of the 24 Labour MPs who voted against, very few got to do […]

Iraq vote: rebels and abstainers

by Jon Lansman.

This afternoon a vote was taken in the House of Commons to approve the use of air strikes (but not ground troops) in Iraq (but not Syria).  This was approved by 524 votes to 43, with the bulk of the Labour Party supporting the Coalition government. Only 23 Labour MPs joined 6 Tories, 1 Lib […]

Welfare cap – full list of Labour rebels and abstainers

by Jon Lansman.

In the vote this afternoon, there were 13 Labour MPs who voted against the Welfare Cap, including the two tellers, as well as three Plaid Cymru, one Respect, three SDLP, and five SNP MPs. Thirty-eight Labour MPs abstained or were absent from the vote. The following people voted against the Welfare Cap:

On this day: Labour’s great rebellion against Churchill and its own leaders

by Jon Lansman.

Seventy years ago today, Labour MPs mounted the biggest rebellion of the second world war against the wartime coalition government’s reluctance to implement the Beveridge report. The overwhelming majority of the parliamentary Labour Party voted against its own leadership – coalition cabinet members Clement Attlee, Herbert Morrison and Ernie Bevin who had pleaded with them […]

23 Lib Dems fail to support Coalition plans for the NHS

by Jon Lansman.

On Monday night, not a single Lib Dem MP managed to support the Labour motion in parliament opposing the Tory plans for the NHS. What a spineless bunch, you might say, and we would not disagree.  But… we should at least recognise that they’re a deeply unhappy crowd. And we should do everything we can […]

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